Mermaid is finished! and even before my self-imposed deadline of Christmas eve, but long after I had originally hoped.
I can't get a single picture of me with the sweater hanging straight. Am I really that crooked? If so, I need to start seriously altering my sweaters so that they are more straight on the model (me) and less straight on the table. I shall see how it works over the next few days. It is possible that I am just a little more off-kilter than usual today.
Aside from the photographic asymmetericality I love the sweater, could hardly take it off last night when I finished, although I was not about to take a picture of me wearing it over my sweatpants. G even noticed before I asked him what he thought, and kept raving about how wonderful it looked. By all measures, a success. It was even an enjoyable knit, and I will be making another, but as previously stated, not right away. I really would like it to be longer, with a bit more flare. Remember I shortened the godets and make it longer waisted. The original pattern was far too short waisted for me, and although this looks nice, it would look even nicer if it were longer with more flare and shaping over the hips.
Still, I consider it quite a success.