Hooray! I completed a sweater in the month of November!
I am very, very pleased with how this turned out. I love everything about it. The color is perfect for owls. The buttons sort of glow in the light, which reminds me of what animal eyes actually look like. I am especially pleased with how the short rows shaped the neck. You can see below how much higher the back is than the front.
I think this is the closest I’ve ever come to replicating the type of crewneck that you would actually see on a store-bought sweater.
Modifications: Since the pattern is written for bulky yarn and I used worsted, all of the math had to be re-done. This was a good thing though, since it allowed me to make sure that everything was symmetrical. I also did less-extreme waist shaping and moved it to the sides, since I don’t particularly like calling attention to my waist area.
Hooray! I love it!