The sweater is adorable, and I must commend you for struggling to the very end. You didn't say what yarn you used, but it looks very similar to some I bought awhile ago. What words dare I use?
All I was going to use it for was a simple scarf! It didn't take long for me to say, NO WAY! Mine ended up at a garage sale my DIL had. Didn't get much for it of course, but.....it was gone....and none too soon!!