Thank you, my friends! You are so encouraging!
Now, I have finished about 12 inches on the skirt, so I decided to run a string through the stitches before I bind them off to see if it's long enough. I think it looks pretty good!
I'll take it to my cousin's yarn store today, and get her approval. If I need to make it any longer, I'll need another skein of Cotton Twist.
When I finish completely, I'll need to sew a lining underneath the skirt, because the lace is so open. I am VERY happy with how it has turned out!