Thank you for your kind comments and sharing in my excitement!
I ran into a bit of a snag today. I must have been stretching the sweater a bit measuring the length.
Well, I bound off, and it was too short by an inch. So I let it sit all afternoon and tonight decided to frog back about 5 rows (3 rows of 1 x 1 rib) to get the length I needed. I'm just about to the binding off point again.
As the saying goes, "measure twice, cut once".