Zach took the photo. He held up the camera, and quickly snapped...hence the wonky angle.
It is somewhat presentable (if you don't look too closely) and a huge improvement over my first sweater...which will never see the light of day. Let's just say that project taught me a stitch gauge is your friend and not something to be ignored. It also taught me that binding off and weaving in the ends will not improve the end result.... despite how much you try to pretend and convince yourself the fit "really isn't all that bad."
I'm encouraged that maybe, just maybe, I can someday be considered a bona fide knitter. There's hope for me yet.
Thanks to Spud and Chloe for this step-by-step pattern.