I must be the last person to finish but here it is. It was done just in time for me to wear it once before I had to pack it away. I absolutely love it. It feels wonderful and fits great. I wish the sleeves were about an inch longer but I can live with them. I did have some trouble picking up those front bands evenly but it was worth the time it took because now they look great.
I made mine last year and it's the best fitting sweater I've ever made. And even though it's not heavy, it's warm and now I'm sold on lightweight wool sweaters. I bought yarn for another one. I love the purples you used. I'm using a lavendar for mine this time. Just think, when the weather gets cooler again, and you unpack your fall/winter clothes, there will be a practically new sweater waiting for you like Christmas!