I finished! I think this sweater took me only a couple weeks, and if I had just knit the sweater I probably could have finished in a week.
I'm currently in Vermont and everyone is skiing and Mike wanted to go outside but was not aware I wanted him to take pictures, so some of these are me getting mad at him about not wanting to take pictures!
YarnL Louet Riverstone Chunky (I wish I had knit it tighter, but you know. Hindsight is 20/20)
Needles: Size 10.5
Mods: Um I did weird should shaping. I knit the short rows after the initial decreases, tried it on, said "Heck no!", and looked up what others had done. Then, I decreased on a each top of the shoulder 6 sts on each side over 12 rows (I think) and then did more short rows to bring up the back and push the front down. It worked pretty well, until I realized I did it off center....So I did it again!
I also cast on for the body with the 38" size and only increased back up to the 36" size because I have hips, people. The designer only made the bottom 1 or 2" smaller than the bust, but I normally need 38" around the hips.
And here's some when I was making funny faces!
"What do you mean, you don't WANT to stand in the middle of the road and take pictures of my NEW sweater?"
I love it. I wish it was a bit longer. But that's always my complaint with everything with my long torso.