It's finished! It only took 17 months. It came out great--very soft, fits as it should, and best of all--I had so much fun making it.
Details: 6.58 skeins of Louet Gems Fingering weight. Color, "Ginger."
Yes, fingering weight. It's a sweater out of yarn the size of sock yarn--but so worth it. It's so soft, and the ribbing looks so good in the fine gauge knit. (If I do say so myself.)