Well I did it and I knit the sweater in six days. I would have been done a day sooner but I enjoyed a day off to visit with friends.
I think my mentors Elizabeth Zimmerman and Barbara Walker would be delighted that I took matters into my own hands and applied thier invaluable lessons to own my handy-work when I copied a sweater from sight.
I suppose it is not terribly humble to say that I am proud of my accomplishment but I am and the fit is perfection.
I can not wait until the fall to wear it.