I've also discovered how hard it is to take a photo of yourself without a great big phone obscuring the view! This was the best I could manage.
I'm pleased with the overall fit of this sweater but I would have liked it to be a bit longer - I did extend the middle section but if I were to do this again I think I would knit the ribbing straight and not begin the waist decreasing rounds until the patterned section. This would lengthen the body and also prevent the slight flare of the ribbing. I think these issues are more to do with my body shape than the pattern itself.
crocheted scarf, and a cardigan, only to find out this week that good friends are expecting twin girls in the Spring! At last a reason to knit cute baby-sized clothes and crochet some more baby blankets. I feel a lowering of housework standards may be on the cards!