I was shocked. I slipped the sweater down of my head and...it fit. Not perfectly, not without pulling a bit at the bottom, but well enough that I won't feel silly if I wear it out in public.
There are some things I would change, but for the first time, I have actually knitted a sweater I can wear. I made clothing. The sleeves and the sweater body are both just about the right length. How great is that?!
It looks much better than I anticipated. And I finished just in time for fall.