It took about 5 hours, but I FINALLY had an object that looked sweater like, with ends woven in. A miracle. I finished the shawl collar last night and am now making a sash. Then adding a couple of belt loops.
I have to say, I am thoroughly sick of this project and can not wait to get the thing out of my house. The recipient is thrilled with it, so that makes me happy, but gosh,I’m tired of looking at it!