Well, here goes for now:
I am so very happy, relieved and delighted: I finally got my turquoise jumper done! Yes, actually finished. After I had marked it complete already on Ravelry, and then decided that the rolling down funnel neck looked a bit like the tightly rolled lip of a balloon, the bit that you blow into if you know what I mean? It looked exceedingly odd around the base of my neck - as if it was trying to squeeze my head out of the jumper. Not a good look any way you consider it. At all.
I went from this - i.e. just having to knit a bit of a facing down from the cast-off stitches:
To this - the finished product:
...in 18 months! What the hell took me so long? I just don't get it.
I mean, look at it, it was almost completed, finished, done:
|An almost completed jumper - in limbo for about 18 months, or so|
It worked well.
It is just that the front of the jumper at the top, in front of the neck, - it's a bit loose sitting and baggy. The Alpaca yarn is quite springy and holds the shape more than merino would. The eyelet funnel pattern is just a bit too stiff to relax into a better fit. I'll have to look at that and see if I want to make some post-completion change there. I'll see.