Thermal is finished and I LOVE it! That tiny gauge was totally worth it!
The smallest size for the pattern was a 32″, so I went down to a size 2 needle (instead of 2.5) to make mine a 30-31″. It worked really well and the sweater fits perfectly. I’m very happy with the yarn choice of my friend Meghan (who bought the sweater supplies for my birthday). The Knit Picks “Comfy” cotton yarn is soft, breathable, and feels much better than wool would have. While I followed the pattern for the most part, there was a tiny bit of tweaking. For all the details, see my Ravelry project page.