Here it is, finally finished, and it fits perfectly. I finished the second sleeve in two days (over the weekend) blocked it Sunday evening and sewed it in Monday evening and snapped this picture this morning before heading off to work (it is too dark when I get home to get any pictures during the week). Hopefully my second one (Crimson Lake) will go a little bit faster. The major modification that I did to the pattern was knit everything in the round - body and sleeves. When I was working the decreases for the shaping on the neckline, armholes and tops of the sleeves I did ssk and k2tog 2 stitches in from the edge to give that nice line. You can see it here in the neck shaping and catch a glimpse of it as well on the sleeve. I'm planning on wearing it to work tomorrow (I am finally meeting my program manager).
Pattern: Ladies Sweater - 1838 from Moments No. 005
Yarn: SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Fino
Needles: US 2.5 (3.0 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm)