So relieved you like it Abbeeroad - I was worried the idea might have been a bit too strange for a Holiday swap. I have to say I enjoyed every moment of making this "sweater" more than any project I have worked on in ages. I'm so glad to have had a partner whose interests sparked my imagination and grateful to Izzy (at http://www.jimandellen.org/izzy/holiday2.htm) for coming up with the words.
btw, the sequins at the wrist and neck were already hand stitched on the shirt when I purchased it - at the thrift store, NWT. I'm still really psyched to have both thrifted and purchased brand new at the same time ($5 and worth every penny).