Finally, to both finishing and posting!
Beginning was a bit difficult, but after putting the sleeves on scrap yarn, it was a breeze. I started with xs but probaby switched to a small for the underarm part -- I had to knit more rounds for the underarm to be comfortable. My sleeves aren't as poofy as I wanted and the neck is a bit too high, but overall I'm very happy with it. Loved the lace pattern. It's my first sweater!
My paolo decided he needed to be in the picture --kept jumping up on me until I picked him up. Probably bad reinforcement, but what can I do?