In the words of Setsuko Torii, "The yarn is also a living creature. It will stretch or shrink depending on the season or where you live." Even as I was sewing these six pieces together today, I never dreamed they would fit like this. It seems that the garment is a living creature, as well.
Left to do: Weave in ends -- they are hanging all over the place! Crochet a 50" long tie. Oh.my.god. I am almost finished with this thing!!!
Right now, though, while the window light is still "good," I think I'll start sewing up another...