knitting4bb, I knit that same sweater-it was my first sweater also. I have the book, and there was a mistake in the pattern in the book, so they reprinted it in it's entirety (very cool !).
I love your version-mine was lavendar and the yarn was cheapo so it hasn't held up well-lesson learned, I hope! What kind of yarn did you use? I like that color. I may knit it again, in something better, because it is so cute! And very easy, for a first sweater!