However, I think that I may have overreacted a bit. I guess that will teach me to make decisions when it's 2am and I'm a bit out of it.
The sweater looked better to me the next morning (the day of the shower) so I finished it and gifted it. I still am not confident that it will fit an actual baby correctly, but everyone ooohhed and aaahhed over it anyway.
My favorite part is the little eyelet detail on the back.
Despite my frustrations, I think I will try this again. I am determined to make it look more like the picture next time. :)