After Sue's kind words, her comment here, I realized that I never reported back on the reception the sweater received.
The sweater was a hit - for about two minutes - then our goddaughter took a tumble on a sofa in the lobby and seriously cut her lower lip. She was pretty upset by that, naturally, but was comforted by her mom. Thankfully, no stitches required.
A side note about this little accident. With tears streaming down her face, she asked for YoGos. I found a package in the bag and offered a couple to her. The tears stopped like magic!! I had never seen them before, but her parents apparently never go without them. I can surely see why.
We went on to have a lovely breakfast with Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. The incident in the morning didn't seem to dampen the day too much.
Anyway, the next time we saw them, Allanna was wearing the sweater constantly and her mom reports that it gets lots of use. I'm just happy that she liked it and didn't associate it with anything unpleasant.
I have started another, much simpler sweater, for her as well. Just a plain pullover, but it is looking more like it will be for next year as we are almost past sweater weather here. It is hot pink, knit in the round, and will maybe have bright purple stripes on the yoke.
Here it is in progress: