I think I found the answer to my problem. This sweater:
should be completed in another week or so. For whatever reason, I was having a mental block on how to proceed with the neckline, since I've basically just re-wrote the pattern. I found my answer in another pattern (since all my knitting books that would give me how-to instructions are currently in a box somewhere) and I think now I can finish it. I also have to block the curling scarf and then fringe it to death. I will post a picture once that's done...for now, it's sitting in a plastic bag awaiting its fate. It's an extremely rainy day here, courtesy of a hurricane from my understanding. I don't know if it's a good day to block something, as it would take forever to dry, but maybe in the morning I can get it started. In the meantime, there is fringe to be made and a sweater to be finished, and then the Christmas projects can begin.