Total Eclipse of the Soleil!
Thanks SO much to Lu for taking time out of her knitting to do the crochet edging for me. Its confirmed that I am probably only 50% crochet gimpy, and the other 50% has to do with the hooks I own.
And the specs: around 3.5 balls of Schachenmayr Micro in 0099 (black folks, black). Size 5 needles. If I was to make this again, I would keep decreasing on the shoulders, since its a bit wide for me. I'm having a curling problem even after steaming but I'm sure after I toss it in the wash and dry it flat it will be perfect. I just wanted to wear it today!
Oh, and the back: