I did manage to finish the body of my niece's sweater
and get started on sleeve number one.
That second marker you see holds a dropped stitch. I noticed it when showing off my bust darts to another knitter. It would have been better to notice it when it first dropped, but better now than after the sweater is gifted.
Thanks for your suggestions for a name for this sweater. One reader suggested The Hippie Sweater after reading my remarks about widening the sweater to cover the wider hips of a young mother. Thanks, Marie. Another suggested Hint or Touch Of Blue. Thanks, Deb . So - maybe Hippie Blue.