Let me start by saying that I know this sweater is totally silly. That said, I'm going to simply refer to it as "whimsical" and enjoy it anyway.
I've had this sweater on the needles since last winter. I'd finished it but had kept the brown running behind everything, which had made yoke lose its stretch. After ripping out the entire yoke, I used bobbins of brown, carried only the oatmeal and worked the yoke back and forth (joining as I went). I think my squirrel chart ended up working out well. I'm wondering if I should have incorporated some of the brown in the lower part (like a row of small acorns above the rib?) but I do like it overall. Opinions?