Thanks to knitorious for letting me know that I (sound of hand repeatedly slapping forehead) orginally *slap* sewed *slap* the fronts together *slap* instead of the back, hence the dreaded "pooching".
I love it; just the thing for throwing on over pjs or under a coat. Made from 100% aran weight wool, edged in Cascade 220 black -- two rows of 3 stitch I-Cord. I may sew on a button with a loop, or a pewter clasp, or just leave it as is. And I'd definitely make one again.