Finally finished it - I completely started over after my last post, but I think it was worth it. Still used the same KnitPicks Aplaca Cloud in Mist and bamboo 8 straights. Here it is, blocked and pinned to 6" x 42" (I did 20 pattern repeats).
Glad to see all of yours going so well too! This one's a Christmas gift, and I'm being indecisive about making all the girls their own Branching Outs in different colors. I think I may have the pattern cracked, but it does require a lot of time and concentration.