I actually didn't find it so ugly by the end. I guess the yarn grew on me. I dyed this yarn myself using Kool-Aid, and even though I dyed it years ago, it still smells like grape!
Emboldened by the quickness of this project, I casted on for my second Jaywalker right after finishing. I feel bad for my sweater lying in a heap, but boy! Some quick projects are just what I needed!