I shouldn't even bother blogging today.
I'm chugging along on the sleeves. I'm through the first set of increases and working on the second set.
I've realized that I have about three colors to go (which is really around 33 rows, give or take). To arrive at this estimate, I measured the back to the specified length for the sleeves, which ended up being in the second maroon stripe. So that is my target, when I hit the maroon stripe I'll start measuring.
I half suspect I'll be able to get through these 33 rows tonight. Definitely over the weekend.
That gave me a moment of excitement. I thought, "Maybe I will be done in time for Thanksgiving." That developed as a vague goal somewhere along the line. If I finish by Thanksgiving the maximum number of family members will be able to see and admire the sweater.
Then I came to my senses. Even if I do finish knitting the sleeves tonight or tomorrow, I still have to weave in the zillion ends, sew it together, and knit the collar.
Well, the family will have to see and admire it in an unfinished state.