Just a quick break in the research reading to announce that last night, I finally reached 17 1/2 inches on my sleeves and have joined them to the body of my sweater. Hooray! Finally!
It's my own fault for taking a summer-long break from working on this (who wants a lap full of wool in July?) but it just feels like it's taken forever to get to this point. In a few days I'll be starting the colorwork, and my life will be complete. Here's the baby so far: