Moms_photos_278I finally got the bumblebee to stand still long enough to try the sweater, which I’d been rushing to finish because all of her current sweaters have 3/4" sleeves and:  well… negative ease was not what I intended for this sweater.  I do still have the front "button bands" (though this will be a zip up sweater) to add on, and the purl stitches around the cables will stretch out of course, once properly blocked, but it looks like I will definitely need to lengthen the sleeves as they are "just right" as is.  Maybe I can still "fix it" so that it will last through the year.  Or I could resign myself to having knit a seasonal sweater that fits "just right"… or I could rip the whole thing back and begin again..sigh.