Setback number 1382934:
I found a mistake where I accidentally crossed the purl stitches in front of the knit stitches right at that point that I dropped the sixteen pattern stitches to. It took me three hours on Wednesday night to fix it.
I have made more progress in the last two days than I had in the last two weeks. Don't believe me? Look at this:
Okay, last two days may be an exaggeration, and looking at the photo, I realize that the back and one front piece were completed by Thursday (2/25) and the other front and that one sleeve you can see were finished Friday and today, respectively.
I was thinking that the sleeves might be too short, but I think that since the shoulders will be slightly oversized the sleeves should be fine. At least, I hope they will.
Also, there's almost no hope of me finishing this sucker by tonight. It won't stop me from trying, but I'm not holding out too much hope. I still have the other sleeve, sewing together, knitting the collar and button bands. Plus I never bought the four 1 1/2" buttons I will need to crochet covers for. Did I mention I don't really know how to crochet? I can make foundation chains no problem, it's the rest that gives me trouble.