Today I decided to see just how long this sweater is. The two front sides and back are all knit as one piece up to the armscyces. There are days it feels like I'm not making any progress, but that might have something to do with the fact that my arthritis is still flaring. It's significantly better than last week. Sadly one of the few things that is causing it to act up right now is knitting. At least I can quilt without pain so I have several Mondays worth of posts that I can start sharing.
I have discovered multicolored highlighters are a great way to mark my completed rows. I think this might be a bit like saying I've discovered there's some fun stuff to do in Chicago, but it's something new to me so I'm claiming the discovery. With these long rows I lose track of how many rounds I've done in a day. Frequently because I can't see any progress I feel like I'm not accomplishing anything. By changing the color highlighter I'm using I can see that I finished three rows last night. Right now I just have four highlighters and am changing every day. I want to get a set of highlighters with 7 colors and assign one color to each day of the week. This will let me track my progress from week to week and see how many days during the week I'm not touching this sweater.
I think this might be one of my favorite shots of this sweater. I love how beautiful those cables look. My progress may not be as fast as I wish, but this photo reminds me that progress has definitely been made.