Yay for finished projects, T! I, on the other hand, got none of my knitting done. Oh, well, they will get done eventually. I'll just spend a fortune mailing them home :)
So I finally finished sleeve #1 on H's bolero. #2 is hibernating while I finish the rest. I know it's out of order, but the sleeves are the last thing to get attached, and I know if I had to do the 2nd sleeve right away, the bolero wouldn't ever get done. So I did the back border next....cake. But as soon as I tackled the front border, which has 182 sts picked up around the very curvy edge onto a circular #4 needle, I wanted to gouge my eyes out. But I muscled through it, and I'm even 1/2 through the 4th row of 2x2 ribbing. There are 13 rows. Not a big deal, right? Except that, in theory, the more rows I knit, the easier the border should become. Not true. It's not getting harder, it's just not easing up. Apparently knitting a 2x2 ribbed border in the shape of an Omega sign requires shoulder and elbow knitting strength that I've yet to develope. Not to mention I'm a righty and my right shoulder is missing 1/2 an inch of bone from surgery almost 3 years ago, I woke up this morning very very very aware of my neck and shoulder and elbow and wrist on my right are.
I'm just glad I'm only making the 2-3 year size. Actually, that may be the problem...do you think it would be easier if it was a bigger size? Maybe I'll know one day!
Good luck on your caplet for tomorrow! How's it coming?