Pshaw. My worries were SO unfounded, folks. Having the color changes to look forward to is really propelling me forwards on this one. I thought briefly about taking a break and starting those hemp washcloths for the April Showers-along, or the Endpaper Mitts I promised The Lady awhile back, but the very notion seems laughable now. Even when I don't fall asleep thinking of this sweater, I wake up thinking of it.
It's going faster than I'd anticipated, despite a steady stream of houseguests. I think I can reasonably expect to finish this weekend. (Remember, the sleeves will be 3/4 length. I'm at the beginning of the 3rd sleeve stripe in the photo above; after this morning's bus commute I'm near the end of the 4th, and when I'm halfway through the 7th it'll be ready to join the yoke.)
One more thing to love: as I was googling around to learn how to do a slipstitch hem, I stumbled on Carolyn's knit-it-together-as-you-go technique. It's not hers exactly, and I guess it's featured in Nothin' but a T-Shirt as well, but at any rate I was thrilled to find it as I hate finishing with big red capital H.