In any case, I did not finish in time. I finished the back part of the sweater and wrapped that up and promised to have the entire sweater done soon. I took the back home with me and continued knitting. The only problem was boredom. This sweater has a ton of cabling. Not something that you would normally get bored with. I think it is the amount of time. Even my knitting speed decreased by half. Too many different stitches. Too many opportunities to f*ck up. I love mistakes. But I didn't want a ton of them. Take a good look at this sweater and you will see mistakes.
I don't rip out. What's the point. Most mistakes I can fix later. Others I leave as a design effect. In this sweater there are purls where there should be knit stitches. I think of them as my own take on the design.
February began and I took up the sweater with a vengeance. Every spare moment, every game night, every minute watching movies or TV I was knitting. I wasn't always knitting this sweater. As I said boredom was a problem. So when I was really bored, I worked on and finished other projects. Mainly hats.
BUT I AM FINALLY DONE!!!
Take a look: