With great joy (and a bit of giggling) I bound off sleeve #1 of the Khaki Cardi at work yesterday. Once I took its picture and my picture with it on me, I took the stitches of the other sleeve off the holder, picked up the underarm stitches, placed markers and got to work on sleeve #2. When that's done all I'll have to do is the neckline, ties, and blocking. I could be wearing this as a completed garment by December 1. I could.
I survived giving the program at knitting guild last night, and they seemed to like it and learn something. I wasn't nervous about being up there speaking (those that know me know I'm pretty much of a microphone junkie) but I was nervous about either talking down to them or making it too complex and turning people off. From preliminary reports, I did neither of those things. Plus I made them laugh. Whew.