I finished it at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning
only to try it on The Pea and learn that what had looked suspiciously like gorilla arms (do you read The Yarn Harlot's books?) were, in fact, gorilla arms.
I think my efforts to put a real sleeve cap on the sleeves might have had something to do with it, but I also think that I just can't measure.
I clipped a thread on each sleeve as close to the armpit as possible, and another thread 24 rows below that, and unpicked both rows on each one. I released the underarm sleeve seams, grafted the sleeves back together, and re-sewed the seam.
Time-consuming, yes, but not as bad as unpicking the sleeve out of the armhole, frogging, and reknitting. It looks much less like a gorilla thing now. ETA: and it fits The Pea now.
Hey, what do you know? It's 1:00 a.m. again.
I thought I could whip this out in a week by knitting on it monogamously. It took three weeks.
Next: A Hanna Falkenburg kit for Wee Meggie.
I don't think it will be faster, even though I am only knitting size 2. It uses tiny yarn and needles. It has bobbles.
I wonder how long I can keep up this monogamous knitting thing.