Many others have been here before and I am not the first by any means to tread along this tricky and somewhat tedious path.
My Summer solstice keeps coming to these impasses - the length of the body dilemma I overcame with a lifeline and the decision to be held off. I got to where I thought was the end of the sleeves, finally, yesterday only to try it on and wonder how it all had shrunk and should I re do them!
Then there is the temptation of the Celery Cardigan and some scummy Madelintosh calling from my stash - along with a shawl from the intense orange of wollmeise - to be a farewell present with a deadline looming in 2-3 weeks.
And I can't even begin to contemplate the tardiness of my sock club this year - after a fine effort last year I have lost my sock mojo. Those reminders keep popping up and I just keep denying their existence, both the club and the reminder.
So hence the previous post - on some level I think I need to concentrate not on the finishing but the learning of knitting. That is how I am getting myself up and over the hill of sleeves-ville. Along with the knowledge that it is now summer and short sleeves are the go for my planned summer knitted wardrobe.
So my remedy to all of this - step aside from the cardigan, wind some wool and swatch in preparation. Then think how nice it would be to have solstice done for the guild meeting next week - nothing like a deadline!