I have achieved partial sleevage.
Here is the first sleeve, mattress-stitched together with the back and a side front of the cardigan.
As you can see, I knit a garter-stitch band as I knit the front. After completing the raglan decreases for the front, I put the stitches for the band on a holder. After the whole thing is put together, I’ll continue to knit each side of the band so that they are long enough to meet at the back of the neck. I’ll graft the live stitches together and sew the band down across the tops of the sleeves and the back. No fuss no muss.
The second sleeve is in process, so I am thinking this sweater will be finished by the end of the week.
Fortunately I have another project waiting in the wings. Here’s a blurry pic of the yarn:
Yep, it is more Tempted Lovely Grrl. I don’t seem able to get enough of this yarn. This pile o’ yarn I purchased from The Loopy Ewe a couple of weeks ago and I’m really looking forward to flinging a needle into it.
Lucy seems excited about it too.