That is how my yesterday felt..
I opted for a split hemline. I am going to give it 4 inches, I think and then we will see. I could go a smidgen longer if needed, but 4 inches takes me to where I want the end to be. The ends will be lapped, so if I don't like how it performs, if it flips or doesn't look like I hope it looks, I can always make it work better without too much pain. It's a hem. Good to go.
Of course that did not get settled on right away. I had to put the whole thing down after the 'putting the sweater on a string' thing. And when we put something in the corner for a time out, we must, perforce, start something new. We need a panacea.
I keep coming across some really yummy bits in my sock ends box. Not sock ends but rather the remainders of 3 very yummy skeins of Illimani Royal Alpaca. I used them last year to make some gifts.
There is a fair chunk left of all three colours, and it is so delicious a yarn that they can be only one thing. A cowl. Just a nice scarf width simple cowl in a mistake rib stitch. I hope to get it long enough to wrap around my neck twice, but if it only makes it once, c'est la vie.
I will probably be fairly monogamous on the sweater, so this wee new project will probably sit till I have a strong need to do something else. I do have that fascinating twisted stitch project to work on, but it makes entire days disappear and I really do want the sweater finished. It isn't a good in between project. This wee bit of goodness will be a great palette cleanser between courses of sweater knitting.