In a rare moment of brilliance, I decided not to bind in that first arm until Miriam got home to try it on.
She liked the length of the sweater just fine, and really loves the color. But the sleeve was not as long as she wanted.
I know that we have discussed the problems with wide-bottomed sleeves and their tendency to get into things. She is not to be discouraged. She wants the sleeve to come at least half-way down her hand. And since she is going to wear it, I suppose that is reasonable.
She also informed me that the sweater will still fit when she grows a few more inches. Hope is eternal in this teenager who does not want to be the shortest person in the family.
In case you were wondering, the extra hand holding the sleeve up is her older sister Nina (trying to avoid completely being in the photo) and her room is no where near the disaster it could be.
Everyone else has been quiet. Is this good?