wickedgoodknitter: yes! keep going! I encourage you to do it because it is worth it in the end. and yes, distraction of tv, ipod, movies, baseball games, etc, are indeed needed! good luck!
Thank you for the encouragement. I think I have about six rows to go. Even a five-hour Red Sox game couldn't bring me through the rest. (I put it down and fell asleep for about two innings, but awoke to see a 1:30 a.m. heartbreaking finish for us Red Sox fans.)
Enough about baseball. Opinion time, if you can picture this: My sweater is knit in a series of graduated blues and greens, and ends with a round band of chocolate brown. Originally, I thought I'd knit the sleeves in the brown, but now that I see it, I think it might look more put together if they were knit in the same color yarn as the round from which they emerge, which is green (sage to be exact). (Does that make sense?) Anyone have thoughts on whether it would be more aesthetically pleasing to do it this way rather than going with the brown. I feel another trip to my LYS coming on, as if I make the switch I have too much brown and not enough green. However, after all the time put into this one, I don't want to utter the words, "I should have . . ." Thanks for any input!