It is bad enough when someone wants to talk to you when you are clearly reading, but I REALLY hate it when someone interrupts your reading to ask you about the book that you are clearly trying to currently read!
Jumping on the bandwagon per the cap sleeves, but what if you also made long sleeves to wear under them that weren't connected to anything? Like super long armwarmers? I think it would work well with what you've got going on and you wouldn't have to worry about being cold. And they would be easy to slip off if you were to warm.
I think your blanket turned out beautifully. There is no accounting for taste ! And congratulations on donating the bits you didn't like. I'm sure that the charity org. and the people who bought your things are really grateful!
Thanks for sharing this. I'm thinking of painting my kitchen cabinets in a similar fashion (white with an accent color on the sides of the doors - I'm currently thinking it will be orange. . .). Seeing your project definitely helped me to think about how mine might turn out!