Don't give up exquisitebones! If you mess up the sleeves you can always rip them out and start over.
I finished my 3-hour (more like 30 hour for me) sweater. This is my second sweater. I wore it yesterday to my friend's house, but the photos of me in it are all of me hunched over on the sofa.
Here is a link to my sweater from Ravelry:
It is Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red. I chose this yarn because it is cheap and I didn't want to screw up expensive yarn since I'm a beginner. It seems to have stretched out a bit, so I might make a smaller one at a later date.