Well, I can finally say that my Tea Leaves has one finished sleeve. There were some hiccups here, primarily related to misreading the pattern and subsequently knitting the sleeve cuff in reverse stockinette, instead of garter. Oh, and that bit where I ran out of yarn on the bind off row. There was also that. I guess I am an optimist at heart, eh? I really thought I could make it.
Of course, once you have a finished sleeve, one always feels like it would be nice to try the sweater on and start visualizing what it will be like when it is finally finished. So I did this. And, for better or worse, I started this thing when I was about a year post-baby Z. Baby Z. is now toddler Z. and between the benefits of time and running about 20 miles a week... Yep. I think that the sweater might be too big.
What is it that Elizabeth Zimmermann said about mittens? Yeah. That. I think I need to go back to mittens.