I've been working on the Ribby Cardi for ten days and it appears that I have knit 12 inches on the bodice of the sweater. The pattern calls for 14 inches before attaching the sleeves. I generally like my sweaters to sit a little lower on the hips than the average bear - so I'll knit either 15 or 16 inches to the underarm before I begin the sleeves.
I am enjoying this sweater more than I expected. It's amazing how quickly a sweater can grow when you practice project fidelity. You know I'm not very good at this fidelity thing as it relates to knitting projects. I like to mix it up. I like to add a quickie project in between long term projects (e.g. sweaters) so I can show some sort of accomplishment. I like FOs. I like to see things finished. But you know what - there is something to be said about finishing a bigger project, too.
But my fingers are itching. Seriously. I'm trying not to look at any other yarn; any other patterns; any other project pages; any other favorited projects. I would like to show my steadfastness with this Ribby Cardi.