I'm at an exciting point in the sweater. The sleeves are both on hold until I block everything and am sure of the length I want. It's time for the steek!
I carefully read Kate Davies' tutorials, printed out the directions, and started last night.
And restarted. And restarted. And cursed a little bit. And restarted.
And finally accepted that as I do not know how to crochet very well at all, crocheting the reinforcement for this steek in fingering weight yarn is not going to work for me. Know when to walk away.*
Today I am reading up on handsewn steeks and will try again tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, I've gone back to something I know how to do to help rebuild my shaken confidence.
*As a child of the '80s, Alvin & the Chipmunks sometimes show up in my brain singing songs that really should be performed by someone else. Anyone else. Case in Point: The Gambler