Here is my sweater as it appeared on Feb 17. It was right about this time that I admitted to myself that I most likely was NOT going to finish it in time for the ball on the 20th.
I was still knitting on the first sleeve, you see. And later that night, I realized that the written pattern was incorrect for the crocheted lace trim, though the chart was correct. Right as I finished up the lace on that sleeve. Unfortunately for me, I had followed the words instead of the pictures. I elected to press on incorrectly in the interest of time and just see what happened.