I'm knitting knitting knitting on my February Lady Sweater made from my own Cotton Slub yarn and still not done. It's the downside of being fat. I'm happy with who I am and accepting of the size I'm at, but if anything can give me a complex about my size it's how damned long it takes to knit a sweater. I'm estimating that adding full sleeves plus extending the length will put me just under 4 skeins to knit this, or about a $40 investment. Not bad.
This is what I've accomplished so far. I am sorely tempted to finish it off right now, but a cropped cap-sleeve shrug isn't my style. Wouldn't this be cute over a summer dress for someone else? One of my sisters or sisters-in-law, maybe? I have lots and I'm pretty sure none of them read this blog. I'm sure if you were making a smaller size (M? L? Even XL?) you could bind off the sleeves here and add a garter stitch hem with less than 2 skeins. That's less than $20 for a nice sweater to throw on during cool summer nights.