So my brilliant notion to simply knit the arms shorter has been defeated. The instructions said that once I finished the arm increases, to knit in patt to 18". I figured I'd knit to maybe 17.25". But once I'd finished the arm increases, I was already at 19.5". My row gauge on the front/back was okay, and though I haven't checked it on the arm, I'm betting it's okay. Probably the designer didn't test knit in all sizes, and this is just a quirk.
Am I going to reknit it? Because, ya know, now it's going to be 2" too long, pretty much guaranteed?
Of course not. I'm lazy and I want to finish this by April 28, when we leave for Perth. Plus, hey! I can push up my sleeves a bit, can't I?
I will distract you from my laziness with some more spring roses. You can almost smell them, can't you?: