I am closing in on the end though. Last night I finished torque-free, sleeve number two and managed to complete the first of the finishing - the edging along both fronts and the collar. In garter stitch, naturally.
That means there are just three - but three big - details left, before I can call it complete.
The first is all those ends.
Next will be the sewing of the sleeve seams, with their unusual connection to the body. Because of it's very narrow fronts, when Tomten is folded in half, back to fronts, 14 attached-to-nothing stitches are left to form the underarm.
Last will be the zipper. Yes, I know, it doesn't need to be last but I have to work up to it.
I don't do zippers often
My hope is to accomplish these completion points quickly. I'm tired of listening to the knitterly equivalent of honking geese and want to see the end of this gaggle.