Watch out: Knitting talk ahead.
I'm done with the body of the sweater. Yay!
But I'm stuck on the sleeves- there are two options in the pattern, but the first one (the recommended/'easy' one) doesn't say when to pick up the live stitches. That option calls for knitting the sleeves flat (because it's garter stitch)... but if you pick up the stitches first, it won't be flat it would be round, right? And they explicitly mention seaming in this option, so why not say when to pick up the stitches? hm. anyone have any ideas? Is it just too late at night for me to figure this out?
The rest of the pattern was very easy to follow- why am I not understanding the sleeve part all of a sudden? ugh.