That's where I am now with the cabled coat. I've knit the back, the godet, the sleeves, and the fronts. I've got about 10" of collar pieces left to knit, and the urge to cast on something else is so large that I'm practically tripping over it. Even the UFOs are starting to sing a Lorelei song. But if I set this knitting aside for even a moment, it'll be months before I get back to it. Months. And I really want this sweater...
To help my focus, I've started blocking the pieces. I got the back, godet, and fronts laid out today, and will get to the sleeves tomorrow or the next day. The first problem was finding a place that a) was a cat-free zone, and b) had some available horizontal surface. There's not a lot of overlap of a and b here. (I once needed to block a shawl in a hurry - what with the binding-off and the gift-giving coming so close together and all. A house full of house-guests complicated the matter. I ended up pinning it to a wall - using the vertical since I had no horizontal...)
Youngest daughter's former room has bunkbeds. And the door closes.
And can anyone figure out how one of my skeins of orange handspun wound itself into a ball? I'm thinking it's probably a Genuine Miracle. There's no chance at all that I did it. Nossir.