The positive side of this whole venture is that once done, you will have a fabulous, all-ocassion sweater that will last you for a long, long time!
I hope you get the light to finish it, but I also don't wish the rain away since I'm hailing from drought-stricken Texas, where people are scowled at when they wish it wasn't raining (at least lately, anyway).
Looking forward to seeing the finished object! Talk about a teaser!!