this, but I finally let her know that I did, in fact, once upon a time own (and even use!) such a thing on myself, and it all turned out OK in the end.
Sunday morning (after coffee and croissants, my requested mother's day treat), Rick and I headed out (leaving prom-exhausted girls behind) to this:
Then home we went, where I finally (finally!!) picked up stitches around the bottom of the sweater, completed an i-cord cast-off around all of those stitches plus the ones still on the needles around the front and hood (it felt amazingly like a walk in the park after the facing debacle), and then did the same thing for the sleeves. And wove in the ends. And then this morning, knowing that we were in for another scorcher, I soaked and blocked the sweater before leaving for work. The sweater is now, of course, quite dry. All that remains is to put in the zipper.
That, my friends, is a sweater. Ends woven in, i-cord edging complete. Ends woven in (have I mentioned how many ends there were in this sweater?). And double-sided front/hood edging?