It's done. 14 years in the making but it's finally done.
It's a beautiful sweater too. The cables are lovely and the fit is just right. I ended up going with the cap sleeves because really, how often do you walk around with your arms raised up. The yarn is a rustic tweedy green, a little scratchy for my taste (I was careful to tease out all the bits of twigs and burrs while knitting) but it fits the manliness of the sweater design quite well.
Anyway, the Yarn Widower likes it. Now he can hold his own with the dog.