Almost done, readers. I have completed all the parts of the sweater, and now have to get them together. You can almost see the finished product if you squint!
First problem: I think I mentioned that I don't have a perfect match on the shoulder fronts & backs. You can see the extent of the problem here:
The directions have me knitting just the neck band as a separate strip & then sewing it to the body but ideally I'd pick up the stitches and knit extra fabric + neckband. I'm not sure it's possible so I'm going to have to consult with Wiser Heads. Fortunately I have pretty broad shoulders, so the extra fabric won't be a problem.. if I can finagle it into place!