Well, actually quality finishing does start with quality starting. However, that's not the problem here.
Harriet is at the finishing stage. Shoulder seams done and the neckband is done. I'm struggling a bit with the button bands. I have the button side done after two attempts and I'm about to rip back the buttonhole band. Finishing makes or breaks a sweater, so I want these button bands to be very neat and even. Picking up the stitches hasn't been an issue, but the garter stitch can look sloppy easily.
I really thought I was going to have it finished yesterday, but I've been distracted and the quality of my knitting is showing it. Just need to buckle down and concentrate on getting this done!