I could subtitle this post "Finished except the finishing!" Finishing is all the sewing together and weaving in of ends - basically the knitting is done and the finishing is everything else that has to happen before you would want to wear it!
I had success earlier this week. My friend tried the sweater on and not only did it fit, but it fit well! I finished the last coupe of inches of the collar and then laid it out to take a picture: