It looks like I will be ahead of schedule for the deadline I set to finish this cardigan.
Overall, I am pleased with the pattern and finished knit, but I did discover a thing or two when it comes to making sleeves- I need more exposure to them. At first, I determined I didn’t quite pick up the 4 stitches correctly or evenly for that matter and as I kept knitting in the round, I kept noticing this gaping hole. So I ripped out what was probably about 15 rounds and looked up sleeve making on YouTube and found a nice video that helped.
Here is the sweater fresh off the needles with all ends weaves in:
Here is the sweater soaking in tepid water with unscented Euchlan: