I have no idea why mentally I had the button bands as a huge elaborate part of the project. Sewing the buttons on took longer. I’m in love and I’m accepting of the imperfections. I didn’t quite factor in how uneven my hand spun was. The neck line is intense. I’m going to try to tighten it tomorrow but that won’t stop me from wearing it. If I reknit I’d make it tighter fitting and longer so I could add pockets. And work it in the round, then steek instead of rows. But considering neither the handspun or the Jamieson expected to be worked into a cardigan, I think it went well.