Hoo boy, it's been a while since I posted a good, solid, technical article.
(Just in case you are wondering — yes, this does mean that my personal UFOlympics are sort of at a standstill. I've spent a lot of time working on #5, the Rowan vest: trying to figure out how to trim out the armholes without adding too much bulk. I've tried about 4 different things so far, and I really thought I had it nailed on the last attempt, but not quite. So I'm ignoring it for now. More about all that later.)