I'm finally done! This bolero/shrug thing has taken me a month, but it's worth it. I think I love it!
I made a few modifications that I'm not sure I'd do again. I slipped the first stitch at the start of every row on both the body and the collar. I thought on the body that would make it easier to pick up one stitch while adding the collar. It didn't really. For the collar I thought it would make the edge smoother and lie flat. The jury is still out on that one.
The thing I like the least about this sweater is my fault too. From reading other people's notes, I added 12 sts under the arms. Big mistake. The sweater is bulky there now and you can see the shirt underneath. See. -->
So next time I won't add so many stitches, and then I think it'll be perfect! Now I have to block it. But first I'm going to wear it.