I'm not hiding anything about the sleeve behind my back - honest!! - it's just how I happened to stand.
There was a woman at the launch who had knit the cover sweater from the VK 2005. It was gorgeous!! Because my friend Kenny has been knitting, re-knitting and re-re-knitting the center medallion of this jacket and still feels that he is missing some key element, I went right over (I was so excited that I have totally forgotten her name!) and explained a bit about why I would like to take a picture of the back of her sweater. I think that she felt safe with so many people around because she only looked scared for a fleeting moment. Here is what her center looks like. The colour on the first one is a bit wonky. Kodak can only make these cameras so idiot-friendly -- good thing that I'm a better knitter than photographer! The pinkier picture is much more colour-accurate. Your medallion is just fine Kenny. This woman also pointed out that hers has been blocked - which dramatically improved the appearance.
Garter stitch is not a very forgiving fabric. Any variation in tension or yarn texture is quite apparent. The increases that you have to do to make this circle are going to visible as well as the bit of a jog that you get when you work in the round.
I really liked your first medallion Kenny - no shit.
And not to minimize my excitement about Fiona's book launch, but here is a picture of me - star struck - with Robin Melanson. Yeah, the designer profiled in IK!! I know. She is very nice and I really look forward to seeing more of her designs.