There is the making (fun) and the finishing, (work).
It doesn't matter if you are talking about knitting or anything else.
I had the Cathedral Window Top finished by May 24th.
I just need to turn the top into a throw pillow.
Not much work, mostly just collecting the bits and pieces needed.
I had (still have!) gobs and gobs of polyfil.
But I needed some plain muslin for the pillow form.
A grey zipper. A spool of grey thread.
The will to do it!
So it's done.. not just a top but a full over-sized pillow throw pillow.
Its only taken a month! (and a few days.)