It's for me! I've turned, instead of doing 5 stitch steeks, securing with crochet, to doing 10 stitch steeks and not securing at all. I just cut, it folds over, and I whipstitch it in place. Very secure, and it doesn't unravel, I then pick up stitches in half of one stitch and half of another and knit the sleeves.
My next project is going to be Meg Swansen's "Gordian Knot Sweater" from Sweaters from Camp, the only book I knit patterns from, so that should say something.