I've made some progress on the Myrtle cardigan. I am finally at the point where I bind off for the underarm. With each lace repeat I was able to knit just a bit faster. The next step is to cast on for the sleeves. I've studied the pattern instructions several times and my head spins each time. I think I understand the gist of what is to happen next, but I am applying some modifications. So far I have lengthened the body by two repeats - the sweater would have been too short otherwise. I want to raise the neckline by two repeats. This means I will be dealing with neckline and armhole shaping at the same time. I'm also left wondering if I have enough yarn to make the sleeves full length or if I should do 3/4.
So this project is going to rest for a bit. I have some simple Christmas knitting to work on.