Readers, I finished it. Overall, I'm thrilled with how this came out. I love the color, the stitch pattern, the puff-sleeved look I was able to get (yay!), and the most adorable buttons ever. It's a great length, the sleeves are perfect, the neckline is flattering. It's super comfortable, and hopefully I'll be able to get some serious wear out of this.
My only issue with it (and it's by no means a dealbreaker) is that the front gapes quite a bit when it's buttoned. I really only have myself to blame-I knew it was going to happen, and I ignored it, and I kept knitting as written instead of putting in more frequent buttonholes. On me, this cardigan really needs twice as many buttons as it has. Sigh. I think I'm going to try to get more of these buttons from Athena's (fingers crossed!) and make up some kind of afterthought buttonholes in between the real ones to get the kind of closure I need.
So that's a bit of a shame, because I think this would be great to be able to wear closed, but I'm definitely going to be wearing it open for now, and hopefully the next time I get into the city I'll be able to find more of the same buttons. Otherwise, this was great. It used up just over four skeins-I needed to break into a fifth just for the last row and bind-off of the second sleeve, and for the sleeve and shoulder seams, so it was just three yards that I needed.
Ravelry Page: Que Sera
Pattern: Que Sera by Kirsten Kapur