Since it's the holiday season, and I'm making this for myself (ie low priority) this project has taken the back burner. I am making some progress however, and I thought I'd share some photos. I'm nearly done with the body, which I'm making a little longer than the pattern requires. Just a few more inches of ribbing!
I've tried it on and though it seems really stretchy I'm afraid that it'll be too small. I think I'll have to make the button band extra wide so the fronts will close. Has anyone else done this? I don't want the bands to take over the sweater, but it does need to be functional.