Last night I sat down and finished knitting the last few rows of the sleeves. I'm now to the saddle shoulders which are much narrower than the sleeves and should go much faster. Hopefully the next time you see them, they'll be done. I'm hoping that after working the sleeves, I'll have a better feel for the cable pattern for the fronts and back (although I know the cables are slightly different, they are related to the sleeve cables).
In the meantime, I went button shopping. Since I love cardigans the way I do (is there a 12 step program for this?), I try to keep a stash of buttons around that are cardigan appropriate. Cardigan appropriate for me means fairly large-ish and not too heavy (don't want to stretch out the sweater) and not cheap looking. The other day I hit Button Drawer and found some nice buttons for 4 or 5 sweaters. I don't really have definite plans for any of the buttons, but I need buttons for this sweater as well as the next few I'm planning to knit so I kind of shopped with those in mind, without deciding on any one set of buttons for a specific sweater. As soon as the buttons get here, I'll show them to you.