I was feeling great about this design. The pattern is working out well. The yarn is knitting up as I'd envisioned. The cable sits well where I want it and I've taught myself how to knit a border along the side. All was going swimmingly until I hit the button holes. Normally I'm good at button holes but this time I could not get them to look how I wanted. Pattern writers block hit big style. After struggling for days I decided a break was in order.
The PDF pattern link is below for anyone wanting to knit it.
Riseley Cardigan by anniken Allis