progress has been made
the lifelines are in place, but have not been used. i'm glad i have them there, though. i tried two different yarns (a laceweight and some worsted cotton) before settling on some embroidery floss i had. it seems to be working out pretty well, even though the first one i put it came undone and lost a few stitches.
i'd estimate that i'm about 45-50% done with the knitting, not counting the sleeves.