Thank you for the compliments!
The cables are not hard. I had not done much work with cables prior to making this sweater, mainly just swatching and practice.
I chose this as my winter break project. I bought the yarn during the last week of December, after finishing all my holiday gifts, and finished seaming the sweater on January 9th. It came together so quickly because the yarn is bulky and knit on large needles. It was a ton of fun to knit!
Here's a photo of it on that was taken at the local Stitch 'n Bitch...