yikes! wow, thank you guys! such a nice boost of confidence....
really though, it was a relatively easy sweater--all stockinette in the round and then a simple cable--i think it would be great for anyone who wants to try a cable without having to commit too much. No other shaping! I find the finishing to be the hardest part, and I've been trying really hard to get better at it. Honestly, this it the first sweater i feel really confident about.
Thanks again for all of the lovely and supportive comments