I'm making some progress on my Pomme de Pin cardigan. The ribbing took two days of commuting by bus to complete.
Here I am today, about half-way through a repeat of the pinecone lace pattern. Everything is very straightforward, as in 17" straight up knitting in pattern. There's no waist shaping to deal with but if I were to add some this is how I would do it: keep more stitches in stockinette on either side of the stitch markers for the sides and decrease or increase to your heart's content. In order to do this you need to know the distance from the hem of your garment to your waist and then distribute the decreases evenly along that length after the ribbing. The same thing goes for increases - measure the distance from your waist to your underarms and distribute the increases along that length. Since this is meant to be a cozy, untailored type of sweater I'm knitting it as written.