OK, yarn is here, knitted my gauge swatch (2 of them, actually. eventually they will be pockets or pocket linings, depending on which way i do them) and i've cast on for the Tomten itself!
i am using peaches and creme double worsted, in black, at 3.5 stitches to the inch on #10 Denise interchangable needles. So far i really like the yarn! i am a bit nervous, as one often reads that cotton sweaters are too heavy, but one sees them in stores and in catalogs, etc. one way to find out....though it may be a very labor-intensive way to find out ;)