Some actual helpful notes (for once):
-the ruching sections took a LOT more yarn than the flat sections.
-make sure that when you’re switching yarns you’re very careful to not leave holes where the k2togs are at the end of the ruching sections (oops… did that one… ALOT)
-my attempts at carrying yarn up the side did.NOT.work. At all.
-weaving in ends as I went was essential to my sanity.