making progress

meager progress on my current project

but not on fo photos, just more knitting. last week I realized that all I had were sweater parts and nothing on the needles, so I quickly cast on “baby cables and big ones too” as my fall project. I’m using lang soft shetland that I originally bought for the ram’s horn jacket. even though I got gauge for that project, I didn’t really think it created what I think of as “jacket fabric”. I want something a little more substantial for that project. luckily it works for this sweater, though I would have rather used a yarn with a little more plumpness to it. the soft shetland is pretty splitty when it comes to cabling and the larger cable gets a little flat in the stockinette section. we’ll see how it turns out once I block it.
I’m only about two inches into the body since taking that pic. progress has been slow around here because of dobby, guests, and the finishing assembly line I’ve had going for the last week. so far I’ve blocked the body pieces of the pentagon aran cardi and the sleeves of the uneck pullover. my plans for today are to seam the body of the cardi while I block the rest of the pullover – all while getting some knitting time in for the cabled sweater. and, oh yeah, house/work stuff. right.

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  • Siga September 30, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Wow! This is the first time that I’ve seen this pattern. It’s great! I’m sure you’ll have a great fall/winter sweater.

  • Trisha Woodson September 30, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I love that color – I’m really into all shades of grey this year. That’s beautiful!

  • Veronique September 30, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Busy busy! The steel gray yarn that you’re using looks lovely. I love that sweater too, and I wonder if cardiganizing it is a good idea…

  • Cassy September 30, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I like the way those cables get bigger. That’s a lovely shade of grey.

  • tiennie October 1, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    I just love that color and the cables! So pretty!

  • knithoundbrooklyn October 1, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    I have the same sweater in queue! And I am shopping for the right yarn now. I love it! The gray is fantastic. I can’t wait to see the finished results!

  • Seanna Lea October 3, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Looking good! I really need to get into a finishing feel. I have way too many nearly dones at the moment!

  • heidi October 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    it really is coming along beatifully

  • Nonnahs October 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Oooh…purdy… (I have such a thing for charcoal gray sweaters!)

  • sylphette October 14, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I love this design, and I can’t wait to see your FO. It will be stunning!
    On another note – is Pure Knits coming out soon?