Thanks for the vote, Trek, but my friend (that I’m actually knitting the thing for!!) decided he’d like the Good Ole Cabled Scarf.
Anal doofus (just call me A.D.) that I am, I wanted to do exactly the right thing and be honorable in my intent, so I followed the letter of the law not to cast on before the Olympic flame was lit. I didn’t see the Yarn Harlot’s post that due to time differences, everyone could CO at 2 pm (2pm where? Huh??). And you know I am not a big Olympics fan…so it was somewhat torturous to sit for 3 hours, have them finally light the thing, and then have it be midnight & I’m too tired to knit now! UGH!!!!
But it is a thing of beauty! I’ve got about 7.5″ done, and it actually looks like a cable…woohoo!! I’m using Transitions by Noro & US size 10.5 needles. The only thing about cables is it is not mindless knitting!!! I mean I know it was supposed to be something challenging, but you can do a challenging sweater that has long periods of mindlessness! This pattern has you do something different every stinkin’ row!!! Which would tank if I actually cared about watching the Olympics, but since I don’t, it’s just slightly annoying to be tethered to a pattern.
Onward & upward!