Thursday, February 18, 2010

CABLES, BABY!! (aka - TEN for 2010, Part II)

Last week I had every intention of blogging about the start of the KAL, but somehow life got in the way.  So the house was packed; everyone had their gorgeous Lana D'Oro yarns picked out: heathered forest green, deep purple, heathered bluish-gray; Cathy was in town; JK was back.  We all crowded around the tables as we started the back inset.  Casting on, discussing the selvedge stitch and then the excitement (at least for me) of the very first cable!  It looks so cool and it wasn't as difficult as I expected it to be.  It was a little akward at first, dealing with an additional needle, but I really like cables!!

Here's what my inset looked like when I got home from the KAL.

Here's what it looked like after the first repeat.

Here is the finished (unblocked) back inset.

Yay!!  My first cables!!!

Since then, I have cast on the back...12 inches of stockinette stitch to go.  I wonder how many times I'll be picking up one of my other projects during this piece.

In TEN for 2010, Part I, I listed cables as #1 new knitting technique - Check!
I listed knit-in pleats as #2, which will be after the 12 inches...
The other thing I did for the first time with this project was knitting from a chart.  Do you think I can list knitting from a chart as #3?  If so, check!  Let me know what you think!

What kind of superhero do you want to be?


  1. Looks great, and I love that red! :D And hellyeah, you can count the chart as #3! Once you learn that, which you obviously have, you'll be able to work up all those weird Swedish/Norwegian/German/Martian patterns. LOL

  2. You are doing great! I LOVE this! Not sure of wraps on back so have it on needle and srarted the front until I get there. I hope to get there this week. Keep on knitting!!