Making the cables is fun but it’s hard to count stitches, follow the pattern and be sure I’m putting the right things where they go while trying to carry on a conversation. Mostly I’m pretending to be listening. Do you ever do that? Then Vince or Chad will say “What do you think?” and I am usually safe to say “I dunno!” but after a few questions, they figure out that I’m not paying attention and then they’ll ask me something like “Do you want to go to the movies?” and when I say “I dunno!” . . GOTCHA! (For those who don’t know — I terribly dislike going to the movies.)
The pattern, Hollygrove Scarf, isn’t hard at all but there are 6 different cable stitch sequences, some leaning left, some leaning right, some short cables, some wider. I meant to ask Vince eat lunch for some colored highlighters and then I’d pair up the instructions with the stitch sequence instructions and make it easier on myself but I forgot to ask him.
Actually, I had gotten this far last night and then realized that the very bottom cable on the far left wasn’t right. Briefly, I thought I could live with it but knew I couldn’t and ripped it all out last night before going to bed and started over this morning. Now I’m back to where I was last night. Isn’t it pretty?
The yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage and I love this yarn! It’s a worsted weight 100% superwash wool, very tightly twisted — almost reminds me of a chenille strip. It feels great and gives such good definition to the cables since there’s no fuzziness to it at all. Love it!