The following post comes to you after three years of wishing, dreaming, and knitting.
The problem was simple. I was not a good enough of a knitter (yet) to make this sweater. To make it, I would have to be able to cable without a cable needle, follow two (reasonably complex) cable charts, and a few other things. In 2010, there was no way I could have made this sweater. So I queued it and bided my time. Then, last summer, I decided that my skill level had caught up to the sweater. I bought the pattern. In October, I bought seven skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label in the shadow colorway. And on a snow day in January, I finally started the sweater. It took me five months and two days to get from that snow day to the sweater I’m wearing in these pictures. It also took me 5.2 skeins of yarn.
But regardless, the sweater is done. It fits like a dream. The cables are gorgeous. As you’ll see in the following pictures, I had fun playing with it in the backyard. (It was 84 degrees Fahrenheit when I took these pictures.) So I met my challenge. I completed the sweater after three years of dreaming. And I love it.
Next, I’m going to learn how to do colorwork.