Continuing my big project Monday. It’s week 3 for my Craftsy class Custom Cabled Pullovers by Carla Scott.
Goal was to finish and block my cable swatches. Here, take a look.
It was so much fun to knit those swatches.
As you can see on the second picture I played with different cables. I started with the twist on every other row and moved on with the cable twist on every 4th row.
As I took pictures, I started to think that maybe there are too much cable work. Maybe it would be better if I knit less cables so that they could stand out more?
Choices, choices, choices…
Oh, I just remembered something.
I told my mother that I want to knit a cabled sweater for myself and she told this story.
20 something years ago when my mother and step-father started dating, she decided to knit a cabled sweater for him. So, she chose a sweater with lots of cables and used some expensive yarn. She worked hard on it and knitted it several months. Every. Single. Day. Finally, she finished it, my step-father put it on and guess what….
…he burnt a smoke hole in it! On that very first day! It feels like she is still angry about it 🙂
I can’t help it – it’s so funny. It’s one of those things – sad and funny at the same time.
Moral of the story? Make sure that the recipient of the cable sweater doesn’t smoke 🙂
Now, I’m gonna quit laughing and hope my karma won’t get a payback…
For next time – I need to make all the calculations and maybe even start knitting. If you’re interested of my study plan/ knitting plan/checklist for this course (Custom Cabled Pullovers by Carla Scott) then let me know and I will make it available on Members page.