Friday, May 16, 2008


This week I was compelled, forced really, by my own mind to cast on a new project. This is made even stranger by the fact that I feel 85% certain that this project will turn out awful.

What would propel me to cast on for the Cable Luxe Tunic? I can't really explain it!

I've looked at other finished projects on Ravelry, and this project is usually a dog. I've read posts over on the knitting boards and most people who knit it hate it. So what is wrong with me?

I think it must be the sound of the cable siren. I just can't seem to resist the cables. And if I think about it, I also really like the garter stitch part of the yoke too. Ever since Melissa posted her garter stitch yoke sweater, I've wanted to do one.

My plan is to knit the yoke, cable and garter stitch, and then see what happens next. Maybe sanity will have returned by then. Maybe I'll come up with an alternative. Maybe I'll knit the sweater as planned and just see how terrible it will end up.

Call me crazy .. it would make sense that I'd gone over the sanity edge... work is pushing me as hard as it can these days. I'm gonna embrace my insanity and knit on though!

(Cascade 220 is the yarn being sacraficed for this crazy experiment.)


The Happy College Knitter said...

I believe knitting is all about experimentation. I have had some late night delusions regarding random projects too--some end in joy others end in a re-wound skein of yarn. Either way, it's part of the fun.

Thank you, also, for your kind words. Support from everyone is definitely helping to get me through this.

Ellen Bloom said...

The sweater is gorgeous. Oh, just go for it! After you're done with the yoke, maybe you'll be sick of cables and just knit the rest of the piece in stockinet or more garter stitch! At least you're using Cascade 220, so this experiment won't break the bank! You can always use a pearl-grey sweater!

Queen of the froggers said...

Well it just looks like a lovely sweater doesn't it!

tiennie said...

It looks wonderful so far! I do hope you complete it!