thanks have2craft! that's basically what i ended up doing, and it's working out well. i just thought it was weird that you start purling a column right in the middle of a bunch of knits but it all smooshes together and looks good after a few rows...if anyone followed that
ack! i don't understand how the cable pattern is supposed to work here! when it says "slip 4 onto cable needle and hold in back of work, then knit 4, purl 1, and knit 4 from the cable needle" i always have a purl stitch waiting for me after slipping the first 4 stitches! how do you keep that one little purl in the middle without crazy cabling acrobatics??
i'm still working on my cardigan...i don't think it's really going to be at all related to the sienna (my original inspiration). basically it's a top-down v-neck raglan in a really pretty turquoise berroco ultra alpaca (real name ocean mix, maybe?) but anyway, i have finished the sleeve increases and joined the body, then done about 5 inches of body and waist decreases. one more waist decrease, then some even, then increases and bottom ribbing, woo hoo! then sleeves...then a collar edging...basically i want to be done by august 17th, cuz that's when i go back to my northeastern US university, where the winters have been known to get below -17 F. so a wool/alpaca sweater will be nice to have...but once school starts again i will NOT be having time to knit, let alone make up a pattern
that sweater looks really awesome! i loved the one in the book but i think your color choice is even better. plus it looks sooo comfy (something i'm a big fan of in case my screenname didn't make it obvious enough )
so the other day, a friend was using my computer in order to check her myspace. as i was right next to her, waiting to be shown some hilarious video or other, i was watching the screen as well. what did i happen to see but a knitpicks advertisement FOR YARN across the top of the screen?!! i was amazed, not to mention super-excited, that a yarn company had achieved the means and popularity to buy ad space on such a widely viewable venue. seems to me that this little knitting thing is catching on, no?
oooh man patons sws is fantastic for this scarf! i made one in natural plum....nearly thought i lost it for about a week, but that's another story for another post. i'll be back soon w/ photos...it's my absolute favorite scarf ever