Okay technically it isn’t nearly as cold as it has been, or as it is inclined to be this time of year. Instead of sunny and -20C it is drizzling and about freezing. If you aren’t used to this weather be very thankful. It sucks the heat right out of your bones. It makes you want to curl up on the couch, watch bad TV, and drink hot chocolate (I suggest the Cook’s Illustrated Hot Chocolate, it has extra cream and chocolate). Or maybe that is the cold I am brewing.
Either way, I REALLY want a finished Susie Hoodie to wear. I have one sleeve. It is a whole sleeve… but it is one sleeve. The rest of me is still quite chilled. (Well the parts of me that aren’t also covered by 3yr old boy as I try to type. Actually he is quite warm…I think I’ll keep him. Nope he wandered off.)
So far it has been a fun knit. But I have to say, the write up says that the cable is complex looking but easy to knit. Now most cables are easy, and I can cable without a cable needle, but this is the most difficult to knit cable I have encountered. All wrong side rows are straight purl back so no patterning there, but some of the right side rows have almost every stitch cabled! And every right side row is patterned. Still the cable is lovely and really sets off the sweater perfectly. It is well worth doing. And cabling in general is quite easy so I do not hesitate to recommend this sweater. I just found that comment amusing.
Off to continue knitting, or chase the kids or whatever. Maybe wrap myself in a blanket and frantically knit Susie so I can have a warm sweater jacket to wear.