Saturday, August 30, 2008

On the needles: Estes Vest

Man, I love cables. Don't get me wrong, I like lacework too, but if I had to choose between cabling and lace, I'd choose cables, hands down. I find cable patterns easier to memorize and I am less prone to making mistakes because I have to pick it up and set it down again in the middle of a row. My knitting seldom gets my undivided attention these days, so it is nice to have an interesting pattern to work with that won't frustrate or bore me. In this way, the Estes Vest has been very good to me so far. EV and I are having a lot of fun together. I've almost finished the back piece. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to wearing the f/o!

These pictures don't contain the true richness of the dark green Lopi yarn. It has subtle shades of earth tones that thankfully don't detract from the texture of the pattern itself. If only every knitting project could be as joyful as this one. Every time I stop and really look at what I've done so far, I smile. That is the beauty of cables. I've got 10 balls of Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed waiting for me to find the perfect project. Hmmm. I think a cabled sweater might be just the thing!


*Michelle* said...

Yup. Hands down, I love cables way more than lace! No y/o's to drop!

Jessi, Dave, and Alden said...

Looks beautiful! :)

Julie said...

I'll third the "I love cables rather than lace!" This project is perfect for that. Love your yarn choice!