My sister's birthday sweater is blocking upstairs. Her birthday was yesterday, so it's going to be late, but I really like the way it turned out. The yarn (Berroco Softwist) has a simmery strand spun into it, which really catches the light in the cable pattern. Unfortunately, it also makes the whole thing difficult to photograph.
Here's the whole sweater laid out to block:
And here's a closeup of the cable pattern:
It's very hard to photograph, and it looks much, much better in real life. But this is the best I can do with the lighting conditions and with my cheapo digital camera.
In other news: I have to redo some of the hems on Samantha. I thought I could live with the imperfection, but it's annoying me every time I look at it. Just blocking out the sweater took 2 hours, and I'm done with annoying stuff for today.
Instead of mucking about with hems, I'm starting the Christmas blanket for my in-laws. It's a lace pattern knit in bulky acrylic... I hope my hands survive this, and I hope it blocks at least a little!