Very Close To A Sweater

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Glacier is almost done.  No mind that it has been almost six months since I startedknitting it.  I've knit 12 other projects while it was in progress, including an Arlo cabled sweater for my son, and I currently have four shawls in various states of progress that I've worked on along with Glacier.  But Glacier is really the love of my knitting life.  It has all of those cables, and that buttery soft Plucky Knitter Snug yarn with its Alpaca and its Cashmere.  It makes me smile just to think about it — even during that dark time when I realized I had missed a cable cross on a nine stitch cable and I was four pattern repeats further up the back.

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Glacier is almost done.  The pieces are all knit.  I'm going to block them this weekend and then hope for a good long day the following weekend where I can weave in ends, seam (always my arch-nemesis), and knit the collar.  The pattern designer, Martin Storey, is a cable artist.  They are simply beautiful.

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I've spent so much time with these cables that I'm not quite sure what I'll do without them.  I've even dreamed about knitting them.  The pattern is one that sears itself into your brain is easily memorized, and I catch myself wondering how it would look in linen, or in a summer white version with pale blue stripes around the bottom. I think Glacier, which comes in one of those big beautiful Rowan pattern books that are full of eye candy and inspiration, is a project I'll revisit, at least once.  But for now, it's on to finishing.

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