Saturday, September 13, 2008

Drop Collar Cable Jacket



Yesterday was PFD day here in Alaska. The 2K+ dividend was combined with our good governor's energy rebate of $1200. Essentially, every Alaskan (read man,woman and child) recieved a little more than $3200. For a family of 6...well, you can do the math. Most of ours will be reinvested in the remodel. I did splurge just a bit on some Rowan Classic Yarns Soft Tweed in Bramble and a few bags of Araucania Atacama hand-dyed alpaca from Elann.com last week. The alpaca is slated for a Mr. Greenjeans, a shawl, and perhaps a few pairs of felted clogs for holiday giving. The Soft Tweed however, was destined from the get-go to be the Drop Collar Cable Jacket from the new Debbie Bliss knitting magazine. I'm loving how quickly and intuitively the cable pattern knits up. I did a sleeve as my gauge swatch and love the fabric. Should be a cheerful wardrobe pick-me-up over the winter months.

Can't believe how fast this month is flying by! Will try to catch up later this week. Until then. Knit on!

9 comments:

CatBookMom said...

Pretty, pretty! Do NOT check out Monday's Peek at Elann, or your remodel fund will be a skosh smaller, lol!

DH actually talked to me this last week about maybe taking a cruise up to Alaska next year. We could start in Vancouver and end in Anchorage. But don't hold your calendar. ;D

Aim said...

Oooooh, that is very pretty! I love it.

What new Debbie Bliss Magazine? Now I have to go hunting! Thanks :)

Minnie~Knits said...

Jiminy Crickets! What a nice rebate!

I'm almost convinced to move to Alaska, and dress up my 3 dogs like children. Hmmm...but they never keep their little boots on; how could this plan work?!?

Joan said...

Wowza, I love that Sarah more and more. Enjoy the bounty!

Absolutely stunning cable, Lisa.

Tara said...

Okay, we seriously have to stop doing this. It's almost scary. I just picked up a copy of the Debbie Bliss magazine a couple of days ago, and I was immediately drawn to that drop collar sweater! It looks like the perfect winter accessory! I can't wait to see yours!

Grace said...

I got the DB magazine today and I really liked it!! your sweater is outstanding, and your rebate has me wanting to live in Alaska

smariek said...

It's looking good!

Looking forward to see how the Atacama knits up. The colors were gorgeous, but alas I slept through the sale (probably better for the credit card, lol)

Allison said...

I'm glad that some of the money found its way to yarn! The cables look great!

Philigry said...

hey! we are making the same jacket, in the same color i think! yours looks great!
happy knitting.