I got distracted.
The new fall Vogue Knitting has this faboo little cable vesty shrug ribwarmer thing.
I'd seen someone wearing something like it last year, sketched it out as a possible design project, and then promptly forgot about it.
In my recent survey the pre-fall offerings in my local megamall, I saw and tried on a similar thing. It was indeed as stylish on as I thought it would be.
So I hurried my butt over to LK, picked up the mag and some yarn, and cast on.
I bought Nashau "Julia". The gauge seems slightly off what the pattern calls for. The manufacturer of the original yarn says it's a worsted weight; other sites suggest it's an aran.
I'm a bit suspicious, because there's wildy different row gauges given for the two (not that) different cable patterns. One gives 24 rows/4 inches, another gives 16 rows/3 inches. That doesn't feel right to me.
We shall see how this goes.