So I finally got to watch Seabiscuit (good but slow) and swatch for Little Rivers last night. This is my swatch, done following the instructions for the sleeve (I usually do this for textured patterns, so I know what to expect in context, not just what the cables do). It took 2 HOURS. That's what I call an Olympic Swatch!
I'm working on size 6 Addi Turbos, and I've already made some changes.
If you think that's a lot of changes for just the first 5" of sleeve, you're probably right! But that's how I roll, I'm not shy about changing even Herself's patterns.
Here's a closeup of the cable repeat that will be all over this pullover:
I think I ended up with the perfect color. The cables show up very well. But it's so SLOW! I know it was supposed to be a Challenge and all, but this one might not be possilbe. . .
It turns out I have a birthday party to go to on Feb 10th (prime Olympic Knitting time!), and Adam actually comes home on Feb 23rd, not 24th. If you know me IRL, be prepared for my turning down any social invitations during the Olympics, unless you want to get together to knit. Wow that's sad, huh?