Sorry guys but I’m going to be a bit boring today with a third post in a row on Raspberry Tart.  No choice if I’m going to get her done before Rhinebeck.

I’m sure you’re getting close to having heard enough about this design – I’m losing steam too.  I got up yesterday morning and decided I couldn’t bear to work on RT.  You know how the rest of this goes right?

Ravelry browsing.  Here’s how it went down.

Ooh I can fave more things for Rhinebeck shopping!  I forgot about Deep End – it’s a great excuse to shop for mini skeins of sock yarn.   I wonder if Miss Babs will bring any her kits of mini skeins – polydactyl or gradient.  Gradients are fun – I wonder what designs use them.  Traliccio is new to me.  Spectral too.

An hour later and a bunch more designs to shop for at Rhinebeck – and not a stitch more knitted.  Thinking about knitting and looking at others’ knitting was sadly doing nothing to help get my sweater done for Rhinebeck.

So I took RT out of the bag and started knitting.  I made a deal with myself – 10 rounds this weekend  And a couple hours later I hit that magic number.

Here’s the back…

raspberry tart back 9-20

and the front…

raspberry tart front 9-20

and a close up of those cables…

raspberry tart cable close up 9-20Contrary to what it looks like on the mannequin, I’m about halfway through the bust area.  I think I have 2 more full repeats of cables and then the bottom ribbing.  I tried it on again yesterday and it still fits great!

If I finish this one in time this will be the third sweater I’ll have finished for Rhinebeck in 9 years of attending.  There’s something about that festival that motivates me to get things done.

I’ll catch you on the purl side.

11 thoughts on “Threefer

    • the pattern is so great and the cables really aren’t very hard. they’re the perfect blend of looks impressive but isn’t too hard to knit

  1. Glad you kept the deal with yourself….I’ve made deals like that before but my hands never cooperate smh. Sweater looks pretty good so far. I love the way the cables are working up. I was hoping to go to rhinebeck for the first time this year but doesn’t look like I’ll be making it.

    • i have often made similar deals and didn’t keep them either. i think because there’s no leeway – either i wear it on the fairgrounds or i don’t – that i just don’t feel like i have a lot of give.

      sorry you’re not getting to rhinebeck this year :( maybe next year?

  2. I am in awe of the cable work. One day I hope to try cables. Maybe I’ll set myself a challenge to do something with cables by this time next year. :-) It’s also nice to know I’m not the only one spending hours snooping (and daydreaming) around on Ravelry.

  3. Gorgeous sweater! The color is so rich and vibrant and perfect with the pattern – really makes the cables pop. Can’t wait to see the finished product :)

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