Using Classic Elite Solstice, I'm also swatching for a new Sirdar cardigan pattern 9166 I discovered this week. I was afraid this yarn wouldn't work well for cables, but I was wrong; the cotton/wool blend really makes those cables pop. I was going to use Solstice to make the Curvy Knits 3-Button Cardigan, but after seeing several of them on Ravelry, I'm not sure I like how this sweater fits, so I'm contemplating this sweet cardigan instead. I think the dark blue will make it a little less prissy which for this middle-aged woman is a good thing.
Finally, I want to make Kathy's own Sparkling Red cardigan using Berroco Peruvia. This photo doesn't do justice to the yarn nor the color. It's really gorgeous. Think epitome of wool cabled cardigans and this is it. I don't usually wear green - somehow I always gravitate to white, blue, pink, and red - but this jewel-toned, dark leafy green will work well with my pale skin.
How will I ever get all these sweaters knitted? Perseverance and time, I guess. I also want to make the beloved boyfriend a sweater for Christmas. Speaking of my main (read: only) man, Tom is on the mend after his motorcycle accident. Here's a photo of us from my nephew's post-wedding brunch a couple of weeks ago. I'm grateful he's here - he shouldn't be. Just a second's difference would have left Tom dead. He is still in a lot of pain with a broken collarbone, several ribs, and his foot. I hate that he hurts, but I hope it's just enough suffering to keep him from doing numbskull things like riding a motorcycle ever again. But the important thing is that Tom's here so we can love for another day - and hopefully a lifetime. A real possibility if he stays off the damn bike!