Diving in

It’s technically fall, now, here in Southern Ontario, and although we’ve still not fully entered bundle-up territory (at 20C today I was still sans socks), there was enough of a temperature dip over the weekend to throw the knitter’s brain into action. Suddenly, I want to knit all the things. In my head, I am knitting all the things. All of these things, in fact:


That’s a pile of 2 potential sweaters and about a zillion accessories. They’re all going to be awesome, I know it.

What I am actually knitting, however, is this new cabled thing that just a week ago was still a pile of orange yarn. (It’s Cascade 220 Heathers, in colour #2425, because someone asked last week and the colour number is the best I can do – it’s probably formally named something awesome like persimmon or blaze).


Although I am not used to enjoying the colour orange quite this much, I’m not all surprised to be enjoying cables, and basically I just want to keep knitting nothing else but this until it’s done. (I can’t, because there are other designs and class prep and other people’s patterns and then there’s that pile of yarn up there in the top picture, and, um…yes. What was I saying again?)

I usually tackle sleeves first to get them done and out of the way quickly, but this time I went the more traditional route of knitting the back first so that a large part would be complete, and I’m glad I did. This is what I want to be my Rhinebeck sweater and if my pace continues like this, I’ll have it done with time to spare. (Probably. I think.)


What fall knits are you lusting after this month?
Happy knitting this Tuesday!




  1. Love it! Anxiously awaiting the pattern.

  2. I love the way the sweater is looking. Can’t wait to see what the pile of yarn is going to become!

    Personally, the cooler weather has had me casting on a cowl, scarf, and shawl all within the last week, as well have having a faire isle sweater in the works. ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. I’m not an orange person but that color is gorgeous/awesome/beautiful!

  4. What beautiful cables! I’m working on my first pair of mittens & next will be one of Cookie A’s new patterns.

  5. Love the color!!! It’s going to be fab! I just finished a hat today for the cancer center, will cast on another tonight. I am working on one shawl (waiting for more yarn to arrive) and I have another shawl in the wings waiting to take flight made from some lovely Noro Sock yarn I purchased this summer.

  6. Hats, hats, hats and a cardigan… I love the colour of your sweater, sadly I don’t look good in orange… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  7. Haha, I can definitely related to the “in my head” knitting ! My queue is quite large there. In reality, also only knitting a sweater and scarf. Love your color and cables – what a perfect combo!

  8. loavesandstitches · ·

    That looks great! Perfect for Rhinebeck!

  9. I’ve just moved from one apartment to another about an hour away, so I’ve had to forestall my sweater knitting plans until I can save up for a sufficient quantity of yarn. Desperate to do a little actual fall knitting (instead of just knitting beautiful sweaters like yours in my head) I picked up a skein of Malabrigo Lace in Velvet Grapes this afternoon that will become a scarf or small shawl of some kind. Suggestions welcome!

  10. Beautiful cable-work and a great fall color Glenna! I’ve noticed a slight change in the weather here in Arizona – there’s a fall feel to the air which has spurred quite a lot of spinning at my end. I can’t wait to see what becomes of the lovely yarn in your photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Marie โ™ฅ · ·

    Bavarian Cap, Staked, Royale and whatever this pattern is called. I think I have my knitting for the next little while lined up and it seems to include an awful lot of twisted stitches and cables compliments of Glenna.

  12. Gorgeous cables on that sweater! You are making very quick work of that one, can’t wait to see the finished product, it’s going to be a stunner!

  13. I love those cables. Orange and my skin will always be enemies, but I can’t wait to see your finished product. It looks like it will be stunning.

    And I really want to know what you’re going to do with that green cascade 220 in the top photo. It looks beautiful and I think it’d make a lovely cardigan.

  14. Genia Potter · ·

    That orange will be beautiful on you; on me, not so much. Now, teal….

  15. Now you’ve got me inspired to work on some sweaters for holiday presents!

  16. Love the colour and the cabling – can’t wait for the pattern to be available.

  17. Thanks for the colour number Glenna. I looked it up and you’re right it does have an exotic name…Provence…makes me think of balmy summer evenings on holiday in France.

  18. This is my first “real” Fall. Having lived in So. Cal and No. Fla, I’ve never had real seasons. So I’ve been knitting hats, shawls, socks and started my first pair of mittens! I also have two sweaters that have been on hold during the hot summer months…so I guess I better get them out and finish already!

  19. i so LOVE that orange! we have orange/brown stone on our house and inside on the fireplace wall!!! it’s truly the fall color! lovely cables!!
    ^)^ linda

  20. The cables are lovely and I’m liking that colour as well. I love cables. They just make a sweater seem so cozy.

    My fall projects include a Lakeshore Shawl for my MIL, socks for my dh, bulky knit sweater for my dh (that I started several years ago and never finished), custom-fit knee socks for me (I know how to now thanks to you), and a Royale sweater also for me (the yarn has been ordered), and the requisite dish cloths for my daughters. I’m also going to design and knit a “Minion” hat for my daughter (she’s a BIG fan of “Despicable Me”). Phew. That’s a lot of knitting.

    It’s been a long time since I’ve knit this much and I must admit that I’d forgotten how much I missed it. Maybe I’ll even lose some weight because when I’m knitting at night I don’t eat. One can always hope!

  21. I’m working on my color affection and spinning whatever I feel like spinning.

  22. I am studiously (ha!) working on my Joyella sweater, which is modular until I get to the sleeves, so great for taking places. I have to weave in ends/block the Buffalo Plaid I’m making for my husband — once I get that done, there’s sewing up and a neckband, and it’s DONE!! *happydancehappydance* I have a couple of baby sweaters to cast on for — two friends with new babies, one VERY premature, and the Baby Surprise Jacket I made for her older boy *just* fits. And when I got all that under control, I have hand spun to be made into a cowl, and hand spun to be made into a scarf. And some lovely blue yarn that I frogged from my first sweater that I have plans for…. Oh, and some nice grey wool to make a Basic Black. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah, it’s a little chilly in Minnesota right now, and I want to knit ALL THE THINGS!!!

  23. i am knitting (in my head) about the same amount of things. right now real knitting is baby stuff, as i have a couple of pregnant friends. honestly, i want what you’re having. i need some cabley goodness.

  24. I am working on a beautiful cable scarf for a friend. Dishcloths for my sister per her request.

  25. Oh this is lovely – I’m a big fan of the orange. As for lusting – all knits – that autumnal snap in the air has had the same affect on me!

  26. I hear you. If only I didn’t have that job to go to…I have cardigans on my mind, and cables. Your cable cardigan looks great!

  27. Beautiful!!!!! I love cables!

  28. It’s lovely! What a beautiful color!

  29. Your knitting is just so PERFECT!!

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