Yes, I believe I have made a good effort on my intentions to finish Forecast. I blocked the body, knitted a few rounds on one sleeve, tried it on numerous times, contemplated the fit long and hard, thought about it, thought about it some more......and decided that I just don't think I want to finish this cardigan. I mean, I still like the sweater design okay, I just don't like MY sweater....I think it has a LOT to do with the yarn. It is super scratchy for me, even after having soaked in warm water. And even though it is worsted, I think it may be a more of a heavy worsted and too thick for this pattern and not smooth either (as opposed to the recommended Cascade 220). Don't get me wrong, I think the yarn is very beautiful, but for me, this yarn and this pattern just aren't working together. Goodbye for now, Forecast.
So, moving on to things that I really WANT to knit. Hello Sarcelle and Sea Silk!!! Not more than 10 minutes after receiving it in the mail, I wound up a skien and began knitting: I am really loving this pattern!! After only a few repeats of the lace, I had already memorized the stitch pattern. And the Sea Silk is truly a dream to knit with! I got the yarn from an ebay seller and let me tell you I couldn't believe how fast I got it during the Christmas shipping maddness and everything!