A lot of progress this week! You can see in the picture that I've made it up the back just past the sleeve-shaping rows. I've walked through working cables without relying on a cable needle. The jury is still out on whether anyone is a true convert...it takes practice and patience to feel comfortable with a new technique. If you have trouble keeping track of your cable needle between twists, try anchoring it in the fabric you are knitting.
While this cable pattern is very simple, I have proven many time this week that it is still possible to work the wrong row or twist the wrong direction. My most common mistake so far is to accidentally work the purl stitches in the centre panel as knit stitches. Two of the rows have purl stitches in the cable, which is a little unusual I have found that I can't knit this accurately and chat/drink wine/dose at the same time I'm not much of a multi-tanker.
Next week, I'll be away, but I'll have my sweater with me. I'll ask Sabrina to take photos of the other knitters' projects to share.