It's looking very much like my case that is supposed to go to trial today is going to settle, so instead of madly preparing last night, I did manage to do a little knitting. I worked on the Cabled T Knitalong.
I'm working this in Lion Brand Microspun, which calls for a gauge of 6 stitches per inch. I cannot even fathom being able to get that gauge with this yarn. I swatched and was able to get 5 stitches per inch on size 4 needles, so I cast on and began knitting. The bottom "ribbing" is a little messy, but I think that's the nature of the pseudo-cables. I worked on it for a couple of hours over the weekend and once I got to the stockinette stitch section, I began to suspect my gauge was still too tight. The sweater just didn't drape all that well. However, I had already knit 4" or so and so I kept chugging along.
Well, last night I was far enough away from all that work to see the light and realize I just wasn't going to be happy with a stiff sweater. So, I swatched again and came up with 4.5 stitches per inch on size 5 needles. I frogged down to the ribbing section and then decreased to the new stitch count for 4.5 spi and started knitting again. After about an inch and a half, I realized I was still a bit tight. Checked my gauge, and it's closer to 4.75 spi. So, I just switched to size 6 needles. I don't think that far down it's going to be that noticeable. I really wish I had started with the back instead of the front though.
In any case, here's the progress. I'm still not even close to where I was before I ripped, but I know I'll be happier:
And here's the middle cable and twisted rib detail: