I'm still slaving away at the Boundless. My gosh, is the cabling on both sides irritating. I'm at Row 48 of approximately....I don't know. However long I want to make it. 3 skeins of my glorious Ultra Alpaca Fig gone thus far.
My dumb phone isn't taking pictures well but trust me, it looks great. There are a few issues I've had with this pattern, namely:
1. The increases. I've had problems like I haven't had before with the increases. There is one in particular that I wasn't familiar with before - an increase through the purl of the stitch below. I know I've been doing it wrong, because i'm getting tiny holes, and I know I shouldn't be. It's frustrating. I know I'm going to have tons of finishing to do, once I'm done.
2. The wrong-side cabling. Cabling slows me down enough. I know there are some crazy broads that cable without a cable needle, but I am so not there. Maybe I should try and find a video.
I don't know if it's because I knit English, but patterns like this, with alternating knit/purl stitches...I just can't do it fast. There's 12 repeats of the pattern across one row, and each edge. It takes me about twenty minutes to do a wrong side, maybe 10-15 to do a right side row. I just can't speed it up. I don't know why. I wanted to take a knitting Continental course at Stitches East this week, but of course I dawdled, and the Continental courses were sold out.
I have the knit stitch down on Continental, but my fingers are so used to doing everything like YO, SSK, K2TOG, etc in the English way, that I don't know how to do it any other way. Woe is me!