All but the collar is knit up on the Batwing Pullover that I started a couple of weeks ago. Aurora 8 by Karabella is one of my favorite cabling yarns, it is so soft and squishy to knit with, holds the structure of the cable beautifully. Unfortunately, I have to agree with comments on Ravelry that this yarn is expensive ($10/98 yard skein), and has way too many knots in it. Someone had to tie the knots, so they know that there are a lot.
I had 20 skeins of this yarn in deep deep stash. Finding a use for it was exciting, and I knew that even with that amount, I would run short of the yardage required to complete this sweater. While Aurora 8 is still produced, my Turquoise color had been long discontinued. Searching the internet, I found 2 skeins in a clearance warehouse that I ordered. There were some on people’s Ravelry pages, but I did not have luck acquiring those. I did yet another google search this time using the color number, not the name. Bingo! I scored, and found a stash. I purchased 6 skeins, hoping that that will be enough to finish the collar (which is big).
I really want to finish this, but the sewing of the pieces needs to happen first, and I need to be in the right frame of mind, with the right lighting. I guess that it will not be completed to take to knitting tomorrow.