Once I had picked this out for my vacation knitting, I started reading the pattern and anything I could find on the internet about Rainbow Cardigan. Nothing is current. Then I had this epiphany, why not buy the Luxury then save the Elation for something else? I began searching and freaked. I couldn't find any place on the internet that sold this yarn. EEKS! What if I run out of yarn, how am I going to finish it? I have one ball and only one ball of each color, what if I loose a ball in my travels. How will I finish it? After breathing into a paper bag to stop hyperventilation, I realized that I would be making Rainbow Cardigan out of Elation and not Luxury and I would be making it in a medium not large. The garment would go to who ever it fits. It may be mine, it may be Barb's.
Next came my next quandary and the probable reason why I never started Rainbow Cardigan; bobbins. Carrying 9 colors of yarn each on a bobbin each tangling with all other bobbins. Kind of like this. . .
I am very good at Intarsia. The joins are snug but not tight. I learned the hard way on my sweater of the world. Remember that one?
It took me a week to finally tackle Rainbow Cardigan because I thought the sweater was started with a provisional cast-on and I was looking for the 1/8 inch silk ribbon called for in the pattern. After I figured out you cast-on with each of 9 colors, I thought the provisional cast-on would have been better. Well, I have three weeks to get enough done on this that I am hooked enough to want to finish this. This is definitely NOT car knitting!!! I will keep you posted on my progress.