Since I'm once again blessed with large amounts of free time (in between studying for and taking tests), I decided to start a new sweater. I had a nice baby alpaca/cotton yarn I wanted to use for Stephanie Japel's Cable-Down Raglan, which is in the Spring 2007 Interweave Knits, and after a quick gauge swatch to be sure that the substitution would work (in which I got exactly the gauge required on the first needle choice -- that never happens), I began knitting.
I don't know what it is about knitting cables top-down and in the round that makes my brain not want to understand them, but I think I have to pull this out and start over because I seem to have gotten slightly rotated and knitted my cables backwards. And actually, I think my cast-on was too loose, as well, so I'd like to tighten that up a bit, though it may require a set of needles that I don't have (#5 dns, though perhaps I can try out Magic Loop with one of my long circulars instead).
It's a bit of a tradition for me to start a sweater about fifteen times before I actually finish it, so it's not like this is unexpected. I do hope, though, that somewhere along the line I actually catch on and see what the heck I'm doing. Cables are super-easy for all they look complicated (compared to things like purling five stitches at once, for example), so it's puzzling that this is so puzzling.