I heaved a sign of relieve when the 3/4 sleeve cable sweater actually fits! I did swatch and it worked this time.
A recap on the vital statistics. Yarn: Jaeger Chamonix (colour 901 Lille) 7.5 balls. Pattern from Puppyarn Teami Volume 2. Needles: Clover size 15 (6.6mm) The sweater is completed in a reasonably quick time (compared to my other WIps) because I cabled without a cable needle. Thanks to Wendy's great tip. However, in some cases, I do find myself needing a cable needle, especially for finer gauge work or even for the Inishmore that I'm knitting with Jaeger Merino Aran. I just couldn't do it without a cable needle.
And this really is a warm sweater and I wouldn't get to wear it until it gets colder. It's warm and humid again these few days. The humidity went up to 90%.
Thanks for your kind regards for my fil. He's discharged yesterday and is temporarily staying in my sils' apartment so that he can rest properly and not disturbed by the two kids. I had meant to finish assembling the afghan this morning and work on the border but I couldn't get away from the computer. And I'm feeling guilty giving Chung Yi Teletubbies on the VCD instead of my motherly love. Got to check out all my favourite blogs and most essentially I couldn't tear myself away from the excellent debate at Kerstin's blog. Remember to check out all the comments too.