For the KAL
I love the yarn- Lamb's Pride Worsted in winter blue. I did two rows of garter stitch before going into the cables, just to give it a nice border.
I've only done a little during my lunches, but it's giving me quite a sense of accomplishment. I can't wait until I can knit in the evenings starting next week! I'm only allowing myself 8 rows at a time so that I don't neglect my studies and screw up my final grade because I am obsessing over knitting. I like the pattern... it has a nice rhythm to it once you get going.