Those are great colors! I ripped out my red yesterday. My husband loves the pattern and those colors together and he wants me to make a hat out of them, so that's what I'm going to do with that. I got myself some light light blue (like arctic blue, almost grey) and started it yesterday. I like it much better, will post a pic later.
I did use the tubular cast on called for by the pattern. Is that the same as a cable cast on? I just followed the link in the pattern to the instructions with video and did that. It was a little awkward and I can't tell any difference really, so I'm not sure I did it right.
I still have to get the last sole of one more felt clog done, felt them, and knit a couple xmas stocking to felt, so I shouldn't be moving too fast.
Plenty of time to join in!