exclamations questions and a bit of knitting


boxy pieces
Michael Kors’ Boxy Cardigan (ravelry project link)

At first I thought Uh-oh, but the schematic shows the front shorter than the back. Weird, yes, but the sleeves are also odd. So I’m doing the left sleeve next, before doing the right front side.


knit or loop
Who knew that knitting was different than linking and looping?

Unless it means the edging (this is a recent goodwill find),
knit or loop edge

Yet another pair of Maine Morning Mitts!

alpaca mitts (2)
Alpaca with a Twist, Mojito in the Fall into Me color. Finally, two or more years after getting this at Ravelry from David at his Red Maple booth… the yarn becomes something. I love love love this pattern, and this yarn is so super soft and squooshy! More pictures on my Ravelry project page.


Mom brought me two more second-hand cashmere sweaters, so they all went into the washer and then into the dryer!
cashmere washed twice
They shrank a bit, but not much. And they did full nicely! There is certainly more than enough now for a robe… now to do something about making it!

8 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Yarndude said,

    June 15, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

    Hmmm… that’s bizarre about the schematics. I’m not skilled enough to question it, though… “Linked and looped”. That almost looks like a bad translation or something.

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    Emily said,

    June 15, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

    The Rav project page shows some errata – have you checked them out? (Although I just clicked on the link and it was broken.)

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    Mel said,

    June 15, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    Linking & looping means that the pieces of the garment were stitched together on a special machine that basically chain crochets them together at the seams. The alternative is cut & sew, where the pieces are cut from jersey fabric and sewn together with an overlock machine. Linked garments are the sort that you can take apart & ravel to reclaim the yarn for other projects. Cut & sew just leaves you with a lot of short strands of yarn if you try to do that.

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    gramily said,

    June 18, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    I know I have more than my share of cashmere, but those colors are droolworthy :- )…………..
    and now you have me hooked on Goodwill and I am accumulating other irresistible unnecessary items.gr.

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    gramily said,

    June 18, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    @Mel- What an informed textilist you are!

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    Chris said,

    June 18, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    I really hope that sweater works out – the different sized pieces would make me nervous…

    Congrats on the soon-to-be-cashmere robe!!

    Nice mitts!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    June 24, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

    Wow – those sleeves certainly do give one pause. I would totally flip out. Thankfully, you have a cooler head and a scientist’s mind. Speaking of that, I’m still trying to envision what your cashmere bathrobe is going to look like – can’t wait!

    It’s good to be back reading blogs again. I’m knitting, too! Wonder of wonders.

    Hope to see you soon -

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    Melinda said,

    June 25, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    Love the Maine Morning Mittens. Why wouldn’t you cut the sweaters into nice big squares and make a throw out of them. I loves me a good woobie!

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