19 February 2008


We're down for the count chez Purly. Nick and I both seem to have come down with some odd ailment, while Isobel is healthy as a horse. It's not the flu. The best way to describe it is that we don't feel like ourselves, we're tired (I took a three-hour nap on Sunday, and I do not nap), and we have low-grade fevers at the end of the day.

So, yesterday I needed a break from the yummy but endless stockinette that is my brother's Malabrigo EZ EPS Raglan and decided to do some of the finishing work on the Cable Ribwarmer from VK. It was such an easy knit, but there are a lot of seams to put this strip together. It's cool. But apparently I have created some sort of useless mobius somehow:

See that? Not right. Well, not left. It shouldn't twist like that in the upper left corner of the photo. I discovered the problem when I decided to slip it on yesterday out of curiosity now that it was in it's final shape. And discovered this twist. So, now I'm going to have to rip out my lovely seams.

That center rib in the back is seamed together. Could you tell? You probably could, but I'm still proud of how far my finishing has come along thanks to Maggie Righetti's Knitting in Plain English.

Anyway, in my malaise I threw the offending object across the room and am thinking of casting on that Drops jacket everyone is making. It is very cute, and I have decided to frog that top-down raglan sweater I made last spring. It really needs some short-row shoulder shaping to be wearable. I was thinking of doing another Hourglass, since I've seen some lovely Hourglass sweaters in Malabrigo (100purewool is very similar) on Ravelry. But I have two Hourglass sweaters already; I've been wearing the heck out of my two cardis this winter; and the Drops jacket seems to be a fast knit, which is always good.

But I do have to finish my brother's sweater first. I'm about two-thirds up the torso and have one sleeve done to the join. My Ravelry estimate is that I'm about 60% of the way there, and I've only used three skeins of yarn so far. I think this will use less than six, so I'll have two leftover to play with.

E.T.A. photos! It looks like the problem may have been user error (impatience). Oops.
P.S. Blogger is not playing nice, so I can't seem to add photos. Will do so ASAP.


  1. Sometimes I feel like your knitting stalker. I swear. I have been thinking about making that vogue ribwarmer (it is so interesting looking), oh and the hourglass in malabrigo has been in the queue forever, seriously I am not trying to be you!

    Could you do me a favour and go over and pick up the ribwarmer, frog the seam, and finish it so I can see how cool it is and be inspired. Ok? Yes?

  2. What a bummer about the seam but if it makes you feel better I didn't even notice it until you mentioned it. I thought it was a lovely design feature ;)


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