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  • I love the way a couple cables seem to just meander across the front of the sweater in these long diagonals! I’m very intrigued by this random cable idea.

  • I once contemplated knitting up cassette tapes, but couldn’t really think of what to make of them! A bag! Cool.

  • I love this sweater! The color is fabulous and the meandering cables are even more fabulous.

  • I love the fact that you see just enough of the unnamed 12-year-old’s face that you know he’s absolutely horrified by the idea that you might expect him to wear this in public!

  • I expected to like this sweater but WOW I like it a lot more than I expected. I was afraid it would look too sockish? But it looks utterly cool. If his mother hadn’t knit it, and it weren’t wool, he would love it. Maybe.
    Definitely worth the slog for this great experiment.
    xoxox Kay

  • I like the Cable Twist Panic after the armhole split, it gives the sweater a yoke pattern.
    I think you should name it Cable Twist Panic.

  • And my children moan when I ask them to hold skeins of yarn while I wind… Wait till they see what other horrors can be visited upon them by a knitting mother: MODELLING in the blogosphere!

  • The sweater is great. Did you promise “the kid” that he would be in the will?? Loved that bag. I have lots of old tapes. What’s the pattern? I don’t live on the edge, so would love to know how she is doing it.

  • What a cool bag!! I knitted a bag out of plastic bags. My family thought I was nuts and it was a little time consuming cutting the bags into strips, but it was still a fun project. I think I’ll have to try the VCR tape 🙂

  • The cables in the sweater remind me of ski tracks in fresh snow–I love it! As for the circs, go on ebay, you can get bamboo circs for 99 cents or so and even if you don’t love them to knit, you can use them for stitch holders!!!!!

  • Cannot thank you enough for continuing to promote and encourage a4A campaign(s)! Love the cable sweater and can’t wait to see it in person in “the basement”. I owe my 10.5 year old a new sweater and am wondering if we would like the random cables (assuming he did not have to model it on internet).
    Pam R, SF

  • Cannot tell you how much I love that prodigal cable on the sleeve that goes wandering off and finally comes home in the end.

  • That 12 year old Afghani boy will most likely be at least as skinny as his American counterpart. I’m thinking that his fashion sense will lean more toward what is warm than what is cool.

  • Well, really, can cables EVER be bad?? I just adore watching cables do their thing, no matter how randomly!
    And, VCR tape? Now that’s an idea I would never have thought of….

  • I think I’d have done a steek for the armholes. It would have meant a bit of back and forth for the set -in sleeve cap, but overall it would’ve been good, I’m thinking.

  • Love the cabled sweater!
    Does your friend want more VCR tape? I have lots from emptying my parents’ house…a great charity project, maybe? Anyone want them?

  • handsome garment
    the colour is is very nice indeed

  • Kristy, I second that emotion…
    I also enjoy the juxtaposition of the two cable sweaters, one traditional, one random. Cool!
    Ann, don’t worry about the slogging. It turns out that this particular “slog” has served to continue to keep the charity knitting fresh in our minds. And besides, your explaination of the reason for the “slog”, turned out to be the perfect tutorial for “how sleeves are made for sweaters that are knit in the round”–Special Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I find this random cabling oddly compelling….

  • Agree with Diane that your slogginess is our tutorial- God, I gotta get me one of these blog things, so I can turn my meandering creative process into something useful for others.
    The October 13th date for the next Nashville library knit circle sent me into a tiz– I was just telling a Portland friend I’ll be coming up that day because (Hallelujah!) you two are gonna be at Powell’s on your book tour! I am thrilled and trying to knit something worthy of the event (not to wear or show, mind you, just to be knitting on!). See you then!

  • The sweater is great! Love the cables.
    And that bag is fantastic! What a great idea!!!

  • ARG! I just got rid of all my old VCR tapes…probably 100 of them. I should have thought to take them apart and knit them up! Why, why didn’t I think of that?

  • …just a bill — on CAPITOL HILL.
    Interplanet Janet: you’re a Galaxy Girl.
    And your sweater is a conjunction-junction [what IS my function?] of gargeous cables!

  • Please stop knitting with VCR tape – it can give off toxic fumes.

  • We have 100’s of VHS tapes sitting in boxes in the garage, with DVDs who watches tape? This is genius. Crocheted shopping bags, door mats for wet weather, oh m mind is reeling… get it. lol

  • We have 100’s of VHS tapes sitting in boxes in the garage, with DVDs who watches tape? This is genius. Crocheted shopping bags, door mats for wet weather, oh my mind is reeling… get it. lol