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Good golly, but I am actually going to talk about YARN and such knitting terms as I-CORD. Can it be? I must say that seeing Kay and Ann proved to be inspirational, and I am back in sleeve hell and determined to actually FINISH a sweater in 2008. How do you like them apples.

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What is this thing? I found it hanging in my father’s closet, a closet that remained sealed for at least a decade, most likely (my father was a major packrat, and he had so much crap piled up in front of the closet door that the closet was inaccessible). I thought maybe you swung it over your head and hit your back with the pom pom for a soft massage, but my buddy Megan (cancer-fighting Megan) figured it out!
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It is some sort of scarflet! Isn’t it awesome? I totally want to replicate it, as the existing one is made of nasty, scratchy acrylic yarn. Genius Kay manhandled the scarflet and declared, “Why, it’s I-Cord!” or something to that effect. I think it’s giant I-Cord. So, my plan is to find some scrumptious, fat yarn and make one of these.
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Yup, I’m pretty excited about it. I predict it’s going to be the Next Big Thing. It will spread like wildfire on Ravelry. Really.

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22 Responses to possible knitting content ahead

  1. jess says:

    dude! I totally would make one of those. Deedle looks great in it, too (of course!). :)

  2. MicheleLB says:

    Yes, it WILL become the next “must knit” on Ravelry! I’m willing to help. I’ll make one, too! I love big fat i-cord. Looks like it’s on ginormous needles, too.
    We’ll need to start a group…
    Craziness!

  3. Daphne says:

    I think it’s cute dogs wearing funny acrylic scarves that’s going to be the next big thing!

  4. Tizzy says:

    I’m going to take that middle picture and turn it into my background picture on my computer. Deedle looks so dashing and debonaire!

  5. megan says:

    she doesn’t seem to mind the acrylic scarf! so cute! if i send you yummy yarn will you make me one?!?! did i mention that i love you? :)

  6. Sasha says:

    Wow, totally cute on, but off it’s kinda disturbing.

  7. monica says:

    I thought it was some kind of door decoration that you hang off the door knob! If you put bells on it and knit it in red and green you could make several in time for Christmas! Just think of how Deedle will feel with all those bells jingling around her neck!

  8. kelly says:

    yay! deedle! there really haven’t been enough deedle photos, lately :)
    that color is good on her.

  9. Seanna Lea says:

    It looks like it would be quick and easy, which are definite plusses in my book! (Especially, because they can pass as gifts for the funkier relatives and friends.)

  10. Nicole says:

    I LOVE it… and it looks great on your dog!!! I agree… definitly a ravelry phenomenon. I will find it on there and put it my que… totally something I could accomplish.

  11. Kay says:

    It really WILL spread like wildfire.
    And I think you should make sure people understand it’s a bi-species garment. Dogs, people, anything with a neck.
    I’m going to figger this out right now. I am no longer wandering the planet shilling for my fave book and need something fun to do.
    Stay tuned.
    xoxo Kay

  12. Susan says:

    AH! So cute…Buffie and I love the puppy wearing it!

  13. Lydia says:

    Giant I-cord…is that anything like a giant squid? What else is lurking around in that closet? It’ll be fun to make and it will definitely go big on Ravelry. It looks smashing on Deedles.

  14. are you an anpan man fan?????
    you have a bread guy on your shelf…..
    I wonder if that scarflet was made on one of those crank around knit machine thingys that little kids like to play with…
    where will I find the pattern over at ravelry… in the “wierd thingy to wear around the neck” forum????

  15. ooh feel the power. oh i feel it.

  16. molly says:

    make it happen, mariko! if anyone can do it, you can.

  17. Susan says:

    Mariko, go to my blog to see your award!

  18. Nicole says:

    Don’t sell yourself short… I would totally make that for my friends with little dogs. Let me know if you post some instructions.

  19. Cara says:

    I for one would totally make that!

  20. Juls says:

    Misti Chunky Alpaca. ‘Nuff Said.

  21. carol says:

    mariko we need to discuss the soft serve ice cream cone in the background. i want one.

  22. Self-flagellation for the squeamish.

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