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Expanded Sizing!
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Mondo Cable Shell / Vest


Essential. Modern. Chic.

Worn sleeveless or over a top, the Mondo Cable Shell / Vest has simple detailing for plenty of style without any of the hassle!

The popular & flattering trapeze shape is highlighted by a single wide-column front cable…

We’ve redesigned this great design so it’s knit fromt the top down in the popular 1824 gauge, so you can enjoy all your favorite yarns…

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50) inches

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Thursday, May 28, 2009



 busshelter1_0089busshelter3_0088More pictures for the “On My Commute Today” group on flickr. The walk from the studio to the parking garage is chock full of people and buildings and light. This is a bus shelter on State St with a plexiglass case in one of the side ends of the structure and it holds a suspended 3 foot long metal screw.

We’ve seen this before on Chic Knits (click on pix at right), when a store hung a cool poncho in the case to tempt me on my way to work. The above is, I think, an ad for a comm service of some kind, encouraging us to get un-screwed, supposedly by using their service? Alrighty. The only way I’d feel unscrewed is if it was free and they gave me an iPhone.


You can see why they put the ad where they did because State St. is one of the most crowded streets of all in the city and wherever there’s people, there’s people on their cell phones. I especially like the power walkers who don’t miss a beat (or word) while moving about. Here’s a guy going into the Red Line subway without losing his connection to his peeps. Personally, I thinks its freaky (and a little rude) to talk on a cell on the train (raise your hand if you’ve “witnessed” a breakup!), so you’ll see me with my BBerry in hand playing Scrabble instead, yes, sometimes walking.


Here’s a lovely rack of bikes for the greener amongst us who pedal to work, even at night (this is around 11 pm). Maybe it’s theater goers, but I doubt it. We’re not that green here in Chicago.


More interesting to me than the front of the Chicago Theater Building is its side, seen here from where I parked my car, Level 4, Fashion (don’t you love how they name the levels so you can remember where the hell you left it). I usually park on Fashion or Accessories, (Level 2).


This shot tickled me the most, so I blended the layers of it a little to make a poster. I think this would look great in my kitchen.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


There’s so much cookin’ in the Chez Chic Kitchen, something’s about to explode! The hut is so littered with projects papers boxes and more that I want to run away and sit on the porch, just rockin’ and knittin’.

But my go-to Soother is mocking me.


The dreaded Second Sleeve Syndrome is in full fledged glory over here and the more I knit on this the shorter the 2nd sleeve seems.


Now that’s really just an optical illusion because rows is rows, rounds is rounds. And these, are they the longest in the history of man, or is it tricksie? THIS is after all, the widest part of the sleeve, at the underarm, and even though it seems like I’m not making much progress at all, I AM. I wanted to stay up all last night knitting and knitting after I reached this point of understanding that it was getting skinnier and skinnier with less and less effort.

The yarn felt so soft and cottony and soothing it was like a little babie’s blankie and before I knew it, I was chin down, bubble-lipped sleeping in my chair! Now I know some kinds of cats drool when they’re happy so mission accomplished (I think).


Who’s laughing now, Sleeve #2?

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