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Cashmere Goddess Update

2011 October 4
by elizabeth_admin

Good morning peeps!  I have taken to thinking of my skirt as the Cashmere Goddess, so I will heretoforward refer to her as such.  The Cashmere Goddess is coming along.  Last night I prepped the facings, interfacing, and lining, and cut out the pattern pieces.  Of course, I changed up my facing fabric.  Originally it was going to be an alphabet print, but the “suBtlety” of the planets print won me over.  It ties in my love of Star Trek with my love for sewing.  A match made in the heavens (bad pun intended)


My lining fabric was really easy to cut out.  I know it’s polyester, but for whatever reason, it behaved and didn’t slither about as I was cutting.  What a nice change from the usual hair pulling. 

Here’s a sneak peek of the front slit of my skirt.


I also worked on Jack’s sweater last night while catching up with all the new Fall shows I have been DVR’ing (anyone else love all the new shows this season too?!?).  I can’t believe I don’t use the cable stitch more often in my knitting, because I absolutely adore it.  

True story:  When I was pregnant with Jack I lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, way down by the Verrazano Bridge.  I had to take the R train into Mid-town to work every day.  It was a good 45 minutes to 1 hour on the train.  Since I was pregnant through the winter months and didn’t start showing until  January, my winter coat hid my pregnancy from fellow commuters and I rarely got a seat on the train.  I was and am still quite peeved about that, especially when in the Spring, it was quite obvious I was pregnant and still people wouldn’t give up their seats for me.  Ok, back to knitting.  At the time, I was knitting a scarf for my mom with a pretty complex cable pattern.  I stood, balancing my pregnant self on the train, knitting while using the cable needle every day for months, only dropping the cable needle once.  Now if you know how to cable, you know how difficult this is.  I am pretty proud of that scarf.  So pretty.  But that was my first cabling experience and I never forgot how exciting it is to see that pattern show up on the right side of your work as you knit.  SO COOL!

So here’s where I am with Jack’s sweater back so far. 


Isn’t that cable pattern so stinking cute?  I love it!  I hope you don’t mind that I’m posting my incremental progress on these projects.  As my family and friends know about me, I can’t keep an exciting, happy secret and I can’t help sharing projects in mid-creation.  A character flaw or an endearing quality?  You decide.  😉  

Happy stitching!

11 Responses leave one →
  1. October 4, 2011

    I’m so jealous that you knit! I mean, I know I could teach myself, but I seem to have no motivation when it comes to going and picking out needles. It’s a weird phenomenon. It looks positively brilliant though. And that skirt and that fabric – that perfect color! It’s what I’ve been looking for my whole life! I’m utterly green with envy that its not in my own hands at this moment! Grrrr…. I can’t wait to see the finished result! I’m sure it will be stunning!

  2. October 4, 2011

    I call it endearing. But that slit? Looks like to goes all the way to kingdom come! Or is the skirt really long? I am confused … gonna have to go back a few posts to look at the pattern you picked.

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      October 4, 2011

      Haha! Hashi, that’s just a partial view of the skirt. The top is cut off. The slit actually doesn’t go that high and is quite demure. In fact, I had thought about raising the slit a bit, but then decided to err on the side of tastefulness. 🙂

  3. October 4, 2011

    Endearing by far.

  4. annie permalink
    October 4, 2011

    Poor Karen. Between the cashmere corduroy and the print lining, she must be green with envy. It’s too bad most people are not privy to the linings of clothing. Some of them are as cool as the garment itself. What a beautiful skirt!

    I used to knit sweaters for my children when I took them to the movies. Cables on a sweaters done on round needles. Kept me from getting antsy during the Jungle Book. Thanks for the memory.

  5. Karen Mulkey permalink
    October 4, 2011

    So glad you clarified the skirt slit length issue!!! I just know the cashmere goddess will be fabulous. Also admire your knitting cable. I used to knit but gave it up upon moving to a hot, humid climate (Houston, TX)!

    Love reading your blog as your endearing personality comes through!

  6. October 4, 2011

    It looks great so far! Can’t way to see the finished product.

  7. October 5, 2011

    How I LOVE that facing fabric! Tres cool. And the cabling looks fab as well. Love the look of a cable pattern – never learned it, however. Good for you! xos

  8. October 5, 2011

    Wow, as a knitter, I can definitely appreciate the difficulty of that knitting trick! Sometimes I hesitate to cable on the train sitting down, let alone standing up and pregnant!

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      October 5, 2011

      I knew you would know how hard that was Robin! Thanks for validating it! 😉

  9. October 6, 2011

    I LOVE the color! This is going to be a fabulous skirt!

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