So, I've got some practical questions about this Nicole Farhi sweater. (Never let it be said I'm not curious and open to learning.)
1. What happens when you take that pin out? Does the whole thing just fall open and slide off your shoulders every five seconds? Or does the front just lie there in two lumpy strips?
2. Why the weird-length sleeve? Oh, right. Because my forearms are always burning up when I wear cardigans.
3. Are those pockets with the side openings solely for the purpose of sliding your hands in, like a muff, only pocket-shaped? I certainly couldn't put any other item in there without it falling out. Oh, wait. You know what? It's all coming together for me now. Although my forearms tend to be piping hot while wearing a cardigan, my hands are always ice cold. Ice cold. And if the pockets opened on the top, I'd look like a real dork with my hands in those pockets. Duh.
4. Finally, why -- in the face of these puzzling and impractical components -- do I like this sweater?
I thank you for your assistance in this matter.