My current work in progress:

1. Cowl, my own design, knit from Elsa Wool Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo in the "Cream" and "Dark Grey" colorways on U.S. size 3 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Crazed Scandinavian Cowl

My Crazed Scandinavian Cowl is coming along nicely:

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At this point I have over one-third of it knit. It’s so much fun to knit because, as I mentioned in my last blog post, no two panels of motifs are the same. Having something new to knit for each panel doubles the fun!

Want to know more about my colorwork process? Jaala of KnitCircus and I did a mini-interview, which is posted on the KnitCircus blog today. Go read it and learn my dark secret!

In other news, Loki is still adorable.

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Welcome to October! One of my favorite months . . , it means that we are looking at the end of hot weather soon here in the DC area.

Bunny Girls!

Dottie and Inga welcomed October by trying on their Halloween costumes.

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Inga is dressed as a Dalek, while Dottie is the TARDIS. If you are not familiar with Doctor Who, these costumes will mean nothing to you. But trust me, this is hilarious.

Book Giveaway

My review copy of  New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces by Romi Hill is going to Hilda D., who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment entering the giveaway.

Now on the Needles . . . 


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This is the start of a new cowl design I’ve doodled up. I’m calling it “Crazed Scandinavian” because I charted out over 600 rows of Scandinavian-style motifs. No two panels are alike. Some are made up by me, some are traditional Scandinavian motifs, and some are combinations of the two. The yarn is Elsa Wool fingering weight woolen spun Cormo in two natural shades.

The yarn is beyond fabulous to knit, as I expected it to be. And I love the two colorways together — there is enough contrast to make the design stand out, but it still is a pretty subtle effect. Since the charted design will be incredibly busy, I like having the colors low key and muted.

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Loki loves that the weather is turning cooler. It means he can enjoy snuggling on the couch between his two favorite humans!

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New Lace Knitting


I’ve got another great book to review: This is  New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces by Romi Hill, (Interweave/F+W; $24.99; September 2015), a collection of 19 garments and accessories that incorporate traditional lace patterns in modern pieces. Romi starts the book with a listing of her 10 Golden Rules for lace knitting, commonsense advice that […]

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Put Some Zip In It


The winner of a copy of KNITLESS: 50 No-Knit, Stash-Busting Yarn Projects, by Laura McFadden, generously provided by the publisher, is Maggie B., who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the giveaway. Yesterday I finished the cardigan/jacket that I have been working on. As I had mentioned, I […]

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As promised, I have another book to review. I am part of the blog tour for this: This is KNITLESS: 50 No-Knit, Stash-Busting Yarn Projects, by Laura McFadden, a new book from Running Press. If you have SABLE (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy) you might find this book very useful! It’s a collection of 50 non-knit […]

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