My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

HANA Completed

I finished my HANA pullover earlier this week. And I really like it!

This photo doesn’t really show it, but it is wide enough that I could invite a couple of friends in it with me.

I knit this from a cotton blend yarn, Nako Denim, that I had purchased from Webs earlier in the year. (I used stash yarn: SCORE!) I would have enjoyed the knitting more if I had knit it in wool, but knew it would be way too warm for me to ever wear if I did so.

Giant sweater!

I then immediately cast on a project with this:

MadelineTosh Pashmina in “The Feels” colorway.

This skein was a retirement gift from my now former co-worker Bob. Fun fact: I taught Bob to knit over ten years ago and MadTosh Pashmina is his favorite yarn. He has excellent taste!

I made this:

Hello. I am unblocked.

This is Melanie Berg’s Calligraphy Hat, a perfect pattern for this yarn.

And here is a preview of coming attractions:

I am a sleeve. Check out my tubular cast-on!

And Loki is enjoying being retired!

I am available for tummy rubs. Thank you.

HANA Progress

Thanks for all the nice congratulatory comments re: my retirement. It still feels like I’m just on leave, but it has been just a little over a week!

I’ve made some nice progress on my HANA pullover. I finished the back, and I’m on the last section of the front.

A somewhat awkward photo, hanging off my coffee table!

Once I have the front completed, I think I’ll join front and back and maybe do an i-cord around the neck opening. I am thinking I’ll pick up stitches and do a three-needle bind-off for the shoulder seams.

Then it will be onward to the sleeves!

Meanwhile, Loki has taken to retirement very nicely!

It’s about time we retired!


Mentally blows the dust off the blog. So this past week was a week for big changes. On Wednesday I went into the office for the first time since March 13, 2020! Very surreal experience! The point of this exercise was to clean out my office — I retired on September 30! I filled 5 […]

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Still Here!

I’m hoping at some point I’ll get back into the swing of regular blogging. I do have a major life change coming up this autumn (she said mysteriously) so perhaps that will prompt me to change my slovenly blogging ways. For the past month-and-then-some I have been working on a traditional gansey: Alice Starmore’s Stornoway, […]

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So it looks as though I am blogging once a month at this point. I may yet get back in the habit of blogging regularly . . . we shall see. My hosting plan is up for renewal this month and I decided to renew for another year. So I can put off deciding whether […]

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