My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.



Because I’m an obnoxious twit, I want y’all to go look at this article. Big thank you to Jamie for bringing it to my attention!


Izzy would like to thank all her admirers for their good wishes. Here is a special cheesecake photo she posed for, just for you, her faithful blog buddies:

Izzy in a Seductive Pose

As I said, she’s a very good girl. She never messes with my yarn and while she has been known to use my work in progress as a blanket from time to time, she always lies on it very carefully. What can I say? She’s dainty!

Izzy wasn’t always so sedate. Her full name used to be “Isolde, Bitch-Cat From Hell” and she deserved it. She was a terror. Now that she’s an old lady of 16, she’s mellowed quite a bit. She is still very mouthy and talks back to me constantly (and sometimes in a not very pleasant tone of voice), but she is on the whole a very sweet kitty.


And here is the obligatory Valtos photo. Since taking that photo I’ve started the neckline shaping and have completed the shaping on one side. So the front will be completed this evening.

Oh, and Geane? Those travelling stitches are on the wrong side too!

Speaking of Geane, go check out her knitting here. She recently completed Alice Starmore’s Cold Duck cardi — photos here.

Well have a good weekend everyone and may you all enhance your yarn stashes to the maximum allowable by law!


  1. Oh man, I wish I could knit as fast as you can ๐Ÿ™‚ You get projects done quicker than anyone else I think! Also, thanks for the kitty pix ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha, I think Isolde may need a special fan club page ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. As it happens, Izzy does have her own website:

    But don’t try to send her fan mail using the email address there — it no longer works. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That is encouraging to hear about Izzy…only another 12 years before my Serena is a calm lady kitty.

  4. Actually Izzy calmed down 2 years ago when she was about 14 years old, so you only have 10 years to go, Betsy! ๐Ÿ˜‰