My current work in progress:

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


Are you getting sick of Izzy yet?


Izzy is afraid that you all think that she spends her entire life glommed on the couch. So here she is in an action shot!

Izzy in motion!

Well, for her that’s an action shot.

Got home late yesterday so no photo update of Valtos. Yeah, I know you’re disappointed, but it’ll be all the more exciting tomorrow, eh?

Well, I only knit about 6 rows on Valtos last night. But I KIPped on my sock-in-progress at the doctor’s office. One of the receptionists asked about the finer points of sock knitting. She said she used to knit. There was a familiar glint in her eye, so hopefully she went home and dug out her needles!

Geane was asking me about the travelling stitches on the wrong side of Valtos. Nope, there are no particular instructions for doing this in the pattern. You just have to be durn sure you have your stitches travelling in the right direction when you’re on the wrong side. It helps to peek at the right side while you’re doing your wrong side twists.

The pattern repeat for Valtos is big — 38 stitches (I think) and 40 rows, so it’s not a pattern I can easily memorize — I have to look at the chart at the beginning of every row. Still, it’s a fun pattern that I’m enjoying knitting.

And speaking of fun . . . Here’s a blog I stumbled across recently — check out The Blue Blog. Be sure to look at her finished work galleries too!


  1. I for one will NEVER be sick of Izzy. Izzy rules. We love Izzy!

  2. And Izzy thanks you! 🙂

  3. Izzy is so beautiful. Makes me wish I weren’t allergic to cats : ( Luckily I’m not allergic to my little yorkie.

  4. Ooh Kathy! I saw your Yorkie in your Gallery of Finished ?work — adorable!

  5. Kathy, that question mark was a typo!

  6. Ah Wendy, and here I thought you were implying that none of my stuff looks finished!

  7. Perish the thought, Kathy!