My current work in progress:

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


Kate is so cool!

Why, do you ask? Well, there are many reasons why Kate is cool, but I have a particular reason this time.

I got a package from Kate yesterday. Here’s what was inside:


Isn’t that fabulous??!! But wait, there’s more!


What a great bracelet! And do you think that’s all? Wait for it . . .


Those are ID holders for my work badge!

No, we’re not done yet . . .


Isn’t that a cute necklace? Hematite with a very Native American-y/ethnic charm.

And then, for my friend Odie, Kate made this:


So, you can imagine how happy I was when I got home yesterday and saw all these goodies. Kate, you are IT!!!!!

Not too much knitting went on last night — I was very tired. But there’s a photo of my sock-in-progress here. That’s Regia 6, the sportweight. Does the sock look long and skinny to you? It’s for my father, who wears a size 13AAA. I’m doing an allover 2×2 rib.

On the train yesterday afternoon a guy saw me knitting on the sock and asked: “Are you doing your homework?” And I thought I’d heard ’em all.

No more murders yesterday, but no one caught yet either. I slept last night but this morning I’m wiped out. Got that sleep deficit thing going on.

And last but not least, you didn’t think you’d get away without looking at Izzy, did you?



  1. Wow! What pretty jewelry. Your friends are way cool. I love the sock yarn for your dad’s sock. I’m practicing your sock pattern but keep getting holes. I’ll keep practicing, though.

  2. Wow – Kate is so talented!! I knew you were making these things Kate but they are even more beautiful than I’d pictured.

  3. LOVE the jewelry! Any chance of my getting a close-up of the badge holders?

  4. Caroline, check back tomorrow 🙂