My current work in progress:

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


Welcome to December


I hope that those of you who celebrate it had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We had a nice long weekend. Not a whole lot of knitting was done though.

Ate too much, drank too much, stayed up too late. Watched a Spanish movie with English subtitles (Abre los ojos /Open Your Eyes) which made knitting near to impossible. Hard to do cables and read what’s on the tv screen at the same time.

And masochists that we are, we went to two different shopping malls over the weekend.

Here’s a close up photo of Fulmar.


I’m more than halfway done with the back. Hopefully in another week I can get a start on a sleeve. I had to put it down early last night because my hands were hurting

Really Old Stuff!

Here’s a really old sweater:


I made this little cropped sweater in the 1980s, my own design. It’s knitted in the round from bulky weight wool, with knitted in pockets and sleeves knitted down from the armholes. I had a pair of pants that matched the color exactly.

I have no idea what the yarn is, except that it came from Sweden, and I didn’t write down the pattern. I just made it up as I went along.

Time to head in to the city for another week of work. Yawn. Mega-yawn, as I didn’t get enough sleep. Darling Izzy started howling at 3:22 a.m.

But maybe we’ll get some snow as the week wears on!


  1. Is Izzy patiently waiting for Thanksgiving chow in this pic? The quilt is beautiful! Today’s retro-sweater looks like a cozy one—nice design! Sorry for my confusion on the tag board yesterday! Sounds like the Scottish Walk might be a snowy one this year! Nothing like Old Town on a snowy day!

  2. Actually, I make it a point to stay far as far away from Old Town as possible. I’m getting old and cranky — it’s too much hassle to go there and try to park, dodge the creowds, etc.

  3. But, compared to the Richmond area, it’s a delight! I wouldn’t enjoy the same thing here! 🙂