My current work in progress:

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



Is it possible? I made it to Friday? Woo-hoo!

Of course, I still have to get through the day.

I mentioned a while back that things were insane at work. They are insaner still, and will continue on for a while. Like, until summer.

More Guest Kitties!

From Karen B.:


She says “Here’s a picture of my husband John, and one of our cats, Snickers.
Snickers is _HIS_ boy. His official residence is John’s shop, but we allow
him in the house every day, much to the chagrin of the resident cat (mine)

Below, Spooky. Thanks for the cute pix, Karen!


I think Izzy is a little jealous . . .


Hank Alert!

Here’s a bit more of the ribbing:


Wanna see the wrong side of the ribbing? Sure you do.


Two-color ribbing always seems to take forever, but I’m just a few rounds from completion at this point.


The entries are in, judging will commence today. Thanks everyone for all the fun! I got entries from 76 people! Wow! As I mentioned before, the winner will be notified via email later today, and will be announced in the blog on St. Patrick’s Day.

(music fade in) And every one was an Henry . . . (music fade out)


  1. That has to be the prettiest ribbing I’ve ever seen. Oh, the lofty knitting heights I aspire to . . . too bad I have vertigo ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I agree, I can’t wait to see this sweater develop. It’ll be even more fun than Oregon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh,Karen B. ,I think your Spooky and my Molly are from the same litter. They look like twins! She is mostly a sweet cat, but an evil streak comes out when Lucky,our tuxedo cat, is around!

  4. Aww, Izzy looks so demure today!

  5. I LOVE two colour ribbing – it’s definitely worth all the work (so I say, never having had to do all that work!), it’s going to be yet another beauty!
    Feel free to email me if you’re not too too busy – I don’t want to bug you if you are!

  6. L-B, Spooky can get so jealous of any other cat! We have 13 cats outside (along with a total of 12 in the shop) and John had opened the door this morning to pet Fluffy, Hermoine & Harry. I just stood by the door to say “hi” to them when I heard Spooky growl. I went to walk by her to finish dressing and she hissed and whapped at me! I didn’t even pet anyone! So we gave her a bit to settle down and reassure her that she was indeed top cat.

  7. Jealousy must be a Tortie trait,Karen! We have to play musical cats with Molly and Lucky because Molly would probably fight to the finish and Lucky’s just a make love-not war kinda cat!

  8. I’m wit cha sista! on the TGIF!!
    Have a great week-end!

    We’re off to meet Matt and Rob and do a little stash enhancement over at Threadbear tomorrow!
    Can’t wait to get my hands on some of that J&S Matt flaunted on his blog a few posts ago!

  9. Have fun Teresa! And fondle some J&S for me, willya?

  10. Just the reply I’d expect from a Fiber Hussy like you!

  11. Wendy, love the guest kitties again! If I had a digital camera I’d show you my three miscreants. They’re pretty, if nothing else.

    I can’t wait till Monday to see how much Hank you’ve done over the weekend. I so enjoy watching your sweaters evolve! Have a great weekend!


  12. My tortie (Maddie) is such an imp — always wanting to be where she shouldn’t be, like in our bedroom (I’m allergic-ish.) She’ll wait outside the closed door and try to position herself so that she can dart in as we emerge, bleary-eyed, in the morning. When she is successful she gives a triumphiant *mieeeow” before she darts under the bed, out of reach.

  13. Oh now that was just mean! I was doing so well not reading the tag board and then you slipped it in to the general blog area…
    >(music fade in)
    >And every one was an Henry . . .
    >(music fade out)
    Is that a variegated color in the ribbing? I haven’t looked closely at the pattern. Is that the autumn sub?

  14. (Insert maniacial laughter here).

    Yep, that variegated is the autumn substitute.

  15. well at least I’ve gotten a break from the Siamese Cat song from Lady & the Tramp….

    The sweater ribbing is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing.

  16. That is SO funny, because my buddy Odie was singing the Siamese cat song at lunch today (while I was singing “Henry the Eighth)!

  17. Wendy: That ribbing looks wonderful! Are you using a variegated yarn or what?
    Also, you said it takes longer to do two color ribbing… yesterday I tried doing some two color ribbing for a sock & I put both colors in my left hand (I knit continental) & tried that instead of doing 2 handed knitting & it seemed to be just as fast as regular ribbing… but I’m not a fast knitter at all… and was doing 1/1 (k1p1) ribbing instead of 2/2.. you keep all colors in the same hand, right?

  18. One of the colors used (autumn substitute) is made up of one strand each of two different colors — a light green and a rust. The rest of the colors are heathered. You’ll be able to see the autumn sub. knitted up as I post progress photos.

    I don’t know if it really takes me longer to do two-color ribbing — I just dislike doing ribbing! I do hold both colors in my left hand when I knit.

  19. Dot (Australia) says:

    I’m so glad to hear that it takes a little longer to do the corrugated ribbing…..and….that you hold both colours in your left hand. I’m working on my first 2 colour jumper (Jo Sharp’s Balthazar) and I’m kinda winging it coz I have no idea what I’m doing. LOL. I knit continental and both colours are in my left hand. I feel better now.