My current work in progress:

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


March Contest

The March contest is the same as last year’s March contest . . . limericks.

Submit a knitting-related limerick — one entry per person, please — by emailing to me using the contact link in the sidebar.

Your limerick must be in the proper rhyme scheme — here’s my stellar example:

There once was a knitter named Wendy,
Who would never use yarn that is trendy,
But she goes into fits,
As she maniacally knits,
So her needles become somewhat bendy.

Be impressed by my literary abilities.

Limericks must reach me by 5:00pm EST this Thursday, March 11.

My panel of judges will select a winner, who will be announced on Monday, March 15. The winner will receive this:


Six 200 yard skeins of Wool in the Woods laceweight wool yarn in color “Burgundy Blast.”

Critter Knitters Knitalong

Lots of positive feeback on this project — thanks guys! Liz and I are in the process of figuring this out, so bear with us. But you can feel free to start knitting blankets for shelter animals while we are still in the organzing phase. Remember, the guidelines are available on the Critter Knitters website.

We’re going to have some really great prizes for the raffle, so stay tuned!

There was a question Friday about the suitability of Wool-ease for shelter blankets. If it is machine washable and dryable and can stand up to multiple washings, it’ll work for this project. I’ve never used Wool-ease, but I’m betting it fits this description.


She’s almost done! Here’s her second sleeve.


I got some good knitting time in over the weekend. Friday night we set up a wireless network so Daisy (my new laptop) is online. Too cool!

Lucy would like to extend thanks to Lisa, Mike, Della, and Little Jack, who sent her some tissue paper with Texas bluebonnets on it!



  1. Has Ian been banned from submitting a limerick this year? 😉

  2. Frida is gorgeous! Those colors are amazing, just amazing.

  3. But is the tissue paper catnip scented? Or does Lucy even care?

  4. jo morgan says:

    Wendy — it seems just yesterday that Abalone was complete. You amaze me! Frida is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see a photo of you modeling it. Great job, Jo