My current work in progress:

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


Mistakes, I’ve Made a Few

A question in the blog comments yesterday:

Do you ever make mistakes in your knitting?

Who, me? Never! I’m perfect.

Did anyone believe that? No, I didn’t think so.

Yes, I make mistakes. All the time.

I’ll direct your attention to this blog entry. That’s probably the most dramatic mistake I ever made.

Nowadays I make small errors that come about because I’m not paying attention. I may cross a cable the wrong way, or knit a stitch in the wrong color on a colorwork project. But 999 times out of 1,000, I notice it immediately and fix it then and there. That 1 time out of 1,000 I won’t notice it until the next round, and I’ll fix it then.

I do it my way.

Sorry, I had to say that.

Ingrid Update

Ingrid went to the office with me yesterday. I knit her on the train and briefly at lunch. She makes great commuter knitting! The pattern is easily memorized and she’s fun to knit.

A couple of comments about the colors of Ingrid. She’s not black and white. She’s very very pale mint green and a variegated brown/olive mix. I’ve taken a photo of the Koigu in the skein in an attempt to show her true colors.


Lookie Here


This is Laughing Lizard “Tabitha,” a cotton rayon blend that I bought at Knit Happens. I’m pretty sure this is the yarn that Kristine and Liz said was too much of a pain to dye, so it’s a one-off. I no doubt showed it to you before.

Well, it’s been calling out to me lately. I do believe I’m going to use it to attempt a Bottoms-Up Bucket Hat for the summer portion of Becky’s Bucket-Along. I will no doubt have to adjust the pattern somewhat as I’m betting Tabitha is a heavier yarn than called for in the pattern. It’s also slubby, which will make a difference. But that’s what makes life interesting, right?

Stay tuned for reports of success or disaster . . .



Lucy Sez . . .


Please pass the SPF15!


  1. We all hate making a mistake, but I do feel better when I fix it right away even when I have to rip the sucker all the way out! My problem is that I’m not very experienced at how to fix the mistake. Epecially if it’s a cable or very complicated. I do try though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m hearing the background music to this post as Frank Sinatra, My Way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Being in lust with Koigu, I’m loving watching Ingrid grow, but the suspense is killing me – cardi, pullover, vest???

  4. Okay, I just wondered. Nice to know you’re human! ๐Ÿ™‚
    You knit all this complex stuff so fast and perfectly, it’s amazing. I’m working on my first really complex project, and I’m making mistakes left and right!

  5. Do you take a new Lucy picture everyday or do you pick from a gallery?

  6. Ingrid is the cat’s meow. It gets better and better.

    Wishing you and the lovely Lucy a very happy 4th!

  7. Ingrid is going to be all mint chocolate chip ice creamy! Yum.

  8. Ingrid is just wonderful.

  9. I love Ingrid. Like all your work she’s gorgeous.