My current work in progress:

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



I spent most of the day at Knit Happens yesterday.

Kristine liked the Noro Gisha scarf and immediately put it on.


“Hello, I am Kristine, Purveyor of Fine Yarns.”

Charlotte took a turn wearing the scarf, too.



I did some serious stash enhancing, both through purchases and during the yarn swap. And I’d like to extend a blanket apology to anyone I trampled getting to the Alice Starmore Scottish Campion in the swap.

I would also like to thank the Goddess who brought the Alice Starmore Scottish Campion to the swap.

However, when I got home, Spongebob Stashpants was too tired to pose with the new acquisitions, so there will be a stash enhancement report tomorrow.

And Lucy wanted to spend quality time with Mommy.


I’ll answer the questions posed in the comments yesterday in tomorrow’s blog entry as well, ‘kay?

(But just to let you know — Cat, I’m up for your ponytail challenge!!!)

In a surprise move, I did work on Liam yesterday.


And then I switched to Lisa.


And I’ve gotta get moving, so that’s it for today!


  1. Funny story about Knit Happens: I went over to my parents’ house yesterday, and my mother started to tell me about this yarn store in Alexandria called…

    “Knit Happens,” I finished.

    “Oh, you’ve been there?”

    “Um… well, not yet…”

    And I got mocked for my knitting nerdness.

  2. Thank you for helping me fix my cable yesterday. Now I’ll never have to rip out again to fix cable mistakes. 🙂

  3. A knitting student of mine was in your area last week (we are in Calif). Because I read your blog, I knew about Knit Happens. I emailed her and told her to check it out. She did, said they were very nice to her there and she bought a Colinette kit. Very cool. Thanks for a great LYS reference.

  4. Wendy: I’ve been meaning to ask this a while: if you have a cable that requires more than one cable needle (or DPN or whatever), is there a way to do even part of it without a cable needle? For instance: slip 2 to cn and hold in front, sl 1 to cn and hold in back, k2, p1 from back cn k2 from front cn… or woud you just stick with DPNs or CNs for these?

    I actually have a couple of cables that are a lot more complex than this one: it’s in the Pat Tanton Hewitt square from the Knitters Aran afghan…I don’t have the instructions for this square in front of me, but it involves 3 needles and is a mess, LOL!

  5. a clarification: I meant the instructions feel like a mess, but the cable came out quite nicely!

  6. I see that Lucy is executing what we call the “rolly”, which is usually followed by the “Poly” In our house, this manuever is referred to “giving me the old rolly-poly” which is the cat equivalent of a hug. She’s awful cute upside down!

  7. Shoot – Lucy is awfully cute upside down, right side up, on her left, on her right, on her back.
    She is just the prettiest kitty I have ever seen!

  8. I’m sorry to ask this question here, but I’m kind of stuck. I knitted some blankets for the knit-a-thon, but I don’t know where to send them. I went to the critter knitter site, but when I click on Liz’s name (to get the address) I get all this stuff saying I have to set up an email account to contact this person. Huh? I have email, apparantly this site doesn’t like it. Not being technologically savvy, and my son is not her, I was wondering if I could get the address from you so I can send these out.

    BTW, should you be wondering, the 14c in my name refers to the number of cats we take care of. We’re a foster home for an agency.

    Lucy is gorgeous.