My current work in progress:

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



I am pleased to report that I am now on the edging of my shawl, and with any luck (and a bit of commitment from me), the next time you’ll see it will be in blocking photos on Sunday.

Oh, and I lied about the number of edging rows. I said there were 30-something rows of edging. There are actually 26.

A couple of you asked if I am going to offer the pattern for sale. The answer is — it depends on how it looks once it is blocked. I think it’s going to turn out just fine, but because I didn’t knit a swatch of the lace after I charted it — who knows? Fingers are crossed.

So next up on the needles will be the Mason-Dixon Knitting Daily Sweater. I plan to start it first thing next week, so if you want to knit along with me, please feel free to do so. No pressure — start it when you wanna, and finish it when you wanna.

I’ll likely be moving somewhat slowly on it, because I’ve got a lot of non-blog work to do that is taking up a bunch of my leisure time.

Lucy and I wish y’all a great weekend!


  1. Can’t wait to see the photos. I need my daily fix of knitted lace! Gotta have it! Gotta have it!
    I just might join you in the Daily Sweater KAL. I need some simple, “TV knitting.” Give Lucy a scratch behind her ears for me.

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  2. I’m probably at least 10 days from starting anything new but will either buy yarn at my friends’ yarn shop grand opening or stash dive and join you on my daily sweater soon. Shawl still looks good.

  3. Have a great weekend too!

  4. I received my Mason-Dixon book today and just love it. I have not ever knitted a sweater top down so this will be interesting!! You and Lucy have a super week end also!!

  5. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “cousin lucy, make sure daddy and momma give you extra scritches just cause it’s the WEEKEND! mrow!”

  6. I havent had alot of free time lately to knit either. Am working on my moms house so we can move away from where we live currently and build our own place.
    Will have to check out that book and see the sweater, ahve 2 OTN right now and would like to knit one for myself.

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  7. Theresa in Italy says:

    I like your KAL parameters, especially since my book may take a couple of weeks to get here! You have a great weekend too!

  8. I can’t wait to see it on the blocking board. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. In the pictures you’ve shown so far, though, it looks beautiful. Hope it stays that way. I can’t join you on the Daily Sweater. i have about one hundred Christmas Gifts to knit, and I’ve spent all my money on the yar and pattern for them. Can’t get the yarn for the sweater, nor do I have the book yet.

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  10. So pretty! Can’t wait to see the edge!

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  11. The shawl is lovely.

    Is there any chance that you’ll be bringing back the Extreme Hedonism pattern from Geane that you used to have on your website?

  12. Hey there, may I ask where you found that lace motif? Im a terrible sucker for designing my own lace and that nice geometric shape looks perfect for something Im working on. I dont recognize it from any of the Barbara Walkers or the Harmony guides. Where DID you find it?

  13. I do love that Daily Sweater, but I seem to be in the middle of a WIP crisis that came out of nowhere…. (no memory span apparently) 🙂
    I think I’ll just have to be content to watch you make yours. Thanks for sharing the experience!

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  14. It’s looking very fine so far.

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  15. Looking forward to see your finished shawl blocked out.

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