My current work in progress:

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


Progress — Woohoo!

My knitting mojo seems to have found its way back home, because I’ve made some good progress on the Rib and Lace Cardigan.

I completed the lace portion and am working on the ribbed portion. I’m past the point where you divide for front and back, and am working on the back armhole decreases right now. The fronts are waiting their turn on a spare needle.

Design Contest

Are you a knit designer wannabe? Go check out the Design Contest at Knitting Purls. The contest is for designing winter caps. Very timely, and it looks like fun!

Birthday Weekend!

Yesterday was the KOARC’s birthday, and today is Blogless L-B’s birthday. Happy birthday to you both!

As you can see, Lucy is pretty much all partied out.


  1. Happy Birthday KOARC and L-B! It’s an excellent day to stock the pantry and huddle down to prepare for the storm!

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  2. It’s beautiful!

  3. It is simply gorgeous. Can’t wait until it’s finished. The color is
    beautiful and so is the design.

  4. Your sweater in elegant, the design and color just so perfect. Please relay birthday wishes to Korac and of course L-B. Thanks. Have a great rest of Sunday.

  5. Oh gosh, the cardigan is gorgeous.
    And thanks for plugging the design contest!

  6. Very nice cardigan, and a happy birthdays to both L-B and KOARC!

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  7. Happy Birthday, KOARC! LB is spending her birthday watching large men in kilts throws stuff. Sounds like a great day to me!

  8. That is looking very nice. Love the color. Happy Birthday to those celebrating!

  9. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to the KOARC (yesterday was my birthday, too) and to L-B!

    The sweater is lovely.

  10. Great progress on the ribbing! Lace goes quicker (and is more intersting) than the ribbing!

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  11. anne marie in philly says:

    gee, wonder what lucy gave her daddy for his birthday…such a tired little kitty!

    tip o’ the wine glass to both the KOARC and dear L-B; another year wiser, and many many more to follow! 🙂

    spooktacular cardigan sweater! 🙂

  12. The sweater is looking great and poor Lucy! What did you do to that kitty? Did she have to knit? Or was she in charge of the chili?

  13. Happy Birthday to KOARC and L-B!

    The sweater is looking good.

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  14. Love the Rib & Lace Cardigan, the color is perfect. How many skeins will you need?

    Happy birthday to KORAC and L-B.

  15. Happy birthday to both. I can’t believe it’s a whole year since birthday wishes were being offered to them. Hope there are many more.

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  16. The new cardi is beautiful. Lucy looks pretty good, too, as usual 🙂

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  17. I have a question Wendy, since English is not my mother tongue. What does “mojo” mean??? I have been finding this word so often in the blog world and I cannot figure out what it exactly means. Maybe it has to do with motivation? Thank you so much – and happy birthday L-B!

  18. Felicitations and birthday wishes for KOARC and LB.
    The knitting is indeed looking marvelous. Knit on!

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  19. The sweater is looking great can’t wait to see it finished. Happy Birthday to all!

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  20. Theresa in Italy says:

    Happy belated birthdays to the KOARC and L-B! The sweater looks good, but poor Lucy! It’s tough to be a party animal!

  21. The sweater looks great! It wasn’t that high on my list from looking at the magazine, but the color you’re using just makes the design look so much fresher.

    I can hardly wait to finish my holiday knitting, so I can go back to knitting sweaters and cute little things for me. ^_^;

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  22. Lovely progress on the sweater. I finally saw a copy of Vogue this weekend and I can definitely see why you picked this one out. Happy B-day to KOARC and L-B! Poor Lucy. Such a busy social schedule. 😉

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  23. Sweater looks beautiful. Happy Birthday to KOARC and your friends.

  24. I love the cardigan, and hope to knit it myself some day. I have a question about blocking… the lace portion obviously will block out beautifully, but normally ribbing is not blocked, at least in my knitting experience, ribbing is suppose to “pull in” not block out. How do you plan to deal with the blocking of this beauty?

  25. Your cardigan is looking great! I can’t wait to see it finished. 🙂

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  26. Happy belated birthday to KOARC.

  27. Wow! The Cardigan is looking fabulous! 🙂

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  28. I love your work,beauty…

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