My current work in progress:

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


We Have A Winner

In response to my giveaway on Monday, there were 544 comments. The Random Number Generator chose comment #514, which was left by Denise, who has been emailed. A big thank you to everyone who left a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

So for the first time in about a month, I worked on the Hanging Garden Stole. When I abandoned it for pressing business, I had completed about half the stole, so I’m now a little beyond the halfway point.


As I mentioned when I started working on it, the yarn I’m using, Tilli Tomas Demi-Plie silk, is a joy to knit. And even though the color is, well, beige, it’s a slightly variegated beige that I find quite enchanting.


HELPSudan Pencil Pouch

Remember when I posted about this project last month? The post is here.

If you are on Ravelry, you can see a photo of a pouch made from my pattern (available on my free patterns page), in Texas-Yellowrose’s projects, here. Cute!

And this is what happens when I throw my coat over a chair instead of hanging it up when I get home.



  1. That’s what happens at my house when I don’t hang up my coat or when I don’t immediately hang or fold laundry from dryer.

    I love your stole so much that I’ve ordered pattern and some DIC Baby in cloud jungle to make one for myself.

  2. Lucy is protecting your coat. Nobody had taken it, have they? She does such a good job. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your stole is beautiful.

  3. What is that you said? *Your* coat? Silly hoomin, you do not understand this concept of ownership. All coats, towels, just-out-of-the-dryer laundry and whatever you’re currently reading belong to teh cat.

  4. A little Ragdoll hair only adds value to whatever it happens to fall upon. I’d rather have it on the coat than flying through the air which happened when I moved my arm in a meeting!

  5. Lucy was grounding your coat so you wouldn’t slip and fall again while wearing it. Silly hoomin.

  6. Aw, Lucy missed you. I think it’s quite a compliment when your pet snuggles on or close to something with your scent on it. Sawyer-Dog likes my knitting bag if it’s where he can lay on it.

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  7. Lucy in just keeping hold of your coat, so you can’t leave her. She misses you so much during the day!

  8. Well now you will remember to hang up your coat won’t you? ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh I like the pencil pouch. Well done!

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  9. congrats denise! the stole is looking great, lol lucy!

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  10. Gorgeous!

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  11. So, what is it with cats and lying on stuff?! Atticus seems to think that the laundry basket is the cat’s, well, meow. Gandalf likes anything I’m wearing, when I’m wearing it (of course), and Mae likes wet knits. Weirdos. Cute, but weirdos. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. OH, thank you SO much for the lace book! I never win anything, so I’m hoping that the rest of 2009 goes just as spectacular.
    Love, love, love the Hanging Garden Stole! That yarn is SO yummy looking – I bet it feels just as yummy as it looks.
    Does Lucy like it as much as you? I find the kitties only go after the really, really nice yarns…

  13. Hanging Gardens is lovely in that yarn!

    The boy cat loves to lounge on whatever shawl I toss on the bed when I get home. He likes the cashmere ones best – a yarn slut, just like his mama.

  14. Our cat doesn’t normally pull our coats off of the backs of chairs, but if it has ties (like my hubby’s windbreaker-style jacket) she will bat at the ties endlessly. It is pretty entertaining!

    Seanna Leas last blog post..can’t knit fast enough

  15. but just think now you will have lucy with you all day because she will have left her hair there for you:)

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  16. Robin Stewart says:

    Congrats denise!!
    turns out flattery means nothing to the random number generator hahaha.
    Gosh, that stole is looking so awesome. Even in the beige it’s just breathtaking

  17. Beautiful stole! Oh Lucy! Such a good guard cat! >^_^<

  18. Hey Lucy, if you can sneak onto the computer, I tagged you and Wendy to take the 5 Things Quiz on my blog.
    It would be so cool to get your feline perspective. But since you don’t have opposable thumbs, Wendy might have to type for you.
    Oh yeah, tell Wendy that she can knit circles around me so I just drool over her beautiful creations. I can’t knit worth a darn even with the thumbs.

    lorrwills last blog post..Five Things

  19. Congratulations, Denise, and thank you, Wendy, for the contest. :o)

  20. Coats not hung up, laundry left in the basket, even folded clothes if they are in a stable pile are all nap zones for kitties. The funniest place my cat naps is in unmade beds. If the cover get bunched enough to form a wee cave, she in there for a long nap, like 4 hours. My kids frequently use that as an excuse for why they didn’t make their beds… they don’t want to disturb their Sophie.
    The pencil case project sounds like fun.

  21. your stole is coming along so nicely! that yarn sounds wonderful. slight variegation is such a nice change from the regularly available yarn that changes so drastically. It sounds like it’s lovely to work with.
    Lucy is just looking so great! My cats do that to my coats as well. My old wool pea coat is sadly covered in so much fur now that I doubt I could ever manage to pull all of it off and have some semblance of a black coat again. hah.
    Congratulations Denise! I hope you have fun working with those lace patterns!

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  22. NewJerseyLaura says:

    Gorgeous! Love the color.