My current work in progress:

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


Long Weekend

It’s Day Two of a 4-day weekend for me. Ahhhhh!

I’ve been working along on the Hanging Garden Stole.


I’m at the point where I need to measure it and see how much more I want to knit before finishing. It’s getting pretty long.

You know, I realized yesterday why I could never be a vegetarian. See my plate at lunch yesterday?


It’s awfully hard to eat food that is looking at you.

Meanwhile, Lucy is helping with the laundry.



  1. That food plate reminds me of those new Geico commercials where they have the stack of money with the googly eyes attached. Staring at you.

    Miss Lucy is lovely as always!

  2. ROFL….the pickles and olives got me. Too funny!!!! I agree.

    the stole is amazing.

    shellys last blog post..What do you do with another 2 hour delay?

  3. That shawl – as my grown kids would say – kicks a$$!! Beautiful work – cannot wait to try it myself. Thanks so much for the pattern (if it’s the one I think it is – I’m across the room from my pattern stash, LOL!)
    So, the inauguration – is it cramping your style? We’re far enough away (in Ellicott City) to be close enough to feel the excitement, but not have the traffic problems – and we’re getting the best seats (in our living room!). And now it’s looking like snow or a reasonable facsimile thereof – a great weekend for knitting (gee, I’d better get started!).
    Take care,
    Joan G a/k/a FSK

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  4. That stole is scrumptious. As a newbie to lace knitting you have my total admiration.

  5. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “cousin lucy, are you keeping the laundry warm or vice versa?” ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks God there’s Lucy to help you with the laundry … and the shawl is just wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous!
    Regards, Katarina

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  7. OMG – you needed a spew warning on this post! I haven’t laughed this hard in weeks…
    And the Six-Pack + 1 approves of your help with the laundry. It ain’t ready for use without a side of cat hair!

  8. Hooray for long weekends!

  9. The stole is looking lovely! As is Lucy, as always. ๐Ÿ™‚

    yarnpiggys last blog post..Piggy is verklempt

  10. I think I’d rather have olive eyes looking at me than fish eyes ๐Ÿ˜›

    In fact, I’ll remember to bring olive eyes to the Fling ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. i love long weekends ๐Ÿ™‚

    mais last blog post..candle flame scarf

  12. Ahhhh, four day weekends. So, So yummy.

    christina (apronstrings)s last blog post..because sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

  13. All the vegetables you won’t eat means more vegetables for me! I feel like I’ve been a vegetarian forever, but it’s only been about 17 years.

    Seanna Leas last blog post..snowing!

  14. The shawl is looking beautiful! Enjoy the remainder of your long weekend. I’m with you – food with eyes is spookey.

    Megan S.s last blog post..And so it goes….

  15. I saw this and I thought of Lucy

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  16. “I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals. I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants.” A. Whitney Brown

    lizs last blog post..Bean Of The Week

  17. Laundry! Man I need to get that done. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s to seeing the finished hanging garden stole soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    LittleWits last blog post..Housekeeping

  18. Lucy, Lucy, Lucy U R such a B E A U T Y ! ! ! What a luck lass Wendy is to have you in her life.
    PS the scarf is DIVINE!

  19. I’m jealous. I still had to work today.

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  20. fun stuff! stole looks gorgeous!

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