My current work in progress:

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


Time for a Poll


I selected my five favorite suggestions for a name for my new sock design from those left in the comments. Vote away!

What Should I Name My New Sock Design?

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My New Box Bag

Yes, I have several 3AM Enchantments bags. No, I don’t need another bag. Then I checked this week’s shop update at The Loopy Ewe.

How could I resist one with Dala horses on it?


I mean, seriously.

I love the zipper pull, too.


Knitting For Your Health

Check out this video from the CBS Early Show:

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Thanks, Cali for emailing the link! I love that you can clearly see the second Mason-Dixon Knitting book in the background in the LYS footage. I’ve been to that LYS — did a book signing there for my first book. And I do believe I recognize one or two of the knitters there! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lucy Is . . .


. . . soooooooo sleepy!


  1. Love the socks, want the box bag and Lucy is..well just like she should be Beautiful

    Adas last blog post..Mommy, do you knowโ€ฆ

  2. When I first saw “Catnip”, I thought it said “Cantrip” (witch’s trick or spell), and I thought, what an AWESOME name! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Catnip is good too.

    Janice in GAs last blog post..Remembering my dad

  3. Nice to have my own personal experiences confirmed by scientists and “journalists”. Knitting helps manage my stress and my pain, though I don’t know about keeping my brain protected……

  4. Those are some pretty sock! They’re very “sprucey” too!

    Cindy K

    ps: Halloween would like to share a little catnip with Lucy.

    Cindy Ks last blog post..Spinning Pretty

  5. I have tons of knitting bags, including a Namaste. My favorite is a box bag. Of course, that’s probably because it’s the perfect size for sock knitting, and well, that seems to be what I’m knitting these days.

    Idas last blog post..Are You in a Rut? Want Something New?

  6. anne marie in philly says:

    that video…damn straight! helped me get thru menopause without injuring others…

    such a nice diverse fiber group too!

  7. Adrienne says:

    That yarn is looking delicious… I love the color!

  8. Love the new sock design…very pretty!

    Roxannes last blog post..In spirit.

  9. Michelle says:

    I like Sprucey Lucy socks! Thanks for the news clip…I’d heard about it, but didn’t see it.

  10. bettina walia says:

    thanks for the video its very relaxing to watch new people learn the craft. …

  11. Love the socks. I am a beginner sock maker and you inspire me to get better so I can make some of your designs

  12. Oh! The Dala horses! They are wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ahh to be able to sleep like a cat, heaven on earth

    Aunt Kathys last blog post..Wednesday- It’s NOT Thursday

  14. Poor Lucy, it’s a hard life.

    Elysbeths last blog post..Just for fun

  15. Thanks Wendy *goes to spend the store credit on loopy ewe* I’d been so good ๐Ÿ˜›

    Jadieladys last blog post..Pease Halp

  16. Awww, sleepy Lucy! She’s pretty relaxed for a cat who is getting a fancy new sock named after her.

    Hissy Stitchs last blog post..On the needles: so far it’s a wriggle and a wheeze

  17. Theresa in Italy says:

    The sock is pretty, thank you for the video (I’m going to make my family watch it!), and Lucy and I are on the same page as far as sleeping habits this week. Zzzzzz….

  18. Love that knitting is an “intellectual activity”!

    Beths last blog post..Rainbow

  19. Lori Bollinger says:

    Vindication! At last recognition for what we all knew was true! Thanks for the video!

  20. Thanks for letting us ‘help’ with the new pattern-it is gonna be beautiful!

    Cindys last blog post..Arrival!

  21. Queen Ducky says:

    It’s a good thing no one was having trouble with their project while they were filming. Someone swearing and throwing things would tend to demonstrate the opposite of what they were featuring. (Can you tell I’ve been having problems with my projects lately?)

  22. There is nothing more relaxing than watching a sleeping cat. And Lucy is such a doll. I never thought my suggesting for naming the socks would make it to the list. Thanks for letting us help with it. Who knows, someday I might get to knit them up….. after the three pairs that are on needles are finished.

  23. Trellis Socks. Pop a couple of rosebuds on those socks and you’ve got a spring garden going.

  24. I’m with Lucy. So sleeeepy! That’s what I get for having a week of excessive late nights!

    Seanna Leas last blog post..almost 3 hours (not 7 days and 7 nights)

  25. Dala horses

    Next time you are in Minnesota, you should visit Mora. They have Dala Horse everywhere including a huge one for the Vaasloppet cross country ski race.

  26. thanks Cali, for the link, I had heard about the segment, but I never watch the morning show. but of course they only reiterated what we already knew ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Rest up and have a Happy Easter Lucy!

  28. Ok I LOVE the name Catnip Socks. However I had to vote Rosemary for obvious reasons. <3

  29. traceymae says:

    sprucey lucy is in the lead !!!

  30. I love Sprucey Lucy socks! I knew that knitting was good for my health, now I have proof.

  31. I like of like “Frog Legs” for the new socks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dianes last blog post..Humph

  32. Have a great Easter weekend. Have ordered your book from Amazon..can’t wait to get it..

  33. Thank you for sharing the video. I rather enjoyed it, and actually really wanted all the lovely pink yarn they were flashing about. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. personally, i think you should call them lucy’s spruce tree socks. not only is it more accurate to the pattern & colorway, but try saying it three times–fast. lovely.

  35. As one of the knitters in that video, I wave to you! I remember your book signing at the store and will periodically see the pictures you posed for with my young twins while there pop up on my screen saver.

    Tis a shame that store is closing June 1 ๐Ÿ™

    Love the new socks.

    Risas last blog post..Always Moving

  36. What size circulars do you use? My set of dpns had 2 break in half – so I picked up a 16″ & 24″ circular, but am finding that I wish I’d gotten 2 16″. What works best for you?

    AnnFs last blog post..Time Flies…


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