My current work in progress:

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


On the Edge

I have finished the body of my shawl.


I did an eyelet round all the way around after completing the last body chart.


At the end of the round, I cast on the stitches for the beginning of the edging, using a knitted cast-on.


And I started knitting the edging onto the shawl. Here are the first steps in a very long journey.


I think I know what I will be doing for the next few days. But I will cast on a new project tonight to take on my commute tomorrow, as this shawl is no longer terribly portable.

Lucy would like to nap, but feels the need to supervise me.



  1. Muriel Correa says:

    Oh, just seeing Lucy laying there makes me want to take Ivie “to town” and get a kitty!! I know we both want one…
    Oh yes, and the shawl is looking very nice.

  2. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished shawl!! (dance)
    .-= Stacy´s last blog ..I am so far behind… quick catch up. =-.

  3. Can’t wait to see it. Thank God Lucy is there to make sure you get it right.

  4. love it! I really like how you are finishing it off too!
    .-= Susan Mohr Krupke´s last blog ..Family Foto Shoot =-.

  5. the kitty wants her kittybed SOON!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sweet Lucy!!!!

  6. I’m really looking forward to the blocking stage pics!
    .-= CatMyers´s last blog ..Garden Camo =-.

  7. It is going to be perfect………….we are anxiously awaiting its unveiling!
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..A Night on the Town =-.

  8. Lucy wants the shawl b/c it matches her eyes ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..This just in: don’t believe everything you read on the ‘net. =-.

  9. Boy is your post timely!!

    I’ve been trying to decide if it’d be easier to do a provisional cast on at the bottom of a cardigan and knit the border on later (in the same way that you are) or if I should knit the border to the specific length first and then start the cardi by picking up stitches along the side. Perhaps it really doesn’t matter which way and I’m driving myself crazy by trying to figure this out…!
    .-= tara´s last blog ..Short tutorial for charting intarsia by hand, AKA "the hard way" =-.

  10. Cannot wait to see this shawl…. It is going to be gorgeous!
    I love Lucy.

  11. I’ve been lurking for some time now. I was so pleased to see how you cast on and started the edging for your unnamed lace project. I’m in a class where we’re learning lace and could not picture how we were going to cast on with stitches already on the circular needle and do the edging. Your picture was very timely. Thanks

    Congradulations on your new book for next year! Can’t imagine where you find the time….


  12. Really looking forward to seeing this unfurled! I bet it’ll be magnificent.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..No beads because ….. =-.

  13. Looking scrumptious.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ firefly
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  14. Looking Scrumptious!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ firefly
    .-= firefly8868´s last blog ..72 degree air =-.

  15. Looking very Scrumptious Wendy … and Lucy too!
    .-= firefly8868´s last blog ..72 degree air =-.

  16. I love the edging, and prefer most knitted on edgings in general. It is nice having shorter rows for a while even if it feels like a million zillion of them. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished shawl!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..running through the blanket =-.

  17. How sweet! She doesn’t want to leave Mommy’s side!
    .-= Daniele´s last blog ..Fluffy and Tweedy Bits =-.

  18. Lucy is making sure her kitty bed is getting done right.
    .-= Dorothy´s last blog ..One =-.

  19. I’m in the process of doing the edging for Girasole, and it does take a long time! Definitely now a good travel project now. That’s a pretty edging–hope to see finished pics soon!

    I don’t suppose you’re raffling off the M&M’s? I’d love some chocolate right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. The shawl is just lovely! It looks like ocean waves. The border is really pretty, but looks like it will take forever!
    BTW, are you using Kollage square circulars?