My current work in progress:

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


Just Because

Here is the picture of the sky when I got to work this morning.


I love that the days are getting noticeably shorter. It gives me hope that the horror that is summer will end. Eventually.

However, knitting with hot pink laceweight makes everything better. See?


My pink blob is growing and starting to look like something.

Here is the center back:


And here is one side:


As I mentioned, I am knitting this from the top down. Faroese shawls have an extra bit of shaping on the shoulders to ensure that they stay in place when being worn. I achieved this extra oomph of shawl by extra increases on the first however many rows it was.

I can’t wait til this is long enough to try on. ๐Ÿ™‚

For my next trick, I might doodle up a Faroese shawl from the bottom up. And in a heavier yarn.

Lucy Sez:


“The a/c makes me happy!”


  1. ok – I want to knit pink blob, please hurry – lol
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Monogamy =-.

  2. I love everyhting PINK, and I am with Lucy a/c mkes me happy
    .-= Aunt Kathy´s last blog ..Tuesday- Taking Time For Me Today =-.

  3. Yes, by all means, please keep on doodling!
    .-= Sue Johnson´s last blog ..Adding to the List =-.

  4. Thanks you for the update…

    Looking forward to the completed shawl…
    .-= Abimbola Akanwo´s last blog ..Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince =-.

  5. Wow! you are fast with that shawl! It is looking very lovely!
    .-= Edna´s last blog ..Sunday is for catching up =-.

  6. Glad you are having fun with the pink fluff!! Looking forward to that pattern — and in shock at how FAST you are knitting!

  7. Possibly in your honor, it looks like we’ll have some of the warmer weather of our summer while you’re here. Don’t get too excited – looks like 92 Saturday and 88 Sunday.

    It’s 75 right now. No humidity, blue skies, light breezes. Ahhhhhhh….
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Geekity =-.

  8. knitting in hot pink always makes everything better!
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Share my pain. =-.

  9. Ohh, I can’t wait to see the finished pink blob! It’s already so pretty!

  10. August is hell in DC.

  11. pink it’s so pretty in pink! I’ll be glad when it’s cooler too. I don’t like hot weather.
    .-= southparknitter (aka Timmie!)´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  12. patricia says:

    I could use some AC right now. Not much of it in the northwest, so we swelter. Too hot to knit (large projects anyway). I dread the short days.

    Looking forward to seeing the shawl too. A Faroese style shawl has been on my to do list, this may be the nudge I need.

  13. The pink blob is my favorite shawl!! It’s like an inferno here in New Mexico.

  14. The a/c makes me happy too. I don’t roll on the floor in glee, but I couldn’t knit without it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..August’s First Finish =-.

  15. I had never considered “pink blob” and “happy knitting” in proximity before, but you’ve sold me!

    Ooh, Lucy, tummy scritches for you. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Barbara-Kay´s last blog ..Thinking of my friends =-.

  16. Love the pink blob….love the a/c…hoping that the fall is a better season than the summer was….

  17. Since I see a strong shall theme emerging does that meant here will be a book dedicated to shalls in the future?

  18. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons! I love being snowed in… as long as we have food and milk, I am quite happy to be in the house with my knitting!!!!!! Sweating is for the birds!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..A New Group on Ravelry! =-.

  19. Well I love the shawl thus far, and my kitties say that they hope Lucy and you are staying cool.
    .-= LeenieBeenie´s last blog ..Toe Up Sock =-.

  20. Sunrise is about 30 mins later than on the solstice here in Denver. It definitely feels different when I wake up in the dark.

    That hot pink would sure wake me up though, I love it!

  21. Please stick with the top-down Faroese shawls! Those of us who don’t like to plan too far ahead prefer those. What if I run out of yarn? What if I get bored? What if I counted wrong on that 400+ stitch cast-on? All these problems magically go away with a top-down model ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..Knee update. North Shore. =-.

  22. Love the color of the shawl. Nice work! I love seeing other people’s sunrises….I would rather sleep in!
    .-= Liz´s last blog .. =-.

  23. I love my AC – but it’s cheaper when you’re just delaying turning on the heat!

    Oh, nice shawl!

  24. Muriel Correa says:

    Well I love the pink blob and I think I agree with Lucy!

  25. Christine says:

    “the horror that is summer” – ha ha ha ha!!! So true! At least you got a sunrise – out here in Tysons it has been grey and drizzly (albeit I didn’t get in till 6:45am so maybe missed the sunrise).

  26. Ah! Okay, I’ll dig out my own hot-pink lace-weight WIP for the True Hell that is supposed to be the weather in the Metro area this weekend. ANYTHING that helps with this yukky heat and humidity (and yes, I know, it’s been worse Other Years, and we didn’t have central AC growing up, etc., but it still feels awful!)!!

  27. Amen on summer! Although this one has been relatively cool (relatively)!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Yes, She Does =-.

  28. I love how you phrased that “the horror that is summer”. That SO described Seattle last week — 104! Thank goodness we are part of the small minority that actually have central ac.

    Love, love, love the color of this shawl.

  29. Summer? What is this summer of which you speak? Our rainy, foggy weather makes me think I’ve been transported to the northwest…oh, but then I’d be at Sock Summit!

    Pink is always a good thing.
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Orange Poppy Dot Mini Bag =-.

  30. Oh Lucy, I am envious. We don’t have AC in our home. Though our kitty doesn’t mind. She is still snuggling under the covers or sitting in the sun under the skylight.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..chopping cherries =-.

  31. Love the shawl! i’ve done a similar one and I love how it came out!
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..HP Quiz for Half Blood Prince Contest! =-.

  32. I’m with Lucy. A/C makes me pretty happy too, although this summer has been blissfully cool and it’s been nice not to use it much. But I know it’s there!

    I’ll look forward to seeing your Faroese experiments.

  33. Love the pink blob! And I am happy to be in Palo Alto through the weekend (visiting DD’s family) when the temp is expected to be 96 on Saturday & 97 on Sunday in Chicago.