My current work in progress:

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


What Happened to the True Love Stole?

In yesterday’s comments, Hannah asked:

What happened to the True Love Stole?

This is what happened to it:


I finished it!

That’s a pic of it unblocked. Even as we speak it is relaxing in a nice bath of woolwash and blocking will commence momentarily.

But meanwhile, I am knitting on my new super-not-so-secret project:


This is the beginning of a shawl being knit from Tempted Luxe Grrl yarn. The colorway is un-named, as Stacy custom-dyed it for me when I requested a blue-green almost-solid. Isn’t it gorgeous?

The yarn is fabulous to knit — it is sport/dk weight and a blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon. I’m knitting it on a larger than recommended needle (a US size 7) and getting 4.5 stitches to the inch. I wanted a nice drapey fabric because I’m knitting lace.

The shape is a more-than-triangle — extra increases on the front edges result in the nice shaping that will make the shawl stay put on your shoulders. Because it is a heavier weight yarn, I opted for a stronger non-fussy lace pattern.

Right now I’m calling it the Stacy Shawl and I’m liking the name. The shawl reminds me of Stacy: strong, beautiful, and straightforward!

Now don’t quote me on this, but there is a very strong possibility that this pattern will become available in a very fun way (she said mysteriously).

Lucy sez:


“Please thank Miz Stacy for dyeing pretty yarn for a blankie for me!

In other news, I need to change the name of my Bamboozled socks as a reader pointed out there is already a design by that name. And here I thought I was being so clever . . .


  1. Thank you for showing us the completed True Love Stole. It is beautiful and will be even more beautiful when blocked. The Stacy Shawl is stunning. Blue-green is vibrant and perfect.

  2. It’s pretty. Does Teddy help block it? Please?

  3. *dance* I can’t wait for the Stacy Shawl pattern! Luxe is my absolute favoritist yarn base ever. I don’t have it in shawl form (yet), but for true luxury, try it in fingerless gloves! My mom swears by hers (in her chilly basement office), and I love the 3 pairs I’ve made!
    .-= Kyrana´s last blog ..Emily Lace Bag – Navy Blue Fields of Sheep =-.

  4. Your new shawl looks gorgeous (as does the True Love). I’m loving all of the lace I’ve been seeing around lately!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..dashing off to the gym =-.

  5. Can’t wait to see the Stacy Shawl. I just finished a “Feather Duster” and am looking to cast on some lace again and it looks promising! True Love is gorgeous too!

  6. Socks: Then what about Bamboowho! or Bamboohoo!

    .-= tammy pell´s last blog ..October Yarn =-.

  7. When/how/where can we get the pattern for the True Love Shawl? Must do thiis!

  8. Ooh, your True Love Stole is beautiful!!! Like Ginni, I’m hoping you’re planning to publish the pattern soon!

  9. How about just Boozled?

  10. I am in love with True Love!
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..Have you seen this yet?? =-.

  11. I really like the new shawl in the heavier weight yarn. It is a fun way to knit lace, I think. Am looking forward to the new pattern being available when you are ready to present it.

  12. Mmmm.. that yarn looks good enough to eat!
    .-= Desiree´s last blog ..Today’s Word: Frankenpattern =-.

  13. True Love? Beautiful. And blocking is the best part of lace knitting!

    But I really, really love what’s happening with the Stacy shawl. Looking forward to that, and whatever your mystery is!
    .-= pdxknitterati/MicheleLB´s last blog ..Turkish Delight goes viral =-.

  14. True love is truly beautiful!

  15. Those are wonderful. Now that I have mastered cables (finally), I might be ready to try a lace pattern…
    .-= Sinclair´s last blog ..Another donation received for Project #1! =-.

  16. Why not call them Mah Jongg socks? I think of my mother’s ivory and bamboo Mah Jongg set whenever I see bamboo.

    Love the colour for the new shawl. So on size 7 needles, you started it a couple of days ago, so my prediction is done and blocked by the end of the weekend, a bit of fiddling for the pattern editor, and it will be available in a fun way by mid-week next week. Nice to have something to look forward to …. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Being a large person, I need shawls that are designed to cover more of the front and lay over the shoulders better. Otherwise, my back is covered, but little else. So I am looking forward to seeing the finished Stacy Shawl. From what I can see of it now, the patterning is lovely.

    One of these days, I must try one of your toe-up sock patterns. I have made all of mine, so far, from the cuff down. I think my biggest problem is that I have not yet been successful in making a short-row heel, and I have tried several times. But for the time being, I’ve given up trying. Knowing me, I am much too stubborn to allow that to continue for too long, and I will have to try again. Your socks are all so lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Sandie Knapp´s last blog ..Spring Fern Socks =-.

  18. Jane in PA says:

    Since Stacy dyed the yarn for the Stacy Shawl, I think the color should be Stacy Blue – that has a kind of ring to it!
    Beautiful pattern (and color) – I hope it’ll be available in time for Christmas knitting. How long would you estimate it takes you to complete a shawl like this (size & yarn weight)? Now, how long would it take an average-speed knitter to complete it?