My current work in progress:

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


Back to What Passes for Normal

It was back to work today for me. Whee.

And back to my regularly scheduled knitting projects. I don’t believe that I ever showed you that I completed my first Bamboo sock:


And a close-up:


I finished that last week before I left for Oklahoma. And I’ve made some decent progress on the second sock:


I’m also knitting on my Two-Thirds shawl, though you probably can’t really tell that I’ve made any progress, given its blob-like nature.


Last night I gave Miss Lucy a special gift:


This is a mousie knit by Keri. The pattern is from my “what to do with leftover sock yarn” class, and Keri whipped out two mice at blazing speed. She says her favorite part of the pattern was the direction “decrease for the butt.”

The mouse is a gift for Lucy from Keri’s boy kitty Slick, a demonstration of his undying love for her.

Isn’t that romantic?



  1. What can I say, I’m easily amused. I think you’ve ruined me for other classes though – I’ll never have as much fun again (unless someone else tells me to “decrease for the butt”)! Slick sends XOXO to Lucy!
    .-= Kyrana´s last blog ..Large Notions Pouch – Tattoo =-.

  2. If I find a direction like that for a tunic-length sweater… hmm…
    .-= HissyStitch´s last blog ..Making some little differences on Make a Difference Day =-.

  3. Love the socks!

    And there’s nothing like decreasing for the butt. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Virginia´s last blog .. =-.

  4. Yay for butt decreases!

    Love how the J&B sock came out. I’ve been saving mine for the perfect sock pattern – this could be it.

    Welcome back.
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Red and White Project Bag Set =-.

  5. Aww! I love the mousie! So cute! Do you have any suggestions for a pattern for that? My kitties feel neglected because I don’t let them play with my knitting ๐Ÿ™

  6. Cute mouse! I’ve been working on my own little mouse pattern for my kitty, and it is definitely fun to knit. Here’s to hoping that Saru-chan loves her little prototype.

  7. Melissa McKee says:

    That is terribly sweet. My squeaky one would love to have me doing something like that with some of my leftover sock yarn. Must figure out a way to get close enough to take that class. Right now I’m just saving the yarn in baggies for the time when I might decided that the heel or toe on a beloved sock needs repair, but a squirt toy would be so much more fun.

  8. That mouse is so cute and I would love to make a few for my kitty children. Is there somewhere I can get/pay for it?

    I really wish you would come to CT!!!

  9. Is that little mouse made from Twisted Fiber Arts yarn??

  10. Dr. Jackie says:

    Awww how cute…Lucy has a boyfriend!
    P.S. Wish I could just decrease MY butt!

  11. What the heck is a NON-DROWSY sleep-aid gonna do? Isn’t the point to get as drosy as possible and SLEEP? That it odd! Did you try them?