My current work in progress:

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


Never Mind the Quality Feel the Width

If you know to what the title of this blog post refers, you get extra credit today. Possibly even a gold star.

And it’s a total non sequitur for this blog — I just happened to be thinking about it.

I’ve been having lots of fun knitting on my Chevron Stole because I keep falling asleep while knitting it, then I wake up and continue merrily on to the end of the row. Then a few rows later I notice that I dropped a stitch while knitting in my sleep and have to fix it — whoopsie!

It’s been a tiring week, so I’ve had lots of knitting entertainment of this sort.

I’m estimating that I am approximately two-thirds done with the stole, so assuming I can stay awake long enough to finish it, finish it I may. In the not-too-distant future.

Book Give-away

I awoke the great and mighty Random Number Generator from its slumber to choose a winner for a copy of Rachael Herron’s How to Knit a Love Song. The winner is Kendra. Kendra, I have emailed you. Thanks to everyone who left a comment to enter.

Hey, Look

I won the lottery.


This Weekend . . .

It is supposed to rain and rain, and then rain some more. Could be worse, could be snowing. And I might manage to get some knitting done.

If I can stay awake, that is.


  1. Take care of yourself. Sleep knitting could be hazardous to your health.

  2. I do a lot of sleep knitting and have decided that it’s best to knit totally mindless stockinette projects after about 10 pm. However I still continue to knit more involved projects which require frequent trips to the frog pond or crochet hook “fixes” the following evening.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Visiting the frogs =-.

  3. Take one jewish man and one Irish man and put them in a men’s tailor shop. What more could you want!

  4. Don’t tell me you fell asleep watching Brit TV…

  5. A show from the year I was born πŸ™‚ Mom and Dad had us watching these shows as kids – love Brit TV!!!!!
    .-= karen´s last blog .. =-.

  6. My first thought was, “That could/should be a line from Spinal Tap…” LOL – same vein of wit, even if I don’t get a gold star… πŸ™‚
    .-= PlazaJen´s last blog ..Facebook Win… and Facebook Fail. =-.

  7. anne marie in philly says:

    don’t spend that $4 all in one place now…go out and stimulate the economy!

    or just buy cat treats for sweet lucy!

  8. Four bucks will buy a lot of catnip. Just sayin’…
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..At least she wasn’t wearing a thong =-.

  9. Love your kitty!

  10. Lucy has got to have one of the prettiest bellies on the blogsphere!
    .-= Valerie´s last blog ..What’s in a name? Part Two! =-.

  11. When we get off night shift and it’s cold and raining, we let out a “Clingon” cry: “Today is a good day to sleep!” I know, but nurses are silly after night shifts.
    .-= LoriAngela´s last blog ..White Flowers =-.

  12. fibercrone says:

    Congrats on the big lottery win! Does it count if I looked up today’s blog title?

    Today I was at my daughter’s house, my daughter who has a dog, not a cat, and there on the floor was a stuffed fluffy sans tail. The tail was some distance away from the body. I was just wondering, has Lucy been on any trips lately?

  13. Wow. Four whole dollars.

    That reminds me of when I was working as a transcriptionist. I had $10 taken out automatically from each paycheck, because I wanted to make sure I had adequate taxes taken out (and if you don’t earn enough in a single paycheck, then no taxes would be taken out otherwise). This resulted in a paycheck for $1.13. I still have that thing somewhere.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..quickie not quiche =-.

  14. My siamese cat Skeeter likes to sleep like that.
    Congrats on the lottery “win”!

  15. myra Harrell Fleming says:

    I love the lavendar color of your stole…don’t spend all in one place!

  16. You are worrying me> I do hope you are feeling okay! Is your back feeling better after the procedure? I do hope so. Hope you get lots of rest this week end!!

  17. Love the $4. Got the Gold Star! Moo (my cat) brought me my shawlette-in-progress last night after I went to bed. I heard the “merrooo” sound he makes with yarn in his mouth and sure enough, there it was on the bed. No dropped stitches or damage, just a little kittie slobber. He scares me some times.

  18. Pam from Kansas says:

    Good fluffy stretch – look at how the legs line up. 10 POINTS!!!!!!!!

  19. jo morgan says:

    Don’t spend it all in one place!

  20. Rainy weather is perfect for sleeping so knitting progress may be slow. πŸ™‚

  21. I covet that stole!

  22. Helen Wyld says:

    ” The Rag Trade ” ? It’s a phrase I use a lot – remembered from childhood telly watching here in UK.

  23. sleep knitting is something I just can’t do. The amount of drops and incorrect stitches I end up with is obscene. I’m jealous you get away with just that small amount of mistake!
    .-= pmoys´s last blog ..The Big Snow of 2010 =-.

  24. Valerie Woodworth says:

    You have a really stressed out cat ;o) and congrats on the Lottery win! You could get three items off McDonald’s $1.00 breakfast menu, cover the tax, and still have change left over!

  25. fibercrone says:

    Just saw the new sock patterns on Ravelry – awesome!

  26. Gold star time – love BBC comedy! Lovely Lucy and Lucky Lottery – must be an L of day! Glad you’re feeling some better now – take care!

  27. Wow, really? Can’t believe you got a check for $4 in lottery winnings. In Illinois, the lottery agent at the store would just give you the cash (which I probably would use to buy another ticket since it’s just $4).

  28. Okay, I cheated and had to Google it. A nice British comedy. Do I least get a silver star for initiative. Looking it up and all……………..I am so anxious to get your new book!! I am getting impatient. Hug Lucy she looks so darn cute!!

  29. Lucys coat is always so beautiful…how much time a day do you spend brushing her??? I have a big ole boy kitty and he hates being brushed.