My current work in progress:

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


Embrace Your Inner Squirrel

When I was a child I knit a squirrel. The pattern came from a Patons pattern book from the UK, published in the 1960s (though that may have been a reprint from an earlier version). The pattern was very cute — you used a very loopy stitch to create the tail.

The Brooklyn General Store is holding a contest — to create a handmade squirrel. Follow this link on their blog for all the details. There are prizes to be had! You have til the middle of May to get your entries in. 🙂

I wonder if I have time to knit another squirrel?

Not right now — I’m busy getting ready to head to St. Louis tomorrow for the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling. I’ll be back Sunday night — so no blog post til Monday.

Lucy is resting up for the big party she is planning in my absence.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday!


  1. Have a great and safe trip…wishing I could join you all…

  2. See you tomorrow!!

  3. Lynda Hitt says:

    I’m here chilling the wine and waiting for you to show up!!!!

  4. Safe travels! See you at the fling 🙂
    .-= MsLindz´s last blog ..Camber Cardigan, Skew Socks, and Spring Fling =-.

  5. I had an immediate mental image of myself looking around and grabbing all of the yarn in sight and holding it tight. Travel safely and have a great time!
    .-= biomaj5´s last blog ..Finally finished =-.

  6. patricia says:

    have fun; good travels!

    Hey Lucy, see you later- I’ll bring the high octane catnip!

  7. Melissa G says:

    When I was a child I sewed a skunk. It was really cute. I have not knit many animals, but somewhere there are a couple dinosaurs I need to finish. Happy Trails!

  8. Have a great trip.
    Now, to go in search of squirrel patterns . . .
    .-= Ida´s last blog ..A Productive Day =-.

  9. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    Have a great Fling! Wish I could be there, too.

  10. enjoy your trip! Lol, the squirrel would be fun to do but like you, no time right now. Hubby jokes with me about “squirrel” since the movie “up” came out. He swears he is going to make up a t-shirt for me that just says squirrel on it.
    .-= turtle´s last blog ..Ow! Sore but a good day! =-.

  11. So cute! Embrace my inner squirrel? That’s nuts! 🙂

  12. Tell Lucy that some of the Fling alumni are having a virtual Spring Fling on FB. If she wants to attend, I’ll send her an invitation to this event. We’re starting out with virtual cupcakes tomorrow afternoon. Safe travels and have fun.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Visiting the frogs =-.

  13. I has an envy! Have lots of fun in St. Louis, and don’t forget to meet Louis somewhere. Maybe on the trolley-car?

  14. Theresa in Italy says:

    Have a safe trip and a wonderful Fling!

  15. Have fun!

  16. Ahhh! I started knitting a squirrel in 2004. All I have to do is make the tail.
    Talk about motivation. Thanks!
    Safe travels.
    .-= TravelingAnn´s last blog ..Bias Striped V-Neck Shell: The Vision =-.

  17. The only thought in my head after knitted squirrels was: chitter. Enjoy the fling!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..leveling up =-.

  18. Ohhh Enjoy the trip! And thank you for the contest link!
    .-= pmoys´s last blog ..Ramblings… =-.

  19. I know I saw a pattern for a squirrel recently. It might–just might–be in More Softies Only a Mother Could Love: 22 Hapless but Lovable Friends to Sew and Crochet edited by Jess Redman and Meg Leder. But it may also be sewn, not knit or crocheted. Very cute, though.
    .-= E. Engman´s last blog ..CRAFT IN AMERICA SERIES =-.

  20. goodnight lucy

  21. I checked out the “Softies” book and there is no squirrel. Now where did I see it?
    .-= E. Engman´s last blog ..CRAFT IN AMERICA SERIES =-.

  22. The movie Up was the first thing I thought of when I saw the title of this post. Great movie. Thinking of knitting a squirrel just so I can have one on my desk for those distracted moments.
    .-= Dorothy ´s last blog ..Johnny Appleseed celebrates St. Patrick’s Day! =-.