My current work in progress:

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



Hobbies are a good thing. Knitting is, of course, my number one hobby (and more than just a hobby for me). Here’s another hobby:

Ah yes, sketching Lucy is a great pastime.

Reading books about Lucy is a popular hobby as well.

I am pulling your leg with those photos — the KOARC created those using a free iPhone app called PhotoFunia. (I noted that the app is also available for the Droid, so I immediately downloaded it to my phone.) The description from the PhotoFunia website:

PhotoFunia is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait to see the magic. Our proprietary technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and let’s you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages.

PhotoFunia is free and very easy to use. Just select an effect you like from over 100 different effects, upload your photo, and PhotoFunia will handle the rest for you.

I thought the girl in the first photo sort of looked like me (if I blow-dry my hair straight). And that of course is a real photo of Lucy inserted in PhotoFunia templates.

New Fiber Club!

Just a heads up — have you seen the new fiber club starting at fibre space? It’s called Bundles of Joy and is geared towards projects for little ones. All the details are here.

As you can see, they’ve lined up some amazing designers for the patterns. Between you and me and the lamppost, I happen to know that the fibers and dyers they have lined up are pretty darn amazing too. Even if you don’t have a little one to knit for, you might want to consider the club anyway because the fibers can be used for many things other than baby projects (and you never know when you may find the need to whip up an awesome baby gift).

Just sayin’. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Elizabeth D. — the random number generator chose her comment for the Melissa Leapman book giveaway.

Now I must get back to a secret project I am knitting.

And Lucy is hunkering down for a nap.


  1. Uh oh! I’m a sucker for stuff like PhotoFunia. How many apps can my phone hold? I am soooo tempted by Bundles of Joy…
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Cat Bordhi is my Red Bull! =-.

  2. anne marie in philly says:

    hey, I KNOW elizabeth d…good friend, good times! and I would have sworn the first pix IS you…

    steven and meredith say: “meow, cousin lucy, we are sleeping right now too (even as mommy types this)!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Mary Lou says:

    You had me going there for a minute. I thought to myself, “Dang! Is there nothing this lady isn’t good at?”

  4. I’ve already downloaded the app to my iPhone and started playing with it. ๐Ÿ™‚ THANKS!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..CEY Knitalong – Soft Linen Sideways Lace Vest =-.

  5. But Lucy is always the model, ready to be sketched. After your knitting, she is the best part of the blog.

  6. But Lucy is always ready to be sketched. After your knitting, she is the best part of the blog. The new book is pretty great.

  7. Kathie Brownlee says:

    She’s so tired after so much posing and reading. I wish I lived closer to that knitting store, it looks fantastic! I do live in Lewes, De so it would not be impossible for me to come over sometime….

    Hugs, Kathie

    PS I really wanted that book, what’s wrong with that generator????

  8. Pam from Kansas says:

    Ha! You almost had me there. I admit that I was confused by the straight hair….not that I have met you but I have seen pics and videos.
    Thanks for letting us know about the fun App!

  9. Lucy definitely has the right idea. I wanted a nap since I got out of bed!

  10. Theresa in Italy says:

    You had me, too–left-handed, red hair, and we know you’re multi-talented!

  11. You got me, too. I was aware that you’d lost a boatload of weight, but I was going to comment that you were wasting away based on the circumference of that wrist!
    .-= LauraRN´s last blog ..April 16th =-.