My current work in progress:

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


Archives for July 2010

Still No Buttons

I’ve not yet received the buttons I ordered for my Victoria Cardigan, so it remains buttonless and on Gwendolyn. I’ll post a photo of it on a human after I get the buttons on. I did try it on very quickly when I finished it and the fit is good, so I am happy.

Several of you complimented me on my seaming. Well, thank-you! I did not add an extra selvedge stitch to the pattern — there is an extra reverse-stockinette stitch incorporated as part of the pattern so it was not necessary. It was very easy to put together. I did mattress-stitch everywhere except the shoulder seams, which I back-stitched very very firmly. Setting in the sleeves was no problem at all — the sleeve tops matched the armholes quite perfectly, I am happy to say!

A lot of you commented on how quickly I completed this. What you may not know is that I have been off from the day-job for several days. While I am spending a lot of time on other things, I’ve gotten a lot of extra knitting time, which is why it got done so quickly.

And I put in a fair amount of work on the sock last night:

Yep, those are size 0 Addi Lace needles. Love the pointy-ness!

Lucy is in vacation mode, I think.


I’m just waiting for the buttons I ordered to get here.

In the meantime, I started a sock.

This is my own design, being knit from Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock yarn in the “Mist” colorway.

Lucy did wake up yesterday and help me with all that seaming, so she is  even more exhausted today!

Time to Seam

I think I need to do a bit of seaming tonight.

I just need to sew in the sleeves and side seams. I ordered some buttons for this a week ago — I hope they come tomorrow.

I wonder if I should wake Lucy. She might want to help me . . .

Lots of Progress

I’ve made a lot of progress on my Victoria cardigan over the weekend.

I finished the side fronts.

And the first sleeve is now blocking.

Clean Eating

Thanks for all your nice comments about my clean eating success. A lot of you asked a lot of questions about what clean eating is. If you google clean eating, you’ll find lots of resources. Here’s a website to get you started. I first started clean eating at the beginning of December and mentioned it in my blog then, so if you go back through my archives for last December, you’ll find more info there as well.

Got to get back to the second sleeve. As you can see, Lucy is helping me with it.

It Grows On You

Moss stitch. It grows on you. No pun intended.

It seems that a majority of you in the comments feel that miles of moss stitch equals unrelenting boredom. I would have thought the same thing, and am rather surprised to find myself enjoying it.

Perhaps it’s the yarn. Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran. I love it! It is wonderful to knit. My only complaint is that I wish it came in more colors. There is a dk weight as well — I must find some reason to use that too. Soon.

Here is the left front of the Victoria cardi. I am a few rows from the start of the shaping to make the slope of the v-neck.

Clean Eating Update

As of this morning, I am down 57 pounds total since I started clean eating. Since a number of you have asked, here is a self-portrait I took today in the mirror. Not the best testament to weight loss since I’m wearing a baggy t-shirt. But for reference, I am 5’6″ and am pleased to report the jeans are size 10. And I can bend over in them and not pass out. 😉

And here is my new Tom Bihn Little Swift bag. I love love love it!

Follow the link above for details!

Speaking of love . . .