My current work in progress:

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



I did finish my Shetland Pi yesterday, and I blocked it. I won’t be posting pictures for a while — but I will post some after the last part goes live next Sunday.

My pi took just about 1400 yards of fingering weight yarn. Unblocked it measured 50″ across and after blocking it grew to a whopping 72″ across. I actually could have blocked it out a little bigger if I had the floor space. As it was, I had to move some furniture to block it to 72″.

So I spent some time knitting on my Wispy Cardi. Here is half of the “shrug” portion of it.

Well, try to picture what it looks like. You may recall that I have reported about Lucy’s love for this yarn. Clearly, she is still enamored.

Rather than do the whole thing in one piece as the pattern directs, I left the first half on a needle and cast on again for the second half. I’ll join them using a three-needle bind-off. One of my issues with designs that are knit sideways is that one cuff edge is cast-on and the other one is bound-off, and they will look a little different. And of course on one side the knitting goes up and the other side it goes down.

Lucy sez:

“That green thing is for me, right?”


  1. i’m knitting a sideways piece that is knit right and left halves and grafted up the back.

  2. I need some of your discipline, I cant seem to get with it lately 🙁

  3. Clearly Lucy is enamored with that yarn. So funny.

  4. Obviously you need to knit a mousy for Lucy from the left over yarn.

  5. Lucy just cracks me up!! ;-D

  6. Hmm, never really thought of that with the Wispy (the stitches going up on one side and down on the other).

    I like that color, it’s really lovely. And Lucy looks fabulous on it, of course.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..Critical Steps =-.

  7. about cast on and off edges not matching — try the crochet cast on

    is one example, but googling offers many

    Love how Lucy loves that particular yarn!

  8. I hope you have enough yarn left over to knit a little sweater for Lucy. She’s got good taste in yarn, that girl.

    Can’t wait to see the pie shawl.

    Ditto Kabira. Regular cast-off and crochet cast-on are pretty identical.
    .-= Angeluna´s last blog ..Not Holding a Wake for the Blog- Not Just Yet! =-.

  9. I don’t think a mouse will be enough for Lucy. Have you thought about a small blanket for her sleeping place. I put a small one in the place one of my cats sleeps and she loves it. Just a thought.

  10. Fortunately my Lucy (an Australian cattle dog) doesn’t pay attention to my yarn. However last week I brought home two border collie puppies and they have not been allowed near my workspace. I have no idea how they will do!
    .-= Jeanie Babbage´s last blog ..Family additions =-.

  11. I’m glad that you mentioned that about the Wispy. I want to make that and I think that I’ll try it that way.

  12. Lucy –
    I hope maybe your mom might have a little yarn left over to make you a nice kitty blanket! Green suits you well!

  13. I’d suspect that my cats are enamored with this yarn or that when I lay out a project — but then again, I can’t set a piece of paper down without a cat coming over to lie down on it.
    .-= Hissy Stitch´s last blog ..Stash your cash or stash your stash =-.

  14. Sorry Lucy…hoping the green thing is for ME! Perhaps a cat toy is in your future from it though.

  15. Looks wonderful, of course Lucy looks wonderful (and comfortable) on the “shrug part”. I agree she needs a small blanket. Perhaps with the “leftover” Tempted and leftover similar yarn–or just more Tempted.

  16. I didn’t think either of my pets (one dog, one cat, one husband) were particularly enamored of my yarn (well, the cat wants to destroy it), but on Sunday Victor (dog) absconded with my Shetland Pi. Apparently he wants a huge shawl as a doggie blanket. I wonder if there is anything I can make with the leftover yarn that won’t be instantly destroyed by my champion chewer.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..a new adventure =-.

  17. Poor Lucy. What is she going to do when you wear it to the office?

  18. Personally, I think that sweet Lucy deserves a little blankie of her own from that yarn. As a little “thank you” for her guarding it while it was unattended.

  19. Lucy needs a new felted mouse made from that green yarn!
    .-= MicheleinMaine´s last blog ..Spotted Owls on Green Mini Bag =-.

  20. I am dillegently working on my PI and just want to thank you again for all the effort you put into this KAL. I also wanted you to know I just finished watching a documentary on Bohus knitting and am wondering/hoping that you might consider a Bohus for a knit along at some point. You are my idol and inspiration. Love to Lucy.

  21. I am almost finished with my Wispy, and I had similar thoughts on it. I also think I would have liked to knit the sleeves in the round and avoid the seam. Otherwise, it is an excellent pattern…
    .-= Shelly´s last blog ..Arguing With Myself =-.

  22. green’s definitely Lucy’s colour ^..^

  23. Lucy cracks me up! I have been noticing how she LOVES the green yarn. I had a female cat a few years back, who could carry a hank of yarn. Once I had 11 skeins drying in the basement. I did not have to carry ANY of them upstairs as my cat did it for me…she brought up a few skeins a night and would leave them in different places around the house. I’m sure she must’ve thought they were her babies.
    .-= jepkey´s last blog ..You just never know =-.