My current work in progress:

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



First off, we have winners in the Knitcircus giveaway.

Meredith, Marsha, Laura47, Sharon M, Dawn in NL, Verena B, April, Nancy B, Marla, and Milai have each won a copy of the pattern collection from the special gift issue I have emailed you all the link where you can download your patterns.

And Elise and Nanny Jean have each won a one-year subscription to Knitcircus. I have forwarded your email addresses to Jaala, Editor-in-Cheif of Knitcircus and she will arrange for your subscriptions.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment!

I’ve had a productive weekend here. I’ve got the body of my cardi completed as you can see from this photo.

Cat included for scale.

I’m now working on the first sleeve.

When I started knitting this, I wasn’t planning on releasing the pattern because I was feeling too lazy to do the math to re-size it. But several of you have expressed interest in a pattern, so I’ve sucked it up and done the math. The pattern will be made available when I am done, in 5 sizes ranging from 36″ to 52″ circumference.


Lucy sez:

“I love Mr. Kitty!”


  1. Yay for sucking it up and doing the math…we loves when you does the maths
    .-= Lynda´s last blog ..I was doing so well =-.

  2. Adorable picture of Lucy!

  3. I love the color of that cardi!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Episode 25 – Fall is Coming! =-.

  4. That’s going to be so pretty — can’t wait to see it sewn together!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Rest in peace- Mom =-.

  5. kitty included for sale? oooohhh, for scale!

    Can’t wait to see the finished cardi – looks delicious!
    .-= Michele Corbeil´s last blog ..Padded eBook Reader Case – Owls =-.

  6. And I loves, Lucy.

  7. Will Lucy and her friend, Mr. Kitty get to be in a Piddleloop ad? She is such a lovely model.

  8. Love the cardi. Thanks for doing the math. Lucy looks especially perky today. Such a cutie.

  9. Wendy,
    This is the first time I have ever won a giveaway, I am delighted. Thanks so much!
    All the best,

  10. Aw, man, I thought that said “Cat included for SALE!” What? I can have gorgeous Lucy? You think the rest of my feline herd would mind?
    .-= Hissy Stitch´s last blog ..Well spun! World Wide Spin in Public Day at the Ike Box =-.

  11. That cat is too much! The living one, that is.
    I just got your book, and finished 3 pairs of toe up socks so far. Thanks for the best instructions a gal could ask for.
    .-= honeysuckleblue´s last blog ..Busy busy weekdays =-.

  12. I thought you wrote “cat included for sale” too. I had to look again!!! Thanks for doing the math on the cardi.

  13. I love the cardi. I would love the pattern.

  14. Love the cardi. Sorry to have been apart of making you do the math. Always glad to help with that if you want someone else to do it in future.

  15. It looks like a yummy mocha. Delicious!

  16. Lucy and the kitty sitting on a bench…..

  17. happy dance happy dance…thanks for sucking it up and doing the math. I’m love sweaters so am very excited to be getting this one.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Double Double Dressin’ Trouble =-.

  18. Miss Lucy always seems to know exactly where to perch for optimum cuteness!

  19. So *very* happy to hear your cardi pattern will be available!

  20. THANK YOU!! I am seriously loving your cardi and can’t wait for the pattern to come out. I especially appreciate that you sized it up – me and the girls appreciate it!

  21. Thank you, I may actually consider giving a cardi a chance again – they can go with the buttons I got this weekend at Mood 🙂

  22. Very nice. I hardly ever manage to finish a sweater in two months much less two or three weeks!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..a breather =-.

  23. Is that me? Thanks so much!!! I’m very excited.
    .-= Elise´s last blog ..Before my time =-.

  24. Today’s photo is a particularly lovely view of Lucy’s face!!
    .-= Lee Cockrum´s last blog ..Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 11 =-.

  25. Thank you, thank you, thank you can’t wait to buy your cardi pattern.

    Best wishes,

  26. That sweater is going to be GORGEOUS. Many thanks for using your math skills. My credit card is at the ready to buy the pattern.

  27. Awesome and big thanks for releasing the chocolaty pattern in large sizes.

    Have you seen the cat toy tiara pattern on Ravelry? Not that you need the pattern … but I suspect Lucy has regal blood and a tiara seems appropriate for her.

  28. Am very pleased and excited to be one of the winners! Thank you verrry much for hosting these give-aways.

    Lucy does a wonderful impression of a scale (tee hee).

  29. Oh, I won!
    Thank you so much! I will make good use of it.

    Love the cardi.

  30. Willa Jean Dooley says:

    Math makes my head hurt. I’m turning into a wuss in my dotage.

  31. Lisa Downing says:

    Wonderful preview. I love cowls. Having the book would be great!

  32. Marsha in CO says:

    I really love that chocolaty cardi, and that Lucy is so adorable!

    Can’t believe I won those patterns!!! Thanks so much for all your generousity and thank those random numbers!


  34. Kathi Jobson says:

    Lucy is so photogenic, I just love how you always have a pic of her, she is gorgeous and so is your knitting. I love seeing all the stuff you knit and design~~Thank you.

  35. Just returned home from a camping trip and discovered your email telling me I won the pattern set! Thank you so much! Your blog is one of my favorites! Your knitting, your writing, ….your CAT! What’s not to love?