My current work in progress:

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


Matchy Matchy

Yesterday was a long and tiring day so it was late when I finally settled down to knit on Eala Bhan last night. After about 6 rows I realized that cabling with tiny needles and dark yarn was just not doing it for me, so I finished the sock I was working on.

I started the second sock on the train this morning and I am pleased to report that I have achieved near-perfect matching of the striping sequence.

And since I don’t have a lot of knitting progress to show you, here are some of recent acquisitions.

Shelter, the new yarn from Brooklyn Tweed. This is the “Nest” colorway. I purchased 12 skeins of it with a pattern in mind — Eileen, from the latest edition of Knitty. I thought long and hard about which color to order and of course my first instinct was to go for green. But as I am knitting Eala Bhan inb green, that semeed like overkill, so I decided to go with a more neutral colorway. I think Eileen will make a nice lightweight jacket and will look lovely in this color.

Another recent acquisition are these lovely pewter buttons:

I purchased these from The Rams Horn Studio, and they are for my Eala Bhan. I thought that thistle buttons were very appropriate for my Scottish sweater.

And yet another recent acquisition:

A biggie box bag from another of my favorite bag-makers, Splityarn. This bag is big enough to tote a sweater project in, and I am using it to schlep Eala Bhan around.

Lucy wishes you all a good weekend!


  1. You always choose the greatest stuff!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Episode 29 – The Laura Show! =-.

  2. I have several things from The Ram’s Horn, and I love their work! So glad to see them getting more notice! Also, I seem to have acquired some Shelter myself–apparently, my yarn-buying Evil Twin has been at work again. I love love love the Long Johns colorway!!
    .-= mehitabel´s last blog ..Determination! =-.

  3. Shirley. in PA says:

    Eileen is a beautiful sweater, I’ve been lusting after it myself. Everything I’ve read about Shelter is positive, and the color you choose will look lovely on you.

  4. You are an evil temptress…I know I’ve said that before, but it is so true. I had to click on the links to go and look at the things you bought.
    .-= Lynda´s last blog ..I was doing so well =-.

  5. I have purchased lovely Targhee wool from many times. It never disappoints. I noticed that Shelter yarn is Targhee Columbia and am not sure what the Columbia means. Knit on!

  6. Love those buttons!

  7. Lucy looks like she is already starting her weekend!

    The “Shelter” looks beautiful! I coincidentally am heading into Santa Barbara tomorrow to buy some myself. I am looking forward to seeing how your sweater look in it!

  8. “Eileen” is a nice-looking pattern! I have to admit that Knitty moves so slowly when the new issues come out that I often wind up forgetting to look at them at all…of course, that means there’s lots of new-to-me patterns to discover when I remember it. 🙂

    Is the Shelter yarn nice to the touch? It sounded pretty wonderful.

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  10. I just finished Eileen (except the zipper – that’s on order) – it’s rust colored wool and I just love it! I’m looking forward to a 20-30 degree cooldown so I can wear it!

  11. Courtney Neuschwander says:

    I’m curious if you blocked your finished sock at all. I can’t tell if it is because the second one is still on the needles or not, but the first sock looks a little wider? Nice work matching the stripes!

  12. anne marie in philly says:

    don’t ya just LOVE it when the cats stretch out to their full length on the carpet? or on your bed? lucy is getting a head start on her weekend napping…enjoy!

  13. I would love to hear your thoughts on Shelter yarns.

  14. I am looking forward to trying Brooklyn Tweed’s yarn line. I fully expect it to show up at one of the better stocked local yarn shops (the one that carries Jamieson.. yum!).
    Seanna Lea´s last blog post ..another trip back in time

  15. I loved Eileen when I saw it, so much that I’ve re-purposed yarn that I bought for something else. I’m looking forward to seeing Shelter in person.

  16. DO you ever go to Rhinebeck? cd

  17. Love the socks! I just love when I achieve stripe matching glory!!!

    What pattern do you use for toe up socks? I want to give that a try.
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Show &amp Tell- Toasty toes

  18. Rosemary Martin says:

    Love the Rowan book. Would like to win it. Would be a surprise, however, as I never win anything!

  19. Janet Patterson says:

    Hat for Shanti’s crew is blocked and almost dry and will go in the mail this week.