My current work in progress:

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



I enjoyed reading your guesses as to Lucy’s weight — they really ran the gamut from tiny to huge! Of course, it’s impossible for you all to accurately guess her weight based on photos, so this was very much a game of chance.

Lucy is a tiny girl underneath all that floof. She weighs only 7.7 pounds. And only one of you guessed her exact weight: Leslie.

In knitting news, I completed my worsted weight Starving Artist Hat. (Free pattern in Ravelry!)

To recap, I knit this from a worsted weight handspun created and given to me by The KnitGirllls. I used a U.S. size 6 (4mm) needle and got a gauge of 5 st/inch in the k1 tbl, p2 pattern. I cast on 90 stitches and followed the instructions for the increases, which gave me 150 stitches. I worked as directed through Row 11 of the decreases for the crown (and had 30 stitches remaining), then I worked as follows:

Row 12: k2tog tbl around (15 stitches)

Row 13: k2tog tbl 7 times, k1 tbl (8 stitches)

Row 14: k2tog tbl 4 (4 stitches)

I then worked an i-cord on those 4 stitches for 5 rows and bound off.

And I love the results. 😀

Lucy sez:

“I’m not fat . . . I’m floofy!”


  1. She’s a beautiful Floofy girl! What a lovely use of the handspun the girllls gave you!
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  2. You tell ’em Lucy!

  3. We love Lucy’s floof! And the hat is gorgeous! Love the colors ….
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  4. Lucy is fantastically fabulous in all her floofiness. Love the hat. I have to try one.

  5. Lucy really is a delicate little thing – and I love the new hat – the color is beautiful

  6. How interesting. I looked up Ragdolls and read that they typically weigh between 8 and 15 pounds, so Lucy certainly is a dainty cat!

  7. I love the hat and cat she’s gorgeous.
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  8. tell Lucy I apologize for insulting her. She is a petite girl.
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  9. Wow. I would never have guessed she weighed so little. Your kitty looks so long in the pictures!
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  10. Your hat turned out very nice!
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  11. I love love love the colors in your new hat!

  12. I was glad to see that Lucy only weighed 7.7. My sweet companion who is now almost 19 years old only weighs 5.7. She is a very small kitty to begin with, and I have worried about her weight. But I have seen my mother lose a lot of weight as she aged (88!) so maybe my kitty is aging the same way.

  13. Thank you for writing out the instructions on how you finished off the hat. I appreciate it. The cat is gorgeous. Lucy is even more gorgeous.

  14. Please extend my sincere apologies to Lucy. Her fur coat is sooooo decieving!

  15. Hehe! Gues my 22 lbs was a little off then. 🙂

  16. margieinmaryland says:

    LOVE that hat – the colors remind me of the sea.

  17. Wow, Lucy, all that hair *is* deceiving, beautiful girl! Too bad my Lady Jane is only a medium hair — her 13 lbs. is for real!
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  18. Lucy is a tiny girl!! But so precious! That hat looks really fun to knit. That yarn was beautiful. Hope you hand is getting stronger every day.

  19. Well, you sure fooled me. I guessed 14.something. She sure must be all fluffy fur and she is so beautiful, I love her colors. Can anyone help me with suggestions on handling tendinitis and rotator cuff inflammation? I can’t seem to get “rid” of it. I’m not icing as often as I should – I suppose that is what I’m suppose to be doing? Thanks.

  20. Wendy, perhaps we should have guess the weight of her ‘Floofy-ness’.
    Sure happy that I stayed out of this one.

    Give her a treat for me.

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  21. Wow, Lucy is quite he svelte gal!

  22. LOL I was going to guess 7.7, but when I scrolled through and saw that someone already had submitted that weight, I changed my entry to 7.6!

  23. My guys, Mopti and Malawi- pictured at the bottom of my post “new yarn”, both thinks Lucy is perfect just the way she is, and sends their love. Mopti sais he knows all about being floofy 🙂
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  24. My Ragdoll Izzy is not so much floofy as he is “big-boned”. He weighs in at 18 pounds. He had a lion cut for summer last year (I hated to do it, but I was going down to defeat by the floof floating around my house and the incessant hairballs he was horking up) and there wasn’t nearly as much cat under that fur as I had expected. The eighteen pounds was pre-haircut, by the way.

  25. I figured she was small, but didn’t realize she was smaller than my 8 lb. kitty. So dainty! Love the hat — seriously love it — colors, pattern, everything. Must make one!
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  26. I love the hat.
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  27. Adrienne S. says:

    Wow! I knew she was smaller than she looks under all that fur, but she’s a Ragdoll, which are known for being large! She’s just a tiny kitty. =)

  28. Whoops! Apologies to Lucy for guessing at nearly double her actual weight! 🙂

  29. My apologies Miss Lucy. I had you sized more like a Maine Coon. Glad to hear that your weight is safe and good for you.

    PS I love your Mom’s new hat.

  30. Holy cow she IS tiny!! She’s tinier than my tiny girl, who is around 10 lbs, but looks smaller.

  31. La Velle Nott says:

    I am sorry, I guessed way to high, no offense Lucy. I live with several cats and they weight anywhere from 10lbs to 15lbs and none of them are fat. Your long fur did indeed fool me. Love and hugs, LaVelle and the cats

  32. Floofy! Love that!! The starving artist’s hat is gorgeous…I am totally into the colors you used!

  33. Floofy! Love that!! The starving artist’s hat is gorgeous…I am totally into the colors you used!

  34. In the last photo, she does look like she’s slender under all that fur. My Tonkinese is 6.5 pounds and is weighed regularly at home. Tiny cat acrobatics don’t hurt as much.

  35. jennifer Barron says:

    love the new look blog

  36. New look of the blog is great! Love the hat,love the cat, glad your hand is working better.

  37. WendyKnits has a new look!
    I love how the background matches Lucy’s eyes!

  38. I like the new look, but I miss the various pictures of Lucy.

  39. The petite and svelt can carry off a lovely full length fur coat with sophistication and aplomb.

  40. Pam from Kansas says:

    Thank you for posting the worsted weight changes for the hat because I’d much rather make it from worsted. You are the best!
    PS. Nice blog layout.