My current work in progress:

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


Some Assembly Required

This pile o’ knitting is my lace tunic.

Next time you see it, it will be assembled and actually looking like a sweater. Honest!

On Friday night I finished the first sleeve and attached it to the body via a three-needle bind-off — I picked up stitches along the edge of the body and bound those off with the live stitches at the top of the sleeve. I’ve picked up the stitches along the other side and finished the second sleeve last night. So sleeve attachment will take place this afternoon.

Then all that remains is a final steam-blocking and sewing up of side seams.

I started my Campy Loopy Project II last night:

As you can see, this is a cabled mitten. I’m using Madelinetosh DK in the “Kelp” colorway and U.S. size 5 needles. The pattern is my own design.

That’s about it for today. Lucy has been checking the tv listings as she plans to relax and watch movies all afternoon.

“Do you see anything you wanna watch, Momma?”


  1. Lucy really knows how to relax!

  2. What’s on Animal Planet? I’m still struggling with the Japanese Garden Shawl. After many years of written directions and a two decade hiatus from serious knitting, I thought it would be easy. I have done colorwork by chart, but not inc, dec & yo. It’s a mess. *sigh*

  3. Your mitten pattern is very, very beautiful.

  4. Mary Lou says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished tunic!

  5. That tunic looks like it’s going to be scrumptious – – the sleeveless stage looks very art deco.

  6. not only do you knit beautifully, I always want the yarn you have in the same color!! Lucy, don’t you want to watch the soccer finals??

  7. Shirley. in PA says:

    I love that photo of Lucy, she looks so huggable. Your sweater looks amazing, can’t wait to see the finished pics. The color is wonderful too.

  8. Very exciting, can’t wait to see it in it’s full glory xx

  9. The lacy tunic is wonderful. My only complaint about anything you have done is that in this latest photo of Lucy, you made her look cross-eyed!

  10. I used that same sleeve-attachment technique on a baby sweater a while back, not sure at the time that it was a “real” technique, as I’d never heard/read/seen it before. (“Unventing” at its most basic, I guess.) It looked great and was SO much easier than trying to “ease” a full sweater sleeve into the cap. Thanks for the validation, Wendy!

  11. I haven’t started my mittens yet. I’m still plowing away on a second sleeve for my husband’s sweater. I’m hoping to get it done soon though, so I can feel good about starting the mittens (hopefully by this weekend).

  12. I <3 Lucy!

  13. Marianne M says:

    I love the mitten pattern and the color. I have a question. I am working on a sweater pattern and for the left front it says make as the right front reversing shaping. Do you know of a resource that would show me how to do that?I am having a hard time picturing that in my mind. Thanks!