My current work in progress:

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


On Thin Ice

I spent yesterday on thin ice . . .

Working on my Thin Ice Shawl, that is.

I’ve made some nice progress on this. It is a very fun knit because you keep switching up what you are doing.

You have texture sections.

You have lace sections.

And you have plain stockinette sections.

Just when you start getting bored with doing one thing, it is time to switch to something else.

As a bonus for the chart-phobic, the pattern is entirely written-out. And as a bonus for lace newbies, it is very easy. ­čÖé

I’m less than halfway through this. It takes two skeins of Tempted Good Grrl (fingering weight) yarn and I’m still on my first skein.

I do love how the subtle color shifts of the yarn look in this pattern.

On Friday night I did do a bit on my Trillian.

But you can hardly tell the difference since the last photo, I think.

I also did a few rows on the sleeve of my lace tunic, but I have developed an extreme aversion to this project for some reason, so I’m not going to force myself to knit on it. I may just take it out of the rotation and put it away for the foreseeable future. I may return to it someday but for now I just can’t force myself to knit it. Go figure.


Thanks to everyone who left a comment to be considered for the Barbara Walker DVD. The winner is Roberta. Roberta, I have emailed you.

The weather turned nicely cool here over the weekend so Lucy retreated to the kitty bed for a nap.

Though the way she is curled up doesn’t look terribly comfortable to me!


  1. Your shawl is beautiful! Lucy looks so sweet laying there.

  2. Such a cute kitty picture

  3. Love the icy blue color for the shawl. Perfect!
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  4. Thin Ice reminds me of Radiance ( I thought it was a fun knit too as it was easy to keep interest through the changing patterns see here
    Anne Taylor┬┤s last blog post ..Traveling Light

  5. Your Thin Ice Shawl is so beautiful and looks fun to knit. I followed your link and bought a pattern for myself! Now I just have to see if there’s anything in my stash to use or if I have to go buy some new yarn!

  6. Am looking forward to Thin Ice.
    Is this the very good reason to give reason to give Tempted a try?

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  7. Thin Ice looks lovely.

    My kitty has also been staying close to stay warm. She is currently asleep on my shoulder. Lovely for her but a little more difficult for me!

  8. I love the new shawl and the color is gorgeous. Lucy looks very comfortable- wish fall would make it to Texas!

  9. It makes me feel better that I’m not the only one who takes a project and sets it aside. Life is too short to knit things you aren’t enjoying.
    Seanna Lea┬┤s last blog post ..[10 Tuesday] on Thursday…

  10. Oh, to have the flexible vertebrae of a cat!
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  11. Maybe the lace tunic wants to be sleeveless?
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  12. beautiful work! what great progress! you never cease to amaze me
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  13. Yep. I’ve done it. I’ve had to give you the Versatile Blogger award. You amuse me and that’s a good reason ­čÖé
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  14. That’s nice! Looks warm shawl ­čÖé Good luck with your other works..
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