My current work in progress:

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


Terse Thursday

I must be brief by necessity — I’m working on a Real Life deadline.

I have reached the point on the front of the Zig-Zag Sweater where I can commence neck shaping. Here it is:

Whether or not that neck shaping will commence this evening remains to be seen. I think I am too distracted by other things so will likely work on my small stealth project instead.

But I can tell you what I’ll be doing this weekend:

Downton Abbey marathon!

Lucy sez:

“I’d rather watch Animal Planet.”


  1. I have seen several bloggers talk about Downton Abbey so I had to check it out. I watched episode one of season one, I think I should keep going. It seems like a good show. Lucy is so cute.

  2. I’m jealous! My Downton Abbey hasn’t arrived yet. Maybe, maybe, it’ll come tomorrow.

  3. I love Downton Abbey… I got the previous season from Netflix and catching up on the current season online.

  4. Oh, I’m totally hooked on Downton Abbey. Was fortunate enough to tune in from the very first episode and haven’t missed one since. Can hardly wait until next espisode – think it’s going to be a doozie. I won’t say anything else so as not to spoil if you’re not yet caught up. Enjoy your marathon!!

    I have a question about the color of Zig-Zag. Is that Blossom? Or Berry? Whatever, it is pretty.
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  5. Sheesh! If only I took the time to read, I would have seen that the color is Blossom!

    Please excuse my stupidity. I’m very sorry.

  6. Your sweater is looking awesome. I love how quickly you work things up. It’s like near instant gratification for the rest of us.
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  7. Hurrah! Another Downtown Abbey addict. I rather envy you your marathon. Enjoy!

  8. I love Downton Abbey! Can’t wait for the next episode.

  9. Your choice of Downton Abbey confirms your good taste. 😉

  10. I caught one or two episodes of Downton Abbey…I must get the dvds too. Love the show and your knitting. Hmmm…maybe you could design something fitting for the show!

  11. Just got series 2 this evening: can’t wait………..must see tv!……..

  12. After you finish Season 2, if you get a chance to watch the Downton Abbey 2011 Christmas Special, you’ll LOVE IT! It ties up a few loose ends and sets us up for Season 3. I downloaded it on my computer using As it aired in the UK before Christmas, it’s available for download.

    I’m watching Season 1 from the beginning. It’s been good for me to re-watch it because it clarifies a few things I’d forgotten.

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  13. Woo yeah, Downton Abbey! Good stuff for a knitting spree.
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  14. Lovelovelove Downton Abbey! I watch each episode twice, with captions! Did you know there’s a DA group on Rav? Lots of good links to info on the time period, the costumes and behind the scenes production. I can’t believe season 2 is almost over!
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  15. The sweater is looking lovely! I’m just catching up on your blog posts and see that you gave away a new POK – I have an old one that my best friend bought for me at a yard sale …..wait for it….for a quarter!! Seriously, who sells a book that that without at least looking on E-bay first?? I was so excited I thought I was going to explode.

    And I too have gotten so hooked on Downtown Abbey!

  16. Downton Abbey eh? Did you hear Shirley MacLean is joining the cast? Just waiting to watch her square off against Maggie Smith. Enjoy yourself.

  17. I am really enjoying Downton Abbey. I watched season one last month in one marathon session. I’m hooked. I am watching season two as it is shown on PBS. I anxiously await the next installment this Sunday night.

  18. I’m a Downton Abbey nut too! Totally jealous of your marathon plans =)
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  19. Hope your deadline turns out favorable. I got hooked on Downtown Abbey watching Season. 1 on Netflix and am faithful fan on PBS. Hated that William died. Wanted to smack Daisy on the back of her head. Her knight in shining armor had arrived and she failed to see it. Love Dame Maggie!

  20. Mine Downton Season 2 came Wednesday and it’s burning a hole in my pocket!
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  21. Mary in Carol Stream says:

    I love the pattern of your current sweater! I also very much enjoy Downton Abbey. I watch episodes from the site. Maggie Smith at her best!!

  22. susan murphy says:

    Downton Abbey…I am going to memorize all the Doawager lines!
    Totally love that show…..

  23. I’ve heard there’s a hat pattern out there based on Downton Abbey.
    I took a coor workshop with Brandon Mably several years ago. It was liberating!
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  24. handmadebysue says:

    Color me a winner!

  25. I too love the Downton Abbey series! I can’t wait to catch up on season two, I missed the first 3 shows.