My current work in progress:

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



I forgot to mention in my last post — the Silk Garden did soften up quite a bit when I washed and blocked the Cornerstone Blanket.

I am going to knit a wee blanket for Lucy, but am planning to use Noro Kureyon instead of Silk Garden. I think Lucy appreciates 100% wool more than silk/mohair/wool blend.

But right now I’m working on something else:

This is the start of a cardigan being knit from Shalimar Missy Bulky in the “Bluecrop” colorway. I’m using a U.S. size 9 needle and am getting 3.5 stitches to the inch in stockinette stitch. That’s the back I’m working on now, with a double cable motif going up the center.

The color in the first photo is more accurate.

The back is close to being done — I ought to be able to finish it today.

Particularly if Lucy continues to help.


  1. A few years ago I knit something that I wanted to felt out of Noro Silk Garden. It wouldn’t felt! I should have seen that coming, but I never thought it through. My point is
    : using silk garden would make Lucy’s blanket machine washable. I always find that useful for my animal knits.

  2. Wow, that sweater is just flying off your needles.

    I am surprised you are knitting a bulky weight sweater too.

    Molly : )
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  3. I love the color and design of your new sweater in bulky weight yarn. I look forward to seeing your finished garmet.

  4. Lucy knows that that colorway matches her eyes!

  5. Looks like Lucy is being a big help, as per usual! 😉
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  6. Love the new cardigan sweater. I particularly like the cable design.

  7. Wow, for you those needles must feel like telephone poles.

  8. Your new sweater looks really great. Do you end up using a lot of your sweaters or giving them away as gifts? You are wonderfully productive, so I could see you having vats of sweaters and shawls just lying around!
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  9. Lucy did not assist holding down the Silk Garden blanket for photos. Clearly that’s not her favorite yarn. I think the Kureyon is the better choice for a blankie for her. Or the Miss Bulky. She seems to like that too.

  10. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    What a gorgeous colour and yarn. So soft just like Lucy!!!

  11. I like your new sweater. It looks like it will go fast. I LOVE each individual square of the blanket you just finished. Gorgeous. I’m a big fan of Silk Garden. I like the little silk “squiggles” it gets on it after a few washes. Not a big fan of the blocks all together, though. I am pretty OCD about symmetry in my knitting and that randomness just doesn’t work for me. ha You usually knit very balanced, symmetrical stuff. I love your designs. I’m surprised that configuration appealed to you.