My current work in progress:

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


Lucy is Waiting

First off, congratulations to Helene who is the winner of a copy of Knit New York. Helene, I have emailed you.

I did finally complete work on my Bulky Cardi and here it is, hastily laid out on the floor:

This was knit from 14 skeins of Shalimar Missy Bulky. I’ll not be writing up the pattern because I did not take good notes while knitting it. So it is a one-off. I haven’t tried it on yet. I finished it on Monday and set it aside. I’ve had a very busy week.

But I’ve started work on Lucy’s modified Cornerstone Blanket. Here is half the blanket:

I am knitting this from Noro Kureyon on a U.S. size 7 needle. The center of each square is knit from colorway #321 and the border from colorway #211. The squares are knit according to Kay Gardiner’s Cornerstone Blanket pattern, but I am making all the squares identical instead of varying the size of the center blocks.

The center is constructed from four 36-stitch mitered squares, and the border is worked until there are 10 garter ridges. Each square is about 15″ across. I will work 4 squares and then do an i-cord edging in the center colorway all around the outside.

I’m about halfway through the third square now.

And Lucy is waiting.


  1. Your cardigan is just lovely…what great style and color for this time of year. Lucky Lucy…how many kitties have their own Noro blanket? And of course she deserves it!

  2. Esther McDonald says:

    I love Lucy’s pillow!

  3. That is one gorgeous sweater – love Lucy’s blanket too!

  4. The sweater looks really nice & the colors of Lucy’s blanket will look great with her;O))

  5. The cardigan turned out great! I can’t believe you haven’t tried it on yet. I wouldn’t be able to resist!
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  6. Well, at least Lucy can nap in the mean time ; )

    Molly : )
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  7. Mary E Osborne says:

    Oh how lovely. Will this be offered as a pattern for purchase? luv.m.

  8. helene harris says:

    hi, beauty sweater, beauty kitten! i’m assuming winner “helene” is not me cause i haven’t received an email from you….

  9. Lucy looks like she’s trying not to be impatient, waiting for the blanket. The cardi looks lovely. Nice job. Hope you’re feeling better.
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