My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Mid Week

Still knitting my rainbow . . .


But I also have an FO!


A wee catnip mouse, knit from the nose down. It is made from sportweight Cormo wool left over from a cardi I knit earlier in the year. It’s a gift for a co-worker who adopted a kitty last weekend.

I received a review copy of Easy Openwork Knit Tops by Kennita Tully in the mail this past week.


This book contains patterns for 5 projects that are geared towards newer knitters. They all use openwork stitches that are easy to execute and memorize. This book is proof that lace is not necessarily difficult. They all use relatively easy stitch patterns and have simple silhouettes so they would be relatively easy to knit.

And they are pretty. This is my favorite:


Isn’t that a great piece? It’s knit from a DK weight viscose/cotton blend yarn (SMC Select Reflect) so it’s nice and drapey, and the pattern is written for 6 sizes (as are the other 4 patterns in this book) from small to 3XL (chest measurerment 33 — 52″).

The other 4 patterns consist of:

An open lacy vet knit from Habu Textiles Wool Stainless Steel, pictured on the cover — see photo above.

A drop-stitch cardi knit from Berroco Lago:


A twinset knit from Berroco Captiva. The jacket is cropped and lacy.


The tank is plain with some lace detail at the hem.


There is a guide to yarn weights in the back to help you in subbing in different yarns, as well as standard abbreviation and an illustrated section of basics.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in a drawing to receive my review copy of Easy Openwork Knit Tops by Kennita Tully, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am Eastern time on Sunday, March 31, 2013. I’ll choose a comment at random and sent my copy to the commenter.

Lucy is waiting for me to declare it dinnertime.




  1. cydney yerushalmi says:

    It’s not 11 yet. Am I on time?