My current work in progress:

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


Something New

First things first, thanks to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the yarn bowl giveaway sponsored by  StardustPottery. The random number generator has spoken and has chosen Julia, who has an email addy that ends in Julia has been emailed so if this sounds like you, check your email!

Lucy thanks you for all your good wishes on the anniversary of her having come to live with me. In celebration, here is the first photo I ever posted of her, on May 12, 2003:


Look at how light-colored her body fur is. She was 2 years old at the time I adopted her (so she is 12 now) and her coat darkened in the first year after she came to live with me.

Lucy today:


I am finishing up the second prototype for my upcoming Summer Mystery Shawl this evening, so will be needing a new project.

Here’s the yarn I plan to use:


This is a natural colored China silk that I purchased from You can see it here.

(Do you know about They have some great yarns at very good prices.)

I am going to do something lacy with this yarn. Stay tuned.

In other news, I am going to Camp Loopy this summer! How about you?



  1. I’m doing Camp Loopy this summer. I’m trying to figure out how to shoehorn baby items into each challenge. The first month’s was easy. I picked out yarn for a baby sweater that uses enough yards. I’m just wondering if I will be able to do that for the other two.
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  2. I’m in for camp loopy too, my first time! I’ve heard that siamese cats fur changes color with temperature, at least the one we used to have seemed to from summer to winter.

  3. Another Summer Mystery Shawl?!? But I’ve barely begun last year’s! Ack! How did that project hibernate so long? Must. Knit!
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  4. Since all my travel plans are canceled, I am going to Camp too!!!! Thinking of knitting Japanese Garden 🙂

  5. The yarn sounds lovely, very different color way from what you have been using…

  6. Martina Norelli says:

    You are responsible for me attending Camp Loopy last summer and I had a wonderful time. Just signed up for the June Camp, but have so much knitting to finish I’m not sure if I can do all three months. I’ll be knitting a pair of socks based on your slipstitch heel sock pattern. I’ve got a perfect fit pattern worked out and just apply any fancy patterns I want. Have already done lots of your own sock patterns too. Thanks for bringing so much goodness into my life.

  7. Yes, I am going to camp at least for June. I ordered some Handmaiden Mini Maiden in Aurora for a Hitchhiker. I just have to make one — finally 🙂

  8. dorothy in kentucky says:

    Lucy is such a cutie. I have had a seal point and my little choclate point siamese and they were both very light the first coule of years. Towaed the end Toothpick my first one turned back to the very light colour. At one point she was almost black. I ordered a bowl and congrats to Julie. I am headed toward Camp Loopy too. See ya all there.

  9. Jocelyn Grayson says:

    Thanks for mentioning my client, In addition to great yarn, they are wonderful people, too :).

  10. Charlotte says:

    Lucy is such a little sweetheart! Congratulations to you both on ten happy years together! <3

  11. Jennifer says:

    I’m surprised to hear you recommend This place was my only online purchase fail to date – not only was my order of stuff listed as in stock later changed to ‘backordered’, the order then disappeared from my customer profile with no explanation just past the time I could have been refunded through a paypal complaint. No answers to email. Not a good feeling.

  12. I am going to Camp Loopy also. This is my second year. I had so much fun last year I had to do it again.

  13. Lucy sure looks content.
    Congratulations to Julia on her win of the yarn bowl!
    Thank you to all of you who submitted your kind comments, and thank you Wendy for allowing me to be part of your online “party”. It was fun!

  14. YAY! I won! The email with address and preference is on its way. Thank you so much to Wendy, and thank you to Cindy Douglass of Stardust Pottery. I’m looking forward to receiving the bowl.

  15. I can’t believe it has been ten years! I’m so glad Lucy adopted you!

  16. I just ordered my yarn for Camp Loopy this morning. Can’t decide what to knit.

  17. KarenEl says:

    Maybe it’s just my computer, or shadows, but the China Silk looks to be the same color as Lucy. Both very lovely, of course.

  18. haha! – my comment is the same as KarenEl! The yarn looks like an echo of Lucy above!!!!!
    both beautiful (i just should have written KarenEl ditto!!!)

  19. Jennifer says:

    Camp Loopy first timer!

  20. Adrienne says:

    Huh, interesting to know that Lucy didn’t change colors ’til after the age of two. I adopted a Siamese-mix from the local shelter and he too was very light in color and got *much* darker over time. I’ve always wondered if the color changing could be a good indicator of his actual age. He was supposedly about a year old when I adopted him but that’s just a guesstimate. He turns ten(ish) at the end of this month. =)

  21. Her fur really has darkened up! She looks so cute! She sure does love her naps.
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  22. Happy anniversary, Lucy and Wendy!

  23. Kristine M. says:

    Happy adoption day! I love seeing the pictures of Lucy in your posts.

  24. Lauraquilts says:

    I had to order a yarn bowl. It came in the mail yesterday. I love, love love it. It makes knitting a pleasure and most of all it keeps the yarn from Buddy the cat.

  25. Laura, it is very sweet of you to mention your new yarn bowl here. Thank you. I’m so happy you “love, love love it”. May that love affair last happily ever after. 🙂

  26. Robin F. says:

    Lucy’s fur looks healthier now. It must be the extra loving.
    I;m in camp too. Mt. Kaytwopeatwo.

  27. The bowl came today! It is beautiful and well made. I’m very happy to have it. Thank you Cindy and Wendy.

  28. Thank you, Julia (the winner of the yarn bowl giveaway)! I’m so happy you like it. I can’t wait until you experience the pleasure of knitting with your new yarn bowl.