My current work in progress:

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


Miles of Knitting

The title is an exaggeration: what I have completed only seems like miles of knitting. Here is my progress:

A bit more done on my poncho since Sunday.


I have lots and lots of this yarn. Approximately 3200 yards of it, and I plan to use most or all of it for this project.

The design features Celtic knots in its cables:


And it has a seed stitch edging:


Knitting a very large, very warm wool piece may not be the smartest move when it is in the 90s and humid outside, but onward I knit. Indoors. With plenty of a/c.

Crochet for Dolls Book Giveaway

The winner of my review copy of Crochet for Dolls by Nicky Epstein is Angie, who has been emailed and has responded. As always, thanks to everyone who left a comment.

Loki Sez


“I’ve been resting up all day so I can help Momma with her knitting tonight!”


  1. As always, your knitting is beautiful. So is Loki, although I suspect he would prefer to be termed Handsome! lol

  2. ChiLibrarian says:

    Clever to match the yarn color with the helpful cat. Both are gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful work! Loki is too adorable. I noticed he does yet have the “pantaloons” that Lucy had. I suppose they’ll grow in later. He is one sweet boy. luv.m.

  4. That is a gorgous afghan! loveeeee the celtic knots and the seed stitch just beautifull! so is your cat by the way.

  5. Lovely!

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  7. Wendy,
    I just love Loki’s little boyish face! He definitely looks like a boy-cat.

  8. I LOVE your poncho will have one of my own when you release the pattern! 🙂 Wish I could knit as fast as you do.
    Your new Furr boy is delightful! I have my little Missy who is a small black miniature mixture of a Maine Coon, she rescued me and then I rescued her…

  9. Looks beautiful! I love the Celtic knots
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  10. Seeing your beautiful knitting encourages me to knit outside of my “comfort zone” and try new patterns that I might not have had the courage to try.

    Loki is such a handsome boy! His coat is is gorgeous and looks like it is getting thicker by the day. 🙂

  11. I feel your pain. I just completed a project that was 50% wool and 50% Alpaca. It is a large cowl for a friend in Sweden. He commutes from home to work on a bike with studded tires. Where lives is well above he Artic Circle.

    Loki looks to be in deep thought about his stealth projects just like is Mom.


  12. Loki looks wise. Wisdom is a good thing.

  13. I love Celtic Knots. I have a ring with Celtic Crosses on it and the Trinity Knot is in the middle. Very pretty. Loki is beautiful!

  14. Midnite Baker says:

    Loki looks very regal in this picture. As for your knitting project — Is there a pattern for this somewhere?? Have some lovely fisherman’s wool just waiting to be knitted. Hope cooler weather is coming to your part of the land. Finally, 9-12 will start the cooler fall weather here – at least for a week. M

  15. Beautiful!

  16. I just love Loki!
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  17. As another cat’s person, I’m frankly mystified by folks who say cats have only one facial expression. Loki looks so studious above! I know he’s just faking, but what a dignified look.
    Yum, Celtic knots in cables–I’m sure you’ll be glad of this wrap come January!
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  18. I can’t wait to see how the poncho comes out. Your cables are lovely and the seed stitch compliments them perfectly. You can see the intelligence in Loki’e eyes. He is a beautiful cat. I think the picture above is my favorite of his so far.
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  19. The knitting is beautiful! I love Loki’s face. He looks so thoughtful!

  20. I love seeing your celtic patterns, so intricate and clever. Loki is very handsome, you are lucky to have found each other x

  21. He really is a very handsome cat.
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  22. I put a 17″ x 23″ cork bulletin board in my lap and put my knitting on that in warm weather. The fan can blow under the board, and if I have to get up, I just pick up the whole board and put it in a safe spot (two nosy dogs here), then pick up the board when I come back to my seat–no having to rearrange the knitting and find my place. I also can pin the pattern to the cork board or pin down a tape measure so I can measure bits as I work, and pin my notes about repeats and how far I’ve gotten and all that stuff. The cork board is inexpensive and has a frame around the edges; that makes it more stable when I lift it.
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  23. Barb Rickman says:

    When it’s below zero and we are all up to our arses in snow…you will not regret one stitch of that poncho!!

  24. Love the celtic knots in the cable! Where did you learn that trick? Love to try it sometime.
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  25. Your knitting is outstanding Wendy! You are an inspiration to all of us! Love the pic’s of Loki too!

  26. Pam Gardner says:

    your poncho is gorgeous, or will be, as his your beautiful Loki