My current work in progress:

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


Sunday Update

The work in progress, it grows!


I have done one set of decreases, which reduces the total stitch count by 24, so the rows are not quite as long as before. I am coming up on the second set of decreases in a few rows, so I am looking forward to that!

Book Giveaway

The Random Number Generator chose Ruthie to receive my copy of Baby Washcloths & Afghan Squares. Thanks to everyone who left a comment! I have another great book to review and give away, probably on Wednesday.


There are questions about Loki in the comments from time to time. Time for some Loki info!

In the almost-three-months since he came to live with me, Loki has changed a lot. His coat has filled in quite a bit and has gotten longer and softer. He looks like a little cream puff.


Don’t be fooled. He is built like a little tank! Underneath all that floof he is one sturdy, solid little guy. He weighs more than twice what Lucy weighed.



There was a question in the comments about his temperament and personality and the differences between boy kitties and girl kitties. The general idea is that neutered male kitties are more sweet and affectionate than females, and I think that is often true. Lucy did not fit that mold, though. She was sweet and friendly to one and all. My female kitty I had before Lucy (Izzy) wasn’t — she had a bit of a snotty attitude and was more how I usually expected female cats to behave.

Loki is a sweet goofy little guy. He is extremely affectionate and loves to be held and cuddled. He is also rambunctious and has boundless energy. He does not jump up on the couch and curl up next to me — he hurls himself at me. He throws himself into play and loves interactive toys. I don’t think it is possible to wear him out — I never have. But at night when I turn out the lights he knows it is time to go to sleep and has learned not to try to wake me up with a toy. He’s a smart little guy.

Oh, and of course he is adorable.




  1. We’ve now got a boy cat (actually daughter’s) after years of females. Our guy is really sweet, but also rambunctious and demanding to be played with. He also knows when bedtime is, and will actually nag at about that time. But on the weekends, he seems concerned that we’re oversleeping – pest! He will also – loudly – let you know he doesn’t like his food or his bowl is empty.

    And does 24 fewer stitches really have an impact at that number? Never mind, just keep telling yourself that.

  2. Oh, and he really does not like to be left alone. He’ll meet you at the door with a loud voice to let you know just how much he’s been aggrieved to be left by himself.

  3. he certainly is adorable!

  4. Will you sometime in the future be selling a pattern for your Celtic knot cape? Want to make one!
    P.S. Loki photos wonderful. My cats say hello.



  7. Congrats to Ruthie and thanks for the 411 on Loki, the good life seems to agree with him!! I have had cats, both male and female, all my life. Never thought about one sex being sweeter than the other, seems to me it is more dependent on how may of them there are!! Love, as always, looking at your knitting. thanks for the post.

  8. So glad Loki is happy and you are happy with Loki :)! Love your WIP!

  9. So glad Loki is happy and you are happy with Loki 🙂 Love your WIP!

  10. Joan from Wisconsin says:

    What a precious ball of fur! I have two kitties and love them both, one male, one female. I can see in “The Duchess” how sweet and dainty she is over “Scooter” the male. Admire your work as always.

  11. Catherine S. says:

    Wendy, I am in love with your little guy. His fur has gotten HUGE since he’s come to you and his paws certainly haven’t gotten any smaller! I love him so much and can only imagine how he has stolen your heart. Loki certainly looks content. Love to you both!

  12. It’s always a pleasure to see your knitting progress. I got to thinking the othet day–where do you keep all these beautiful FO’s? I would think your entire house would be floor to ceiling knitwear. Loki is a beautiful kitty and since he is still kind of a youngster, full of energy!

  13. Loki is so beautiful Wendy. Just the expressioin on his little face says it all.

  14. Loki is adorable. Such a cute face.

  15. He is adorable.

  16. I love floofy kitties. Too bad my nose doesn’t…dang allergies! I just want to reach out and pet Loki…

  17. Loki is all kinds of fluffy adorableness! I, too, have a mass of fluffy adorableness in cat form but hers is because she’s always nicking the other kitty’s food!

  18. Heidi (LunaKitty) says:

    Yes, my next cat will definitely be a neutered boy. I adore my LunaKitty, but no one would ever accuse her of being sweet and affectionate! LOL! I keep telling her that if she doesn’t turn into a lap cat, she will be getting a brother after we move. A very large, sturdy brother! 😉

  19. What a ball of snowy white cuteness! I’m so glad you are so happy with each other.
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  20. penelope10 says:

    What a solid fluffy bunch of goodness! I could squeeze him with love!

  21. He really is gorgeous. With my sibling pair the boy is the sweetheart, which is good because he’s a 13# klutz of a cat. But his little sister (same litter) is 7# of pure monkey climbing diva. But it means more when she climbs up for a cuddle. 😉
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  22. Carol LeFebvre says:

    Please include me in the drawing for crochet love. Thank you I love your blog