My current work in progress:

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


Have Cuff, Will Travel

First things first, the winner of a copy of  Knit Nordic: 20 Contemporary Accessories Inspired by 4 Traditional Sweater Patterns by Eline Oftedal is GerryART, who has been emailed. As always thank you to everyone who left a comment and a big thank you to Sterling Publishing for offering a book for the give-away.

My Leftovers Cowl has gotten a bit too big for me to drag to the office every day on the off chance I have time to knit a round or two during my lunch break. So I have something more portable on the needles for a commuter project:


This is the first of a pair of fingerless mitts. I am knitting with Shibui Knits Sock, a fingering weight 100% superwash merino wool, in the Abyss, and Roppongi colorways. As you can see, I’ve got a cuff done in corrugated ribbing. I’ve worked up a fun little chart for the back of the hand. All will be revealed in time.

But I do continue to work on the cowl. I’ve not had a lot of knitting time so far this week, but I am plugging along.


However, a certain furry little somebody has been requesting a lot of lap time this week. I am putty in his paws.



  1. Wendy, I am a dog person but Loki could change my mind. He is a doll and I would love to snuggle up with him. I have to laugh because you knit so quickly, that I could knit all week and not show as much progress as you do in a couple days!

  2. Elaine in NYC says:

    The cowl is looking really nice. You should change Loki’s name to super floof!

  3. Excited to see what happens with the fingerless mitts. I love corrugated ribbing to excess.

    Loki is certainly living up to his job description. Entertainer with modeling abilities. Great cat.
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  4. Loki is a most darling kittah! Love the knitting! luv.m.

  5. No one could resist Loki. He looks so much healthier than when he first moved in with you. Loki’s coat has ‘bloomed’.

  6. Any of us would be putty in his paws.

    Wendy, thank you so much for picking me as the WINNER of this fantastic book.
    Can hardly wait to CO a project, or two, or three ASAP

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  7. Wendy, I cannot wait to see what you create with the gloves. My ragdoll loved to be in my lap. I am retired from teaching and am knitting like crazy. I love to read what you and Loki are doing. Thanks for sharing.

    Patricia, I had a ragdoll called Has-A-Nose. He weighed 19 pounds at his heaviest. My husband called him Puppy Cat.
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  8. Wendy, I do enjoy your intricate color work. I look forward to seeing the completed cowl! And the corrugated rib is to die for…
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  9. That’s not a cat – it’s a polar bear! Loki is gorgeous and must be the world’s biggest domestic cat. I could cuddle him for ever.

  10. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    I love that little Loki. I would never get a thing done. :-):-)

  11. I’ve got some Shibui in the stash. Looking forward to what becomes of that cuff!
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  12. Catherine S. says:

    Anxiously awaiting more on the fingerless mitts pattern! I do love a corrugated cuff. Great colors.
    (Knitting can always wait. You’ve got a Loki to contend with.)

  13. Can’t wait to see what the mitts will look like! Your colorwork is always so pretty.

    Loki looks so cuddly!
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  14. I love corrugated ribbing! I hear a lot of people don’t enjoy knitting it, but I find I seem to get into a rhythm with it more easily for some reason than the actual body of the garment where I need to follow a pattern. Your cuff looks great!
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