My current work in progress:

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



It’s June 1st, and that can mean only one thing: It’s the first day of Camp Loopy 2014!

So this morning (well, actually in the wee hours after midnight) I set aside my Array cowl temporarily. Here’s what it looks like now:


It is 7″ deep, so a little more than halfway there, since I want to knit to 12″ deep.

I got out this yarn, which I purchased specifically for my first Camp Loopy project:


This is Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball in colorway #2081 and Malabrigo Sock Yarn in the “Alcaucil” colorway. Here is the start of my project:


This is Nymphalidea designed by Melinda VerMeer, and it appeared in a recent edition of Knitty.

I actually started a different design and quickly decided it didn’t really work in these yarns, so switched over to this. I had two different patterns picked out as possibilities, so there was no fuss, no muss!

Because I am a loose knitter, I went down one needle size from what was recommended in the pattern, so mine is being knit with a U.S. size 5 needle.

Meanwhile, Loki has gotten into taking selfies while he lounges in my lap.



  1. What a beautiful pattern! What a beautiful Loki!

  2. catspaw says:

    Everytime I see Loki’s name I think of the Loki Stardust Quartet. Look them up if you don’t know them!

  3. Love your new choice for a scarf…the designer is from my home town Portland, OR. I recognized the background in the photo. Infact, I was at that park yesterday enjoying a Great Blue Heron fishing for lunch. Thx for your share, looking forward to see the scarf completed…

  4. Love your Array cowl; love the colors too. Your Camp Loopy project looks interesting. And Loki is just the most beautiful cat!

  5. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    I love your yarn choices and the pattern you chose. But the Loki selfie…well he just steals the whole picture. What a pretty boy.

  6. Patricia says:

    I have the pattern that you just started in my library. I will probably start it soon. I am a dog person, but Loki makes me rethink this. I’m not sure if I read your site more for your knitting or to get the next Loki update and picture!

  7. Kristine M. says:

    Loki has that look of “I’m handsome & I know it!’

  8. Your projects are beautiful. I’ll have to check out the one you are doing for camp loopy. What a handsome boy!

  9. Now you did it. I have a ball of crazy zauberball that I wasn’t sure to do with, and now it is paired up with a semisolid sock yarn so I can make my own Nymphalidea. Thanks for enabling! 😉
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  10. Was so inspired by this post that I went stash diving and now have this project queued in my top 10!
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  11. I’m looking forward to seeing your Nymphalidea. I love the yarn combination. And that last bit about the Loki’s selfie really gave me a chuckle.