My current work in progress:

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


Pour Moi Progress

A holiday weekend is a good way to make some good progress on one’s knitting. And I have made some very good progress on my pour moi cardi.

As a rule, I like to get as much of the “finishing” done on a project as I go along, and this project is no exception. So I knit the front/neckband before completing the sleeves:


This was a lot of ribbing! I spent a lot of Labor Day “laboring” on this ribbing and it was totally worth it.

I joined the shoulders via a three-needle bind-off. I had worked the shoulder decreases as short rows instead of bind-offs because I prefer to do a three-needle bind-off for shoulder seams rather than sew them together. It gives a nice smooth seam.

Then I picked up the many, many stitches up one side front, around the neck, and down the other side.

There are buttonholes for 7 buttons in one side front. So all that remains now is to complete the sleeves, sew on the buttons, and sew up the side seams. I have one sleeve more than half done:


Sock Architecture Giveaway

Judging from the number of comments left, this is going to be a very popular book! The winner, chosen at random, is Leslie F., who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!



Loki believes in solidarity through napping. Such a helpful kitty!


  1. Lestersmama says:

    I could just squeeze the stuffing out of Loki. So very sweet.

  2. Love how your sweater is coming along. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Loki looks so sweet!

  3. Fuego Azul says:

    There’s nothing like good, old fashioned sweater knitting. 🙂
    It’s coming along beautifully! And Loki is still too adorable to bear!

  4. Shirley Gallagher says:

    I love the drape of your sweater. I guess that’s from the finer yarn.

  5. The sweater is looking great!

  6. I’m sorry I’m late to the party but I just had to tell you that I think your knitted Converse are absolutely amazing! The knitting is flawless (as always) and the shoes look as if this is how they were meant to be all along. Fantastic!

  7. Thank you very much for the book. And I read the blog regularly (but the one thing it hasn’t helped is my personal knitting speed!). Your sweater looks good.

  8. The drape of this sweater is delicious. Will it retain that slight little roominess in the front. Very attractive.

  9. My cats do solidarity through napping, too. Such supportive felines!
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