My current work in progress:

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


More and More Sanquhar

The winners of my giveaway copies of DIY Holiday: the Crafting Life are David, Kaye, and Robin, who have all been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

I continue knitting along on my Sanquhar Cowl.


I’m between two-thirds and three-quarters done at this point. Still lots of knitting left! And I am thoroughly enjoying it.


For those of you who are interested in Sanquhar knitting and its history, Tom of Holland posted a lot of great information about it in his blog last week.

Loki has been helping me with chores today. He is particularly good at helping changing the bed linens. So he is taking a well-deserved rest now!





  1. Loki sounds like my two. They helped me strip the bedsheets, are now making sure the clean ones are nice and warm, and will no doubt help me make the bed in a few minutes. Ever so helpful.

  2. What is that beautiful cat sleeping on?? Looks like a Roman lounging couch 🙂

  3. My kitties love to help make my bed also! They especially enjoy getting under the fitted sheet. Loki is a beauty, as is your latest knitting creation. The black and white graphics are a classic.

  4. beautiful pattern & lovely cat.

  5. Barbara Boyle says:

    Your beautiful knitting is only surpassed by the King of the House, Loki, the man! He is so pampered, so REGAL, with the most beautiful coat of luxurious fur I have ever seen, and, OH, is he quite the pampered kitty. Thanks for sharing the highlights of his life with you.

  6. Midnite Baker says:

    Knitting the initials into the gloves reminds me of the Fishermen women of yore who knitted the husband’s name into their sweaters for identification purposes, in case, they drowned at sea. Enjoying watching your progress on your scarf. Ear rubs to Loki… when he is awake!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!! M

  7. Goodness, we have to shut our TomTom kitty out of the bedroom while the linens are bing changed, or he’ll wind up being made into the bed. You should hear the purring! He loves the beds, covered or not. The cowl is fascinating. Don’t know if I’ve got the patience for that, but it’s lovely.
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  8. Lurker here — that cowl is STUNNING. I’ve never done sanquhar knitting but have always thought it wonderful. I may have to start now, after the holidays.