My current work in progress:

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


The Long Slog

It is interesting to me that I am able to knit four 100-stitch rows much more quickly than I can knit one 400-stitch row.

The lower body of Woodfords consists of very long rows indeed and they are not terribly exciting. I need 12″ of knitting and I am at 4.5″ at this point.


But on the bright side, once I finish this part, the sleeves will seem all the quicker since they consist of far fewer stitches.

I need to suspend work on Woodfords for a bit this week. I need to whip out a pair of baby booties for someone I will see this Friday. I did make a start:


That’s mint green Koigu.

As I knit, I will repeat to myself:

“Must not try these booties on Loki.┬áMust not try these booties on Loki.”



  1. I read your mantra to my grown daughter – who has a ‘Loki’ sized cat of her own – and she said, “well, why not?” LOL

  2. Try the booties on Loki… it ­čÖé
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  3. But if you do, we want a picture….

  4. We won’t tell.
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  5. We want a picture!

  6. Lestersmama says:

    Oh, yes please! Do it!

  7. You know we all want you to!

  8. Absolutely try the booties on Loki! Absolutely take photos!

  9. Heeheehee! I never send off a baby hat without putting it our TomTom; he totally rocks a hat. And he’s so willing! Of course, he gets it before it’s washed & blocked. Dang, now I need to knit a baby hat, just to have another picture of him in one!
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  10. Obviously, Loki needs a pair of his own. And you need a stopwatch and a quick trigger finger to time how long it takes him to get them off.

  11. Just want to take the opportunity to wish you and Loki and joyous holiday and the best of everything in the new year.

  12. He’d look so cute in mint green baby booties…

  13. You know you’re going to… some things are just inevitable ­čÖé

  14. I suspect that Loki may have some opinions about trying on those, or any other, booties. But, good luck with that.

  15. GeniaKnitz says:

    That mint green is such a pretty color, perfect for the regal Master Loki!