My current work in progress:

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


A Break From Cables

I’m not actually taking a break from cables. I finished the front and am knitting along on the back of my Chloe sweater. See?


But I was working on something else at the same time: Valentine dresses for Dottie and Inga!


They were so excited when they saw them that they insisted on putting them on immediately, even though I pointed out that it was not yet February.


They look pretty pleased with themselves, don’t they?

The dresses were knit from Julie Williams’ Seasonal Dresses pattern and I used “Solid Series” fingering weight yarn from The Loopy Ewe. I worked on these exclusively during my lunch break at work.

I used the same two colors for each dress but reversed them. Because Inga has a very fair complexion, she thinks that the pink dress flatters her best. And Dottie, with her olive complexion, looks lovely in the ivory dress.

I’m not sure I can keep up the pace of knitting them new dresses every month, but this was sure fun!

Loki always knows how to pace himself.



  1. Those little dresses are soooo cute! I admire your colorwork!
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  2. Hysterical! You just brightened up my day!

  3. Great cat picture!! I love it when they sleep like that.

  4. *tummyskritch*

  5. Love the knitting but I must admit that I look for a pic of Loki each time. Talk about a totally laid back kitty. I get a giggle out of each pic.

  6. Your honey bunnies are so very darling
    Especially in their holiday dresses.
    Hugs ‘n Smiles
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  7. I understand that the bunnies are knit of Aran weight yarn, but do you think that the dresses could be made on a standard knitting machine?

  8. Alice in Richmond says:

    I can hear you reading this post. Made me actually LOL.

    Inga and Dottie are beyond cute. As is Loki of course.

  9. I loved your little cotton bunnies so much that I purchased the pattern. It has taken me almost a week to knit the bunny, unlike your speed of 2 days (oh, how I wish I could knit that fast). I am just beginning the dress but now that I see your Valentine dresses, I just may have to purchase them too. I did purchase the Piebald Boy pattern. These little bunnies are so much fun to knit and I love yours! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  10. Katherine says:

    that is too funny – I guess I will have to make some bunnies, too, because you are having so much fun! Happy knitting!

  11. Kathleen Kennedy says:

    These look amazingly like the Bunnies from ‘Little Cotton Rabbits’. I love her stuff and love your version, also ♡

  12. Thanks for making me smile! Charming dresses (and blog posting!).

  13. Charlotte says:

    Beautiful work, as always. Inga & Dotty + their new dresses are adorable.

  14. Mary Lou Keenan says:

    Adorable! I love fair isle and these dresses are gorgeous!

  15. Oh the little toe-pads! Your bunnies are adorable, too.
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