My current work in progress:

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


Obsessive Knitting

The winner of the giveaway for a copy of Cast Iron, Cast On, Cooking and Knitting Through the Seasons by Calley Hastings and Becky Herrick is Beverley, who has been emailed.  Thanks to all who entered the giveaway! I’ll have another review on Wednesday, with another giveaway, so please check back then.

Thanks also for your nice comments about Dottie and Inga’s new dresses. I knit them each a new dress for every month in 2015, so now I think I am done. Their December dresses were knit from Madelinetosh Tosh Sock. So for 2016, I’ll have to think of something else to do obsessively. I have some ideas . . .

Speaking of obsession, I am back to working on something I’ve been obsessing about a lot: a colorwork cowl. I really love cowls, or infinity scarves, as they are sometimes called. Of all the things I have knit lately, cowls are the things I get the most use from in winter months. I started a new one this past week:


This is my own design, and it consists of all smaller pattern motifs, or border patterns. They are all based on traditional Nordic designs, and no two patterns will repeat.

The yarn I am using is wonderful: Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock (merino/cashmere/nylon) fingering weight yarn, in the Silver Fox and Heliotrope colorways. I have been a fan of Dragonfly Fibers deep rich colors for years, and this cashmere blend yarn is a dream to knit.

I have a feeling that Loki would enjoy sinking his little claws into this yarn, but he will not get the chance to do so if I can help it!


“Who, me?”


  1. Shirley Gallagher says:

    What a great photo of your little boy. He’s just gorgeous. I love cowls too, but can’t imagine coming up with so many different motifs. You’re really talented.

  2. Oh-h-h pretty! Gorgeous colors and I love that yarn. This will be so yummy around your neck!

  3. I do love that cowl design, you did an amazing job on it. I can’t wait until the holidays are over, and I’ll have a chance to knit something nice for me!
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  4. Denise Wessman says:

    Amazing knit. I love your cowl designs. You are so talented!!!!! The yarn looks yummy. I’ll have to try it.

  5. Midnite Baker says:

    Love your new cowl project. Didn’t comment on your girls’ dresses, which are very Christmasey, because I was not interested in the eBook. Sorry. Loki is totally alert here – bet he is ready for some play time. Have a great week. 🙂 M

  6. Hope you will have thus pattern available??? It is really unique.

  7. Beautiful project. Is this double thickness? Will you publish this pattern?

  8. Beautiful! Is the pattern available?

  9. Very pretty cowl! I’m such a fan of stranded knitting, and I can do that work — it’s just a matter of clearing away a dozen or so WIPs before I can get to it. I really like this picture of Loki, because the “lavender” of his nose shows up well. Sometimes his markings just look like a bit of dirt, gotta get the light just so to see the prettiness.
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  10. I’ve really enjoyed seeing your bunny outfits each month. I think the Christmas dresses might be my favorite. The new cowl is gorgeous too. Love the colors!
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  11. If I put my knitting down for an instant, Faith Kitty will be atop it, kneading away.

  12. Bluetoespinner says:

    It is so beautiful. Will you be selling this cowl pattern? I loved doing the Sanquar Cowl, and I’m hooked on two color knits, now.

  13. Leslie Fischgrund says:

    I have to admit that I am going to miss seeing “the girls” new outfit each month. Maybe they need boyfriends?

    Your cowl is gorgeous. How wide do you like them? And what a great way to utilize a sampler.

  14. looks great!

  15. That new colorwork cowl is gorgeous. Wow!
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