My current work in progress:

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


Snowzilla 2016

We survived the first snow of the year, and it was quite a storm. I believe in my area we got about two feet of snow. The city has doen a great job of snow clearance, though. Here is what my street looks like, late Sunday afternoon.


I don’t think I can go to work tomorrow because the subway system will only offer limited service, and that service does not extend to me. And according to the news, people are still being urged to stay off the streets. So I think I have another day at home ahead of me.

Before the storm hit last week, I finished my Emiliana Shawl.


This is made from Madelinetosh Pashmina, in the Dusk and Magnolia Leaf colorways.

After that, I knit a stealth project, and then I made this:


This is Collina, a pattern available on Ravelry. I knit mine from Violet Lynx Dyeworks Merino/cashmere 150, an aran weight merino/cashmere blend. I love this colorway — it looks like a Tequila Sunrise. And the yarn is soft and warm. A perfect blizzard hat!


I’ve extended the discount in celebration of the online exhibition Sanquhar Gloves: A Living Scottish Tradition another week: you can purchase my Sanquhar Cowl pattern on Ravelry for half-price ($2.50) using the code:


The special price will be good for the rest of this week, through Saturday night until midnight, Eastern time, January 30, 2016.

Book Giveaway

The winner of my review copy of Susan B. Anderson’s Kids’ Knitting Workshop: The Easiest and Most Effective Way to Learn to Knit! by Susan B. Anderson is Mariaeb, who has been emailed.


Loki has been enjoying a lot of extra snuggles during the storm!



  1. So glad that you are staying in and surviving the blizzard. The shawl is really pretty and I love the hat! Checked Ravelry and it must no longer be free;O(( Snuggle up with the big kitty!

  2. As a teacher, I always loved snow days, unlike other days off that I had to prep lessons for a sub and still grade the papers when I got back. lol
    You sure got a lot knit. Here’s to more tomorrow.

  3. Sophy0075 says:

    You are making GREAT use of your snow days! Much better to stay inside, knit, and be Loki’s slave than to go outside, throw snowballs and get cold and wet.

    I love your Emilia shawl.