My current work in progress:

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


Happy October

Happy October, everyone! October and November are my two favorite months of the year so I am very pleased to turn the calendar page. And happily, the weather has turned a bit cooler so it is not a billion degrees with a billion percent humidity. I like my autumn to be . . . autumnal.

The winner of my review copy of Cowl Girls II is Susan Picciano, who has been emailed. As always, thank you to everyone who left a comment. I suddenly have a pile of new knitting books that I’ve received in the past week, so I’ll be doing a lot of reviews and giveaways this month. And likely next month. So be sure to stop by from time to time. I plan to review another great book on Wednesday.

In knitting news . . .

I finished up the first sleeve of my colorwork jacket Friday night, and started the second sleeve yesterday. Here’s my progress so far:


It took me almost exactly a week to knit the first sleeve so the second will likely take about the same amount of time. So next weekend I will be able to get started on the neckband and front bands and the end is in sight!

Here is my box o’ yarn that I am using for this project:


And here is a boy and his fuzzy rat.



  1. Love the colors you’ve chosen. Looking forward to seeing this as it progresses.
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  2. I love October. Pumpkin time always makes me happy. Loki looks like he enjoys autumn as well. All that floof must be nice for keeping laps warm. 🙂

  3. Beautiful! Looks like a landscape, Art Deco style.

  4. It looks like it will be perfect colors for fall.

    Loki’s rat looks like it has the same floof-to-body ratio as Loki. 🙂

  5. Monica C. says:

    Gorgeous project! Are your sleeves going to be wide? It looks like you are planning to have a large hem – is that right? Autumn is my favorite season too – crisp, energizing, and beautiful colors – just like your sweater!