My current work in progress:

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


And Now For Something New!

Loki has spoken! He has chosen Karla Wigley as the lucky recipient of my review copy of Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature by Nicky Epstein. I’ve got a stack of books still left to review, so be sure to come back for more chances to win for great books!

On Friday night I finished this (pardon my awkward folding — it is quite long and hard to photograph!):


This is my Hitchhiker Beyond (design by Martina Behm) that I made from gorgeous handspun yarn spun by my friend Leslie. The yarn is a merino silk blend, 2-ply sport/dk weight, and there are approximately 350 yards of each color. I used up most of both skeins and my shawl is nice and big. And it is very soft! It will be a welcome addition to my winter wardrobe.


On Saturday I started this:


This is a baby dress — the pattern is the Muti Dress, from Taiga Hilliard Designs. It’s for a colleague’s soon-to-be-born little girl. I’m using this yarn:


Knitpicks Comfy Fingering, a cotton/acrylic blend. I wanted the dress to be easy to wash, as well as comfortable to wear year-round — this way it can be worn over a top and leggings in the winter and as a sundress in the summer. Because of the style and large armholes, I think it will fit the baby for a fairly long time.

Lastly, here is Loki with his current favorite toy:



  1. Fuzzy rat. Pepper has the brown version. Loves it too. Easy to flip, toss, and sink the teeth in.

  2. The Hitchhiker is so pretty. Blue and brown are always such a nice combination.

    Loki looks like he is rug surfing!

  3. I love the Muti pattern. Knit is for my Swedish friend’s first granddaughter and eveyone loved the outcome. I used a yellow tonal as I was told in advance, no pink! : }

  4. Love the Hitchhiiker and baby dress. I am sure the gift recipient will be thrilled;O))
    Loki looks fabulous, as always.

  5. Good to know about a shawl that uses a yarn weight heavier than fingering.

    I’m making Rio for a baby girl. Her mum thinks she’s due mid-November, but if this baby shows up later than Halloween, I’ll be surprised. I’m knitting it in a “room to grow” 12 month size since I’m not getting gauge with fingering weight.

  6. Myra Fleming says:

    Love the scarf and the baby dress is darling…!

  7. Sharen Warren says:

    Both of your new projects are beautiful. The Muti Dress looks adorable on all the project models on its Ravelry page…the new mom will be so pleased!

  8. Love the dress!! So cute! Also nice to see the new Martina scarf /shawl knit up, and I KWUM about photographing a longggggg scarf!