My current work in progress:

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


Works in Progress

The winner of a copy of People Knitting: A Century of Photographs by Barbara Levine is Sidney Boardman, who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment!

I have a couple of projects on the needles right now and I don’t think I’ve mentioned either of them. No time like the present!

Here is my commuter project:


This is “B to the Three,” a brioche-stitch hat designed by Meaghan Schmaltz. It takes approximately 200 yards of DK weight yarn. I am using a new yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, a blend of 45% Baby Alpaca, 45% Superfine Merino, and 10% Cultivated Silk. The yarn has the unfortunate name of “Crackpaca.” It is DK weight, with 265 yards to a 3.8 ounce skein and it is lovely to work with. I am using the “Ursula” colorway.

My at-home project:


This is “Welcome Back Garter,” a design by Casapinka. I am knitting this from Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rifton yarn in a colorway exclusive to Mason-Dixon Knitting — you can purchase it here. (I think if you want some you need to act fast — it is a limited edition and once it is gone, it is gone.)

This is actually three colorways: a gradient and two solid colors.


The two “mono” colorways are available here. I bought my yarn as soon as Ann and Kay announced its availability, and then looked for a pattern for it. Welcome Back Garter may not be the best choice for the slow-shifting gradient, but I am very pleased with how this is turning out. I have deviated a bit from the pattern to suit my yarn (and at my whim). I am not going to knit the triangle at one end of the wrap — it will be one long rectangle when I am done. While Rifton is listed as fingering weight, it is a heavy fingering weight, so I did not need as many rows as the pattern directed to reach the width of the piece. At this point, I will add tows to each short end of the wrap until I run out of yarn.

In other news, Loki has become very snuggly. He has recently decided he is a lap cat.


“I love having my Mommy scritch my neck!”



  1. Gorgeous wrap, and it’s especially lovely in the autumn Rifton colorways.

  2. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Loki is so gorgeous. Love that face!

  3. Such a lovely color and pattern combo. The pattern has a Stephen West vibe about it but the colorway calms it down.

    Of course Loki clearly doesn’t need any calming down…

  4. Sophy0075 says:

    A knitter who knits a pattern and varies it at her “whim” – you’re a knitter after my own heart!

    And Loki – I’d give you a scritch too, but then with all your long fur, I’d probably sneeze.

  5. Loki a lap Cat? Me thinks winter’s coming.

  6. I love all of those shades of green! Loki is such a gorgeous and content looking boy!

  7. I know you knit fast, woman, but HOW DID YOU DO THAT? That is like 1000 yards of yarn knit up in no time. Anyway, it’s beautiful and so are you and so is Loki and you’ve made us very happy over here.

  8. Crackpaca? I guess that’s supposed to indicate it is addictive, just like many people refer to Rowan Kidsilk Haze as Crack Silk Haze. But it’s an unfortunate name, as you said.

  9. Michelle Gibson says:

    Commuter project project looks like fun!