My current work in progress:

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


It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!

It’s a Franken-Scarf!


My new work in progress: a scarf I am knitting from my Opal Advent Calendar and my Koigu Advent Calendar.

The Opal calendar has much larger skeins (63 meters each) and the Koigu calendar has wee 10 meter skeins. So the wide stripes are Opal, the narrow ones Koigu. I’m not worrying about colors — I am just pulling them out of the calendar each day and letting the stripes fall where they may.

The pattern is just a simple stitch pattern — 12 stitches per repeat. I am using a U.S. size 3 needle. When I posted a photo of my project on Instagram, it was pointed out to me that there is a free scarf pattern on Ravelry using this stitch: the Zick Zack Scarf. That pattern has you change colors every two rows for a more consistent look — very reminiscent of a Missoni scarf.

Book Giveaway

The winner of my review copy of Nicky Epstein Enchanted Knits for Dolls: 25 Mystical, Magical Costumes for 18-Inch Dolls is Jen R., who has been emailed.


Loki is busy being fabulous!



  1. What a clever way to pair two lovely yarns, and while the approach may seem random, your strategy is working beautifully!

  2. Loki is fabulous. Your advent scarf is fab, too. I like a bit of randomness in life. 🙂

  3. That scarf will be a colorful antidote to the dreariness of winter!

  4. Love that you include pics of Loki. My cat, Miss Meowple, can often be found near (on actually ON) me when I’m knitting. ?

  5. What a pretty scarf – it looks like candy. 🙂

    For some reason I never realized before that Loki has a blue nose, he’s adorable (and he looks like he knows it!) 😉

  6. I love the way that is working up. Wish I would have known about the Opal Advent Box. Do you think it it still available anywhere? Loki looks relaxed, as usual;O))

  7. That is a brilliant way to use up odds and ends.

    Next, Loki has to add some cat hair. Then it will be perfect!

  8. The scarf is lovely & bright , just the thing for the dreary grey days of winter. Don’t know if your tree is up, but Loki may be practicing so he can show you the prettiest thing in/on the tree: Himself! I had two white Persians, mother & son, who firmly believed we didn’t need all that shiny stuff to have a lovely holiday tree…..