My current work in progress:

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


It’s the Little Things

Work continues on my FrankenScarf. Here it is, with the the Opal mini-skein for Day 11 just started:


It’s getting pretty long and I’m not at the halfway point yet. I could just stop when it reaches a “reasonable” length. But I think I’m going to knit until I’ve used up all my mini-skeins and end up with a very long scarf indeed. I can always wear it by wrapping it multiple times.

The stitch pattern is pretty mindless and usually mindless knitting bores the heck out of me so that I slow down. But I am really having fun seeing the color pattern emerge as I work each mini-skein. It’s hard to predict what’s going to happen from looking at the yarn in the skein. This segment was a particularly fun surprise!


Meanwhile, Loki is working on the art of the selfie.




  1. Your scarf is pretty.

  2. Very pretty. Plus, there’s nothing quite like frequent color changes to make even mindless knitting fun and motivating.

  3. FrankenScarf should be monstrously long, yes? Like that excessive Dr. Who scarf. And Loki remains adorable.

  4. I was thinking Dr. Who scarf also!

    Loki’s dove-grey nose is so adorable. If he were my kitty I think I would gaze at that cute little nose all day and never get anything done.

  5. I ended up getting the Opal Advent Calendar box too. What I am really enjoying is that we apparently all end up with the same 24 little skeins, but they are in the box so that not everyone get the same colorway on the same day! My first color was reds. My knitting buddy got blues, and you seem to have gotten the fairly dark skein that was 3 or 4 days in for me. Thanks for the info. I will plan ahead next year!

  6. The scarf is really pretty. I may order one of these boxes! Adorable selfie, Loki!

  7. Loki has it aced! (the art of the selfie)

  8. Hi Wendy,
    Came here from the Mason Dixon blog* to say that your jacket is gorgeous!
    *for some reason, I can’t leave comments on their blog

  9. Dorothy Bunch says:

    Your scarf is blooming in all the colours and Loki is just to handsome