My current work in progress:

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


Mega Cables

My love affair with big chunky cables continues!

The photos here have a golden glow because I took them last night without a flash, and the artificial light has wreaked havoc with the actual color of the piece.

This is the actual color of the yarn (photo lifted from the Elsa Wool website — it’s the medium grey woolen-spun worsted weight Cormo here). It is grey, but a grey with a brownish cast to it, and I think it is a lovely color. It shows the cables nicely, too. If you look at the photos of my work in progress from the last blog post, you’ll see that they are far more true to color.

This project is called a robe, but I am going to use mine as a coat. It is a bit longer than knee-length on the model, and I’m lopping a couple of inches off the length. I started by doing a bit less ribbing, and I am doing my a-line decreases at a slightly faster rate. Right now my back piece measures around 21″ and I think I will knit to 29 or 30 inches before the armhole shaping.

While I knit, the Little Prince relaxes.

I love this photo of him, basking in a golden glow.


  1. Between the lovely yarn and chunky cables, you’re crafting a classic!

  2. Loki is sure an expert at relaxing! Can he teach a class for the rest of us? 🙂

  3. Sophy0075 says:

    Beautiful! But complex cables are hardly relaxing. Now Loki, he can relax!

  4. Oooh, that back is stunning! And that tummy, too… ;0

  5. Wow! This fabulous!

  6. I think I want to come back as a indoor cat lol if there is such a thing, love all your knitting fun to watch.

  7. That’s one of my favorite colors. It’s called taupe, which is from the French for mole.

  8. Suzanne A says:

    That light! I first noticed it when I took a photo of a portrait in a museum and it turned out all yellow. It’s the LED lights. We now have two choices (1) the yellow LED bulbs which humans are more comfortable living in but which distort color tremendously or (2) the white or daylight LED bulbs which show true color bother some people’s eyes. At home I sew and knit and the two places where I sit to do that I have daylight led bulbs, otherwise I prefer the yellowish light. Crazy now, isn’t it? Who knew the light we live in would be changed?

  9. OMG Loki is gorgeous!! Cables are pretty good too 😉

  10. Loki looks just like a little Prince, in furry pantaloons! And the crazy light combined with me forgetting to get pictures before sunset have made my blog pictureless for a while. Can’t go wrong with cables, they always look classic & smart.