My current work in progress:

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



The Random Number Generator selected Monica Cortada to win a copy of Alterknit Stitch Dictionary: 200 Modern Knitting Motifs by Andrea Rangel. Monica has been emailed. A big thank you to Interweave for not only sending me the review copy butoffering this second copy for the giveaway!

Right now I am between Camp Loopy projects. I finished my July project, and I can’t start my August project until next month. So I am working on a stealth project which is fun and challenging and satisfying, but makes for dull blog posts.

It is also cumbersome, so I am not schlepping it to work every day to work on during lunch. I stopped knitting on the train years ago because it’s too uncomfortable, so that leaves a few stolen minutes during my lunch break for knitting. I usually end up with 15 minutes or less knitting time during lunch, so it’s not worth bringing something large or complex. So I am working on this during lunch:

(Pen included for scale).

This is a wee sweater sized for an American Girl doll. It’s the Caithness Cardi, designed by Patricia Renwick, available for sale on Ravelry. I am knitting mine from some Wollmeise blend I had left over from another project. I’m knitting the pattern as written, except I have made the side cables mirror image of each other rather than twisting them in the same direction.

It’s a fun and easy pattern and I like that I can make visible progress even though I am only knitting on it a few minutes a few times a week.

Why It is Hard for Me to Leave for Work in the Morning

“Don’t go, Momma!”


  1. Lee Winemiller Cockrum says:

    Can’t wait to see the mini sweater! And he surely would be difficult to leave!

  2. Dorothy from Kentucky says:

    Very beautiful. Looking at the size is it for one of you dolls? I love that warm rust colour and of course you very fuzzy supervisor

  3. Dorothy from Kentucky says:

    Oops I missed the rest of your post some how. Yes it is for one of the dolls

  4. You’ve been posting more action shots of Loki lately. Love it. I have one that does exactly that position and expression when I leave too. Poor Kitty!
    Looking forward to seeing that sweater completed.

  5. Oh, he’s so adorable, I’d find it hard to leave, too!

  6. Chris Reeske says:

    I am envious of your cables, wish I could get mine to look so good. Fiona, who considers herself Loki’s West Coast girlfriend says Hi.

  7. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Oh I would have to go in later, after some serious cuddling.

  8. I think you should send Loki to work as a model (maybe for mattresses, sheets, pillows-I am sure he would co-operate!) and you should stay home and catch up on your knitting! Love the mini-cabled-sweater!