My current work in progress:

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry, knit from Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted and Spincycle Yarns Dream State, using 4.5mm and 5mm 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:

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(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

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“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!