My current work in progress:

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


Busy Busy Busy

The winner of a copy of Plum Dandi Knits: Simple Designs for Luxury Yarns is “Yooper in Mississippi” who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment and to Interweave for supplying my review copy and a second copy for the giveaway.

I have had an up-tick in knitting progress  this week. I finished my Land of Sweets Cowl.

I used miniskeins from three different dyers, all purchased via Etsy.

I had enough yarn over to knit a hat:

I did not use a pattern — I just cast on 104 stitces, worked k2 p2 ribbing for 8 rounds, then worked in stripes of color in the same order I used them in my cowl — 3 rows per color. When the hat was 8″ from the cast-on edge, I did crown decreases. I popped a vegan fur pom pom on top and there you have it!

Then yesterday I saw Martina’s new handwarmer pattern, Tough & Toasty. While watching television last night I whipped out a one:

The palm:

And then I knit the second one:

It is a very fast knit, and a very fun one, too/ The construction is genius! I used a skein of Buachaille in the “Haar” colorway and a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle.

So my needles have been a blur lately! Loki has retreated to his tote to stay out of the way of flying needles!


  1. I LOVE those! They remind me of those candy necklaces from childhood:

  2. The cowl and hat look good enough to eat! Cute handwarmers.
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  3. Oh that crazy cat!! Such a hard life!! Love the cowl and hat too BTW. Great colours.

  4. Marietta Thompson says:

    I just decided today that I need to knit some more sock – went straight to your Toe Up Socks and will have more fun than I probably deserve knitting up some of the patterns! Thanks again for the wonderful things you’ve done for so many knitters!

  5. Great work. Having seen my mum knit for years, it’s great to see what can be made with an initial idea.