My current work in progress:

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



After completing my last hat, I cast on for a large project: Strathendrick, an oversized sweater from Kate Davies’ West Highland Way Club, which is ongoing right now. The sweater uses hr new yarn, Milarrochy Tweed:

Here is my progress so far:

This is a slow knit — the yarn is a fine fingering weight and the row gauge is 36 rows /4″ so it takes a lot of knitting to see any progress. And I am making the largest size, which is more than 500 stitches around.

I love the pattern and I love the yarn. I think the combination of design + yarn + colors is perfection and it is a joy to knit!

Meanwhile, Loki is in couch potato mode.


  1. Oh, that sweater is lovely!

  2. That sweater caught my eye yesterday on Ravelry. nice blend of modern and traditional. Way too ambitious for me now, but something to aim for. Can’t wait to see your finished version.

  3. Wow, the sweater will be lovely! I could never attempt anything that complex so I will really enjoy watching your progress.

  4. That sweater will be so beautiful, I saw this on Kate’s blog and I am very interested to hear you are enjoying knitting it. So much excitement that Loki needs a rest!

  5. Your sweater s beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it finished! The yarn colors are perfect!

  6. Jean Palionis says:

    I think that is one of the most beautiful projects you have done since I have been following you. Not that you haven’t done many nice ones, but I especially like this one. I look forward to seeing the completed garment.

  7. I think this project cmes under the heading of ‘Labor of Love’. What a gorgeous design! I know it will be a beautiful finished work.

  8. Beautiful! That’s a LOT of work!

  9. What a talented knitter!! I just love this, it’s beautiful!! It’s good to see that Loki is helping, lol!

  10. Wow! That’s beautiful! And SO much bigger than my attention span would ever allow me to attempt.
    Jeannie Gray´s last blog post ..Makers’ Monday

  11. That is going to be amazing!

  12. If you say it is slow, I cannot imagine how long it would take me. It is beautiful though!
    Thanks for the yarn review. I know you have high standards.

  13. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Gorgeous sweater. Gorgeous cat. I love your blog.

  14. I’m in awe of that sweater and of you knitting it. I can’t imagine knitting 2,275 yards of fingering yarn… and in stranded colorwork! I don’t think I could stick with it long enough to finish.
    But yours is looking beautiful already, so I’ll just enjoy it vicariously through your work. It will be a real treasure when you’re finished.
    And Loki is a treasure, too. He looks adorable on his sofa. :heart:

  15. Love that little couch potatoto. That is an absolutely gorgeous design and those colours are stunning

  16. Just beautiful!