My current work in progress:

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


New Stuff

I’m still knitting along on my Rose Cardi — I’m working on the third quadrant now. Each quadrant is pretty much the same, so I’ll spare you a photo. Instead, sone new stuff I got this week. These were all proactive purchases, not items sent to me for review.


This is Rowan: 40 Years: 40 Iconic Hand-Knit Designs from Sixth&Spring Books and it is (you guessed it) a selection of 40 designs from the past 40 years of Rowan. It’s a beautiful book with gorgeous photography and many of the designs have been re-knit and newly photographed. It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite, but here is one that made me go “Wow!”:

This is Kaffe Fassett’s “Lidiya” and it is knit from Rowan Felted Tweed DK. If I weighed 90 pounds and lived in a sub-Arctic climate, I’d make it in a heartbeat.


The latest field guide from Mason-Dixon Knitting: Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making! I ordered the print plus e-book option so I already had a chance to look through this guid, but my print copy came yesterday so I sat down and looked through it again. Some great options in there for gift knitting.

And this morning I got an email about this in my inbox:

This is a new book from Kate Davies, Shore. Once again, I went for the print plus e-book option. Since I just ordered it an hour ago, I only have the e-book at this point. I love the cover sweater and will likely be making that in the coming months.

Loki is looking forward to helping me.



  1. oooh! great books. thanks for mentioning them. Lidiya is one of the things I remember being most excited by when I fell down the knitting rabbit hole so many years ago. of course I never knit one, but it is tempting.

    Loki is adorable. 😉

  2. I want the Rowan book very badly Hubby says I have too many books already. What does he know. Never enough yarn and never enough knitting books.

  3. DOROTHY BUNCH says:

    Those books looked wonderful. I will have to check them out. Loki is looking wonderful!

  4. Great selections! I’ve put the Rowan book on my Christmas wish list and have been thinking about ordering Shore.

  5. If I weighed 90 lbs & lived in subarctic climate I’d knit that too!