My current work in progress:

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


Norwegian Fir

Thank you for all your kind comments about my Geiger Cardigan. It was such a great project and such fun to knit. If you want a challenge, this is a great choice! I advise anyone embarking on it to read ahead n the pattern. There are so many things going on at the same time that it can be difficult to keep track. I made a chart to keep track of what shaping I needed to do do on which row and that was extremely helpful.

There were a couple of questions in the comments about the bind off on the button band. Isn’t it pretty? It’s a Picot Bind-off, not at all difficult to do and it’s such a nice little touch. I made the front bands a couple of rows deeper than the pattern directed, by the way, because the buttons I used were a bit larger than the pattern directed.

Since I completed Geiger I have been working on a non-public project, but I also finished this yesterday, shown here in its yet-to-be-blocked state:

This cute little baby sweater is the Norwegian Fir Top-Down Cardigan by OGE Knitwear Designs. I knit it from Rowan Baby Merino Silk Dk. The intended recipient will reside in California after birth, so doesn’t need anything superwarm, and this yarn is machine washable, so seemed like a good choice.

The pattern was easy and fun and comes in a very wide size range.

In closing, here is an overhead view of Loki in one of his favorite spots: the end table next to the sofa.

As you can see, he does not exactly fit on an end table.


  1. I just looked back at your Geiger — I really love your buttons – the flower is eidelweis, right?

  2. What cat does? Must be a law of physics re:cat stretch length and resting/napping surface. Lovely sweater- a grand-nephew is arriving in Feb. in Tucson-hurray for washable warm weather sweater yarn!

  3. Joan from Wisconsin says:

    I love your yellow color for the Norwegian Fir. I made one in the green and the pattern doesn’t show up as well. I found it a bit difficult to write out the rest of the sleeve decreases of the pattern. I was just sort of surprised, being it was a paid pattern that it wasn’t all spelled out. I may not be as adept at doing that maybe. I wondered what you thought. I do want to make another one. I always love your kitty photos, and today’s is extra cute. Thanks.
    Joan Anderson
    PS I won one of your drawings once. ? ❤️

  4. Thank you for the information about the button band! It is so often true that small details can make a big difference.

    The baby sweater is beautiful, and you are right about the weather – it is 47 here right now, expected to drop tonight to a bone-chilling 43! :0

  5. Christiane Johnson says:

    The extra band is almost a must when I knit sweater and longer sleeves too. The baby sweater is super cute. Northern California is super cold, low 30 for the whole week, then the temperature climb all the way to the mid 50’s.