My current work in progress:

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


Alert the Media: I Knit Something

January was an inauspicious month for me, knitting-wise. I started three good-sized projects, got at least one-third of the way through each one, and abandoned each one. Real-life nonsense has been interfering with knitting on a regular basis, and that is my excuse.

But look — I managed to crank out an FO before the end of the month!

This is a free pattern, January Hat by Courtney Kelley of Kelbourne Woolens. You may or may not know that Kelbourne Woolens last autumn resurrected Germantown worsted wool (you can read about it on their website here). Anyway, Kelbourne Woolens is releasing a new free hat pattern every month this year in celebration of this yarn.

I knit my January Hat with Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted because I had some left over after knitting my Throwback Cardi last year. It knit perfectly to gauge with the suggested needle size and I finished it just in time for the Polar Vortex.

Meanwhile, Loki has Super Bowl fever.

Can you feel the excitement?


  1. Bethany Badger says:

    “Polar Vortex” is the scary new meteorologist name for a cold snap. Just to make us worry.

  2. Loki looks about as excited about that game as I do.

  3. Charlottewv says:

    I love the hat, but would be afraid to try knitting it—looks much too complicated for my limited knitting skills. Loki is quite a cheerleader, lol!!❤️??

  4. Cool hat! I hadn’t hear about Germantown yarn being resurrected and I like it! Will check out the website.

  5. I only manage to knit disasters in January