My current work in progress:

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


Archives for October 2020

Marina Cardi

I finished this on Thursday:

This is, of course, Marina, designed by Alice Starmore and knit from a kit from VirtualYarns. Now I have packed it away, and hopefully someday I can go out of my condo again and actually wear it!

I enjoyed every minute of the knitting of this and discovered a new-to-me wooden needle that works beautifully with stranded knitting: Lykke circulars. The joins are great and they were a pleasure to use.

I have decreed this The Autumn of Fair Isle, so I have started another one. And Loki is still supervising.

Q & A

There were a number of questions in the comments on my last blog post. So here we go!

Do you by chance have the color numbers in the Jamieson & Smith version?

In the original The Scottish Collection, there colors were listed by name, not number. But there is a conversion chart on the Knitting Beyond the Hebrides website that gives the corresponding Jamieson & Smith color numbers. You can also find this information on some of the Marina project pages in Ravelry.

How much time you spend knitting? Daily? Weekly?

Good question — it varies quite a bit and since pandemic shut-down I’ve been doing more knitting than usual because I have no commuting time during the week and nothing else to do on the weekends. I’ll do a couple of hours a night on weeknights, probably double that on weekends.

How often do you repeat a project?

Apart from basic socks, almost never! But I knit Marina so many years ago it doesn’t feel like a repeat.

Here’s my week’s worth of Marina progress:

I’ve started the armhole steeks:

And here is the Little Prince: