My current work in progress:

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



I didn’t post last Sunday because I spent the day finishing this:

Saven Pullover

This is the Saven Pullover, designed by Meghan Babin, knit in Rowan Softyak DK — one of my favorite yarns. I shouldn’t say that out loud: Rowan will discontinue it. 😛

It was an okay knit. I made changes to the center cable to better suit me, as documented in my last blog post. In retrospect, I should have made the side cables mirror image of each other, as that would have made the raglan decreases match. Also, I think in the larger size, the armholes are too large — it looks like they were simply increased in the same proportions as the same as the length of the body to the armholes. So all in all, I rate the pattern an “eh.”

Next I knit my “palate cleanser:”

Selbie Mouse!

This is Selbie Mouse, designed by Manon Lemaire. The pattern was beautifully written and as far as I can tell technically perfect, but is definitely not for beginner knitters! My little mouse was knit from Biscotte Yarn Bis-sock on size 0, 1, and 2 dpns. 

Selbie’s cute little tail

I took time out from knitting to make this:

Challah Sandwich Bread

And I started this:

Guess the pattern!

So . . . busy week! Loki is clearly exhausted by my industry.

Must nap!


  1. Mary Osborne says:

    Loki must be thrilled you’re there! He’s exhausted by all the knitting! Love the mousie and the sweater. Something I’d never attempt. Have a great day. meo

  2. I don’t think Loki has fully adjusted to retirement! It’s exhausting having momma home all day! Major adjustment of tne routine.

  3. I’m sorry that after all that work you aren’t happier with your sweater. I think that kind of thing puts many of us off larger projects. It looks beautiful, though, and most people (even most knitters) would not notice what you regard as issues.

    The mousie is adorable, and I’m sure you’re hiding it from Loki. Only you would regard that kind of knitting as a ‘palate cleanser’.

    The bread looks like it was braided and then put into the loaf pan. I like that idea, and I think I’ll try it. Can you point out the recipe you used? I’ve got a challah recipe I use, but I’m always game for another.

  4. I have been coveting that Saven pattern, but after reading your comments I have put it on the back burner. Love the mouse

  5. Oh my the sqeater is beautiful but I really adore the mouse!!🤩😍 I look foward to your posts to see Loki😍🐾

  6. Wow! Your Savin pullover is gorgeous. You are so talented, it’s amazing! I just love the Selbie mouse, too; the colors in it are so pretty. It’s obvious that you and sweet purrbabe Loki are enjoying your retirement. Thank you for sharing these beautiful creations with us.

  7. Adorable mouse and lovely fair isle designs on both the mouse and hat. You work wonders with fair isle stitches. The challah bread will make a hearty addition to your meals. Enjoy!