My current work in progress:

Roscalie Cardigan by Alice Starmore, knit from Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift  on a US 3 needle

Summit Completed

I finished Summit last week.

This is a design by Sloane Rosenthal, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, one of my current favorite yarns. The only mode I made was to knit the sleeves in stockinette stitch instead of 2×2 rib. Honesty compels me to admit that I did it by accident — I had several inches on a sleeve before I bothered to read the pattern and discovered that it was supposed to be worked completely in rib. But had I been paying attention, I probably would have knit them in stockinette anyway. I also made them a bit wider than the pattern called for. I do not like tight sleeves.

Here’s my new project:

This the start of Pitch, by Emily Greene. I am knitting it from one of my all-time favorite yarns, Elsawool Cormo. This is woolen-spun worsted.

Meanwhile, Loki is spending time in his crinkle tunnel.


I finished the front of my Summit pullover the other day.

The back is boring in comparison — it is straight stockinette.

But ever helpful, Loki attempts to make things more entertaining.

Picket Fences

I finished my Picket Fence Afghan this past week.

I’m so pleased with it — The Rowan SoftKnit Cotton was a dream to work with and working in squares made it go very quickly. I even didn’t mind the what seemed like miles of applied i-cord around the outer edge. Of course I had supervision.

So . . . on to something new:

This is Summit by Sloane Rosenthal. I’m knitting it from Rowan SoftYak DK in shade 254 Canopy.

That’s the front in progress — the back is plain stockinette. I’ll have to find something on Netflix really entertaining to watch to get me through the boredom of plain stockinette!


This is Week 14 of house arrest, I think. I’m starting to lose count!

A week ago, I finished this:

This is “Out and About” (the irony of the name right now has not escaped me), a wrap designed by Jennifer Weissman. I knit mine in Miss Babs “Kunlun” yarn in the “topaz” colorway.

Then I started this:

This is a block for the Picket Fence Afghan by Julia Farwell-Clay. I am making mine from Rowan SoftKnit Cotton, another fabulous yarn that is now discontinued.

I am knitting this as part of the MDK Socks and Blocks KAL. You can read all about the Socks and Blocks Knitalong here.

The block pictured above is my 8th block (out of a planned 20).

Here are the other seven!

And Loki is being as helpful as usual!

Check out the loose fur on the arm of the couch. It’s a never-ending battle.


Week Twelve of house arrest, I think? All I do it sleep, work, and knit. That’s how I finished this in under 3 weeks:

This is Coofle, designed by Kate Davies, knit in her Milarrochy Tweed yarn, using U.S. size 2 and 3 needles.

Here is the inside of the yoke:

The yoke colors are not my usual colors of choice, but they are bright and happy, so what’s not to like?

Yesterday I knit myself another friend.

This is Howard Fatmus and he is knit from a free pattern from Clare Hutchinson. I used leftover bits of Jamieson’s Spindrfit Shetland.

Loki is not impressed.

He prefers to nap