My current work in progress:

Long Line Slipover designed by Lesley Stanfield, knit from Jamieson & Smith Jumperweight and Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift¬† on a US 3 needle

Rowlock Pullover

Today is the start of Week Nine of house arrest. And yesterday I finished my Rowlock Pullover.

Designed by Norah Gaughan, I knit mine from Rowan Softyak DK. This was quit an enjoyable knit. The stitch pattern was very entertaining and it worked very nicely in the yarn I used.

Loki helped.

Week Seven

It is the start of Week Seven of house arrest. Being really busy at work is a big help — it does not feel like I have been sheltering in place for 6 weeks!

Loki has gotten used to having me around all the time. He starts the morning next to me, lying on an end table.

But is doesn’t take long before he retires to his tote bag.

We did have some excitement this week when a local barbecue restaurant’s food truck delivered to my condo:

But other than that, it has been business as usual!

I did start another knitting project:

This is Rowlock, designed by Norah Gaughan being knit from Rowan SoftYak DK. The color os off in the photo — it is a much deeper blue.

And that is the front — I finished the back last week!

Benedict Pullover


I finished my Benedict Pullover last night.

This is a pattern by Michelle Wang and I knit mine from Rowan SoftKnit Cotton, another of my favorite Rowan yarns that has been discontinued. I try not to take that too personally.

In other news, guess who has a birthday this week?

The New Normal

I am entering my fourth week of “house arrest” and it is possible that I am becoming slightly unhinged. Case in point:

I knit myself a coworker.

This is Dolores van Hoofen, Franklin Habit’s longtime sidekick, knit from a kit purchased from Webs. She has been silently judging me ever since.

Then I knit this:

A completely non-functional face mask. It’s a free pattern and a fun little knit, though.

I did make some progress on my Benedict pullover:

I started a sleeve yesterday.

And Loki remains vigilant in his supervision!

I completely missed my blog-i-ver-sary, which was April 1. If my calculations are correct, I’ve had this here blog for 19 years.



Reality has very much taken a turn for the surreal these days. Work has left me very little time or energy fro much of anything,. but I have managed to work a bit on my latest project:

This design is Benedict, designed by Michele Wang. I am making mine using the sadly discontinued Rowan Softknit Cotton in the cocoa colorway, on a U.S. size 6 and 8 needle.

Other than that, it has been work, work, work. I’ve been on required telework all week and will be for at least another two weeks. I would not be surprised if it drags on a lot longer. I dislike teleworking because at home I am working off a 15″ laptop while in the office I am connected to two lovely wide-screen monitors. Still, I find myself still working at 8:00 in the evening, and I’d far rather be doing that at home than at the office.

My little office assistant is not sure what to make of all this togetherness.