My current work in progress:

Benedict, designed by Michele Wang, knit from Rowan Softknit Cotton in the Cocoa colorway, on a U.S. size 6 and 8 needle.

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.

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

For some reason, that song is running through my head.

But look! I finished Cornflower!

Cornflower, designed by Marie Wallin, knit on 3.25mm needles using Sincere Sheep Cormo Sport.

And I started something new:

Any guesses what it is?

You can’t tell in this photo, but Loki is sleeping on the pattern.

In other news, I knit myself a stress ball.

That’s more like it

One sleeve down, one to go!

So far, so good!

Loki is in position, ready for me to start the second sleeve.

The Long Haul

I feel like I’ve been working on this project forever. The combination of fingering weight yarn knit on size 3.25mm needles in a relatively labor-intensive pattern equals a slow-moving project.

There is nothing particularly difficult about this pattern, but this is the labor-intensive bit:

Labor-intensive, but very pretty!

I’ve got maybe 30 more rows to knit on the front:

Then on to the sleeves!

It’s a good thing I do not need to refer to the pattern chart too often because it is Loki’s new favorite place to nap.