My current work in progress:

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


Parade of WIPs

I currently have an almost-unheard-of-for-me three knitting projects in progress. Let’s review, shall we?


This is my traveling sock which is growing very slowly. (And I don’t seem able to take a non-blurry photo of it.) I started it on my trip to Virginia Beach last month and then stopped working on it when I got back home. It did come with me to Florida last weekend and I managed a few inches of knitting in-between doing classes, etc. And I haven’t touched it since I got back. But it will accompany me to Oklahoma City next weekend (October 22 – 25) so I may actually finish it. Then I need to cast on for the second sock.

Psst! — info on my visit to Oklahoma City is here.

Next up, is the lace cowl/wimple:


This is my current commuter knitting and as you can see, it is almost done. I’m in the boring part of it, so I’m afraid it grows slowly as I am sometimes tempted to sleep on the train instead of knitting mindless stockinette in the round. But I should be able to suck it up and finish it in the next day or so.

And this is my at-home project:


My Two-Thirds Shawl. It stayed home last weekend so I’ve not made a whole lot of progress. I picked it up again yesterday and did some work on it, but I’m at the point where the rows are getting mighty long, so it doesn’t look like too much progress each day.

Yarn and needles used for each project are listed in the “Work in Progress” box at the top of the page. 🙂

Lucy sez:


“May I have some more of that totally awesome fresh catnip, please?”

Rebel Without a Clue

It amused me no end when I found out this morning that yesterday was No Cats Day on the internet. And what did I do yesterday? I did a blog post that was contained numerous photos of Lucy and nothing else.

No I am not a rebel. I am merely clueless.

So, some progress pix. The True Love Stole:


And the as-yet un-named sock:


Ribbing has commenced!

Thanks, by the way, for all the music suggestions you have submitted so far. Of course there are many of them that I already have, but there are also a bunch that make me think “Doh! I forgot all about that one!” I am compiling a list of must-haves so that when my iTunes gift card arrives, I’ll be ready to start a-downloading.

Today is Thursday, right? I am toddling off to NYC this weekend and won’t be back til late on Sunday, so don’t look for a blog post from me before Monday. I’ll announce the pattern winners in my music-themed giveaway then.

And have a great weekend, okay?

Lucy sez:


“Catnip party at my place this weekend. Bring your own mouse.”

Richmond Weekend

I had a great weekend in Richmond! The only drawback is that I developed a sore throat on Friday on the train going down, and by the time I came home I had a low-grade fever as well. Today it has blossomed into a full-fledged cold. (I’d like to blame the cold on being in a confined space on the train, but considering the incubation time needed, it’s likely I was already infected.)

In spite of feeling poorly, it was a fun weekend! L-B picked me up at the train station and we met up with fellow KnitPlurker Aimee (who drove up from North Carolina) for lunch. After lunch we met up with Frances, another NC KnitPlurker! We all checked into a hotel and had a fun afternoon and evening of knitting, talking, and laughing, joined by local knitters Lou and Alice.

Saturday was a book-signing at one my favorite yarn shops — The Yarn Lounge. We had a wonderful day meeting online acquaintances and seeing old friends again. There may have been some stash enhancement as well . . .

I’m not feeling up to a full post today but I wanted to say thank you to everyone involved for the fun weekend, and Lucy wanted to say thank you for the fresh catnip and for this:


“Thank you for my beautiful ultrasuede mouse, Issy!”