My current work in progress:

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


Cruising Along


I now have 640 stitches on my Girasole.


This is the final stitch count – no more increasing. I’m not timing myself to see how long it takes me to complete a round. Therein be the path to madness!


But seriously, I am not overly bothered by the long rounds. It’s kind of nice to have some mostly mindless knitting to work on, for at this point the lace pattern is dead simple and the plain knit rounds in-between are perfect for television knitting.

And at the moment, I have no socks on the needles! I am stuffing Girasole into a tote bag and taking it along for commuter knitting.

And the poor little gansey has not been touched since before I started work on Girasole.

Public Service Announcement

If you are a cat-lover and have not seen The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, I command you to go there right now! Seriously.

Please note that the human component of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee is participating in the Tacoma/Pierce County Humane Society’s  Dog-a-Thon Walk for Homeless Pets. You can help the IBKC reach their goal of raising $5,000 by donating here.

Also note that Itty Bitty cards are available for sale here at Etsy.

I have no affiliation with The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, but I visit the blog daily and the beautiful photos of heartbreakingly adorable kittens lifts my spirits every single time.

And I’m convinced that Charlene Butterbean is a Ragdoll. 🙂

Lucy Sez:


“Ragdolls RULE!”