My current work in progress:

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



Good morning bloggers — hope you all had a good weekend. I’m happy to see you found your way over to my new blog!

Not a big knitting weekend — we had dinner Friday night with friends so
no knitting was done then.

But I did some knittin’ on Valtos on Saturday — here is a photo of it in progress. And here is a close up of the pattern.

Got a good amount done on Saturday and not so much done on Sunday as we attended an outdoor wedding reception (Caroline — we did find our way to Patapsco Park).

I remember why it is that I love texture patterns so much. It’s so much fun watching the pattern grow as I knit it, and in 3-D, no less! I get an architectural thrill from it.

I said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Knitty! If you haven’t already, go check it out.

Thanks to those of you who sent me fan mail about my Knitty article.


  1. Colleen Southern says:

    Hi Wendy,

    Wow! you are such a fast knitter. I love your site you have so much knitting information. I am going to try your sock pattern I have made alot of socks from the top down, and only one with the toe up. I used the figure 8 cast on method. I’m finishing up a Philosopher’s Wool Sweater, two sleeves left. Have fun knitting Valtos.

    San Diego

  2. I’m excited to see how Valtos turns out! I really liked the look of it on the Virtual Yarns website, but like a lot of the other pictures there, you can’t get a very good sense of what the sweater really looks like. With Valtos, I mostly wasn’t sure about the shoulder shaping. I’m not a huge fan of the big dropped shoulders and this one looks like it uses a yoke????

  3. Alison, Valtos does not have a yoke — standard shaping with a slightly set in sleeve.