My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Photo Op!

When I came in to work this morning, this photo had been left on my desk. It was taken in August at an awards ceremony. Left to right are the head of our agency Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Todd, my boss Kay Oshel, Assistant Secretary of Labor Victoria Lipnic, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, me, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Wilson.

A lousy photo of everyone, except the Secretary of Labor who looks perfect as usual.


  1. Your red hair shows up beautifully in that photo Wendy.

  2. Thanks Kathy! Though my hair isn’t really that red — it always photographs redder than it actually is for some reason.