My current work in progress:

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


Mommy, look! A bird!

Izzy and Bird

Instinct is a wonderful thing. Izzy saw a bird on the windowsill and sprang into action.

Thank you to all of you who sent me good wishes and cautions to keep safe this weekend. I’m still alive and kicking, as you can see. Thankfully, there were no sniper attacks over the weekend, but I shudder to think what today may bring.

We had a good weekend. We worked on my Knitty assignment (Shhhh! It’s a secret!) on Saturday and went out for a while. I did some outdoor KIPing:

Wendy KIPping

I rode an escalator!

Wendy on Escalator

I hung out:


And I shopped in the Dollar Store:

Wendy at the Dollar Store

And I even did some knitting.

I finished the back of Valtos, photo here.

And I started a sleeve, photo here.

The sleeve requires some thought, as one has to increase on each side at intervals and incorporate the increases into the pattern. no big deal, but this is a huge pattern repeat, 38 stitches. So I have to keep close track of what I’m doing here.

I’m off work today — Columbus Day. Ah, the joys of being a government employee.

I’d like to wish all my Canadian friends a very happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Yeah…but did you knit on the escalator? Valtos is looking good and Izzy is looking frisky.

  2. Nope, I confess — no escalator knitting! Izzy is in good form today. She’s sitting beside the keyboard, meowing.

  3. your canadian friends thank you and wish you a happy columbus day.

    as far as i’m concerned, thanksgiving is in november, but no one around here will believe me.

  4. Celebrate it twice Squib! 🙂 That’s what I would do.

  5. Happy day to you too! Thanksgiving in November seems weird to me but we celebrate both as an uncle from the United States comes up here on his holiday weekend.

  6. Hi Wendy, I love the heel on your sock. Might have to try it myself. I ordered from Knitpicks – the beaded row counter looked so cool, and they had a book I’ve been wanting so combined I got free shipping. Package came yesterday, good service. And I love the row counter.