My current work in progress:

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



A very big thank you to everyone who answered my survey yesterday. Nope, it’s not a project for Knitty. I was interviewed recently by an individual who is considering starting a retail knitting business. I was asked similar questions to those I asked you. I wanted to know your ideas, too.

Guest Kitties!

Izzy has graciously stepped aside to allow a couple of guest kitties to appear in today’s blog entry. Meet Koko:


And Sami:


These little sealpoint Siamese brothers belong to my parents. They will be seven years old next month. Aren’t they adorable?

I was away from my computer most of the day, as you probably noticed by my lack of participation on the tag-board. I went over and had lunch with my parents yesterday. Which brings me to today’s entry for:

Wendy’s Old Knitting Stuff


I knitted these gloves for my mother a number of years ago. They are from Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting and are made from Jamieson & Smith jumperweight sheland wool. The book also has patterns for a matching tam and mittens. I also knitted those, and sent them to my aunt in Seattle.

I didn’t do a great deal of Fulmar knitting yesterday, but I do have two sock FOs to report: the Green Regia Ringel, and the Regia Stretch. Check them bad boys out.

Oh, I got my hair cut over the weekend, partly because Kate cut hers and I admire her and want to be like her. And partly because my layered cut had gotten straggly. Wanna see? Click here. Yeah, I have thick hair!

And I’ll close for now with a view from my window.



  1. Love the haircut. Tres flattering. Also love all the older projects. I’m so envious of your prolific knitting skills.

  2. Great cut — très New Europe!

  3. Love the hairstyle…and the mittens!

  4. Wendy – I love your haircut! It looks great. Very pretty – and it lookl like it will be easy to take care of!

  5. You are so gorgeous! And your hair is much prettier than mine (though I’ve never had a cut before that looked so good when I have bedhead, I’ll say that for it!), very fun and pretty!

  6. I like that hair style on you. The color suits you, too.
    AS gloves are beautiful!

  7. you are gorgeous! and i am envious of all. that. hair!

    i don’t suppose you want to use this pic as your author’s photo on knitty, do you? 🙂 hint hint.

  8. So, what were your answers to the survey, Wendy?

  9. Lindsey-Brooke says:

    Welcome to Koko and Sami! Do they get along with Izzy? Great gloves,Wendy—tiny needles or piano wire? I can’t imagine stranding over such small stitches on the fingers! What was that like? Ask your friend if we gave her any good ideas for her shop. Hope it’s in Virginia! My responses were mostly “fantasy knitting shop”, but I’m dead serious about the cats—I love shops where little furry heads pop out of cubbies full of yarn! I guess they are very few due to customer allergies. Oh,and beautiful socks!—what color’s next?

  10. Great haircut Wendy! Very stylish! The mittens are really beautiful too!

  11. Wendy,
    you never cease to amaze me….purrfect knitting, purrfect haircut (very much flattering on you), purrfect kitty and I love seeing the older projects as much as the new ones…..please keep sending them our way for inspiration oh great leader! Do you have a cedar chest that you keep all your handknit stuff in? That’s a dream of mine, to knit ENOUGH stuff to justify a cedar chest just for that….every time I get a sweater knit, off it goes to someone else…jeez!

  12. I am thinking of starting a knitting store. Can you give me some insight about starting or what question you ask ?

    thank you Kelly