My current work in progress:

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


More Old Stuff!

Old Rowan Sweater

Continuing in our parade of old crap I’ve knitted, here is a Rowan design from the early ’90s. Don’t remember which Rowan book it was in (of course) but I believe the pattern showed the main color as red or burgundy. I knitted mine in Harrisville shetland wool. I’ve always though this was a very cool sweater. It’s got a knitted lace edging around the bottom and the sleeves. Seen better in a close-up:

Old Rowan Sweater

Oh, and there are cables between the colorwork panels.

Before I forget, Miz Izzy sez “Hey.”


Guess what I got in the mail yesterday? Click here. Color cards from Ozeyarn (not to be confused with OzYarn, who have given me wonderful service) in Australia. You can order color cards on their website. The yarn looks and feels very yummy! Temptation . . . temptation . . .

I did a wee amount of knitting on Fulmar, and more on my Knitty project. I have a difficult time working on two major projects at once — I always want to forsake one of them for the other. This is the cause of alot of internal strife!

Someone asked yesterday if I have a cedar chest for my sweaters. I do. But only about a tenth of my sweaters fit in it. I’ve got a bunch on a shelf in a walk-in closet that’s got some cedar panelling in it, and the rest are stored in those large plastic stackable drawers. Not the best solution, but it works . . .


  1. Lindsey-Brooke says:

    Parade of crap? How dare you be disrespectful of our knitting mentor! I really like the combination of color patterns and texture in this design! I’m fairly new to your website, but didn’t I once read that you are very results-oriented and stick to one project at a time? The Fulmar/Knitty projects must be torturing you! Tell you what—work on the Knitty project and give me a chance to get my Frangipani yarn to catch up with you on the Fulmar! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hey,you, Izzy!

  2. Caroline F says:

    First thing every morning now I rush to see what old FO Wendy has posted. What fun! Very pretty. The pattern fairy sent me a copy of the Jean Frost pattern from Knitters 32 – what do you think of cream and antique rose?

  3. Caroline, cream and antique rose sounds yummy! I wish I had a pattern fairy ๐Ÿ™‚

    L-B, you didn’t like my “parade of old crap” comment, huh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Wendy,I was astounded at all of the sweaters you have on your knitting site and now you keep coming out with more….I wouldn’t call it “parade of old crap”….I’d call it the Eighth Wonder of the World”! How about a photo of your sweater storage? Oh, and just a tiny curse on you for the Ozeyarn link–I ordered the samples as if I need more temptation!

  5. Yeah . . . I’m thinking y’all don’t need a photo of my sweater storage. Some things are sacred!

  6. Well, how about a group photo in a pile like you did the sock yarn? The Sweater Pile of Fame?

  7. Okay, so now you want to me pull all my carefully folded and stored sweaters out, dump them in a pile, photograph them, then fold them up and put them away again? You don’t know how many sweaters I’ve got and how much time that would take.

  8. I thought you would say that! But, you can’t blame me for trying!

  9. Whassamatta? Feel like you’re not getting your money’s worth from my blog?

  10. Seeing as how it’s your fault I just spent $16 on two Sasha Kagan books yesterday, here’s a place you should visit if you haven’t already: I just got a nice package yesterday with enough hanks of Bluestack to make a vest. heehee

  11. What a stunning sweater!! I bet it looks gorgeous on you.

  12. Uh-Oh—cyberworld misinterpretation! I don’t take you or your website for granted in the least,Wendy! I don’t impress easily, but I am impressed by your prolific knitting and I just imagined how amazing it would be to see them all together! Please accept the lavish praise I intended! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. That is a really beautiful sweater.I think [whisper ,in case any Rowanettes read this] it looks better than the original.
    Thanks, Wendy,for linking to my baby blog.

  14. If you wish hard enough… and type it out instead of keeping it secret, sometimes the fairies come through for you.

    I LOVE your blog and all your knitting. Your “old” stuff is awesome too!

    If anyone wants to see Frangipani’s color cards they are at:

    (you may have to cut and paste the addy)

  15. Caroline F says:

    That’s right, I bet you have a pattern fairy, you just haven’t invoked her yet…

  16. I’m sitting here just a-wishing and a-wishing and a-typing that the pattern fairy will read this and send me the pattern too. If she does, I will name my first-born child after her (of course, given my age, that’s not likely to happen: ) ). If she is cruising the net and sends me the pattern, I hope she will type “Jean Frost pattern” in the subject line so I don’t delete it by mistake. Getting alot of unsolicited mail advertising Viagra, debt relief, etc., these days.

  17. Paula, you have no shame! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. i’m in awe of the stuff that has been coming out of your closet. that sweater is gorgeous!

  19. Thanks Liz — some of it is coming as a surprise to me — I’d forgotten about a couple of them!

  20. Your sweaters are beautiful! (and so is your cat btw) I also am planning to do Fulmar one of these days. I haven’t found the right yarn yet, and I have several other projects in the works, so it is on the back burner. How do you take such great pictures? I’m looking for a digital camera for Christmas….is that what you are using?

  21. Thanks Kathy!

    My digital camera is a Kodak 3.1 megapixel — model number is 4200 (I think) — but it’s no longer being made.