My current work in progress:

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


Monday. Bleah.

Twas a dark and rainy weekend. Very autumnal.

To brighten things up, let’s look at some old knitted crap!

Cables and Lace

This is another sweater from Debbie Bliss’ Traditional Sweaters (see the November 7 entry in my blog). It’s knitted from shetland wool, but I can’t tell you the brand name of wool — it was brought back from Scotland in unmarked hanks and given to me as a gift.

It was a fun sweater to knit, even though the instructions were all written out. No charts. I vastly prefer charts to text. The only charts in this book are for the fair isle projects — the arans are all written out.

Still, I think it’s a great book!

And here’s some Fulmar progress:


I didn’t get alot done over the weekend, but I’m getting close to the front next shaping — about two more inches to go.

Also made some progress on my Knitty design, but my lips are sealed . . .

I think Knitty project will be elevated to the primary project, while Fulmar will become commuter knitting. And it might stay commuter knitting because it’s . . . well . . . boring.

Don’t get me wrong. I think the pattern is beautiful. It’s just boring to knit. I’ve got the pattern memorized so it’s the same thing over and over and over. Good for mindless commuter knitting.

I hope everyone has a great monday. Don’t forget, if you’d like the extra copy of Folk Socks I’ve got to trade, make me an offer!


  1. Love the “old knitted crap”! If you ever need to find a home for it, I’m sure it wouldn’t be difficult.

    (Hi! Izzy!!)

  2. Thanks Lisa. I think all the “old knitted crap” are too old and set in their ways to consider moving to a new home ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Lindsey-Brooke says:

    This sweater and the Nov.7th one looked so familiar. I found the book packed away in a box and I’m so glad because I’ve been looking for the pages 50-53 Fair-Isle vest pattern for quite awhile! Thanks for the memory-jog,Wendy! Do you have Paypal—I think I owe you a finders fee!

  4. You know, some beautiful sweaters really take offense at being called “old crap.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Cindy in IA says:

    Old Crap! LOL. I wish I had some old crap like this in my closet. LOL. I just recently found your site, you are amazing! I love your stuff, plus you have inspired me to go back to knitting. Today I stopped at a yarn shop I have driven by for many years and guess what I found! Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting. I couldn’t past it up! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful old crap. LOL (and of course your new stuff as well.)

  6. “Old crap” is, of course, a term of endearment. ๐Ÿ˜‰