My current work in progress:

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


Camera Hijinks

A question in my comments yesterday:

How do I manage to photograph Izzy without getting red-eye?

The answer is that I usually photograph her without a flash and lighten the picture in my image editing software. But my camera does have the redeye reduction setting.

Here’s a photo of Izzy using the flash with redeye reduction turned on:


Yeah, I Still Got More.

More old knitted crap, that is.


This is one of the cover sweaters from Knitting the New Classics by Kristin Nicholas. I knitted mine in Morehouse Merino in a deep chocolate brown. Beautiful wool — soft, springy, and wonderful. Not really hard-wearing — this sweater has gotten a fair amount of wear and suffers from significant pilling. But it’s still yummy.

Is it really Friday? Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Ok,Wendy, you stumped me with yesterday’s vest! I have the book in front of me now and the original was a buttoned-front vest. I like your version better! Thanks for keeping me on my toes! I’ll need to take a closer gander at today’s sweater,too–I’d forgotten that one!

  2. Another beauty of a sweater, Wendy! You have a great week-end too!

  3. Very pretty Izzy and sweater ๐Ÿ™‚ I was surprised she was not sitting on it LOL..
    I love your Izzy, she looks a lot like my Lulu, the only one left of my bunch of four! Lulu is a bit darker on her back but otherwise the faces are very similar. I swore not to get another cat here, lost too many and I can’t take the pain anymore.
    Finished the whole back of the new sweater I am doing yesterday, in the Tussock wool. Its great to knit for a tiny person, things go fast!! This one is for my daughter (in law to be)…

  4. I’ve got that book at home – as usual, I like your version better. Were there any problems with the pattern that you remember?

  5. Kathy, the operative word there is remember. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No, as far as I recall, there were no problems. It was a fun pattern to knit, too.

  6. Wendy, I made this too when I first got the book…and I still have itand wear it. But I like your choice of yarn and color better. I made mine in an off-white merino, which brand escapes me now. But it was a fun sweater to knit…and I loved the bobbles at the hem.