My current work in progress:

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


Meowy Monday


A good weekend was had by all here. A fun evening with friends on Friday night (and Izzy had to be the center of attention throughout). Thanksgiving turkey shopping on Saturday. And we “invented” a new drink on Saturday:

In a glass with ice, add about 1 ounce peach schnapps, 1.5 ounces vodka, and fill with diet cola. Stir and drink!


Look! It’s Fulmar!


Lookie, lookie! A Fulmar update photo!

This is the completed front. I’ve made it a couple of inches shorter than the pattern directs, as I prefer my arans not quite so long. Also note that the sides are curled in so the side patterns don’t show up well.

I’ve into the pattern on the back. There was a fair amount of knitting done over the weekend, despite time put in doing the Thanksgiving grocery shopping.

And now for something completely different

Today’s entry is a pullover from a pattern in Marion Foale’s Classic Knitwear


Hard to see that there is a seed stitch diamond pattern knitted into the sweater. Hopefuly this closeup will show it a bit better:


It’s knitted in Harrisville shetland. Front and back are knitted separately and knitted together at the shoulders using the three needle bind-off technique. I picked up stitches around the armhole and knitted the sleeves down to the cuffs. I made it in about 1989 ant it’s gotten lots of wear — another of my favorite sweaters!

And I still got more Old Knitted Crap . . .


  1. O my God!!!! I’ve been eyeing up this very pattern since I got the book, when my boys were babies… that means somewhere in the region of 18 – 20 years ago. I’ve never made it, but the style remains classy. Your version looks beautiful and I fancy doing it in a lustress red… did you do the cardigan as well?

  2. Anne, it would look great in red! I didn’t knit the cardi, but have knit several other designs from the book. A couple of gifts, several for myself that I literally wore out, and one more that’s still intact in my closet. Hmmmmmmmm, maybe that will do for tomorrow’s entry. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Your Fulmar pic is killing me,Wendy! I’ve been too busy with non-knitting stuff the last several days to finish Inishmaan and the Fulmar yarn is shouting louder and louder at me! It looks wonderful—I hope mine will turn out as nice as yours!

  4. OK I think it’s time to admit I’m living vicariously through your website! Izzy looks just like my cat Bonnie when I was growing up, so I love seeing the pictures of her. And Fulmer is one of my “dream sweaters to do”. I have not bought yarn for that one yet. What are you using in your version? It looks great.

  5. Kathy, for Fulmar I’m using 5-ply guernsey wool. If you look through my archives for November, you’ll find discussions of the wool I bought. Glad you enjoy my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚