My current work in progress:

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


Wendy’s Knitting Blog Presents

A Holiday Contest!

I’d like to be able to send all of my loyal blog readers and online buddies a special holiday gift. Because I can’t, I’m offering this holiday contest as a little bit of fun.

Behold this lovely collage of some of my completed work.


Can you figure out what all those designs are? There are swatches from 21 different knitted items in the picture — 11 on the top row, 10 on the bottom. The individual who can correctly name the most by 3:00pm Friday (EST) wins a fabulous prize! In the event of a tie, I’ll draw a name.

Here’s a hint — each little swatch was taken from a photo somewhere on my website.

To enter, please email me. Please do not submit entries in my comments or tag-board cuz you don’t want other people to be able to see your entry and glean info from it for their entries, right?

What’s the fabulous prize? Ten 100gram (190 yards each) hanks of Handsome Harry’s Hanks worsted spun wool in a glorious dark turquoise. Lookie!:


This is worsted weight wool (size US 8 needle approximately). There’s enough here to make a long sleeve pullover. It’s been stored in plastic in my moth-free home. Contest is open to everyone, everywhere. No restrictions apply. Mail me your entry soon!

Fulmar Sleeve


Working away on my Fulmar sleeve. As I mentioned in my comments yesterday, I’m not doing the increases as directed in the pattern. The pattern tells you to increase one stitch on each side every third row x number of times, then every fourth row x number of times. I’m increasing every third row til I reach the total number of stitches required. Someone on some list somewhere mentioned recently that she prefers to have all the sleeve increases pretty much completed by the time you reach the elbow. I agree. I always do this.

As you can see, Izzy is holding on to my next ball of wool until I need it.


And . . . can you stand it?

More Old Knitted Crap™!


This is a Norwegian-type sweater that I sort of made up. I used some charts from the Nordic Knitting book by Susanne Pagoldh, but I can’t tell you how closely I followed a pattern because I’ve mislaid the book.

The wool is from Schoolhouse Press — this much I do remember. It’s their Quebecoise wool.


  1. OOOhhhh, a contest! I’d better get busy.

  2. Beautiful sweater! You really should get into designing,Wendy—you have a built-in clientele here already!

  3. Working on it . . . 😉

  4. Ok…were you on a ladder when you took the pic of today’s “More Old Knitted Crap? Izzy looks itty-bitty!

  5. Hi Teresa! Nope, not on a ladder, though I did zoom out to get the entire sweater in the picture. Izzy is a dainty little thing! She only weighs 8 pounds. 🙂

  6. What a super idea! I could sure use some luck these days! 🙂

  7. I love Izzy!

  8. Caroline F says:

    I agree the collage is a thing of beauty! I’m going to want to print out the list of sources so that when the postcards come out I can know what I’m looking at.