My current work in progress:

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


And the winner is . . .

Yes! We have a winner in the Name the Swatch contest.

On Friday night, my lovely assistant drew a name out of a hat (and please note that it’s a Fiber Trends felted hat):

And the winner is...

And the winner is . . . Caroline F., a devoted blog ready. Many of you know her from my comments and tag-board.

Caroline was one of 44 of you who got them all correct, so her name went into the hat along with the other 43. Congratulations, Caroline! The Handsome Harry’s Hanks yarn will be mailed out this week. I just heard on the news that today is the biggest mailing day of the year. Ever the coward, I may wait til tomorrow to mail!

Here’s the swatch collage again:


And here are the answers, left to right:

Row 1: Pacific Northwest Shawl, Rosendal, Norge 2000, Graceknot, Lake Placid, Fearless Fair Isle, Peace Shawl, Salt Lake 2002, Whiteface Mountain, Summer in Kansas, Glenesk.

Row 2: Elizabethan Jacket, Jubileum, Lillehammer, Legends of the Shetland Seas, Kiltatinny, Kongsberg, St. Anton 2001, Irish Moss, Irish Diamond Shawl, Thunder Bay.

Thanks everyone for playing! It was great to hear from all of you, my old friends, and many new friends who introduced themselves to me in their contest entries.

In celebration, I put on my Fiber Trends hat:


See? I look dorky in hats. And that’s the “old knitted crap” of the day.

Izzy was very excited about the whole proceedings, so her daddy gave her some cheese.

Izzy loves cheese

Izzy’s mommy likes cheese too.

Wendy likes cheese

I hope you all had a good weekend. I did. Did some mall shopping (and lived to tell about it), baked a coffeecake for the office holiday celebration tomorrow, and knitted the shoulder strap of the first Fulmar sleeve onto the body.

I documented the shouilder strap progress photographically, but discovered that even with some heavy editing, the pictures don’t really tell the story well enough. I need to do this on a sweater that uses heavier yarn and a lighter color. Sorry ’bout that!

So I’m working away on the second sleeve. This one may take longer, as I’ve got a number of holiday related tasks to do this week.

Have a good Monday, everyone.


  1. I do that when I want cheese, too. Heehee.

    (Love that Fiber Trends felted hat!)

  2. If you will do that for cheese, what will you do for chocolate,Wendy? I like the hat—it does look good on you!

  3. You crack me up, Wendy!

  4. I think you look great in that hat…you just have to believe it ! I need to try that one . I am searching for a knitted hat that doesn’t make me look a complete idiot. I thought the domino knitted one in an old Knitters ,in Noro Kureyon,was it until a ”friend” told me that I should wear the hat,not the hat wear me .Ouch ! I’m going to try the crown hat in the current Interweave Knits.Ever hopeful. ;-]

  5. Wendy – my cats do the same thing for Cheese! And french fries, for some odd reason, although they’re not nearly as good for them! 🙂

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