My current work in progress:

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


Gobsmacked again!

The birthday festivities continue! I went into work yesterday and first thing in the morning went down to my friend Odie’s office to meet her to go for coffee, as per usual.

And sitting on her desk was . . . you guessed it . . . another gift! Look!

An adorable hat from Amy, our beloved editor of Knitty and blogger extraordinaire at Squibnocket.

Cute Hat!

Look at that hat? Isn’t it cute? I love the little knot on the top!

Why am I not wearing it in the photo? My reasons are two-fold. Number one, the only one around when I was ready for a photo shoot was Izzy, and she always jiggles the camera. Number two, Sunday night I got very little sleep so I was looking . . . uh . . . less than perfect yesterday so I didn’t want to frighten anyone with my photo.

The truth is, I tried to get a good photo of me wearing it, but couldn’t get one in good enough light. So under the Ott Light it went!

But thank you, Amy, from the bottom of my heart. It was cold and snowy yesterday so this cute little hat was a very welcome addition to my outdoor ensemble going home!

And of course, Odie claimed to have no idea how the gift ended up on her desk.

Virgin Sweater

Here is the update photo.


I’m up to the heads on the Foolish Virgins!

Izzy loves this design, too.


Sock Update

Ooh! Ooh! I finished the first sock of a pair of Opal socks. Southwestern Collection, color number 6.


Well, y’all have a good day. I’m out of the office today and tomorrow at a training course so I won’t be around the blog too much. But I’ll stop by when I can.


  1. You are just plain prolific, Wendy, m’dear. :o)

  2. In my dream last night you stopped working the Virgin sweater – you said it was boring to work on and you didn’t like the way the pattern was looking.

    (Note – this was all you, it’s no reflection on my own opinion – I LOVE the virgin sweater!)

  3. That’s so funny, Kate, because the truth is the exact opposite. I find this pattern exciting and totally addictive. I wanna be home working on it NOW!!!

    And Theresa, I become more prolific-er when I love the pattern, like I do this ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Good progress! Yesterday was a bit unnerving with those Headless Virgins! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Talk about gobsmacked! So much progress! It’s going to be so fabulous! No wonder Izzy wants if for herself.

  6. I’m going to have to sit Miss Izzy down and talk to her very firmly. She sits on the Virgin sweater every chance she gets!

    (L-B, I agree the headless virgins were a little scary!)

  7. I left my sweater drying on my rack when I went to work. When I came home, it was rumpled in a pile on the floor. Putt (the cat) was the only one home…. Grrrr.. I think she was snuggling my sweater!