My current work in progress:

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


Wendyknits Presents . . .

The Feburary Contest!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, coming up this Friday, I am offering the following prize for the February contest:


This is 18 skeins of Gjestal Vestlandsgarn Norwegian wool (same stuff I knitted the virgin sweater from) in varying shades of pink and lavender. It’s 100% wool, sportweight. To do with what you wish!

What do you have to do to win this? Here’s the contest question:

How many Alice/Jade Starmore designs can you list that have a United States place name in the name of the design?

Here’s a big hint: I’m working on one of them right now!

The person who emails me (see email link in the sidebar) the longest list of correct answers by 4:00pm EST on Friday, February 14, will win the yarn. In the event of a tie, my lovely assistant will draw a name.

Snow Day Friday

Izzy and I had a lazy day.


Hey Kate — do you recognize those fuzzy feet?

And those of you who don’t believe that Izzy helps me on the computer, here we are, checking email.


Oregon Progress

I did make progress on Oregon . . . see?


I started shaping the v-neck and started the armhole steeks. Steek close-up, for your viewing pleasure!


Happy Monday all, and don’t forget to enter the contest!


  1. Awesome “progress” Wendy. Your knitting is beautiful.


  2. Hi Wendy, Did you have a particular project in mind when you bought the “valentine” yarns? Your Oregon is beautiful.

  3. I bought them on ebay on a whim a few years ago and was really surprised to discover it’s the same yarn I used for my virgin sweater when I dug it out of my stash. Like most of my impulse yarn purchases, I had nothing in mind.

  4. Oregon is lookin’ good – UM! – Loookin’ GOOD!

    Happy Monday!

  5. Wendy, I love seeing Oregon’s progress and such close-up detail. Your work is beautiful. And,all those beautiful Valentine-color yarns! what a great way to start Monday and the work week – Yay!

  6. dammit! it’s all wool! dammit! i love those colours! dammit all to poop!

    grr! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’m sorry, Squib. I know you love pink. But I have no cotton yarn at all, anywhere (I think). ๐Ÿ™

  8. Wendy, you look like a high school student in the picture today—-restful weekend?

  9. Flattery will get you everywhere. Actually, I feel like hell — head cold and back pain and I wanna go home . . .


  10. You sure don’t look sick from that smiling picture? ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Oregon is beautiful, I love how crisp your pictures are so we can see great detail in your knitting ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’ll admit that photo was taken after about 11 hours of badly-needed sleep. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Love the Oregon! Thanks for all the detail photos, they help to make it clear to us newbies what to do. Love that Izzy!

  13. Whadda about us boys?? My face looks all blotchy in pink & my chap ONLY wears black!!! :-))))

  14. I have to brown nose a bit and say that you look absolutely wonderful in that picture. New haircut?
    And I have to second or third it- the contest yarns are quite festive; time to google!