My current work in progress:

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



And I love Windows XP.

Last Friday, I successfully upgraded my desktop computer at home from Windows ME (forever after known as the Work of the Devil) to Windows XP Home Edition. No fuss no muss.

Just as the installation process was finishing up, Izzy dramatically hacked up a hairball on the floor next to the computer. I like to think it was a show of her contempt for Windows ME.

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And since the install, nothing has crashed, nothing has stopped working, no peripherals have gone wonky-flakey.


Thanks all for your input on the buttons for Oregon. I think I’m going to go with the top button (see the photo in Friday’s blog entry).

I’ve gotten quite a bit done on the second sleeve:


Cool, huh? I ought to have this done by the end of the week. Much to my annoyance, I ran short of two colors — Deep Aqua and Pine Forest. But thanks to my buddy Geane, it wasn’t a problem. She dug into her stash and generously sent me a skein of each color. Mmmmmmwha!


Guess what??!! The Spring issue of Knitty is live! Woo-hoo! Check it out — I’ve got an article and a pattern in this issue. Let me know what you think!

I’m off from work today, and I’ll be away from the ‘puter for most of the day. Happy Monday to all!


  1. Boy, I get up at 6 a.m. (My Time!) and start poking around on the computer, and there are both Knitty and a fresh blog entry, earlier than expected! A timely Knitty article, as I’m mulling over a First Dale for later in the year…

  2. Wendy, on the flip side is there any colour that you will have a lot left over? It sure is fustrating to find you need more yarn.

    The buttons you had to choose from are all lovely.


  3. vanessa says:

    heading right over to knitty, oregon is looking lovely as ever. have a nice day off ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My dad has been having issues with ME since downloading it! He hates it and what it’s done to his computer!!

  5. vanessa says:

    baby norgi is adorable! just printed it, must be the secret knitting project for knitty ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Wendy, as usual – you are unbelievable! The sweater in Knitty is great! I have been following your blog and thinking I needed to try these techniques- but no guts… this could be it – i need to make a baby gift soon anyways. Steeks- i’ll probably hyperventilate when i get to that part – but i know you’ll be there for me – ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great day!

  7. Hey . . . don’t trample me down as I head over to Knitty!

  8. Wendy, your pattern is just too sweet for words!!! And lucky you being off work – it was a huge hassle to get out of bed this morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Wendy! Your Knitty sweater is just so very fine! Anyone know how to shrink your kids to fit one? Hang on… live through grade school again? Never mind.

  10. Wendy, Just visited Knitty and I’m speechless with admiration! (Well, never really without words as my hb would regretfully testify:) Where do you find the time to produce such beautiful works? I absolutely love the baby sweater – a perfect project for my Granny Hope Chest. And, I did make a Knitty support contribution – thanks to your amazing contribution.

  11. Thanks so much for the knitty article! I am doing a sweater that will use steeks. Eek! Love the Baby Norgi. Such talent and willingness to share. You’re a gem.

  12. I’m glad you were able to select the top button, without my input. I meant to write but when I saw there were already 36 comments I decided not to add to the confusion. I thank that button is far and away the best choice. And the sweater is more than gorgeous.

  13. Thanks for all the positive comments, you guys!

  14. Love the sweater in Knitty. I have to head back over to check out everything else. Oregon is beautiful as always.

  15. Congrats on XP! I support it on over 100 PC’s and rarely have problems. Love it!

    The baby norgi is almost enough to make me wish I had someone to knit it for.

    Great steeking article too! I read your blog every day, but don’t always post.

  16. Caroline F says:

    I have the dreaded ME, but I was afraid to upgrade because I don’t want to lose all my applications (like Office 97). Will everything still work??? I am finding that now that I have a firewall, I have a lot more hangups and crashes.

  17. Office 97 is worth upgrading to Office 2000 or XP. A lot of their glitches were cleared up. Office 97 should be compatible with XP. XP is based on NT technology. It frees up memory when it is no longer in use instead of waiting for you to reboot. Enough boring computer talk.

    Back to knitting! I finished my Opal socks last night, but pulled the toe out because it won’t match perfectly. I can do better ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Hi Wendy,
    I love your knitting…I just read your post & it made me laugh out loud-the kitty hairball is too funny! ๐Ÿ™‚
    who laughs at potty jokes too

  19. Shirley says:

    I love your baby sweater in Knitty. I also printed out the steeking article. Now to rent a baby to knit for . I love your blog, read it often. I was one of the Fearless Fair Isle members, and am still working on mine. Now at the point where I’m comfortable knitting with both hands and I know I’ll finish it. Thanks for all your generous sharing of patterns and techniques.

  20. Wendy – you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful talents – the Baby Norgi is the sweetest thing – Fabulous WOrk…

    And, you made me spit water all over my keyboard describing Izzy’s upchuck – my sentiments exactomundo about Windows ME!!!