My current work in progress:

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


April Contest

Yes, it’s that time again! I’m announcing a new contest.

First of all, here’s the prize.


This is 8 1-ounce skeins of laceweight shetland wool (approx. 252 yards per skein) in a pretty light blue. Enough to make yourself a lovely lace shawl.

What you gotta do to win it:

Send me via email (use the “Contact Me” link on the sidebar) your favorite knitting tip to be entered in the drawing for the wool. It can be a tip to do something more easily, something different that makes a good tool, etc. Everyone who sends me a tip will be entered in the drawing. I’ll (eventually) post all your tips on a page on my website for everyone to enjoy.

Send your entry by 5:00pm EST this Friday (April 11). Winner will be announced on Monday April 14.

Hank 8 News

So Katherine came out of the closet with her Hank! Hurrah!

Katherine, I plan to join my shoulders using a three-needle bind-off, by the way.

Here’s a photo of my Hank, right before I did the front neck steek.


So I’m off from work today. I plan to sleep late and maybe do some knitting.

No photo of Izzy today — she has the day off too!

I Like It . . .

You are a muse.

What legend are you?. Take the Legendary Being Quiz by Paradox


  1. I ended up as a Pheonix, which tickles me no end because I have a fondness for Pheonix legends. Hmm…does this mean I should be thinking about ordering the Firebirds kit from VY?

  2. I’m a Pheonix too ! Fully expected something more artistic – maybe it’s my Russian ancestry ?Firebirds you say … !
    Have a happy Monday Wendy ,Katherine and everyone else in knitblog land .

  3. vanessa says:

    i am an angel! hah! wendy, have a GREAT day off!

  4. I’m a Muse too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day off, Wendy. I have tomorrow through Thursday off, but not for vacation (although it will give me LOADS of knitting time!!). Grandma’s coming home from the hospital!! YAY! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hank looks wonderful as usual! I’m not used to getting up again when it’s dark..LOL. I want my hour back!! ๐Ÿ™

  5. Count me in as a Muse! Now,I want to go back and enter some of those scary answers to see what comes up! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  6. Kristin says:

    I’m a Siren…LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ Fun quiz! Now, time to think of a helpful hint. Wait, my favourite hint came from Wendy! (cables with no cable needle). Back to the drawing board…

  7. shannon says:

    I’m a vampire!

    Hank is looking so yummy! Wish I could finish my second sock so I can get started on something new!

    Have a very happy Monday away from work, Wendy! You deserve the time off!!!

  8. I’m a Phoenix too. I’m not sure exactly what that means but it sounds cool!

    I am wearing a new pair of knitted socks today, and I made them a lot taller and a little tighter, and they are STILL falling down. Waah!

  9. WOW, I’m a MUSE, too! That’s kinda a surprise. It was fun to take that test.

    Wendy, have a good day off. I’d definitely rather be knitting than working, today. I didn’t have enough time this weekend, either.

    Henry VIII looks really great. I love the colors… just may have to make one, later.

  10. Have a nice day off, Wendy! Too bad the weather isn’t better, but at least you can snuggle up with Izzy and knit.

    I like that quiz — wasn’t sure what it would call me, but I’m a Siren. Fits reasonably well, I guess, what with all that “luring sailors” stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. I’m an angel!
    (muffled guffaws)–I’m sure that those who know me would certainly not agree! Too bad you couldn’t have a better weather day for your day off! Snow in April! Come on now!! Hank is gorgeous as usual!
    Anyway, have fun–don’t waste it on cleaning or other mundane tasks!

  12. How apropos that you are a Muse. You certainly inspire all of us constantly ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m a Mermaid – which was my secret childhood fantasy.

  13. Hank is beautiful! I took a full picture of Roscalie last night and am a little disappointed – I still don’t understand how you get a full picture and the detail you do!

    What size AS sweaters do you order? Since I’ve never knit one of her designs and it’s been years (!!) since I was the size of the model on the pattern I decided to do the ex-large. (Right now I’m wearing the tight end of 14.) It’s looking quite large right now…(Watch now…I’ll say that and then it will fit me perfectly!)

    Wendy…would you consider a post showing the knotting method you are using on Hank? I printed out the post where you were thinking about using the method but a post with pics would be wonderful if you are so inclined.

    Have a great day off!!! It’s cold, gray and pouring down rain here in Ohio. I should be home!!!

  14. Have a nice day off Wendy. I hope you aren’t getting the snow we are due in CT today.

    I ended up an Angel. Hank is looking good.

  15. I’m an “angel”. Now who would believe that?

    Wendy, Hank looks awesome; but, we’ve come to expect no less. ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. No SIL stories?

  16. catherine (Brussels) says:

    You did not need to make the test, Wendy. I was already sure that you are a muse for us all!!

  17. Of course, I had to a Muse. I reckon I will become Flora. Off, I go, skipping thru the meadows of wildflowers – barf hehe

  18. Hi Wendy,
    sorry I have to choose this way, but I lost your email address (too many changes of email program after earlier computer breakdown) and the contact me button does not work. However, I would like to join your contest, with a very simple tip, which makes all the difference. *ggg* Could you just send me a mail, so I can enter the contest? Thanks!
    And by the way, Hank is gorgeous. It looks even better then in the book. You are a muse really, you know.

  19. Wendy, how fun! I came up an Angel 0:-) (please note the halo). On another of those personality-type tests, I come up as a “Guardian”. Guess that makes me a Guardian-Angel ๐Ÿ™‚