My current work in progress:

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



And St. Moritz goes on.

I stitched the armhole steeks last night, as well as the front and back neck steeks and cut the neck open. Like so:


I’m going to do a three needle bind-off on the shoulders, then I can pick up stitches and knit the neckband. But I’ll probably finish the first sleeve before I do that. Here it is:



That is the question. Yes, we have no SIP. I have indeed been working on my secret project as commuter knitting. And I’ve also done some of the plain knitting on the St. Moritz sleeves on the train.

Sneaky, ain’t I?


  1. Colleen says:

    Good morning Wendy,

    Nice to see your progress on St. Moritz. I came into work early 6am this morning to beat the latest round of severe weather in Kansas City.

    It started to storm as I pulled into the parking lot… luckily, the staff lot is only a few feet from the back keycard entrance.

    We are also anticipating severe storms this afternoon!

    I saw that the DC area was under the gun yesterday – stay safe.


  2. Hi Colleen — we had some very dramatic thunderstorms last night! Tornado warnings too, but none materialized that I know of. Be careful and I hope your day goes well!

  3. Shannon says:

    There were tornado warnings last night?

    I’ve only seen two tornados in my life. Both of them in the Salt Lake City area. The “big” one in ’99(I think it was an F2), and a smaller one in 2000. Just after moving to the DC metro area in October, I found out that a tornado hit Smallwood State Park in MD, about 2 miles east of my house!

    St. Moritz is looking good!

  4. Yes ma’am! At about 6:15pm I was watching Comedy Central and they broke into programming with the Emergency Broadcast system. That impressed me so I turned on local weather. I think the greatest threat was in Prince William County — they said the I-95 corridor. Yikes!

  5. Andrea says:

    Yes, we heard the warnings as we drove home last night. I was a little nervous being in the car like that, but the storms were not getting too close to D.C. Thank goodness there was no tornado on I-95 — could you imagine the standstill? (I also thank goodness that I don’t take 95 to commute!)

    Have a great day!

  6. Good God, Woman! Not only have you impressed us all with the speed at which St. Moritz is progressing — now you tell us that you’ve also been working the sleeves AND another project for Knitty?!?!?! How many hours are in your day?

    You never cease to be amaze/impress/awe me.

  7. Karen Heinig says:

    I have never posted to your blog before, but I am a semi-regular reader. I have a question for you. What type of project is the most exciting and challenging for you? I have a hard time imagining it since you are so obviously comfortable doing these Dale sweaters, LOL. Your work is beautiful and I enjoy browsing through your gallery. Thanks.

  8. Man, Wendy, your St. Moritz looks beautiful! I’m exicted to hear about your secret project when you can tell us! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck with the kitty visit – any idea when that will be?


  9. Your progress on your projects astounds me and also keeps me going on mine. I’ve been a regular reader of your blog for a month now, and wonder how I was able to go through a day without it. I will one of these days get out of the rut of knitting socks (I’m on my 4th pair since 2Apr)

    Wendy, your an inspiration !

  10. Sneaky is good! We all love surprises ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Cheryl F. says:

    I thought I’d weathered (no pun intended) the occasional tornado/t-storm stuff in the DC area, but since we’ve moved to LA (Lower Alabama) (not my idea to move here–the Government’s), seems like every time a storm comes through, it’s automatically a tornado watch/warning and none of these houses have basements–
    So, I’ve had several occasions of waiting it out in the master bathroom with the whole family (cat included) until the warning is over. We finally invested in a weather radio, as they usually come through overnight.
    Keeping good kitty thoughts for you!

  12. Tornado warning for the I-95 corrider? That wouldn’t be the road Karen and I were driving on Sunday to get to your house, would it? {shiver}. Good thing your knits are securely stored ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, when *do* we get to know what the secret project is? Hmmmm?