My current work in progress:

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


This blog is called on account of illness

Well, not really, but I feel majorly crappy, so I’ll be brief.

Here’s an updated photo of my second Roscalie sleeve.


And here’s the baby Dale:


A comment from the other day — someone mentioned problems with Dale Baby Ull splitting and it not showing good stitch definition in lace patterns and asked if I was having similar experiences.

It does have a tendency to split more than a non-suoerwash wool does, but doesn’t seem to bad to me. And I’ve no probnlem with the stitch definition.

Anyone else have any different experience with it?

And to close, here is my darling little Lucy.



  1. Feel better soon :0]

  2. Will you forgive me for saying that Lucy is even more beautiful than Roscalie? ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. vanessa says:

    hope your day is good ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  5. I’ll add my get-well sentiments to the ever-growing list… it sucks when you’re not feeling well, and there’s knitting to be done.

    Feel better soon Wendy!

  6. Barbara says:

    I hope you can stay at home today and let Lucy take care of you. Feel better!

  7. I hope you stayed home,Wendy! Lucy looks like a good nurse! Heidi-dog says, “Heal!”

  8. Wendy,

    I’ve used Baby Ull for J. Starmore’s Sand Dollar, which is lacy somewhat, and it showed stitches very well.

  9. I used Baby Ull for some cabled socks and it knit up like a dream. Very soft but with excellent stitch and cable definition. Sorry to hear you’re under the weather!

  10. Hope you are feeling better real soon, Wendy!

    I caught a piece on the news last night about the current weather trend – they mentioned Washington D.C. has had rain for the past 9 week-ends…enough to make a gurl feel VERY crappy!

  11. Wendy,
    I look forward every day to your blog. I love your projects and your advice. I’m sorry you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself and get better soon!

  12. Kristin says:

    Sending hot toddys & get well vibes to you! Hope you feel better soon, Wendy. Relax & rest ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Get some rest if you can : )

  14. The baby dale is GORGEOUS. I love the pattern and the color. WOW.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  15. Did someone say “hot toddy”? The weather is cold and gloomy here in San Francisco today too, and I do have a wonderful recipe for hot buttered rum . . . Doesn’t that sound like the perfect vacation? Snuggled up with a hot toddy and a pleasant WIP on a chilly day. Sorry, I’m dreaming now.

    Feel better soon, Wendy (and let me know if I should send you the recipe!)

  16. Lucy is looking quite regal. I’ve used the Baby Ull and experienced a lot of splitting while purling into the back of the stitches, but the end result was good–nice stitch definition. Worth the frustration in the end. Hope you feel better soon…

  17. Sorry you feel crappy. At least you have Lucy to look after you. Nothing like a nice cat to make you feel better! Hope you feel well enough to pick up your needles soon.