My current work in progress:

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


Just for Fun

Because it’s Friday.

Here’s my self portrait as a “pixel punk.”


You can make your own here.

Baby Dale

Still working away. Uh huh. Here’s the completed back:


The front is pretty close to done, too.

One thing that amuses me about Dale of Norway patterns — they always instruct you to do things “neatly.”

Neatly sew the sleeves into the armholes.

Are they afraid that if they don’t say it, you’ll do it in a sloppy, haphazard manner?

Lucy is a Cool Cat

Big time thunderstorms last night. Lucy was as cool as a cucumber throughout the thunder and lightening.

“Huh? You woke me up for this?”


Of course, she was safely glommed onto Mommy for the duration of the storm.

Have a good weekend, everyone. I’ll attempt a Roscalie photoshoot over the weekend.

And announce the contest winner in Monday’s blog. As well as reveal my vacation knitting project.

Can you stand the excitement?


  1. is the dollmaker I used for my page’s self-portrait. check it out, it’s really cute! there’s also a dollmaker at the Josie’s Dollz site, which is linked from the other sites and which I know I also have a link from at my own little dollz page, I wanted to get into making these a bit myself, but I just have too many prrrrrojects, between the knitting and the beading and the ceramics and the painting and the cleaning and the soapmaking and the raising of the puppy and so on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    yours is cute too, by the way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Is Lucy planning on knitting that beautiful Jill Vosburg pattern that she’s sitting next to? I love the Watercolor Camisole by Jill, when does Lucy expect to start it?

  3. Wow, Cindy! You have good eyes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lucy will tell you all about it on Monday.

  4. Miranda, thanks for the doll links — I’ll check ’em out!

  5. Baby Dale looks like it could be adapted as a camisole—-may have to go buy that book,afterall! Have a great weekend,Wendy! And, knit neatly!

  6. L-B, great minds think alike — I was thinking the very same thing about the lace pattern on the baby Dale!

  7. Far out! Great idea for use of Baby Dale. Tried to do a tank with Svale but it was SO not enjoyable and I’d wished I’d paid more attention to your comments about knitting with cotton – it was like wrestling with a bear. So I frogged the tank and the yarn is in the “to donate” box. Can’t wait to see where your creative mind is going next.

  8. Looking forward to seeing your Roscalie photos!

    Your self-portrait pixel punk is cute! I want to know why all the pixel doll bodies are thin? Someone out there make a size 12 pixel doll body! And while you’re at it, make some short spikey hair too!

    Have a GREAT! week-end!
    (I know this is probably a stupid question, but is there rain in your week-end forecast?)

  9. Teresa, I need shorter hair on my pixel punk too!

    Rain? Can you say “strong storms and flood warnings”?


  10. Why, yes I can!
    “Strong Storms and Flooding Warnings”
    Yuck! Have your week-end movies lined up?

  11. No movies lined up . . . yet. But it sounds like a duble-feature is in order!

  12. Hi Wendy, thank you for the compliment! I owe so much of my colorwork knitting to you! I love it, love it, love it, and would never have attempted it without your help and directions. Thanks!

    P.S. I’ll ask Laura about the baby racoon for Lucy, but I’m pretty sure she’ll frown on the idea . . .

  13. The storm made Damsel run her furry behind all around last about 4AM, actually. At 5, my cell phone started beeping “low battery” and Ophelia was whining cuz she was stuck in the boys’ room, and today Donald throws up and won’t let me take his temperature…and Blogger is being a b*astard and …sigh. I don’t remember being told of this when I was hired….I’d better be able to keep my stapler…last straw…set the building on fire…


  14. just because it’s friday I’m gotta shout:

    I LOVE LUCY!!!

    Here’s a not so skinny dollmaker by a not so skinny gurl with a sense of humor!

    Right-click on the above to open in a new window…


  15. But . . . but . . . Bonne Marie . . .

    My figure is EXACTLY the same as my pixel punk’s. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Lucy sez “meow, baby!”

  16. Geane – Here’s to the best damn movie ever made, Office Space!

    Milton: “Mr. Lumberg told me to talk to payroll, and then payroll told me to talk to Mr. Lumberg and I still haven’t received my paycheck, and he took my stapler and he never brought it back, and then they moved my desk to Storage Room D…”

    Right-Click on this site with Office Space extracts to open it in a new window:

  17. Yabuttt…. They’re all female…

    Nothing for us guys…???