My current work in progress:

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


I’m a Happy Buckaroo

My yarn to knit Smooch got here yesterday from Elann.


My pattern to knit Smooch is on its way to me from The Knitting Garden, shipped on Friday. It should be here in a couple of days. What more could a girl ask for?

And I . . . uh . . . knitted another couple diamonds for the Watercolor Camisole. I have rationalized it into an “at home” project instead of a “take on vacation project.

And I started a sock. I haven’t knitted a sock since the end of March, so it’s high time. It’s Regia #5163.


Isn’t that a totally cool striping pattern?

But Wait! There’s More!

I finished the baby Dale.


Lucy supervised throughout the whole evening!


Oh, and there are a few more photos in the Mouse-along gallery. Check ’em out!


  1. Wow! What a productive evening! Did you wear Lucy out?

  2. Lucy did sleep soundly all night, with her crumpled up blue napkin at her side!

  3. You were a very busy gurl last night, now, weren’t you? The baby Dale is very sweet!

    BTW – Thanks for the reply to my week-end question. I hope you know how much I appreciate your help!

  4. Last night was an “odds and ends” night! Teresa, I hope my answer to your question helped — it was kinda vague . . . ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I don’t see the Smooch button in your sidebar, and your Wendyknits button isn’t showing up anymore. Am I going blind, or is it a browser issue? I’m using Internet Explorer.

  6. Must be a browser issue — everythng shows up fine for me, both at work and at home. I use IE as well, btw.

  7. Love your sock, in fact I have a toe up question. Would you be willing to share how you “do/turn ” the heel? The instructions I have are not clear to me. I am a newbie sock knitter so I am not able to figure it out from a cuff down pattern.

    I like the toe up cause I can try it on for size.
    Thank you for you blog. I read it every day for inspiration.
    Ruth in Houston home of G.H.Bush

  8. Wendy, I’m looking at the all Seasons cotton collection. Again I’m confused in trying to determine ease…an XL is a bust size 40? I’m assuming that’s the knitted size? How much ease would one expect from a knitted cotton tank pattern?

    I’m wondering where your ourdoor pictures are taken? I’ve noticed the same backgroup sculpture in several of your pictures.

    Thank you!

  9. Ruth, I do a short row heel — it works the same way either toe-up or cuff-down. I don’t have step by step instructions for it documented, but it works the same as a short row toe, as documented here:

    Instead of starting out with a provisional cast-on for your stitches, you will use the live stitches from the foot of your sock.

    And you have seen my generic toe-up pattern, right?

  10. Karen, I’m thinking a tank is a close-fitting garment and you wouldn’t want a lot of ease.

    Most of my outdoor photos are taken in Crystal City, VA.

  11. Wendy, you blow me away! Your knitting is lovely and you do so much…Luci is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for having your blog, you’re quite the inspiration.

  12. Wendy,your baby sweater is way cute! Hope the lucky baby’s mom will appreciate it as she should.

    Okay, I give up. I’ve looked around at lots of blogs, and I can’t figure out where “smooch” got started, or even what pattern is used. I’ve figured our it’s a Rowan. Can you guide me in the right direction? I may wanna smooch, too!

  13. Wendy, I’m knitting a pair of socks for myself using your pattern! Never used any other pattern. Thanks for sharing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Baby Dale looks wonderful, I hope we get to see a baby wearing it too!

  14. Suzanne says:


    I love the baby sweater! I am making a pattern from one of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books, but I keep looking at yours and thinking I might make it too.

    Thank you, too, for answering my question about weaving in ends last week. I really appreciate your explanation. I haven’t been able to get online as frequently lately since I am home with my kids for the summer. I am having fun with them, but I miss my few minutes in the morning before starting work when I used to faithfully read your blog. Now I try to squeeze it in, but don’t always get a chance.


  15. Looks like you will need another vacation project. I think it will have to be a lacy shawl or enormous tablecloth. They would be the only 2 things that would keep you occupied & still knitting by the end of the holiday. :-))

  16. Catherine says:

    Ah, the green Smooch will be beautiful on you. My guess is this will be your favorite summer top.

    I’m glad you’ll be taking a vacation but I’m already missing your daily posts.

    Bet you’re going nuts with antici ……….. pation for your time off.