My current work in progress:

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


The Concept of Vacation Knitting

The other day in my comments, Peter remarked that he thought my vacation knitting project would “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.”

Another of my dark, dirty secrets:

I very rarely knit on vacation.

My last vacation was a cruise, and I took a sock-in-progress along. It was a 10-day cruise and I believe I knitted exactly four rounds. Total.

Though I do remember a vacation in Europe years ago when I went out and bought yarn and needles halfway through the trip because I was jonesing for some knitting! But as I recall, it was a month-long trip and that’s a long time to be without knitting!

I have to say, however, that there will no doubt be lots more knittin’ done during my upcoming trip to Toronto and points north.

Check This Out If You Haven’t Already!

I love Anna Knits.

Not only is it a great knitting blog, but Anna has this totally cool scrolling marquee of blog buttons in her sidebar. I left a comment in her tag-board about it the other day, and she very kindly documented how to make your own on her Fun Blog Stuff for You page. Check it out!

Thanks Anna!

Watercolor Camisole Update

I started knitting things together! How cool is this?


And here it is with another diamond being knitted on:


As you can see, Lucy is just plain worn out with the excitement of it all.



  1. The only thing is that ,for me, there’s only one blog button scrolling round – knit for food.The others are gone /hiding/lost !
    There’s something quite exciting and compelling about modular knitting.Things go very quickly as you just want to knit another section to see what it looks like.And it’s looking good !

  2. Your browser must not like my scrolly buttons! But you aren’t missing any links — they are all listed under “Blogs I Read.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Great color choice,Wendy! I like the dark to light play on color as the diamonds connect! I have my Wendyknits mug here today, but Lucky was stretched out on the totebag when I left this morning, no doubt admiring Lucy’s photo!

  4. L-B, I brought my Wendyknits tote to work today. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I need to order a coffee mug — I think I need to drink my coffee out of a mug with Lucy’s picture on it!

  5. Actually, I took the mug with me to Panera and drank coffee while knitting by the fireplace before I came to work! Wendyknits gets around!

  6. I. Love. You!!!

    I’m here at work, I find your site, I long to check it out completely, but I have managers, and sales reps, and clients all damned day so I’m unable to. I can’t wait until they all leave.

    What a fantastic site! As a novice knitter, I find myself getting all excited by comprehensive, colourful knitting sites.


  7. Welcome, Mo! You wouldn’t wanna email me a password so I can check out your site, wouldja? It looks intriguing . . .

  8. Wendy, if I may ask, is that a knitting kit of some sort just to the right of Lucy’s head?


    PS — I think you have as many remotes as we do!

  9. That’s my Poetry in Stitches kit. No, I haven’t put it away. Yet.

    I am a slob. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Wendy, I am the same way with the kits and the new yarn. I think it’s like a trophy, sitting out for all to see :).

    I love the color choices for the camisole – can’t wait to see you model it.

  11. Heh. You haven’t see my place, Wendy. And Elizabeth @ Knitting Garden said Smooch would be too small for me. What’s a girl to do?

  12. By the way, I love the camisole also. I’m knitting the Moonstone Beach Vest myself, the diamonds/mitered squares are great fun and I think it will be nice to wear. All of the patterns from Just One More Row are neat.

  13. Wendy, I’m counting at least 4 remotes on your table – and Lucy looks like she feels quite at home these days ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Aw Wendy! Thanks for the blog-lovin! Always happy to provide web-help for knit-help ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh! I found the problem I think Emma might be having with your scroller. Try putting a (break, if it gets cut out of comments), after each banner and link, since you’re scrolling vertically. I’ll send you an e-mail in a minute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Oh my, look at all of your remotes! You must be up on all of the entertainment latest and greatest-s as well as all of the knitting wonders of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lucy looks like such a happy cat-girl. What a sweetie.

  16. Dear Wendy, thanks a lot for the very quick answer to my question about neckline steeking on a Dale! Your hints in the archive are very helpful. The Kongsberg will be my vacation knitting ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sincerely, Andrea

  17. Hey, who has time to fuss about putting things away when there is all that fascinating knitting to do? Hmmmm….I wonder if my grandaughter would like that camisole! And, I love Lucy (and her comments). ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Yep… the camisole is working up beautifully. It’s definitely a unique design, and the colourway you chose is quite striking.

  19. Wow ! You fixed it ! Totally fab button roll !
    I knew that the links were all in the list below ,just wanted to see this new feature.
    The things you can do with a bit of code…

  20. Yup! Thanks to Anna, who clued me in on putting in a break after each button. AND she even edited my code and emaled it to me so I wouldn’t have to! Whatta girl!

  21. Wendy, I’ll email you tonight!!!


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