My current work in progress:

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


All Suki, All the Time

On my trip to Toronto, I met the most adorable little dog in the world: Kathy’s Suki!


Suki is a dog of many moods. Here we see Sporty Suki.


Sleepy Suki!


Koigu Suki!


Bookworm Suki . . .


And last but not least, Sentry Suki!


But Seriously Folks . . .

A great time was had by all!

Kathy and Kate met me at the airport and we spent the afternoon chatting and fondling yarn in an LYS. The Bitch ‘n Stitch last Wednesday night was a blast! It was great to meet those of you who attended. Thanks for coming!

So the next morning we met up with Jillian and Amy and headed for Kathy’s cottage. What a gorgeous place. Here’s a photo of the deck:


And here’s the lake:


The lake was lovely as it looks in the photo — beautiful crystal-clear water and warm enough for swimming.

Here’s the biggest mo’ fo’ spider I’ve ever seen:


Kathy says it’s a dock spider. And it was the size of the palm of my hand. Thankfully, that’s the only one of those I saw.

Also thankfully, I didn’t see it until after Kate and I turned over the canoe, put it in the water, paddled around the lake, took the canoe out of the water and dragged it back on land and upturned it.

So we did lotsa fun stuff — Jillian summed it up well on her blog. She and Amy left on Monday morning, and Kate, Kathy, and I stayed til Tuesday morning. We three had a bit of a party Monday.


Oh, and here’s what I knitted.


That pile of stuff is all the parts of “Parched.” Just gotta sew it together, which I’ll do today, assuming I can take time out from laundry duties.


I picked up Lucy from her daddy on my way home from the airport yesterday afternoon. She was sleek, plump, and happy, so obviously she had a good time too. In fact, she and her dad have some photos of their vacation here. Darned clever of her to take a photo of Ian, I think.

I sure as heck missed her and am very happy to have her back.

Last But Not Least . . .

A huge thank you to our hostess Kathy. Not only did she have us all at her wonderful cottage, but she opened her home to me and she and her family made me feel extremely welcome. I stayed with them a night at the beginning and a night at the end and it was a great time.

Kathy, a huge cyberkiss to you! Mmmmmmwha!!


  1. Hi Wendy – good to have you back! (I was really suffering from Wendyknits-withdrawal). Those pictures look wonderful.


  2. Glad you had a good time. Good luck with re-entry. The long weekend should help.

  3. Oh, how good to have you back. Sounds like a wonderful time had by all (‘specially Suki). Can’t wait to see the Parched all sewn up. Cheers!

  4. Sounds like you had a great time. How wonderful! I’m so jealous that you got to meet the fun ladies up north. Parched looks cool. I love stripes! Looking forward to the finished pictures.

  5. Colleen says:


    Glad you had such a wonderful time and Kathy’s lake house looks fabulous.

    I can not imagine a more wonderful vacation than one with good friends, good food, good books and good knitting,

    Happy 4th of July,


  6. Welcome back,Wendy! Sounds like the perfect vacation—maybe Kathy should start her own Canada Woods Knitting Retreat! I heard something about a fireworks display over D.C. tomorrow night to welcome you home! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Linda M says:

    Hi Wendy, welcome back! We missed you. A question about Parched: did you make the long ribbed cuffs that are in the pattern? I’m thinking about making a looser 3/4 sleeve with just an inch or so of ribbing. I think it will be easier to wear in the summer that way. Did you like knitting with that yarn?

  8. What a beautiful place! Glad you had such a wonderful vacation and thanks for making it a virtual vacation for the rest of us. ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome back!

  9. Wheeu, got my Wendy fix this a.m. So happy to have you back – I’ve really missed the enabling. What a beautiful change of scene and pace from you usual daily routine. Parched is lookin good in the colors you chose. Hummm, have to have another look at that yarn.

  10. Annmarie says:

    That is one pretty spider! Was it really as purple as it looks in the picture?

    Oh and the sweater looks great too.

    Welcome back!

  11. Sounds like you all had a blast, what beautiful pictures you brought back to share with us! ๐Ÿ™‚ The lake looks like a true postcard pic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Glad you had a great time. I loved looking at the photo’s.

  13. Glad to here you had a great time in my part of the world. Those dock spiders are pretty freaky eh!

    It was so great to meet you and knit with you.

  14. Wooo, now I can relax, Wendy’s back. Missed your daily blog. We all need vacations though and it seems you had a nice one. The lake looks so inviting.

  15. Kristin says:

    Welcome back, Wendy!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. Suki looks like a sweet dog and sound like he certainly had an interesting personality. Can’t wait to hear more details of your vacation. So good to have you back on the web again ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. The pictures of the remote on Lucy’s dad’s site was very impressive! Glad your trip was fun….latifa

  17. Suki is in serious Wendy Withdrawal!!
    But Lucy looks like she made out quite nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Welcome home Wendy!

    I was great meeting you, Kathy, Kate and the rest of the bunch that made it to the knitting night.

    WOW! A whole sweater in a week! and a great looking one to boot.

    I’m almost done the shawl I’m working on. I’ll send a pic once it’s finished.

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Reuven (2 yr old male human) took a look at Lucy’s picture & loudly said “meow!!”

    Glad you’re back, gotta show Reuven Lucy’s pix & the remote collection again… (parenting is fun… parenting is fun… parenting is fun…)