My current work in progress:

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




This is posted outside my cubicle at work. Do I think it’ll keep the morons away? Not likely. Perhaps if I brought something more deadly than 2mm Pony Pearl dpns to work with me, the sign might take on some meaning.

But if I brought something more deadly than 2mm Pony Pearl dpns to work with me, the security guards would likely take then away from me at the security checkpoint at the entrance to my building.

And I would cry like a little girl.

The “Beware” sign was sent to me by the ever-generous Lindsey-Brooke.

More Prezzies!

Can you hear my gleeful gloating from where you are? It’s because I got this in the mail the other day:


Furlana possum/wool yarn, send to me by my very good friend Geane. Yummy stuff!

As you can see, Lucy is quite taken with it as well.

I’ll be using this to knit Geane’s very clever and all-around wonderful, not to mention free Ex-TREME Hedonism neckwrap pattern.

Thank you Geane!

And Speaking of 2mm DPNs . . .


Here’s a pic of my latest SIP. Knitted in Regia, details in the sidebar. I started it on the train on Monday. Thanks to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and their “15 minute delay” on Monday afternoon (which delayed me almost an hour — I don’t think they can tell time), I got a lot done on it.


And here’s a photo of Lucy, looking very pleased with herself. I think she’s figured out how to leave comments on other blogs . . . and she may be getting herself in trouble by flirting with too many of the handsome boy-kitties out there on other blogs. Hussy!


  1. Hi Wendy,
    Just want to thank you for all the time and effort you put into your blog. I check in every morning. I’m still working on my Kongsberg sleeves. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the good stuff and inspiration.
    Have a great day,

  2. Lucy a hussy?

    Like mother, like daughter.

  3. I like the toe on your Regia sock! No messy mixing of the stripe colours… the stripes look to be perfectly divided. Well done!

    Luck is such a pretty girl… I’m so glad you two found each other.

  4. Dear Lucky,

    I’m a lover, not a fighter. And since when are we felines into monogamy? That’s a silly human thing, isn’t it lovely Lucy?

    Peace. Love. Meow.

  5. Anne and the WhiteStar sammies says:

    Wendy, what’s up with the Watercolor Camisole? It was looking so pretty, I’d love to see a progress (or finished??) picture of it.

  6. Okay, Igor, Make love, not war! Lucy must enjoy being sought after by we handsome tomcats! Meow, backatcha, guy!

  7. I’m dittoing Janice above. Just because I don’t comment doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate your blogging – just feeling kinda blah lately and like I don’t have anything interesting to say. Getting my a.m. Lucy fix helps – all is perfect in her corner of the world.

  8. Can I ask you guys about knitting magazines? I am considering whether I should subscribe to one that I can get here in Norway, and I wonder which one(s) you would recommend? I remember you wrote about one that you thought was boring in your blog earlier, Wendy. Any others I should avoid?

    Marit (Has my brain melted yet?)

  9. Wendy,
    Lx4: Love the sign. Love the sock. I love LUCY.

  10. Real possum yarn? What a hoot. I can just envision the label now (no possums were harmed in the making of this yarn).

    I found a tiny, baby kitten in my back yard last night. It was hiding under our airconditioner and it was crying. I coaxed it out with some food. It wouldn’t let me touch it. My husband made the (dumb) mistake of trying to pet it while it was eating. It bit him on the finger and wouldn’t let go.

    Last night, the kitten came up to our sliding glass doors and was pawing at the glass. Our cat, Sydney, had a hissy fit! It was so funny to see her “boxing” the glass and growling. We video taped it. I guess that ends our idea of getting another cat. I feel bad for the baby kitten but since it’s so wild, I know the Humane Society will put it to sleep if we bring it in. DH & I agreed to keep feeding it if it comes back. Maybe we can tame it enough to like people.

  11. That Furlana is scrumptious stuff! A bunch of it followed me home from a trip to the Lawrence KS Yarn Barn a year or so back. I’ve yet to actually knit with it, but I do take it out and fondle it from time to time!

    The new sock is fun. They come up with all of these new colors and patterns to taunt us!

  12. Are those pony pearls you are knitting the sock with? The only PP dpns I can find in the DC metro area are the 9-inch length — how long are yours? And if they are shorter than 9-inches, where did you get them?

  13. They are 6-inch Pony Pearls. I mailordered them, though I don’t remember whom from. If you do a Google search, you ought to be able to come up with some sources.

    I buy all my knitting stuff online/mailorder. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thanks for the short dpns info! The 9-inchers are really too long.