My current work in progress:

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


Wrong Side


Here it is . . . the wrong side of Frogner.

I picked up and knitted the front bands yesterday.


And I picked up and knitted the neckband as well.


I haven’t done the button loops yet. The pattern directs you to crochet button loops, but I plan on doing teeny tiny i-cords instead.

Could I Be Any More Senile?

Sometimes I worry about myself.

I knew I had some Dale of Norway yarn stashed for projects I couldn’t remember. This past weekend I hauled them out — two bags of Heilo and one of Daletta. I wrote down the color numbers and amounts I had in each bag.

The Daletta was easy to figure out — Beito, in the blue colorway.


And I figured out the first bag of Heilo was for Empire Canyon, from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Collection, in the white colorway.


The second bag of Heilo was for Norge 2000, done in the deep teal colorway.

Some of you may recall that I knitted Norge 2000 in the Norwegian blue colorway in March 2002. I must have bought the wool for the deep teal colorway at some point before that. I have no recollection of doing so.

Lucy only hopes that I remember to feed her.



  1. I love making little forays into my stash – it’s a real adventure ! The possibility of finding something forgotten,”new”,about which to get excited :0]
    I do pass some obvious mistakes [ i.e. What was I thinking…]on,but enjoy plotting anew.The silk scarf I’m knitting at the minute is re-discovered 18 year old stash!
    Will you knit up the teal sweater ?I can’t imagine you enjoying knitting the same large garment twice.

  2. Emma, I think I’ll try to salvage my Norge 2000 wool and knit another Dale from it. I have one in mind that will probably work for the two main colors.

    Though of course I’ve forgotten its name.

  3. Kristin says:

    Ah, yes…yarn amnesia. A common problem with our lot. “What did I buy this for?” A large part of the fun with me is planning for/dreaming about my next project.

    Wow, I love the red Beito, too! I can easily see why it’s hard to NOT buy up the yarn for Dales. They’re just gorgeous!

  4. The frogner looks great! I’m really loving it. Are you? I find that as I knit something I start to like it less and less. Of course if I put it away for a while after I finished it, when I pull it back out I like it again.

    And if Lucy is ANYTHING like our dogs I’m SURE she won’t let you forget to feed her! :^)

  5. vanessa says:

    lucy is looking particularly adorable this morning.

  6. Frogner is beautiful; I think I’ll need some of that beautiful Daletta yarn. Would it be suitable for a gansey?

  7. Wendy,
    As long as you don’t forget to write your daily blog! Love Frogner! Love Lucy!

    Seriously, it’s very interesting to me what I do and don’t remember these days. Ah, the wonders of HRT and beginning menopause.

  8. Hi Wendy!

    Love your Frogner and Lucy is beautiful! I have a technical question about Frogner. When you did the neckline decreases, did you knit back and forth or use another method? I’m doing my first Dale (Lillehammer) and am dreading the point where I have to start knitting back and forth. Is there another method?

    Thanks so much for your blog — I enjoy it every day!

  9. You’re just killing me with the beautiful pictures! I know I’m going to have to knit one some of these days.
    Pets & ear-rubs for Lucy.

  10. Just wait until after menopause . . . .

    When you forget ordering the yarn or in my case where I put it; then you start worrying. With the number of sweaters that you have in your stash I would say you’re perfectly normal (for a knitter). Okay, this session is over.

    It’s nice to know that I’m not alone in this world!


  11. That blue Beito is gorgeous. I can’t remember seeing it before. I admire the Dales although they never seem to call my name loudly enough for me to succumb. But I so enjoy watching you!

    And I agree, Lucy looks quite winsome and sweet this morning. Thanks for sharing her with us.

  12. thank you thank you thank you! I did find the other pics from back in January as well, and those and Frogner actually answered a lot of my questions about how it’s supposed to look. I’m guessing that the fact you’re on sock-sized (to me) needles probably helps keep it from snagging on the inside ๐Ÿ™‚

    Definitely want to make something two-color now that’s NOT stripes!

  13. I am not a big cat-person but that is the most beautiful cat I’ve ever seen. I’m sure you won’t forget to feed someone that sweet!

  14. Hi,Wendy! I’m off for two days and just catching up with you–Frogner looks magnificent! I did a bit of stash peeking yesterday and was surprised by the amount of novelty yarns in there—guess I’ll be giving lots of scarves this Christmas! You mentioned the deep teal–I’ve seen a striking version of Trondheim 1997 with teal as the main color!

  15. What I want to know is, when do you wear all the sweaters you knit? You are so prolific! And the sweaters are all so perfect. I’m sitting here with my mouth hanging open in admiration. :^O

    Lucy is adorable, as usual.

  16. I think I read your blog because I want to see pictures of Lucy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously, your work is so beautiful, while I am still struggling to master short row heels. Those sweaters are awe-inspiring.

  17. Frogner is awesome! And your ends are so amazingly invisible. I can never get that to happen.

    BTW, I completely understand about mystery yarn. I reinventoried this weekend — I feel a splurge coming on — and found more forgotten yarn!

  18. Wow! Frogner is amazing. I would wear it on the wrong side too! Lovely work, nothing to hide…

  19. I’m with you on the blog roll. It’s your show, so you get to put in whatever you want to put in. Sure, I’d like to have everyone put me on their blogroll, but I don’t go around pushing it onto them. I just try to keep my blog as interesting and updated as possible and hopefully traffic will pick up.


  1. Dale Envy

    Wendy Knits! has a post today about Dale of Norway. I have serious Dale envy here. Will I have enough courage (and money) one day to get one of those on my WIP list ? Or will they stay forever…