My current work in progress:

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


Lace Contest Winner

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Pamela in Los Angeles is the lucky recipient of the prize — two skeins of sinfully yummy Douceur et Soie yarn, donated by the generous Catherine, aka “3C.”

Thanks for playing, everyone. The list of free lace links is now up, and it will remain linked to from my main knitting page — once I get around to linking from there, that is.


I didn’t do a great deal of knitting this weekend, but I did manage to get the front of Max done.


I’ve started on the back, and yes, I am bored with it.

Lucy had a mellow weekend.


She was a bit miffed with me when I took her catnip-scented tissue paper away from her, but in my defense, I o9nly did that after she had completely shredded it.

Another exciting day here . . . hope you have a great Monday!


  1. Hi Wendy! Maximillian looks beautiful, as does Lucy. I missed Her Royal Furriness while I was offline, as well as your writing and knitting. You know what? It’s still DARK here at this time of day . . . whuzupwitdat? Wishing you a very happy Monday and good knitting…

  2. Would you kindly take a close-up of that unique stitch along the sides of Maximiian? Thanks.

    I started Luskentyre last week and every time I pick it up I get hungry for ice cream. How’s that for weird?

  3. Your wish is my command, Cat! I’ll try to get a good close-up tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Luskentyre has sort-of ice cream colors so I guess I can understand. I never craved ice cream when I was knitting it.

    But since you mentioned it, I want some ice cream NOW.

  4. Uh oh, the dreaded Aran doldrums. I hear ya! You got more knitting done this weekend than I did. I didn’t work on Armaugh and only added 3 more mousies to the growing pile. BTW, when do we need to ship the mousies? I want to send mine in all at once but I want to make sure they get there in time.

    Lucy is looking as regal as ever. Such a princess ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Mousies need to reach me by the end of September, Kristin.

  6. Max is very handsome and I admire your persistence in the face of boredom!

  7. Mousie-face instructions (better late than never): See “Catnip Mouse II” at
    Wendy’s mousie pattern is “Catnip Mouse III” at this site. I use the original felted “Catnip Mouse” pattern (in brown Galway Highland Heather)with the “Mouse II” embroidered face. Utterly adorable.

    Now I love cotton and knitting straight in pieces and have little appreciation for the Unnameable One’s designs, so clearly I don’t belong here — but I come and read and drool over Wendy’s beautiful work nonetheless. I have a lovely “Violets by the River” shawl (in silk!) which I’d not have discovered but for Wendy. Thank you and happy knitting.

  8. I fear I may have hurt Lucy’s feelings by acknowledging the handsome Max sweater this morning and not Lucy’s lovely picture. Lucy,my dear, I wish I looked so beautiful at 5.00 in the moerning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Isn’t it nice that it’s cool enough again to knit with wool? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, I’ve been taking my husband’s PW sweater-to-be outside at lunchtime – I simply MUST finish it so I can work on something for ME! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think Max looks great! And so does Lucy, of course!

  10. Lucy was concerned that Lucky’s mom didn’t love her any more, but she’s reassured!