My current work in progress:

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


Girlie Weekend

Lucy’s daddy had to go out of town for a conference, so we had a very girlie weekend.

We did each other’s hair:


Doesn’t Lucy look cute with a blonde beehive?

We watched girlie movies:


We drank girlie drinks:


And we had a slumber party:


Doesn’t Lucy look cute in her jammies?

And I finished the back of Max, too.


In Mouse-a-thon news . . .

Mousies received from Vera in the U.K., Debala in Austin, TX, and a second bag from Beth in Terre Haute, IN. Thanks to one and all!

And we’ve got two more mouse patterns on offer! One from AJ Henry, and one from Pam Mahan. Both are linked to from the main Mouse-a-thon page. Thank you, both.

Lucy would say thank you too, but she’s pooped from our girlie weekend.



  1. Lucky’s going to go ga-ga over that beehive hairdo! Did Lucy spike your hair in return? Max is taking a backseat to the Lucy pics today, but he looks terrific!

  2. My hairdo this weekend was . . . ahem . . . less becoming than Lucy’s. So you don’t get to see it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Your pictures of Lucy are hilarious! Sounds like you two had a fabulous weekend… hope no one is hung over from too much cat nip! :^)

  4. Lucy looks fab as a blonde! I’m sure she didn’t jump in the pool after those girlie drinks, though, not with all that hairspray!

    I’m a little confused on Max — I thought you did the back first and this was the front; did you do the front first? Or are the front and back the same? :-/

  5. I’m the one who’s confused, Andrea. I went back and checked my archive — I called the front the back and the back the front.

    I did the front first. And then I did the back. I think I’m sorted out now.

    I’m blaming it on all the meds I’m taking for my %$*#^#@ back.

    Maybe I’ll go in and fix the archives … but in my sedated state I might make it worse. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. The beehive is killin’ me. Isn’t Lucy one of the cats in those new VH-1 promos, rockin’ out in the mosh pit to the Ramones?

  7. Hope Castle says:

    Wendy, Max is looking fantastic. I am anxiously waiting to see how you do the saddles on the sleeves. Do you knit them onto the body? I am assuming you do NOT sew them!

  8. Your assumption is correct, Hope! I’ll be knitting them onto the body. I hate to sew.

    Rock Chick, maybe that’s what Lucy does while I’m at work all day. No wonder she seems so sleepy when I get home . . .

  9. Lucy looks fab in Pj’s. Sounds like you had a great weekend and watched some great movies. Max is looking great (even if you’re bored with it!)

  10. Sometimes I find that the designs that bore me to tears before I finish them are some of the ones I wear the most often. (Siv from the Elsebeth Lavold book comes to mind.) Maybe Max will turn out like that.

  11. Those pictures are very funny! Thanks for the boost this Monday morning.

  12. Lucy looks very B-52s ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh no… now I’ll be cat-parodying their songs all morning.

    Catnip on the front porch, catnip on the stairwaaaaaaaay….

  13. Oooooo…. Lucy, you are marvelous!!! I am loving Max….. I would love to see how you knit the shoulder saddles. (I have the saddles on Mednocino from A&JS Children’s Collection to knit up and I ,too, hate to sew… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ack! I am drowning in too many projects!!!) Have a faboo Monday! Thanks Sammi… now I have that in my head! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. MEOW YEOW! (purrrrrrrrr…..) love your party girl antics…. lick, lick, rub, rub….


  15. Nothing like a Chick Weekend, is there? LOL!

  16. The pictures are killing me. It makes sense that your hairdo was “less becoming” as you say…cats don’t have opposable thumbs.

    Can you imagine what your world would be like if they did?

  17. It’s a scary thought, Em! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Raucous laughter coming out of my office. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m pleased to see Lucy is a party-girl. I knew Joel cat is a homey boy – playing hip hop, rap & wearing a black watchcap beanie (I found it tossed behind the TV screen next to his felted mousie).

  19. I don’t know Wendela, de ketzela looks like she had a little to much of de ketzela nip in that picture. d

  20. I don’t know Wendela, de ketzela looks like she had a little to much of de ketzela nip in that picture. d

  21. I don’t know Wendela, de ketzela looks like she had a little to much of de ketzela nip in that picture. d

  22. I don’t know Wendela, de ketzela looks like she had a little to much of de ketzela nip in that picture. d

  23. oye, Vendala

    Sorry about the last postssssssssssss, I had de vine vit de dinnnnnnnerrrrrrrrr toniteeeeee. i Vill bE mORe CAREful toMorroWWWWWWWWWW.

  24. I don’t know there is just something unnatural about a blond Asian. Call me crazy.