My current work in progress:

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


September Contest!

Here it is! What you’ve all been waiting for.

The challenge:

Find my blog entry where I first talk about having bought and received the yarn to knit Marina. Email me (see the link on my sidebar) and tell me the date of that blog entry. If you have the correct date, you will be entered in the drawing for this:


This is the Woolcraft book that has a copy of the pattern for — you guessed it — Marina! The pattern is for a cardigan, but if you wanted to knit a pullover, I bet you could easily figure it out from the cardi pattern.

The book has a lot of other great patterns in it too.

This book was generously donated by my lovely cyber-buddy, Lindsey-Brooke, know to many of you as “L-B.”

All email entries are due to me by 5:00 p.m., EST, this Friday, September 12.

My Marina

I made some good progress this weekend:


Lucy is very impressed by it, as you can see.

Here’s another pic:


As mentioned in my comments last Friday, the one skein of the color “Green Mist” was omitted from the list of colors needed. It’s listed on the chart, though. This is only in the Scottish Collection — it’s properly listed in the Woolcraft book.

Mouse-a-thon Update

Thanks to Lisa in Austin, TX, Susan, in Cedar Rapids, IA, and Laurie, in Nashville TN for all the mousies!


Happy Monday to all!


  1. What a beautiful sweater Wendy!! AND, what a beautiful kitty!! Teakie and Soonie send head butts to Miss Lucy abd say to have a great day!!

  2. That is such a beautiful sweater. I’ve been watching the progress and, as usual, have been amazed. Really gorgeous. It may be my favorite yet (that you’ve knitted). It’s too bad Lucy doesn’t like sweaters (to wear I mean), since she is so interested in the knitting process. :^)

  3. Wow! What progress! I finally caught Office Space on the Comedy Channel last night—and yes, I have a bad case of the Mondays 😉

  4. Wow, Marina is crazy beautiful – I can understand why people get so involved with knitting; look at the rewards!

  5. I’m not motivated to do intricate colorwork myself (I’m more a shape and texture chick), but I love watching it beautifully executed. Nice work there, Wendy.

  6. Yarncollector says:

    Wow, love the colors in Marina! Can’t wait to see the finished product. You are inspiring me to attempt a fair isle. The closest thing I’ve done to it is an icelandic. Should I dive in????

  7. Wendy, Marina is soooo beautiful! It is on my knit-some-day list. Thanks for the information on the omitted color. Could you add one more detail to your blog on the number of skeins needed in Green Mist? I am going to keep a memo on my to-do list.


  8. May, it’s one skein of Green Mist that’s needed. This is also listed on the errata page at KBTH.

  9. Oooops! Sorry, I was reading your blog diagonally. You did say 1 skein.

  10. The close up picture of Marina is beautiful.

  11. Nice work on the Marina sweater–I’m with Rock Chick and enjoy doing the textured stuff more but have dabbled in fair isle, so I know that it brings with it a whole new set of challenges!

    One (or two) mousies coming your way soon!

  12. Wendy, I think I’m going to have to ban myself from your web site whenever you’re working on a Fair Isle. Each day I read about your progress, it brings me closer to starting another Fair Isle myself, and they take so much work.

    I love the way Marina uses a completely different colorway for the “less-than signs” than for the flowers, and then combines the two colorways in the diamond design.