My current work in progress:

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


A Loving Tribute


On Monday I received mousies from Karen in Denmark. With her mousies she enclosed the above photo and the following note, which I’m reproducing here with her permission:

Dear Wendy,

Enclosed please find some mice contributed in loving memory of Mr. Kitty (1986 – 2001).

Mr. Kitty was a connoisseur of both North American and Northern European mice (particularly Danish forest mice). He began his life as an unwanted kitty and his travels took him from Silver Spring, Maryland to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He ended his days in Snekkersten, Denmark — a happy, plump and much-loved cat. Mr. Kitty spread laughter and joy wherever he went and was very fond of water-packed tuna juice and catnip toys. He would have loved your mouse-a-thon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for making this possible.

Best regards,

Karen, thank you for sharing your photo and dedicating your contribution to Mr. Kitty’s memory. I defy any cat lover to read the above without feeling a tear or two welling up.

And in the “Wow! Wowie, Wow, Wow!” Department . . .

I am so happy to announce that we have yet another prize donated for the Mouse-a-thon Raffle.

It’s Kongsberg!



Offered in the blue/black colorway with an accent color of red (the photo shows apple green). This prize includes the Daletta and the pattern to knit Kongsberg in up to a size medium (finished chest size 41-3/8″).

We have the very generous Betsy Kleger to thank for this prize. Thank you so much, Betsy!

Extreme Hedonism

The Furlana is knitting up into a really nice fabric. Knitting it as such a tight gauge, it gives the appearance of almost being felted. And has a soft fuzzy look that my camera can’t capture.


I bet Lucy would like a Furlana kitty bed. But she’ll settle for Marina.


I’ve got four more rounds before I start the back neck shaping — then 8 rounds after that the body is done.


  1. Hi Wendy,

    Mr. Kitty would have been proud.

    Marina is gorgeous and I can’t wait until the raffle drawing!

    All the best,


  2. That is a wonderful tribute. Thanks for printing it today. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And… OMIGOSH, OMIGOSH, OMIGOSH!!! Kongsberg is my absolute favorite Dale sweater in the world, and I’ve wanted it ever since the first time I saw it. Oh I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win! I made 6 mice, but maybe I should whip off another 50 or so to improve my chances? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I started the stuffing in my office yesterday, and the fumes really started to get to me! I should be mailing today.

  3. Awwwww, I’m at work and getting all misty reading about Mr. Kitty, that was SO sweet!

    Wowie, wow, wow is right. Kongsberg is a knock-out. I wish I was a size medium bust , I’d never be able to button that one up. Darn! Oh well, I’ll just hope to win one of the other fab prizes. Which reminds me…I’ve got to ship out those mousies this weekend!

    You know, Marina never really jumped out at me but seeing it on your blog, it looks MUCH better. I can really see how the colours pop. Just stunning! It’s YAWM time (Yet Another Wendy Masterpiece) again ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I adore Kongsberg and highly recomment it to one and all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andrea, I brought catnip and empty mice to work on Monday, and I know what you mean about the catnip fumes!

  5. What a beautiful picture of Mr. Kitty. Thank goodness he found Karen and had such a good life.

  6. Oh Marina!

    So, courtesy of the Internet, I now have your pattern in my hot little hands, but what of the colours? Just names – some of which I can find in Jamieson’s catalogue, but not many, and I understand it is done in J & S jumper weight. So is it just a guessing game Wendy! I would so like it to come out the same as yours in the photographs but what is Blue Grass for instance, or Fog and as for a Crowberry, the mind boggles!

  7. My tears have shed…. What a beautiful tribute to Mr. Kitty!

    Oh my gosh!!!!! I love, love Kongsberg!!! I have wanted this pattern kit for A LONG TIME!!!! But seeing as I have more kits and yarn than brains, I couldn’t get this one…. But if I WON this baby (actually I would love to win ANY of the prizes), well that’s different!

    Moi: “I really did win this one Sugar Booger…” SB: “Let me see your card statement just to be sure… better yet, let me call the LYS just to make sure.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Thanks so much Wendy. Just what I needed!