My current work in progress:

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



When the President declares the area in which one lives a disaster area, it leads some people to irrational acts.


We fortunately now have water with no restrictions, and it’s even been deemed safe for drinking or washing dishes.

I’m very very lucky to have never lost electricity. It seems as though I’m in the minority in Northern Virginia.


As you can see, I did some work on Marina over the weekend.


I hate doing the sleeves. It’s so awkward having the whole sweater flopping around as you get near the end of a sleeve!


I’d like to thank the following people, from whom I’ve received mousies:

Tam in Columbus, IN, Martina in Sevelsbig, Germany, Lubna in Chardon, OH, Brooks in Winston-Salem, NC, Corinne in Groton, MA, Pat in Santa Rosa, CA, Judith in Greenville, RI, and Karen in Los Angeles, CA. Thank you all!

And Lucy sends a special thank you to Karen in Los Angeles, as well!


Lucy never once lost her cool during the hurricane. She was just happy to have her mommy home all day for a couple of days.

I bet quite a mess awaits me at work. We had some tight deadlines that of course were missed because of the hurricane. And I’ve got two new employees starting today and I’m not ready for that either.

So I’d best get going. And say good-bye to my diet of Black Russians and peanuts, and return to some semblance of healthy eating.

Happy Monday, all!


  1. “ooooo…! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!”

    My kids introduced me to this show; don’t tell them I love it! They think they’re draggin’ me into the living room to watch it with ’em… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Glad you made it through the hurricane a-okay, Wendy.

  2. So glad to hear you came through the hurricane without a scratch! Marina looks incredible!!

  3. “…absorbent and yellow and porous is he!”

    I don’t have kids as an excuse. I just love the show.

    I am also glad you made it through the hurricane! Now if I can just get through THIS WEEK I will be able to send out some mice, just in time.

  4. krusty krab pizza is the pizza for you and me…

    everytime we have pizza, we have to sing the song. ๐Ÿ™‚

    glad to read all is well. beautiful work on marina.

  5. A Kahlua woman…yes!

    Wishing you a sane Monday!

  6. I can’t believe you never lost power — you are exactly the third person I have spoken to in the D.C. area who didn’t. I hear Baltimore was a bit better. I’m glad you had time to work so much on Marina — it’s amazing! I really want to make it now (if my book ever shows up in the mail – humph!). Have a nice Monday!

  7. So glad you and Lucy are safe. Try to have a good day today – your schedule sounds hectic.

  8. We took a nice little trip to Santa Cruz this summer, and found a cool little starfish on a rock at the beach. Naturally we named him Patrick… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Lucy looks like the Kitty Monthly centerfold. She is so beautiful.

    Glad you are safe and well!

  9. I think Lucy needs a lovely little cardigan which is named after her, to match her eyes.

  10. The whole family loves Spongebob. Even named one of the computers spongebob since you have to name the silly things for networking….t-shirts, boxers, pencils & pens…. we keep adding to the collection.

    BTW, Marina looks beautiful! Anxiously awaiting firebirds to show up. =)


  11. Hello Wendy,
    Why do you knit the sleeves on the sweater instead of by themselves and attach them later?

  12. Well, our power just now came back on over here on this side of the Potomac. Annapolis and the Inner Harbor were flooded. I did exactly 1 mouse while the power was out – but now the lights are back on I don’t much like him, so I’ll give him to my cat and see if I can do better with the lights on. Ann

  13. I don’t get it. Black Russians and peanuts sounds healthy to me..glad to hear that your water is back to normal and that you were able to make such progress on FI-IP. Gorgeous per usual, dearie.

  14. You are soooooo lucky to have not experienced the three days of no power that I experienced in southern MD! I was left knitting dishcloths(only wip available) by candle light! Just waiting for my yarn to arive to work on my first Fair Isle project. Now if only I could start a blog to cronicle my adventures…

  15. I just got a call from L-B. She wanted everyone to know that she is alive and well; but, she still has no power or water. Baby Wipes are evidently saving the days!

    With all that is going on in her life, she was worried that you all would be worried about her, hence this posting.

    For those of us in MD, they are promising to have everything corrected by FRIDAY!!! My power was restored on Saturday; but, many of my friends are not so fortunate.

    Now we’re expecting more rain. Stay high and dry everyone.

  16. Thanks for the L-B update! I’m glad to hear that she’s okay, but I sure hope she gets electricity soon.

    If you talk to her again, tell her that Lucy and I are doing a power dance for her. ๐Ÿ˜‰