My current work in progress:

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


Button, Button

Another yarn diet button!


This one is courtesy of Eklectika! Isn’t it cute?


I had a fairly productive weekend — see?


Hmmm . . . it looks like no progress at all since the last photo.

Oh. That’s because this is the second sleeve. Tee hee.


As I’ve mentioned, this design has been a joy to knit. Lucy has been a big help throughout the project too.


Happy Monday all. I’ll close with a photo of the bottom shelf of one of my bookcases. We’ll call this “More Than You Want to Know About Me.”



  1. I can’t believe you’re already almost finished with Amphora! WOW! It looks great! :o)

  2. Amphora DOES look great–now that you’re getting close to finishing, maybe you could work on an Elle bag next? Fair-isle and everything! Also: if you can think of any good driving songs please submit ’em over on my blog! Have a great Monday!

  3. Um…does yarn for presents count, if you really don’t have any of the kind the pattern requires (such as Noro Kureyon, for instance)?

    And what about fiber? We all need fiber in our diets too, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got two pounds of Brown Sheep leftover tails coming in the mail and I’m hoping not to feel as guilty as if it was two pounds of yarn. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wendy, I love your Munch’s “The Scream” figure. That looks like a blow up doll? If so, that’s great! My art history professor would have loved it!

  5. ahh, wendy, master knitter that you are…what can i say? your colourwork is so inspiring to me! really and truly. every time i visit here i am amazed all the more.

    ok. time for me to start thinking about what my first colourwork project will be. something easy, say, with colourwork going on in bits here and there.

    also, a nonknitting fact. dear friends of mine named their sweet little daughter wendy…based on the reference to the name wendy in bruce springsteen’s “born to run.” now, whenever i hear or see the name wendy, i think of that sweet little girl and one of the best songs written by the boss.

  6. It’s a good thing I’m on my Holiday Yarn Diet or I’d be tempted to buy Amphora. Nice work.

    Is that a little piggie peeking out of that cup on your bookshelf? I collect little piggies. I have so many, I’ve been threatened – one more pig and either they go or I go.

  7. You just amaze me! How speedy you are. I wish I could knit half as fast as you do ๐Ÿ™‚ Amphora is gorgeous. How do you find the pattern? Is it repetitive or is it challenging?

    I love your “statue” of The Scream. Where did you get it? Brilliant! I need that on my desk at work…LOL

  8. Oooo.. I didn’t realize Amphora flares somewhat at the bottom… Now I really want this kit! Darn, I went on a yarn binge for Xmas gifts and to finish Diva wrap dress SUnday and now I really am on a diet… But till New Year’s! HAHAHA!

    Amphora will be mine someday! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a good week! I still can’t get over how long your fingernails are!

  9. Hey, that head needs a Booga hat made with your scraps!

  10. LOL! I have that inflatable Scream too! I remember a larger version being available as well but I thought that the smaller one was enough for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. With a few modifications Amphora would make a lovely bloke’s pullover. When the diet is over, I might invest in one. I really enjoy the simple colours but intricate pattern & that great geometric band. Looking forward to the modelling pics