My current work in progress:

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


Wendy Loves Her New Camera

Yes I do!


You may ask, what the hell is that a photo of?

It’s Lucy’s little hind paws. I love the tassles of fur between her widdle toes.

Does Lucy seem amused?


Maybe not.

By the way, I have not retouched any of the photos I’ve taken with this camera so far. I’ve cropped them, reduced them in size, and saved them as compressed jpegs, but no fiddling with color balance, brightness/contrast, sharpness, etc. that I usually did with the old camera.

That said, it’s really hard to take a good photo of Fern in artificial light.


Speaking of Fern, its coming along nicely. I’ve finished the back.


And started a sleeve. When I do the sleeves, I’m going to knit the shoulder straps onto the front and back of the sweater, as I have done in my last few arans. And I’m not going to do the cabled sewn-on neckband. It’s very pretty and if I had a long swanlike neck I would.

I have a short fat neck, and a regular crew neck will work much better for me. I’ll do the neckband in the same ribbing as the rest of the sweater, by picking up stitches around the neck and working the band for maybe two inches.

Lucy’s Kitty Bed

Chugging away on it.


I’ll post the full pattern upon completion — at some point next week, most likely. That way you’ll have a pattern that hopefully has any bugs worked out, and some idea of how much yarn it’ll take.

Ooh! Ooh! Wendy profile!


Sorry. Got carried away.

Knitbloggers Knitting Basket

News flash! Teresa has purchased the first seven baskets.

Pat yourselves on the back, please.


  1. I have total camera envy! Those pics of Lucy are gorgeous. I’m on the last sleeve of Armaugh. Even though I have a head start, I’ll bet you finish Fern before I’m done with Armaugh…LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

    What great news about the knitting baskets for the Heifer Project. Awesome!

  2. WOW!!! Those photos are spectacular! Now you got my Santa’s wishlist all aflame!

    All the guys on the street that I shoot with who work for the big newspapers here use either Canon or Nikon, most Canon.

    I must say, after using both, I prefer the user-friendliness of the Canon controls and the way you do not have to tweak the photo to be good.

    The Nikon, although it is good, just doesn’t compare. I GOTTA get IT!

    BTW, you have a fabulous nose…

  3. Count me in on camera envy too. The pictures are spectacular. Nice choice. I can see now what I’ll have to start saving for!

    Love Fern. Love the Lucy pics… makes me want to reach out and touch them/her.

  4. I knew those paws right off—my Heidi has paw tufts,too–the vet calls them her bedroom slippers. But the other Lucy pic…if looks could kill! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Great resolution! A new camera is one more thing I should add to my list for Santa….

    Won’t it be nice to get to use your bag that Lucy has been using as a bed? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I saw the paws and had to ask..
    I had decided last weekend to buy the same camera. I’m switching out from a larger format ( and a lifetime of german cameras) so I want to pick a great normal lens that will also do close-ups. As you know, the optics make the difference. So, what did you use for the paws, and do you have a favorite lens? Many thanks,

  7. Wow! What gorgeous pics from your new camera. Fern is spectacular, Lucy is a cutie and so is her mommy. Have a good one.

  8. Cute photo’s – of both you and Lucy!

  9. What a cat! She really is gorgeous. Have you considered a modeling contract? She could endorse Fancy Feast!

    Oh yeah, nice sweater, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Wow that’s some camera! It’ll make your projects even MORE gorgeous…

  11. Thanks for the Lucy (and Wendy) pix! Made my day, g

  12. You didn’t buy that big, expensive camera just to post pictures on your blog, did you?

  13. oh, i love my kitten’s toe whiskers, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Lucy is quite beautiful as usual. The camera is great…and I like your new hair cut; that style is becoming to you. If you’d like to see something else that’s cute, please visit my blog and read today’s posting…there’s another really cute kitty that you really ought to see!

  15. Boy oh boy are you making me ENVIOUS with all these gorgeous pics! They’re coming up beautifully. And no tweaking! That’s my kinda camera ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. My Siamese Wolfgang had paw tufts, and so does my dachshund Anezka. So cute! (and I, too, sympathize with the ‘curls gone wild’!)