My current work in progress:

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


I Love I Love I Love My Calendar Cat

I think a 2005 Lucy calendar is a fabbo idea!

Lisa and Andrea and Barb and Katxena all were egging me on in my comments yesterday.

And donating any profits to Capital Animal Care is a great thought! So that does it — I’ll spend the next few months taking what I think are calendar-worthy photos of Lucy.

Speaking of Little Miss Spoiled Princess, I’m nearing completion of her kitty bed, so expect the pattern sometime next week. The ever-generous Lindsey-Brooke is sending me some Gedifra Techno Hair Lungo — a fun hairy novelty yarn — in color 9705, which should match the Big Kureyon #7 beautifully. So I’m going to put an edging of that around the bed. Fun!


Ladies and gentlemen, the couch potato!


I vant to be alone . . .


Still sleeving away! If I work at it, I oughta have the first sleeve done this weekend.


December Contest

Don’t forget! Entries due by 5:00pm EST today. I’ve been having great fun reading the entries. Winners announced Monday.

Happy weekend, all. I’ll close the week with a photo of my hair after coming home yesterday. It was really really windy outside.

I give you . . .

Curls Gone Wild!



  1. W-O-W. Fern is speeding beautifully along. Think we’ll get to see a finished product before I leave on holiday? I hope I don’t miss its debut. (Not that I’m exerting pressure, or anything. No, no. Pas moi!)

    P.S. I’m asking Santa to give me some of your speed knitting this Christmas. I’m leaving out extra cookies and double dose of spiked eggnog as bribery. Hope it works. [Crosses fingers.]

    P.P.S. And curly hair like yours, too. I’d like some curls gone wild on occasion. All my siblings got it, but I didn’t. I was given straights gone wild. Darn those recessive genes!

  2. I’m on a new crusade to promote this cool book I recently received from a curly-haired friend. It’s called Curly Girl, written by Lorraine Massey, and it’s all about embracing our curly hair and how best to take care of our hair to make it its curly best. It’s really great! And it’s only $10. Lorraine Massey says if you use her haircare techniques for 3 weeks your hair will be healthier than ever.

    The friend who gave the book to me says she has been following the routine and loves the way her hair looks. I just started doing it this week and I’m already seeing more wave/curl than I have in years.

    Anyway–Just thought you might be interested since you obviously have such nice curls.


  3. I can only sit here and be envious of your curly haired gals. I have stick straight hair and no armount of rollers, irons, etc. will make it curl. UGH! All my curly haired friends want straight hair. Funny ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. So glad you’re going to do the calendar! Will be looking forward to the outcome. Lucy will make a beautiful model. I think the “wild” look is sexy and your hair dresser done a really nice job on your cut…I’ve got a great photo for a calendar on my blog today, check it out…you may get a chuckle out of it…but don’t show it to Lucy.

  5. Becky, I’ll knit extra fast for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks you guys for all the hair-do compliments. Acutally the last time I got my hair cut, I got a lousy cut — it looks gruesome if I blow dry it straight, but curls cover a multitude of sins.

    It’s due for a trim — hopefully next week if I can fit it in between work insanity. I’ll go back to the guy I know can cut it well — but charges a lot more. Of course.

  6. Curls! Can Santa bring me curls? Lucy as a couch potato is precious!

  7. Wendy – your windblown hair looks like mine on a GOOD day. Nice to see curly hair being depicted as a plus!!

  8. Looking forward to seeing the pics of Miss Lucy for the 2005 calendar. Won’t it be fun buying all the calendars for every room in your house, office, car,etc. She is going to be a beautiful model. Maybe it could be extended to mouse pads, pens, clocks, paper weights – am I getting carried away?

    Have a good weekend.

  9. Curly grrls unite! My hair looks like yours does in that picture every day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. As a child I HATED my curly hair. Everyone in school had stick-straight hair that could be braided, put in pigtails, or feathered a la Farrah Fawcett. But not me! Mine wouldn’t do any of these things, and I felt that the universe had done me a major injustice. Today, though, I love my curls! They have relaxed quite a bit since puberty, and sometimes I wish I could have those corkscrew ringlets back again.

    By the way, are you familiar with Lush? I’ve become rather obsessed with their haircare (and skincare, and bath…) products. There are only a handful of shops in the US so far (it’s a British company) but one is opening soon in DC, so check it out when they arrive! The “Big” shampoo is fantastic on my curls.

  11. Love those curls… The problem with my hair is that I have that in-between hair…. real thick and straight with a wave. I long for that stick straight hair OR the real curly hair, and I can’t have either unless I break out with some serious heating equipment!

    I cannot wait till you are finished with your cat bed… I would love to make Maggie one!

    Pray for me too as I have three more gifts to make by early next week to make it by Xmas via mail!

  12. I’m having a complete overhaul (cut & color) next Tuesday and I’m printing out some of your pictures to take with me. I should also note that I’m going to a NEW hair stylist and I’m a little nervous. I started to comment a day or so ago, but after seeing your newest picture I had to write. I have curly hair too and have had basically the same look for many moons. Yes, besides being a knitting inspiration, you are also the inspiration for my upcoming new hair style!

  13. Sorry for the double posting, Wendy, but I forgot to wish you and Lucy a very Happy St.Lucia Day tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I have curls like that in the humidity. The only positive for winter besides getting to wear my sweaters is that my hair is usually stick straight for a few months. Then it bounces back and is curly for the rest of the time.

    A Lucy calender would be really nice.

  15. Do you have an alternate email address? I’ve tried sending my answers to your quiz, but they keep being returned (because of a full mailbox)

  16. Hey there.

    Lucy is certianly a looker… I like the calender idea.

    Just a thought; I often take people (animals, stars, whatever) and put them in rennisance paintings. If you’d like, I will do a portrate for Lucy for the calender…