My current work in progress:

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


Are You Ready For Santa?

The next time someone asks me that, I’m going to reply:

“Sure am! I’ve got my shotgun loaded and ready.”

Ho ho ho.

No, I’m really not that big a Scrooge, I just hate trite queries like that when asked by total strangers who don’t give a dead rat’s ass whether or not I am ready for Santa. Or who even know if I’m Christian, Jewish, or Druid.

Fa la la la la.

But as it happens, why yes, I am ready for Santa. I’ve wrapped all my gifts. Okay, actually I’ve slopped them into gift bags and jammed some tissue paper in on top of them. Lucy helped with the tissue paper, so recipients of my gifts will get tissue paper with tooth marks and kitty drool on it.

Lucy’s Long-Lost Brother?


Who is this handsome boy?

This is Shaku, who lives with Blythe in Iowa City. Blythe’s husband, J T Adams, drew the following Christmas card featuring Shaku modelling a knit hat and scarf because of Blythe’s knitting.


Isn’t that a beautiful portrait? Thanks to Blythe for sharing!

Lucy is quite worn out with the excitement of seeing what could be her long-lost brother!


Mobius cowl


The cowl, she is finished.


Bucket hat

The hat, she is blocked.



  1. Love the bucket hat. I want to make one after Christmas looniness has gone.

    I saw a woman in the yarn store the other day who had one that appeared to have been made from mohair that had been felted and then brushed. Does that sound possible? I didn’t know you could felt mohair.

    I love Lucy. Tasha and Lily wave their respective kitty paws in holiday greetings….

  2. Just perfect! No waves! Did you use the same yarn as the first project…and did you alter your methods. Love that color!

  3. Yikes, sorry about the lame post – missed a day and hadn’t read back far enough. Red faced, I will now crawl into the corner…

  4. fantastic christmas card ๐Ÿ™‚ now to start the wrapping marathon…

  5. Now,THAT hat looks very stylish.Love the colour.Fab !

  6. Cowl and hat look great. Love that stitch pattern on the cowl! Have a happy Christmas, Wendy! I hope Santa brings you your sweater pack(s). ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. That card from Blythe is fabulous! Also, I’m totally crushing on your mobius scarf. Go ahead you fashion plate! :o)

  8. Mobius cowl is truly lovely. Say, what’s the pattern?

  9. Love the cowl! Love the hat! Love the card! IloveLucy! Love your blog – many thanks for making this a wonderful year of reading your blog – such a joy – something to look forward to every work day. Hope you have a very happy Christmas with your Family and a wonderful New Year! And you get your yarn for your sweaters…

  10. LMFAO…Wendy honey…you really must get some sleep before you hurt someone…;)

  11. Wendy, Lucy, you BOTH need a break!

    Wendy, you really need to rest, you don’t sound like yourself today. And Lucy, go give Wendy some kitty kisses, she needs them – and be sure to thank her for the lovely kitty bed she made for you. My cats are jealous!

    May Santa be good to you both, hope you get lots of goodies and things you want.

    Hugs to both of you.


    Los Angeles, CA

  12. What? Do I sound like a KNITTER ON THE EDGE???

    (Bats eyelashes innocently)

  13. Wendy, I hope you have a wonderful and restful Christmas and long weekend. May Santa bring you the yarns you so richly deserve!

  14. I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but I don’t think I’ve added a comment yet. (sorry)
    I just want to say your mobius cowl came out beautiful, and I love the pictures you share with your readers of Lucy. I’m a cat lover (I have two), and I think Lucy is just beautiful.

    Keep blogging,

  15. Lovely cowl, lovely hat, and lovely Lucy… well, that goes without saying. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Merry Christmas

    dear Wendy

    and a happy new year.