My current work in progress:

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


Let Me Sleep!


Lucy looks all partied out, doesn’t she?

I hope you all had a nice New Year’s celebration. I rang out the old year and rang in the new knitting on Abalone — I’m into the pattern a bit — see?


So far so good! Not a difficult fair isle, as Starmore fair isles go. But a pretty one, I think. And enjoyable to knit.

I don’t have much to say today, but I wanted to show you the Abalone progress. And I wanted to answer the comment from a couple of days ago looking for the kitty bed pattern. You can find it here.

For the benefit of new readers: you can find my main knitting page from the link in my sidebar under “My Knitting Gallery.” Links to all my knitting stuff are on that page.

Time to go back to bed . . .


  1. Vรฉronique says:

    Lots of greens and purples, beautiful colours ! Incredible progress and perfect knitting : thanks for sharing, Wendy !
    Now I have to order the yarn to make this one too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Great!!! Is it so even as it looks like or are there some stitches different from the others? I’m knitting my first fair-isle (PIS side 124) at the moment and I have some problems to geht the stitches so even. Do you have a hint for me except for “training, training, training”?? You can have a look on my pis on my side.


  3. Many happy returns, Wendy! Have a great birthday.

  4. Wake up,Lucy! Time to celebrate Mommy’s birthday! Happy Birthday,Wendy! I hope all of your wishes come true! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday Wendy!

  6. Miss Abalone is simply stunning. The colors are gorgeous together, and the pattern…well, simple you say? It sure doesn’t look simple. But then, I’ve never attempted to knit a real fair isle.

    I hear it’s your birthday. Hope it’s a happy one full of all the things that you love.

  7. Happy Birthday Wendy – I’m the Dianne who shares a birthday with you! I unfortunately have to work today…enjoy your day off, knit and sleep and party!

  8. Happy Birthday Wendy!! Hope your day is special and all your dreams come true ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS – Abalone is lovely as always and I think it is soooo cute how Lucy really loves her cat bed…I really think Jaxon and Mickie would just laugh at my efforts in that smug lil cat way if I attempted to entice them with so splendid a bed!

  9. H*A*P*P*Y B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y W*E*N*D*Y!!!

    Hope your day is everything you want and need it to be!

  10. Happy Birthday, Wendy! Enjoy your day (I hope you get lots of cake!).

    Abalone is beautiful!

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!!! I hope you have a great birthday. Abalone is looking great. I have enjoyed your blog for over a year and just wanted to say thank you for sharing so much of your knitting knowledge with all of out here in cyberspace. It is appreciated and you are an inspiration in knitting!!


  12. Wendy, Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday DEAR Wendy Happy Birthday to you! And MANY MORE! What do you give THE Gal who gives all of us a present every day of the year on her blog? I don’t know…maybe lots and lots of real knitting buddies. From a devoted fan, ALL the best!

  13. Oooh, I do like the colors in Abalone. The checkerboard ribbing looks more entertaining than her regular corrugated, too.

    I’ve started in on Queen Anne’s Lace — cause I do love the way the marled yarn stands in for light and shadow — but oh, they aren’t the most stunning colors.

    They’re sorta subtle.

  14. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Wendy…. Abalone is gorgeous….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. jen in orange says:

    thought you’d sneak your birthday by us, did you?


    happy birthday. Wishing you no hairballs in your shoes for the entire year!

  16. BEST BIRTHDAY WISHES!!! and continued good knitting karma in 2004!


    May you have much wool and time to knit it! Love your blog. I read every day, but don’t always comment. Hi! Lucy!!

  18. Happy Birthday, Wendy!

    Hope it was restful and full of lovely things. Kisses to Lucy, too.


  19. I love the colors on your newest knitting project. Really beautiful!

  20. Have a wonderful birthday and many happy returns of the day! Your new camera really shows off your project. It’s beautiful.

  21. Happy Birthday Wendy – hope your day is filled with an abundance of fiber goodies.

  22. Happy BD! May all the yarn, time and inspiration you need come your way!
    I continue to be inspired and awed, I love your blog and your cat!

    Hope you had a great day today.

  23. My birthday wish is in the post.

  24. The Abalone is beautiful!! And thanks for the link to the kitty bed pattern.