My current work in progress:

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


Contest Winners!

Yes! The judges have reached their conclusions!

They first narrowed the field of 36 semi-finalists down to 16 finalists, at which point the head judge selected the 3 winners.

Third prize, an 8×10 glossy of Lucy (plus a yarn surprise), suitable for framing, goes to Peg, for this adorable entry:

Second prize, Dale book 109, donated by L-B, goes to Betsy, who submitted the following somewhat alarming photo:

The cat and squirrel in the photo actually belong to a friend of hers!

And the Grand Prize of the pink alpaca wool goes to Theresa in South Carolina:

Theresa wrote: “This is Pookie, with my handmade egg basket that no one is supposed to touch, and some of my tiger-striping sock yarn, which is sacred here in Clemson Tiger country. That cats gets away with everything!”

Thank you all for your wonderful photos and stories. I have a page with a sampling of some of the photos received here.

And because this is my blog and I wanna, here’s one of my favorite photos. This is my brother, hanging out with his Maine Coon cat:


Thank you

From Lucy, for all your good wishes for her birthday.


She had a lovely weekend, with lots of love and kisses and playtime.

And we humans had a fun Valentine’s Day — exchanged cute gifts and watched “Finding Nemo” on video.

And I worked on Frida.


Here’s a close-up of the flower border.


What a fun pattern!

Presidents Day

Happy Presidents Day to all of you who celebrate and have the day off. I was going to do my taxes today, but got inspired and completed them last night and e-filed. So I can play all day.

Well, I really ought to clean up my home a bit. We’ll see.


  1. Wendy,the photos are brilliant! You can never have too many kitty photos, yarns or patterns. Frida is looking beautiful. You must be pleased with the progress.

  2. wow, frida looks fridalicious πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! Frida estΓ‘ preciosa! And you, too, with that snappy, chic ‘do. Love that smiling picture up at the top of your blog πŸ™‚

  4. Wendy – I have no idea how you picked a winner from those photos – they were all hilarious!! And actually not too excessively sentimental. @:-)

  5. Yay! I’m glad Julio and Pedro are getting a wide audence! I looooooooove your hair, too! (Yes, I’m a few entries late – I was away this weekend). Thanks for the honor!

  6. I think the photos are great, especially #2… reminds me of our cat, Liberty and the great Pyrenees breed as puppies..
    and as Diana says, not excessively sentimental, especially if you like cat photos… have a great day, we’re doing birthdays today..of the 9 year old twin variety! πŸ™‚

  7. Can I just say AWWWWWWWWWW? Wook at the wittle bitty kitties! Sorry, I revert to baby talk during displays of excessive cat sentimentality…LOL πŸ™‚ Great pics, everyone.

  8. Pookie is such a cutie! Good choice. Not too spoiled, I’m sure. Your Frida is just beautiful as all your sweaters.

  9. Preternaturally cute! (That Maine coon’s got some big feet on him.)

    And Frida, looks like counted cross stitch. You’re amazing!

  10. Hi, Wendy;

    Love the cat photos, and Frida! I really like patterns with lots of white background, but wonder how it goes without weaving. Can we see a photo of the sweater back, please?

    Diana Lee

  11. I love photos #25! And Frida is gorgeous. I can’t believe you can float that yarn along like that. Isn’t there a rule against that? Your patience in spreading the stitches is inspiring.

  12. When you were ordering your yarn for Frida, did you notice that the requirements for the white background version in the child’s size shows only one ball of gold and two of the red? I saw in your July photo of your shipment from Bea Ellis that you went by the amounts in the adult size, just changing the background color, and the tan to gold. Do you think it’s a misprint in the other list? I don’t see that much more red in the charts than any of the other contrast colors, and it seems that more gold would be needed for the lattice design.

  13. Many thanks from me and Muffy’s owner. Muffy has not been well lately, so, her owner and she will be very happy to hear that she won third place. I’ve known that she’s a winner the moment that I saw her. I don’t know how the judges picked! The photos are all wonderful.