My current work in progress:

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


Puttin’ on the Glitz

How fabulous is this?


This is what I’m making from my wonderful Fluffa-Becky yarn. Simple garter stitch scarf — every fourth row you wrap the yarn twice around the needle in between the stitches and then drop the wraps on the next row.

Apparently the pattern that comes with the scarf kits for these yarns is very similar.

Extreme close-up!


Presto chango! Instant glamour!

That baby is on a US size 13 needle, I’ll have you know. Betcha didn’t think Wendy even knew how to use anything bigger than a US 7, huh? Didja? Just goes to show that us old dogs can learn new tricks. Arf!


Yesterday’s photo was hurried and not very good. Here’s the yarn, all spread out.


Right now I’m thinking that Flora will be next in the line-up. No, I won’t cheat and abandon poor Frida, just because I’m in the less-than-thrilling-to-knit top part of the pattern.

Because that would be wrong.

In other news . . .

Lucy still loves her little catnip pillow.


And my hair is still curly.



  1. Gorgeous! All of it, ESPECIALLY the curls. I’m envious ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been wearing my own angora/ribbon scarf practically to shreds. No shedding, and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it, to boot. I’m not one for the bulky needles either, but I loved knitting this one. One afternoon = fancy scarf. And I like how the elongated stitches show off the ribbon. Yours in lavender is ‘specially fancy!

  2. thanks for the flora skein photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I vote for the curls, too. It’s a softer look and I’d wear my hair that way, if I only had some curl.

    I’m in a dilemma and I’m open to suggestion from the knitting public. I ordered some yarn from Jamieson’s in Scotland a couple of weeks ago. What fast service! However, now I’ve decided to knit the next larger size. I need 2 more skeins of yarn. Should I try getting it here or from Scotland? I feel like such a dope!

  4. The scarf is beautiful–as are your curls!

  5. That is one great haircut. No matter how you do it, it looks great.

    Glad you bought Flora – I hesitated and it went up a little to high. I’m going to my kit stockpile for awhile until the Dollar gets stronger before I leap. I have mooned over Flora in Scottish Collection for awhile, but it was too huge for me…and I’m too lazy to do the math to attempt to size it down. At least VY has a wide variety of sizes now that they are reinterpreting their classics.

  6. Can I have lucy?

    Anyone who can be curly, should be. Think of all of us that suffer with straight hair!

  7. altho now that I look again, I think the side bar pic with straight hair is a younger, hipper style…

  8. I’m making my Fluffa scarf the same way, except I’m only doing a once around drop. And also on size 13! I got from Becky and from the web that it was mostly being done on 17s, but I like it on the smaller needle. Almost done with mine!

  9. That scarf is really fun! Love the colors.

  10. Your hair looks good either way. I imagine wearing it curly is easier. I, for one, uses a Chi to get the frizz out!!

    Your scarf is brilliant in its colors. It is such a good choice to go with the color of your hair and Lucy’s, too.

    She is such a doll.

  11. Forestbird says:

    The scarf color matches your eyes almost precisely! Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the most true to the heart.

    I am starting a booga bag. I am new to knitting and the online knit world, and it seems I have alot of catching up to do.

    But that’s the fun of it.

  12. Matches my eyes? Last time I looked I had green eyes, not lavender ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Martha Frey says:

    Wendy regarding the hair: I think it looks great both ways. If I were you I would trade off everytime you washed it. Straight, curly, straight, curly. You can call the hair – do stockinette or the moss -do. Kind of like- must -do. lol