My current work in progress:

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


Stash Enhancement

Okay, here’s how I increased my stash on Wednesday.

First off, two skeins of extraordinarily yummy Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn — a gift from L-B. This is Bluefaced Leicester and it’s wonderful!


And look at this darling little wooden box. L-B put Lucy’s catnip mouse in this, and now Lucy and I are having ownership issues!


At Knit Happens I ordered Daletta yarn for Ingeborg, so that will be forthcoming. I also bought a skein of Trekking sock yarn.


I’m a sucker for browns!

And I was lusting after this beautiful kettle-dyed Manos, two skeins of which begged to come home with me.


I got two pattern books for Noro yarns.


And I bought something else to make a gift for someone who reads my blog. So it will have to remain a secret.


Here’s my Flora progress. I made it past the garter stitch bottom band into the pattern. Yay, me.


By the way, the Flora button I showed you the other day was purchased online from



This is an Alice Starmore tour t-shirt and two skeins of Regia tweedy sock yarn, sent to me by Mia in Maryland. What fun! Thank you!

March Contest

Winner announced Monday!

Critter Knitters Knit-a-thon

Official start of this project on Monday. Gentlepeople, start your needles!


  1. wendy, thanks for the button info ๐Ÿ™‚ can o please ask what color manos yu got, that yarn is yummy!

  2. Vanessa, the color # is 110 — isn’t it wonderful?

  3. Yey stash enhancement! I bought the Cornelia Tuttle Noro book last fall I think with the hopes of making Julita or Karlso, but alas… The book sits in my pile of “maybe one day.” Beautiful colors in that Manos – almost makes me want to give up on my monochramatic theme!

  4. I bought the Cornelia Tuttle book when I was in Seattle last and am making the bag on the back in Manos #101. Also want to make Casper for first GS who should be making his appearance any minute now. Manos is my new favorite yarn for misc. knitting, but I will probably use Kureyon for Casper.

    Ohhh, just Googled for Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn as it was mentioned to be a favorite at MSW last year but not on-line yet – and now it is! And what a beautiful web-site.

    Thanks Wendy, I found some great fiber to spin on my new wheel:o)

  5. What are you going to make with the Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn – it is mouth watering as is the Manos yarn.

    Lucy’s yesterday picture was priceless!

    Have a happy weekend Wendy and Lucy.

  6. Love that Bluefaced Leicester; any idea yet what it’s destined to be?

  7. What’s the story behind the Alice Starmore Tour T-shirt?

  8. Ooooh, that Manos is to die for!
    I’ve been reading The Spirit Trail for a while but didn’t even realize she had yarn. Thanks for the tip ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Bluefaced Leicester rocks! So soft and squishy…the colorway you bought is beautiful!

  10. Wow! Wendy Johnson in an honest-to-goodness yarn shop? Really!?! Do the ladies at Knit Happens even have a clue what a monumental occasion this was?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Hee Hee! Nice to see ya, L-B!

  11. I’m still giggling about the cashmere mouse – it makes such perfect sense for a gal like Lucy! Perfect giftie.

  12. Yes,Geane, I’m not a phantom!I guess if Wendy can enter a real yarn shop,I can show my face! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Hey, Wendy!

    Is that yummy Manos, by chance, the “Stellar” colorway? If so, I, too, gave in to temptation and nabbed two skeins that became a Multi-Directional Diagonal scarf. It came in very handy when snow struck Puget Sound in January and my thin blood thought I was still in California! ;D

  14. I’m having Manos envy. Looking forward to seeing what magic you work with it.

  15. I saw the following and thought of you –