My current work in progress:

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



And we’ve had a rousing good start to the Critter Knitters project! Liz has already had some people contact her for the mail-to address for blankets, and I had several people contact me to donate some truly wonderful prizes!

So we are updating the prize page as the donations come in. I’ll let you know when there’s something new to drool over there. And there’s something new over there! Go look!

Lucy says thank you!


And in answer to a question in my comments yesterday, yes, we’re also accepting crocheted, sewn and quilted blankets as long as they meet the guidelines on the Critter Knitters site. Check out the Critter Knitters site for guidelines!

In answer to another question, I’m going to knit my blankets using a single strand of Encore Chunky. We’ll see how that works out.

And yes, anyone anywhere is welcome to participate! For each blanket you send to Liz, you are entitled to one ticket in the raffle. If you feel funny about knitting blankets to go to a charity so far away, you could always knit a blanket to donate to a local charity separately.

I sincerely hope that our project will give lots of people ideas about group knitting projects for their local shelters as well!


Some of you may have noticed that I changed my sock-in-progress over in the sidebar. Why yes, I did finish the Apple Butter socks:


And here they are on my dainty little tootsies:


And my new SIP is being knitted from the fun tweedy Regia that mia sent me last week (along with the very cool AS t-shirt). Pix when I have more progress.

And here’s the limerick du jour, courtesy of L-B:

At knitting, Wendy’s the best!
Take a peek into her sweater-filled chests!
Cardigans galore!
Pullovers, tons more!
But, alas, only one vest!


  1. I’ve got blankets & a kitty bed lined up to be shipped out on Wed. for the Knit-A-Thon. (I also added a link on my blog) Can’t wait to see how many blankets the shelter receives when the contest is over. There are so many kind-hearted knitters out there ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You beat me on the socks! You always beat me! Sigh! They’re beauties! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Your socks are beauties. Lucy looks like she doesn’t have a care in the world. Lucky kitty.

  4. Wendy,
    I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, but I love the colours and the pattern in Flora. It’s beautiful. And Miss Lucy (as always) looks like one happy kitty.
    I love all of the fair-isle that you do, I, like you, am a fair-isle freak, but, when will you knit another aran?
    And, on these SIP, is there any chance that you could give a close up or two when you get to the short row heel? I have just recently converted from cuff down to toe-up. I really like the method, but I am still a little unsure about the heel. Ok, going to knit.

    Happy Knitting,

  5. I’m always so amazed at how quickly you finish projects. Your perseverence is enviable. I’ve yet to tackle socks, but who knows, maybe some day!

    The prizes look fabulous, not that we should need that as incentive to knit for this worthy project. Though I admit I’m drooling over the Brown Sheep in pink….

  6. Hey! I recognize that T-shirt! You have a nice friend, Wendy…