My current work in progress:

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


Ingeborg Knit-along Group

Yesterday I created a Yahoo group for the Ingeborg Knit-along, which we plan to start May 15. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join. You can join at the Group Page.

There’s no requirement to join if you’re going to knit along, and no requirement to knit along if you join. I just thought it would be easier for us to communicate with each other by doing it through a group. And anyone who wants to will be able to upload progress photos to the photo area.

It may be a bit premature to start the group now, but before we start the actual knitting we can discuss things like what colorway we wanna make, where to get the yarn, yarn substitutions, size issues, etc.

I have set the group up so that the list of members is visible only to the moderator — me. Hopefully that’ll prevent any spammers from trawling for email addys.

So join up!

By the way, I had originally stated “sometime in the first half of May” as my target starting date for Ingeborg. I’ve moved it to May 15 because I’ve got a couple of things I want to do before I get started on Ingeborg. But if you’re raring to go, you can certainly start knitting earlier. Or you can start later if that works for you. No big whoop.

Critter Knitters Blankie

I am bravely soldiering along on the crocheted blankie. The first row of double crochet is less than perfect, but it’s improving the more I do. Still, I don’t plan to give up knitting for crochet anytime soon.


Comfort Knitting

I like the comment that Cat left about my Regia tweedy sock yesterday:

Just looking at it makes me want to curl up in my knitting chair and not budge all day, except to grab a cookie & some tea long about 1 pm.

I know what you mean! I think it’s the knitting equivalent of comfort food. It’s such a nice comfy cosy looking yarn.



Miss Flora is now sporting three full pattern repeats. Another 18 rounds until I start the front neck steek.


Lucy Sez . . .

Check out the prize page — there are new additions!


Oh and yes, that is my shoulder on page 12 of the new Vogue Knitting. I haven’t seen it yet — did they get my best side? 😉


  1. I LOVE it that we’re on the same page. And when I opened it (saw Leslie yesterday) I said, “Ohhhhhhhh, there’s Wendy!”

  2. Ha i have not seen the photo yet, flora is GORGEOUS and i mean it lucy has such beautiful eyes with a lovley,greeney gold hue to them have fun with the crochet those socks are definatley yarn comfort food they look so cozy!!!, the perfect thing to wear under cowboy boots;)
    Much fun today and this weekend ,

  3. I adora Flora – c’est magnifique! Tu est incredible! I’ll check out Vogue for your shoulder – every side is your good side my friend. I love the wool you’re using to crochet the blanket with.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Just signed up for the Ingeborg knit-a-long! Thanks for setting up the group. Should be a lot of fun!

  5. Wendy, you… well, inspired is not ususally I word I use in the same sentence as crochet, but I can’t think of a better word. You inspired me to pick up my crochet hooks and make kitty blankets. I have long thought that crochet would be a good thing to learn (past being able to chain around an edge…). I’m on my 3rd row, and they keep looking better!

  6. Wendy-

    Have a great weekend. I’m going to wait and see on Ingeborg KAL. I have a lot of things in line, so I’ll see what I have IP as of May. It’s definitely on my “some day” list!

  7. holy crapsakes! i came to visit your site today and i accidently visited instead

    i got over 100 popus!!

    that really sucked.

  8. I’ve been drawn out of lurkdome to say that I, for one, will never tire of nor be jealous of Wendy’s prodigous production of masterpieces on tiny needles. That’s why I tune in to your blog. If I wanted to watch someone knit half a centimeter a week, I wouldn’t need a computer — I could just turn to my own knitting! If I go on vacation for a week or two, I worry about how many sweaters I might miss. Your plot-lines change faster than the soaps do!

    Me, jealous, never. Miss Sibby (a champagne mink chocolate-point Tonkinese) does occasionally retch up a hairball, however, when I point out to her Miss Lucy’s current adorable adventure. Talk about ‘tude. On the other hand, her gentle companion Doña Fernanda (a grey and white whatever born in Boston’s best shelter) ne’er complains. Lucy’s magnificent tail is just like hers, after all, but her life is oh, so more glamorous

    Keep knitting on those size ones! Yours is my favorite site.

  9. Flora is looking fantastic.I love that new colourway.
    I signed up on the Ingeborg yahoo group,but don’t expect to be knitting it for a long,long while.I shall enjoy watching yours being beautifully knit.

  10. Hi Wendy,
    Everything is looking good.
    Please, Please explain to me what does “steek” mean? I can’t find it in the dictionary, or in my knitters hand book. I have a vague idea but I want to be sure.

  11. SharleyQ says:

    Hi Wendy, I just signed on for the Ingeborg knit along and am also knitting kitty blankies. I have been visiting your web off and on for quite awhile now, but recently almost every day. I admire your fantastic knitting skills. After reading about your shoulder, I promptly went downstairs to the book store in the building where I work and found the current issue of Vogue Knitting.All right, which shoulder is Wendy’s? I bet it’s the sheepie!?