My current work in progress:

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


And A Good Time Was Had By All

L-B came up yesterday, and brought her Colinette stash with her. We spread it out on my livingroom floor, along with my Colinette stash, and gazed in awe upon its loveliness. L-B rolled in it.


So of course I did too.


Wanting to get in the spirit of things, Lucy allowed herself to be dressed in L-B’s Koigu shawl.


And she decided she likes Koigu!


L-B also brought her Apple Laine Apple Butter socks she was working on the last time she was here:


Aren’t they gorgeous?

So we headed on in to Knit Happens. I wore my new Colinette poncho, so of course Kristine and I had to pose for a photo op.


We may have gotten a little silly . . .


But I calmed down long enough to pose for the Official Colinette Poncho Portrait.


And then, in front of a small intimate crowd, I cut open my steek. I don’t have photos of that because I was . . . uh . . . doing the cutting and picking up of the stitches. But Kristine took lots of photos and there will be proof positive on the Knit Happens blog!

So I’ll be temporarily abandoning my Noro Lily shell as my main project to finish Flora. Gotta knit the second sleeve.

So what yarn did I acquire at Knit Happens? Tune in tomorrow for my full confession.

Critter Knitters Update!

Check out the blankets received page!


  1. LarissaH says:

    Darn you. I finally decided do the Colinette poncho in the terracotta colorway. Now I see how beautiful yours turned out in the teal …. ack! Decisions! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow! that poncho is beautiful!

    (PS – I’ve been reading along with your blog for awhile – your knitting never ceases, wonderful writing style, oodles of pictures, and Lucy cuteness never cease to amaze me)

  3. Hello Wendy,
    Keep on blogging and don’t let any of us readers get in the way. I have beeen inspired to knit the poncho, instead of the wrap, after viewing the photos.


  4. Love the action shot of L-B “rolling” in the Colinette. That is quite the stash you two have going. Sounds like a great day.

  5. Shirley, in PA says:

    I love your poncho – the colors are glorious. And you look adorable in the pictures – great hair day!

  6. those shots of you two rolling in the stash are the equivalent of fiber porn — now I either have to
    1. get busy & roll in my own stash or
    2. go take a shower

  7. Nothing but fun with Wendy :o)

    I just love the Red Cross Poster…I am off to search the internet for it!

    Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  8. Your poncho seems much bigger than kristine’s.Did you guys do something different? Based on your nasty temptation, I bought the kit (in Denim) and really want mine to look more like yours. Did you alter the pattern?

  9. Wendy, Goddess dear, you ROCK. Pure and simple. Yup. MWAH!

  10. Love the Colinette, I would have rolled in it too! And the picture of Lucy wearing the Koigu shawl so regally really shoud be one for the calendar.

  11. Enjoyed the event, Wendy. Flora was SO beautiful in person, I could hardly contain myself. And I was not surprised to see that you wore cowboy boots to match the pink interior of the shop. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Cripes! Here I was saving away for Flora, but after seeing your Colinette poncho in action, may abandon my Flora goal for a while. I’m also curious about the difference in size between your’s and Kristine’s. I like the larger neck hole on yours (for reducing static hair affects, or is it effects?) and the coverage down to the elbows.


  13. You and L-B definitely had a good time. It’s good for the soul to roll in lucious yarn.

    You do beautiful work Wendy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Is today’s Lucy picture a possible calendar candidate?

  14. Well, Wendy! I certainly hope you feel pity for the rest of us poor slobs who have to slog off to work today!! What a perfect vacation – visiting the LYS, hanging out with knitting friends and rolling in yarn (insert wistful sigh here). Thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not covet. It’s off to the salt mines for me – enjoy your vacation for the rest of us – you deserve it!

  15. WOW WoW WOW
    All of it looks great i dont even own a skein of collinette shame shame but i dont stash i always buy with a project in mind, i love the poncho and what a cool shawl lucy looks really good so do you
    Neat ponchos

  16. Which cool boots were you modeling there cowgirl??
    Anybody get a Colinette rash from that orgy of yours?? deb

  17. I love the photos of rolling in the Collinette!! Classic! I’m with Lucy, I like Koigu, too.

  18. Man, what is the deal with Colinette? I think it just inspires decadence. When I received my Ab Fab kit, I immediately exclaimed that the yarn was so beautiful that I wanted to throw it all on the floor and roll around in it!

  19. perclexed says:

    I love those shots of Lucy. In fact, I had a good giggle this morning imagining your darling feline in the photos from the old “I Love Lucy” show. Like in those hearts? Heh.

    Am experiencing significant Colinette envy. And am lusting in my heart after the Apple Butter. My wallet is cringing in fear. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Seems like you did the margaritas before THOSE pix were taken, no?

  21. Sylvia,we’d only had hazelnut coffee! I swear! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. All that yarn looks wonderful, and so does Lucy in her Koigu shawl. Can’t wait to see what you got at knit happens. We’re leaving SoCal in the fall for DC, and I’m looking forward to having KH as my LYS, though it can never make up for my beloved Knit Cafe….

  23. Joan in Reno says:

    Those pictures of Lucy are so adorable that I think your calendar will have to have a page a week instead of a page a month to accomodate all of the cute Lucy photos. And your poncho and sweaters are all wonderful, bringing on a strong case of knitting envy!

  24. I love your poncho. Kristine’s is great, too. I love both of the colors.

    I have 3 skeins of Zanzibar in an aqua/teal color and 3 more in a light purple. I plan to visit my LYS that has a lot of Colinette and get a co-ordinating skein and design my own similar poncho. I found a poncho pattern that I plan to base it on but have to play around with needle sizes to get a fabric I like. It will be a perfect summer poncho for the cooler nights.

  25. Wendy, what is that green yarn in the box in the foreground of the top photo? I do have a thing for green, but that looks really neat and less variagated than the usual Colinette. (like I need more green yarn! I’ve got a BIG box of sage green Maya to work through- thanks to Elann and their lovely sales.)

  26. i think that yarn is hybredian three ply for an inishmore

  27. just one question – how many stitches/minute do you knit???

  28. Lauren in Albuquerque says:


    I am intrigued by L-B’s koigu shawl. It’s quite beautiful. (But I can’t decide who looks better in it — you or Lucy.) Can you reveal the source? Am I lucky enough that there’s a pattern available somewhere for purchase?

  29. Lauren, my shawl started out with the Koigu Charlotte’s Web pattern,but I chose my own colors and made it larger (I used 10 different colorways)and added a leaf edging rather than fringe and added i-cord to the top edge. I think the original pattern calls for 5 skeins. The lace pattern is fun to knit!

  30. The teal poncho is YOU! So is that great haircut. Glad you’re enjoying your vacation!