My current work in progress:

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


Small Projects A-Go-Go

In my current carefree state of devil-may-care, do whatever-the-heck I please, I have cast on for another project, the Giotto tank from the latest Vogue knitting (design #28).

You may recall that I posted a photo of my Giotto a while back — it’s in the lichen colorway. I did a wee bit of knitting on the tank:


I love this colorway! I bought 3 skeins of Giotto but will only need two for the tank, so I’ll probably use the third one to knit a narrow scarf thingy. If I wear the tank under a suit, the scarf thingie will look nice draped around the jacket color. Tres chic am I.

The Giotto is a bit of a pain to knit with — I have to be careful not to poke the needle tip through the ribbon. But I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

Checkerboard Shell

And yes, I’m coming down the home stretch on the Checkerboard Shell. It is my commuter knitting, so it was getting short shrift. But I pulled it out and knit a bit on the train and at lunchtime at work. And now it’s done, except for the finishing. I’ll do that this weekend.

Not-Colinette Poncho

And yes, I’m still working on the Not-Colinette poncho! It’s almost done at this point — I’ve got 12 rows left before the finishing.


I’m thinking about which poncho to knit next. I have (cough, cough) enough Colinette yarn to knit ponchos in a number of colorways, as well as my pink/green Not-Colinette colorway. I may knit something else that’s on the Colinette “Vintage Knits” pattern — the Vintage Shawl. I’m thinking of doing that in one of my made-up Colinette colorways that has lots of Monet in it.

But Wait! There’s More!

I cast on for another shell, the Abby pattern available free on the Berroco website. I’m using Lana Grossa Point, in white:


This is the same yarn that Kristine is using for her Tank of the Ta-Tas. This will be my new commuter knitting.

In the meantime, Lucy contemplates the approaching weekend.


Have a good one, all!


  1. Wow! you have taken the no-guilt knitting to a new level ๐Ÿ™‚
    I find that “waiting for Ingeborg” has done the same for me -I’m finishing some UFO’s and knitting baby things -also planing to start a new pair of Estonian gloves.
    Oh wait-maybe I’ve caught the bug form you, “infectious knitting” -goddess ๐Ÿ˜‰
    (pun intended)
    ALways a pleasure and an inspiration to read your blog, Wendy!

  2. I really love the colors in the “not” Colinette poncho!! Have a great w/e.

  3. I am working on the tank in Giotto as well. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  4. Four projects in your WIP box! I’m framing that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. That Giotto colorway will a perfect color for you. Tres chic indeed.

  6. You are simply amazing.

  7. Wow Wow wowie is that how it goes but what happened to the poor regia sox out there all alone,but i like all the projects you have been working on i think i colinette shawl would be gorgeous

  8. I love Giotto! I’ve done two projects in it already and will probably start a third as soon as I find some Isis that will work well with the mist colored stuff I have. (There’s also a lovely Giotto afghan in the Colinette Toast & Marmalade book…)

    I found that it was a lot less annoyingly twisty if I wound it by hand instead of on the ball winder. That helped me knit more loosely with it as well which helped me to keep the splitting to a minimum.

  9. Commuter knitting is the best! More people need to knit on the metro! That way I won’t get as many funny looks as I make my hat/scarf/sweater on the yellow line or on the bus.

  10. So, Wendy – I thought you shunned all the knitting magazines. Your new giotto tank is from Vogue – have they moved up on the list recently? Do tell!

  11. Drool….

  12. Kim Rue, I let all my subscriptions to knitting mags run out. I bought the VK because there was a photo of my sheep tattoo in it.

    I will buy an issue of a magazine if there is something I think I might want to knit in it.

  13. Thanks for the link to Abby. After looking for some time for a nice tank that one fits the bill. Now to look for some cool yarn…silver is not going to happen. Your choice looks very nice.

  14. Ah…I’m planning on making the Giotto tank from the new VK also! I’ve had 3 skeins of the Fruit Coulis colorway stashed since last year trying to find a pattern that’d only need the 3…and voila!

    Until I can start it (2 more project precede it), I shall enjoy knitting vicariously on yours, LOL…

  15. Knittykim says:

    Whoa! You are brave. A purse…in white. I make/buy anything white and it gets dirty, somehow, within 12 minutes of being out of the shopping bag! AND, I am jealous of the poncho-ness of you stash/talent.

  16. Ann Marie says:

    That Giotto is lovely. It’ll be perfect with your hair and complexion.

  17. Ooh, I love the lichen colorway! I don’t know that yarn–I may have to meet it!

  18. Hi,
    It’s the last day of the cruise. We’ve had a great time and good weather. However, we are looking forward to being home to see the “boys” and hopefully to hear from you!
    David will pick us up in Baltimore.
    Love, Mom & Dad

  19. Wow – something named after me! I might need to knit it. I wonder how hard it would be to add sleeves.