My current work in progress:

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




How did it get to be May already? Yow!

But if it’s May, it must be time to start thinking about gearing up for the Ingeborg knit-along. Official start date for this project is May 15th, and I do really think I’m going to wait til then, or there-abouts to start. Some people have already started Borging and I am showing remarkable restraint by sticking to my original start date, I think.

Besides, I’m having oodles of fun knitting quickie summer projects.

For example, here’s a little bucket hat I whipped up on Saturday, from Trendsetter Taos, a cotton blend yarn.


Also, I finished Haiti on Saturday.


A close up of the bottom border:


And I gotta say: as big a pain as it was to knit, it was an even bigger pain to crochet the edging around the neck and armholes. Still, I’m very happy with the finished product.

I did a bit of work on Tina as well. Here’s the back:


I’ve started on the front. But I want to save that for commuter knitting, so I started another Not-Colinette poncho. Here are the yarns:


Starting at the top left, going clockwise, the yarns are:

Gedifra Distrato, subbing for Isis
Classic Elite LaGran, subbing for Mohair
Crystal Palace Musique, subbing for Prism
Manos, subbing for Skye
Lana Grossa Viale, subbing for Wigwam
Crystal Palace Trio, subbing for Zanziba

And there you have it! I’ll post a pic of the poncho in progress tomorrow.


  1. Wendy, I know you bought the poncho pattern at Knit Happens. The link to the shop NEVER works, I don’t know what is wrong with it! Can you help?
    Thank you!

  2. Haiti looks great! I love the colours in the Not-Colinette poncho too.

  3. How CUTE is that Haiti tank! Great job again Wendy! Once again you are inspiring. I need to get knitting again (and stop html-ing ;-))

  4. Oh, you beautiful doll!

    I want you to slick on a sheer, shiny, pink lipgloss when you’re wearing Haiti. How about Laura Mercier “Rose Glacé” or Chanel “Jaipur” (soft) or “Erotic” (exactly) or MAC “Purr”?

    Aren’t those Not-Colinette colors the Springiest, most Lily Pulitzeresque ever?

  5. Jocelyne says:

    I feel inspired by the photos of Not-Colinette Poncho, so i’m going to begin a not- not- colinette poncho ! not the same yarns, and no pattern !
    I have sent the magazines last frieday. I hope you’ll get them soon.
    Lucy is so cute !

  6. Thanks Jocelyne!

    And thanks for the lipgloss advice, Cat! Yeah, I have to stop taking my FO photos wearing no make-up. But at least for this one I washed my hair. 😉

  7. Hati is gorgeous, and she looks GREAT on you!!

  8. Wow! You are a fabulous knitting machine! That black tank est tres elegante et sexy, ma chere. The border on that bottom adds even more interest and is a real attention-getter. Expect many heads to turn when you wear it. I really like your latest bucket creation, too. The color is perfect with your [curly, dammit] hair.

    P.S. Still drooling over your non-Colinette stash. Keep showing pictures, please. It’s like vicarious stashing for me.

  9. Aubergine says:

    Haiti looks great – very hip.

    Did you go to Maryland Sheep and Wool this weekend? Did you get anything good?

  10. You were a very busy lady this weekend! Lucy must be worn out from watching you!

  11. i’ve got a whole bag of “non-Colinette” yarns in those colors – YIKES! (we could compare someday if you’re really bored) i was going to do a throw/shawl, but maybe the poncho thing is better . . .

  12. Your Haiti is really nice. I just love the colors. Lucy is looking quite content in her pic.

    Happy Monday!

  13. Andrea says:

    Great tank, Wendy. The border is quite impressive; I’m not surprised it was a bear to do, but it’s worth it. Have a good week!

  14. So love the Knit Happens color combo. I’ve been seeing it *everywhere*! Very spring. Can’t wait to see it all knit up.

    I too am trying to hold on until the official start date. It’s just so tempting to say, “I’ll just cast on a sleeve…”

  15. Haiti is so cute and perfect on you!

  16. jocelyn says:

    I used to live in taos and that yarn is so so taos right now gorgeous,ilove that picture of lucy
    and everything looks great

  17. Haiti is so lovely. I was going to try making it in the Platinum color of Kolibri, but after reading all your averse comments I’m thinking I might just not waste my time. That’s what’s great about reading blogs – you get to know the problems beforehand and then just knit at your own peril! And by the way, I am so jealous that you finish things so fast!!!!

  18. Oh, Haiti is CUTE. I’d love to make one of those for my self…but I only know the single chain in crochet. 🙁
    Tina is LOOKING GOOD. I’m loving it.
    Yeah, I can’t belive it May already my self.

  19. Awesome job on “Haiti”!
    I’m going to have to add it to my “to do” list!

  20. Ingevold Harfurgalingensen says:

    Marta – In case you haven’t found the answer to your question, Knit Happens is at

    It should work, although you have to then click on “please enter Nirvana for Knitters”.

  21. I just love the bottom edge of Haiti. I thinkI may use that pattern somewhere. But I am so moved to comment because of the perfect (and why not) job you did on your edging. Am I mis-remembering, or did you not just learn to crochet? Green is your colour, girl.