My current work in progress:

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


Poncho Madness!

Yes, I am in the grip of poncho madness!

Here is my new “Not-Colinette” poncho in progress:


This could be the Official Poncho of Knit Happens, eh? The colors certainly are right.

I wasn’t too sure about my yarn choices at first, but the more I knit, the more I like it. Don’t think this will be a particularly practical garment, but it’ll be a fun one!

Fiona Bag Knit-Along

Didja see the cute button for the knit-along that Brooks made? It’s over there to the right, in my sidebar. I’ll be buying my yarn to make Fiona this week, but will do my best to refrain from starting til the official starting date.

Tina Progress

I’m close to armhole decreases on Tina — see? Just a couple more inches.


I haven’t made up my mind about the collar yet. I’m not too crazy about the rolled stockinette stitch stuff they have going on there. But it’s less offensive than some rolled collars I’ve seen. So I may knit it according to the pattern. Only time will tell. Exciting, no?

Something New . . .

I’ve been mulling over what to knit with the Rowan All Seasons Cotton I won off eBay last week. I couldn’t find anything that really rang my chimes. So . . .

This is what I might do.


Pattern writing at its finest.

Speaking of Rowan

I got this in the mail yesterday:


The color is “Pool,” the yarn is “Calmer.” I also got Rowan Book 35, and I plan to knit Audrey. I finally succumbed after reading another knitter’s blog where she describes how wonderful knitting with Calmer is. I will name no names (cough::Becky::cough) but I blame her entirely.

It’s the best excuse I can come up on short notice.

Critter Knitters Update!

Liz is back from vacation and has updated the blankets received page! She reports a total of 145 blankets received so far, and she hasn’t gotten her mail delivery started up yet, so I bet that number will go up in the near future!



  1. I love the new poncho colors! The bright pink really makes it pop! What a fun colorway…

  2. That is one *Jane cool* colorway. Kristine needs to make one to hang in the shop. I bet you’ll wear if more often than you think. Pretty!

  3. I love it– very clean and summery.

  4. Kim Rue says:

    Calmer – what a perfect name. I am using it right now to knit Iris for my daughter. I will be sorry to see the sweater finished – this is the most sensuous yarn I have ever seen. You’ll LOVE it.

  5. I love the colours of your new poncho – greens and pinks are my favoutites! So fresh… And it makes my crazy that I cannot open the knitthappens site and buy their pattern ๐Ÿ™

  6. Some fabulous photos of Lucy lately. I think I need to have a kitty come live with me soon.

  7. You sure are going to have some fabulous knitted tank tops for the spring and summer. Such beautiful colors. Calmer is such an exciting yarn – you will not be disappointed!

    Lucy is looking as good as every.

  8. jocelyn says:

    love it wow 145 blankies,i need to get mine in there!!

  9. Oh, wow. That’s a beautiful poncho colorway! Poncho madness is good. I’m having fun watching you knit them up.

    I love the shade of Calmer you chose. And to be honest, I’m glad that you got it so we can see you knit that up, too! Muwaahaaaaahaaa!

    Your Whack Yarn Enabler

    P.S. If it’s any consolation, I went off and got my hands on some Colinette [drools helplessly] after eyeballing your stash pictures like a yarn-crazed individual.

  10. I love the the new poncho! You choose a great colorway.

  11. ya know, you and Becky with your fabulous websites and knitting could be blamed for lots of knitting purchases!!

  12. Miranda II says:

    Gotta chime in with my “WOW” for your poncho. Pink and green are my new favourite colours and you seem to be doing each skein justice in the arrangement! If you find you’re not wearing this poncho much, feel free to mail it to me!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Miranda II

  13. Love the poncho colors… They’re very springy!

  14. Ah – you’ll be just in time & in line with the pink & green preppy trend for this summer (I saw it in practically EVERY store window in NYC on Sunday!)!

    You go, girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I think the poncho colors are very pretty. I don’t know why you don’t think you’d get alot of use out of it. Even with plain black or white, and we all wear that don’t we?
    I loooove the calmer in that pool color. I might just have to get some. Can’t wait to see the top.

  16. Hi Wendy–thanks to you I am on the verge on knitting a poncho myself (like I need to buy more yarn–GAK)!
    Thanks for the nice comments about Fiona–I really appreciate it! Glad you are taking part in the knitalong–although in your case I suspect you will have it finished on the evening of the 15th!

  17. Yeah the nameless person ๐Ÿ˜‰ makes me hunger for Calmer also, but I’m going to wait a while before I buy some.