My current work in progress:

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


It’s Monday. Where’s the FO?

It’s Monday, and I have no FO to report.

In looking over my blog, I realized that I’ve reported at least one FO every Monday since April 12.* And today I have nothing, zilch, zero, nada.

I do have progress, though. I worked on both my current sweater projects.

He-e-e-ere’s Lucy! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist that.)


Some progress on the front.

I am really chomping at the bit to get this sweater done, because I think I’m going to love wearing it. That’s the reason I designed it — because I wanted a sweater that looks like it, but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted in existing patterns.

And here is Ingeborg.


I’m finding the yarn to be rather splitty. Surprisingly so. I’ve knitted with Daletta a lot, and have never had splitting issues with it in the past. I wonder if Dale has changed the way it’s made? I need to dig out some old Daletta and compare and contrast. Perhaps part of the problem is that knitting black yarn on an ebony needle is not the smartest thing to do. So I swtiched to a bamboo needle.

On Designing mit Software

I do have some knitting design software — I’ve got Sweater Wizard, Stitch Painter, Stitch & Motif Maker, and AranPaint — full versions of all of them. The only one I really use is the Stitche & Motif Maker, for creating charts. I actually prefer to figure out designs and do the math without benefit of software.

In Spring, a Young Woman’s Fancy Lightly Turns to Thoughts of Lace

(Alfred Lord Tennyson, I apologize to you.)

And those of you sniggering behind your hands at my use of “young, ” stop it. I can see you, you know.

Why am I thinking about lace? Why am I dreaming about lace?

I went through a lace period a few years ago, when I made a pile of lace shawls and scarves.

Lately I’ve been having lacy thoughts again. What goes around comes around, I guess.

Kitty Lucy


Getting ready for the new week! Happy Monday!

*April 12 — Colinette poncho
April 19 — Flora
April 26 — Brown poncho, Checkerboard shell, Giotto tank
May 3 — Bucket hat, Haiti
May 10 — Pink/green poncho
May 17 — Audrey


  1. Jocelyne says:

    Hi !
    It’s a bit cold and windy over there in Orléans (where i work)) and i’m wearing my blue and green poncho ………and everyone is asking me : can i have the pattern ? That reminds me something !
    I’m actually having a shawl and scarf period, and i’m thinking of lace too; it’s maybee in the air !
    Lucy (the tank)comes out very prettily, and over there, Ramses and Shaman are practicing yoga : they must have find out how to surf on the web
    Good kniting – Jocelyne

  2. Dear Wendy, You wrote that you have the full version of Sweater Wizard. I was thinking about purchasing it… Is the software worth being purchased? If you can, give me an advice.
    Thank you and take care!

  3. Jocelyne says:

    Jocelyne again………
    oups ! : “they must have found” and “knitting”
    That’s why i was not writting comments before : i’m a bit out of practice in english. Sorry for the grammatical mistakes or the odd sentences!

  4. jane p. says:

    Glad to here that others are thinking shawls and lace. I’ve stopped knitting scarves b/c I have way TOO MANY of them but now I want to knit shawls and I’ve never worn shawls before. I think I’ll soon have a beautiful collection of shawls just like my scarves. Why do I feel the need for this??? Is it a syndrome??? Jane P.

  5. The colors in Ingeborg work beautifully together. I love the pattern. It is truly amazing to view. And I think I am getting the lace bug. All this lace talk has me dreaming of a shawl. Now to hunt down a pattern for a shawl newbie.

  6. Hi Wendy:

    You are the person who inspired me to do lace. I am currently working on “Summer in Kansas” and it is just beautiful. I look at your lace section of your completed work quite often. There is just something about doing those lace stitches. Your two Lucy’s are looking good!

    Have a good Monday.

  7. jocelyn says:

    Go with the lace young wendy, lace is beautiful i mean look at lucy ( the sweater) its has great lace! Look at lucy shes just pretty tell her hello
    from me and shes beautiful

  8. Wendy,

    Thanks for letting us know what knitting software you have & like. I’m thinking of getting the full version of sweater wizard.

  9. I hate me too! comments, but I was just looking at Sweater Wizard in a catalog last night wondering if it is what I need. So just like Ann and Marta, I was happy to see you discussing it in your blog. I’m not a particualarly experienced knitter and I want to take an existing pattern and adjust it so it will fit me (I’m very tall and have very broad shoulders and long arms) and was wondering if Sweater Wizard or some other program would help me knit a sweater that would actually fit. Any comments from a satisfied or unsatisfied user would be most appreciated!

  10. Ann Marie says:

    That’s exactly why I began sewing (at age 12) – because I knew what I wanted and couldn’t find it anywhere else.

  11. *what’s holding me back is concentrating on finishing things quickly* (from yesterday 😉
    Let the creative juices flow, dearie, we all have WAY too many self imposed deadlines as it is! I for one, can’t WAIT to see what your amazing mind comes up with for pattern designs!
    Worry, NOT!
    oh, and the Borg is simply STUNNING!