My current work in progress:

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




A day without yarn is like a day without sunshine.

But yesterday was a bright, sunshiney day!

In the mail I got my Berroco Suede, destined to become little cellphone cases.


I got a couple of skeins of Colinette Wigwam.


And I got (pause for dramatic effect):

Six skeins of Jaeger Silk 4-ply in a gorgeous dark chocolate brown.


I am drooling helplessly here. Dunno what exactly I’ll do with it yet, but it’s nice to consider the options!

Sweater Wizard

Yesterday Marta asked in the comments what I thought of the Sweater Wizard software and if it was worth purchasing.

I’ve had the software for a couple of years — I have the 2001 version, which I believe is the latest.

I’ve played around with it, but that’s all. I’ve never used it to design a sweater. If you have a calculator and some common sense, you can do everything that this software will do. The software makes it easier — you can plug in variables like gauge, sweater type, size, and it will spit out a pattern that you can tweak. But I find I’m happier doing it the old-fashioned way.

Okay, I just Googled Sweater wizard, went to the website, and discovered all kinds of patches and updates for the product. It looks like they’va added a bunch of features, so I need to download and install the patch and check it out again.


I sedately worked a few more rows.



  1. Love the new yarn. The colors of that wigwam are great. Don’t think I have ever seen that. I’ll have to be on the lookout for that. And that Jaeger silk is just yummy as well as the Berroco suede. I think I’ll be doing that cozy without the fringe too. Thanks for the Wizard info. I was wondering the exact same think. Don’t think I would use it much either at this point. Not that I can make my own pattern, but I have plenty of patterns to work with at this point. Love watching your Ingeborg grow.

  2. Delicious-looking Jaeger silk…matches Lucy’s points, doesn’t it! Wishing you another sunshiney day. . .

  3. Barbara says:

    Now that I am attempting fair isle for the first time, I have increased admiration for your work. WOW. You’re Ingeborg is beautiful.

  4. Oooh, Ingeborg is looking so lovely. There always seems to be a moment in colorwork sweaters when the pattern suddenly, dramatically appears. First it’s just alittle edging and some different colors next to each other, but then, wow! Well, you can really see how beautiful the Ingeborg design is now. And those perfect little stitches of yours – always a thing of beauty.

  5. Ingeborg is just beautiful. Wow-wow-wowwy. That Jaeger Silk – could it meet the gauge of your present, gorgeous Lucy sweater? Wouldn’t that be yummy. All your new yarns are eye popping.

    Kitty Lucy is looking a pretty as ever.

    Have a good day.

  6. Wendy – your borg is beautiful! Guess I’d better get cracking – I only have about 1/2 a repeat done. A question about stash buying – when you don’t have a specific project in mind, how do you decide how much to buy?

  7. Wendy,
    First, have a wonderful weekend! I can’t wait to see your blog on Monday with all the great knitting that you’ve done.
    Second, your Ingeborg is so beautiful. What is it about a pattern and seeing how it develops during the process of your knitting out of seemingly disconnected stitches – does it prove that even though things don’t always make sense at first, ultimately there is a pattern behind everything and that life does have meaning. Ah, see what your knitting and Ingeborg have done to me – Theology at 10:30 in the morning on a Tuesday!

    My Love to the lovely Lucy!,

  8. oooohh…silk…yummm….how about just rolling around in it? 😉 The silk must feel soooo nice! Ingeborg looks wonderful! So intricate! I’m so in awe!

  9. Man, I’ve been drooling over Jaeger Silk for ages, it seems, but just can’t figure out what I’d do with it…especially since I probably couldn’t afford more than one ball! I did see a lovely scarf in it with some bead work…that was nice. Can’t wait to see your plans for it!

  10. Where did you find that color of Jaeger? It doesn’t appear on any color card I can find on the net. (I did find that Woodland Woolworks has some patterns available for it, but 6 balls would only make the smallest sizes.) It really does match Lucy – just beautiful!

  11. Miss Pickwick says:

    You ought to get Jaeger’s 4 ply brochure- it has some gorgeous stuff in it, including a lace caridgan which would be stunning in your silk.

  12. OOOH, I’m coveting that silk stuff. Looks like melted milk chocolate! I’m thinking a slinky silk camisole. And I’m thinking I gots to have me some of that!

  13. Hey Wendy, here’s one Lucy will love–White Stripe!

  14. both lucys look wonderful! i noticed that you are working the lavendar lucy back and forth rather than in the round. is there a particular reason you decided to do it this way? i usually prefer knitting in the round (esp stockinette stitch) and was wondering what motivated your designing decision. keep up the great posts!


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