My current work in progress:

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


The Server Was Down

That’s all.

The provider where Wendyknits is hosted had some issues yesterday and the site was unavailable for most of the day. When the site was restored, the database wasn’t, so I couldn’t post.

But, fingers crossed, all seems okay now.

I gave up on answering emails about what was wrong after the first hundred or so. I appreciate your concern, but rest assured that the state of WendyKnits the Site has no bearing on the health of Wendy the Person. Honest.

But anyhow . . .

June Contest

Congratulations to Marlana, who won the yummy mohair when her entry was chosen at randon for the June contest. Marlana, the mohair is on its way to you!


I completed the body of Ingeborg over the weekend.


She’s looking a bit crumpled up, because I steeked the front and back neck. For the front neck, on a size small, I cast off 12 stitches on each side of the front steek, as well as the front steek, and created a neck steek. Then worked in the round, casting off a stitch at each neck edge 12 times.

For the back neck, I cast off all but 6 stitches of the total for the back neck, steeked, and then cast off 1 stitch at each neck edge 3 times.

And I started a sleeve.


I’ll probably do the front bands and neckband on the body after I complete the first sleeve. I need to do a sleeve before the body finishing, so I can measure the exact depth of the armhole for the sleeve steek.

Remember the Evening Sporran?

It sounds like a battle cry, doesn’t it?


I knitted this in April — finally felted it, put a button and a handle on it, and gave it to my mom. She loves it.


Here’s a slightly beter photo of Luanne.


I cut my head out of this photo, thank you very much, because I still had sinus-infection-face when it was taken. No need to frighten anyone.

Lucy sez:


Have a good Tuesday. Chill!


  1. Luanne looks beautiful! You’re really getting the hang of knitting smaller things 🙂 Well done. And isn’t it charming that people assume there’s something the matter with /you/ when your blog is off the air? There’s a lesson in anthropomorphism in there (ooh, way with the fancy words! I’m reading a book by Donald Norman on emotions and design at the moment, the only reason why I know how that’s spelled).

  2. Stephanie says:

    Luanne is just lovely.

    P.S. I missed you last night!

  3. Ah Yes! Minions DO tend to mill about aimlessly when their leader is ‘down’! Luanne fits you so very nicely! Lucy looks as though she has adopted your ‘Camille’ pose of last week!

  4. o.k. I’ve become way to dependent on reading knitting blogs…Yours is the first I ever read after a post you put on Knitters Review and now I go alphabetically down your list of “Blogs I Read”…have passed that habit onto my incredibally talented sister who started her own blog on Sunday. When your server was down yesterday morning-I didn’t know what to do!!!!The only blog for me yesterday a.m. was my sister’s which I enjoyed but…that’s apparently not enough for me anymore. I WAS early to work for the first time in a while and had breakfast with my husband…enjoyed both those things but thank goodness you’re back today. Even my Lucy cat was wondering what your Lucy cat was doing. It must be nice to have all these online concerns about you when you aren’t there first thing every morning(and now I can continue on with the “B” blogs before work!!! Jane

  5. Lucy has the *right* idea. Dontcha wish you had their job? :o)

  6. Oooh, Luanne is so cute! I’m glad to hear all is well with you. Darn servers!

  7. If it seems a little weird to you that your daily readers flood you with inquiries when they can’t get their a.m. fix, you can imagine how freaky it is to realize you are one of those strange people going through Wendy/Lucy Withdrawal.

    Lucy looks like she’s saying, “Turn off the light, would you! Just because you choose to get up at this ungodly hour, doesn’t mean the rest of us have to!”

  8. Glad you’re back online today. The other blogs just don’t hold a candle to yours. 😉

    What a great Lucy pic that is!

  9. Hey Wendy:

    We all really missed you yesterday. Going 3 whole days without Wendy – argh!!!!!

    Luanne is really pretty and Ingeborg is too.

    Miss Lucy’s pic is precious. Such a happy kitty.

    Have a good day.

  10. Glad to see your blog up and running again–I read it every day. Your blog was one of a few that inspired me to start my own just recently. You’ll have to come visit it when you have a chance!

  11. Your blog is the reason I now like Mondays. I worried about you, I blogged about it, but refrained from emailing, knowing that the millions of minions would do so. Glad you’re back!

  12. I was worried you went crazy and then pulled the blog. Glad you didn’t.

    I love your tank. It is beautiful.

  13. LuAnne is just gorgeous, Wendy! I’m really wanting to try my hand at knitting that… hint, hint… lol! I also was someone who realized how dependent I am on your blog being up and running this weekend… but I didn’t email! I just wondered quietly at home – but if I didn’t hear anything today, I’d have tried to find you! 🙂

  14. I love your Evening Sporran! Is that pattern your own creation? Your mother is going to be so glamorous with that on her arm!

  15. Ann Marie says:

    I was like a monkey with car keys at the computer yesterday morning.

    “Blog not here!”
    “Blog still not here!”
    “Where Wendy? Blog not here!”

    Ah, the comfort of routine! Glad you’re back.

  16. Wendy in CA says:

    I’m so glad you’re back!!!! (I know you never left). What would we do without our required daily amounts of Lucy pictures and your fabulous knitting?!?! Phew!…..Some of us were ready to call out the Nat’l Guard ;).

  17. What is Lucy drinking????!!!!

  18. HI Wendy!
    Wow! that bag is oh so glam fabbo. Your mom must be thrilled! Of course, Luanne looks gorgeous.

    Thanks for the ultra nice comment on my blog about the BAM13 Sweater. I guess I just feel like I have so very very very much to learn and I just can’t create the things in my head yet so I get frustrated. But your comment was very encouraging. So thank you.

    As always, your knitting inspires as does your blog.


  19. Ann Marie, that’s a great description! I kept going to your site, Wendy, in continual disbelief that it wouldn’t load. Whew! Glad you’re back!

  20. Another pathetic minion here. I (I’m now embarrassed to admit) emailed. Those of us who are total computer idiots do not realize that (A) your blog is not 100% under your control and does strange things despite your best efforts and/or good health and (B) when your server goes down they notify you and you are not dependent on someone to tell you or for you to see yourself that it won’t load.

    I promise not to email next time but maybe it would relieve your stress to just read all emails that say, “Your website is down” as actually saying, “I know you know your website is down but I just wanted to write and say how much I love and miss you and how empty my morning is without you and Lucy.” cause that’s what it really means anyway. 🙂