My current work in progress:

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


Critter Knitters Knit-out!

Didja hear? Liz is hosting another Critter Knitters Knit-out this coming Sunday, June 13, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. Details are available on the Knit-out page.

While you’re at it, check out Liz’s Blankets Received page, which Liz updated Monday!


Thought you were gonna see an update photo here, didn’t you? Huh? HUH?

Nope, haven’t knitted on poor Ingeborg since Sunday morning. But I’ll do a bit on her before the weekend so she doesn’t feel too neglected.

I was asked in the comments the other day how I liked knitting on Ingeborg slowly, as a secondary project.

I like it and I don’t like it.

On the one hand, I don’t feel my usual compulsion to knit the thing as quickly as possible. I don’t have the usual drive I feel that makes me want to get something done — NOW. And that’s a good thing. Less stress.

But on the other hand, I’m sort of sick of Ingeborg because she’s been lying around in an unfinished state too long. There’s still a lot to do before she’s done — this design has a lot of finishing work. There’s that lace edging to be knit and applied after the neckband and front bands are done. So it seems like it’ll be a lo-o-ong time before I can get her done and over with. Yawn. There are other things I want to do.

But I’ll stick with her and get her done.

So there you have it. Proof that I’m never satisfied.


Lucky, on the other hand, has had my almost-full attention. I finished the back:


And started on the front.


Knitting the Jaeger Silk 4-ply is simply heavenly. Full stop.

The Evening Sporran

. . . is actually a Fiber Trends pattern: AC-45 “Night on the Town.” I bought mine at Knit Happens.

Did I Ever Show You . . .

My Harris Tweed teddy bear?


He was a gift from L-B. He’s an elderly gentleman from the Isle of Lewis and I think he’s gorgeous!

Lucy Sez:


You call this a mouse?


  1. Lucky looks great. Can’t wait to buy the pattern. And I may just have to knit it in the exact yarn and color. I better start lookin’ for it now. I am sure others have the same thought. Your little Harris Tweed is too cute. The pic of Lucy looking at the mouse is hilarious. Your words under the pic sum that photo up perfectly.

  2. Glad you’re back up today!! No wonder I couldn’t get anything done at work yesterday…WendyKnits Withdrawl!!

    Lucky is really moving along! This may have been posted earlier, but where will we be able to purchase your designs?

    At least Lucy isn’t *afraid* of that mouse! No clue why (other than they’re cats), but my two are afraid of the power supply for my laptop! When I have it strung across the room, they do the forward and back cat thing, trying to attack it until it bores them and they no longer see it as a threat!

  3. Hi Wendy:

    I have the same question – when are your beautiful patterns going to go on sale? Would love to knit one or two for the summer. They would look good with so many things!

    Kitty Lucy is looking good.

  4. Lucky is my most favorite of your tanks…please change “may” be available in your side bar to “will” be available…

    I want it! I gotta have it!

  5. Your lacy top is gorgeous! I’m really eager to try that Jaeger silk now; it’s been on my wishlist for a while. I’m bettin’ it’s as nice as Calmer…

  6. Lucky is coming along beautifully! I can’t wait to see the finished product! Your cat Lucy is so funny! I love the photos of her!

  7. I have the very same Harris Tweed, Isle of Lewis bear. Bought him when we were there 19 years ago this month. That was before AS hit the states…so we visited Mary Campbell’s cottage instead (one of the oldest living Harris Tweed weavers at the time)

  8. Loving that Jaeger silk vicariously…must splurge on it someday…for now, I just pet it at my LYS… LOL…

  9. Ooh, I like the look of Lucky already! Looks like a fun knit. I’ve been wanting to make a silk tank for summer.

  10. jocelyn says:

    Lovin your new designs,you need to grow more arms that would make your knitting imaptience easier to satisfy I love your teddy he is so sweet!!

  11. EyeStamp says:

    Wendy, you crack me up! I was just emailing about how proficiently and efficiently you were knitting. I have been ABSOLUTELY AMAZED at how quickly Ingeborg is progressing–its beautiful. And you are tired of the length of time its taking you! I really really love those Dale of Norway pieces you have done. Just yummy. That is actually what got me hooked on your blog. (That and the appeal of Lucy….!!)

    Jean Wrightnour, aka EyeStamp

  12. Lucky is looking lovely.
    LOL about the mouse comments! send that to J Leno.