My current work in progress:

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


Stash Enhancement!

I was asked if I bought anything at Knit Happens last Friday when I was there.

Why yes . . . I did . . .

I bought three skeins of the Interlacements Montana — enough for a sweater. Isn’t the colorway gorgeous?


And I bought one skein of the Laughing Lizard (Knit Happens’ own hand-dyed yarn) Loop — a mohair/wool boucle:


And four skeins of the Laughing Lizard Big Lizard — bulky 100% wool.


I swatched this Friday night and it is to die for. The colorway is gorgeous knitted up! Oops — I ripped out my swatch before photographing it, but you’ll see it in progress soon.

In Ingeborg news, here she is:


And I picked up sttiches for one front band — see?


A Fun Night Out!

L-B (who is our special guest) and I had a lovely dinner out this evening with Kristine, Amelia, and the very charming and talented Debbie Bliss. A great time was had by all!

And today we have the workshop with Debbie Bliss!

Lucy Sez:

I have the day off — don’t bother me!



  1. I’ve always dreamed of being the first to comment. (happy sigh) Yes, I’m pathetic. Not to mention insomniac.

    Ingeborg is looking fabulous and that Montana looks good enough to eat.

    Lucky you meeting Debbie Bliss!!

  2. Fun knitting times. Fab !
    Have a great day at the workshop.

  3. Wow, have a great time at the workshop! Wish I could join the fun. Great stash and Ingeborg is lookin’ great. Can’t wait to see it!

  4. Ingeborg is so pretty. Good job as always.

    What gorgeous yarn you got from Knit Happens. Have you got any sweaters in mind?

    Have a good time at the workshop today. Just must be so exciting.

    Miss Lucy is looking good.

  5. Did you try to convince Debbie Bliss that there’s nothing wrong with knitting in the round, and it’s really quite pleasant for fair isle? 😉

  6. e j michel says:

    cant WAIT to hear about the workshop with Ms. Bliss. i am so jealous of anyone in the metro DC area with that gorgeous yarn shop… i spent some time on line yesterday drolling over their website.

    also looking forward to your sweater patterns – they are so perfect for wearing in a “business casual” environment.

  7. ABC–Always Buy Colorado! Interlacements hails from the Centennial State. We claim Judy Ditmore as our own. Enjoy!

  8. Wendy,
    I’m glad to know that I’m not the only person who rips out their swatches. I’ve always felt guilty when I hear about people who catalog their swatches and put fancy crochet loops in the tail to tell them what size needle they used, etc. I just knit it up, when I actually do knit one (vbg!) measure it, and if its right, rip it out and start knitting, if it’s wrong, rip it out and start over! I’m taking a big leap and assuming that’s what you do as well, but it makes me feel better that I do something the same way as a most excellent knitter! Maybe someday (10 or 20 years from now) I’ll tackle a Fair Isle sweater too!

  9. Dinner with Debbie Bliss! How cool. The new yarns you bought look positively decadent. And it didn’t register until I read the previous post by Julie, but that’s what I do, too–rip out my swatch and start casting on. Although I do save the label and a piece of the yarn, thinking that someday I’ll be one of those cataloger/binder people! :o)


  1. robknits says:

    Progress, swatching, and Stitches East

    I am saying this ve-e-e-ry quietly — progress is being made on the Little Wave sweater. About 9 inches worth. I am becoming smarter and smarter about the pattern and have even been able to repair mistakes, which means I