My current work in progress:

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


The Bad-Ass Knitters’ Manifesto

You know, the positive response I’ve gotten to this really warms my widdle heart. Bad-Ass Knitters of the World, Unite!

I’ve put the Manifesto on a separate page, here. Feel free to download my Bad-Ass button and link to this page.

And there are Bad-Ass Knitter items for sale in my Cafepress store — link over in the sidebar. I’ve ordered myself a t-shirt.

Sisters and Brothers, let’s take back the knitting!

Not that we ever gave it away in the first place . . .

July Contest

To enter the July contest, you must answer a question.

“Where is the most unusual/creative place you’ve stored yarn?”

Email your answers to the Official WendyKnits Blogcontest email address:

Submit your entry by 5:00pm, Eastern Time, on Friday July 9, to be included in the drawing for this prize:


This is fours skeins of Lana D’oro wool/alpaca blend yarn, and three books “From Watch to Sweater,” “Stranded Color Knitting,” and “The Aran Sweater” donated by the extremely generous and talented Nanette of Knitting in Color. And “Stranded Color Knitting” is written by Nanette. Thanks from all of us, Nanette!

Holiday Weekend

This was (and still is) a holiday weekend in the U.S. We spent Independence Day at my brother’s beachhouse, where I, of course, knitted.


And I’m taking Tuesday off from work as well (we already have monday off), to make it even longer.

Just for grins, here’s a new suit I bought on sale from Banana Republic:


This is my Emma Peel look:


And this is because Ian was taking the photos:


Lucy was scandalized!


And lest we forget . . . here’s the Big-Ass Bucket Hat!



  1. Wendy, thanks for adding that exra sprinkle of good cheer to my knitting life! I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing photos of your WIPs, FOs and most definitely of Lucy! Enjoy the rest of your loooooong weekend! You, Bad Ass Knitter, you!

  2. Love the badass knitter concept. I’m so glad you’ve carried it through and supplied us all with a manifesto for linkage. I’ll wear the graphic with pride.

  3. Wendy: You look H.O.T. in that suit! And I’m gay, so you know it must be true! Get down with your bad-ass self ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. damn girl! You have one fine ass if I do say so myself and I’m straight so you know that means says something right there

  5. You could have another career as an anime character. Cute suit!

  6. Igor wants to know what the requirements are for being a Bad Ass Knitter’s Kitty. I think Lucy might know.

  7. Aw, man. I want that suit, dammit! It fits you to a “T”. You look like a runway model. Work it, Wendy!

    Bucket is fabuloso. How cool to see someone rework the pattern to fit another yarn gauge. Speaking of which, the yarn looks very, very haute. Oui, oui!

  8. Wendy in CA says:

    Okay–what is written on your black T-shirt? Something about blogging–inquiring minds want to know!

  9. Yow! Must run to banana republic…..

  10. WHOA! I don’t know you personally, but have to say that you look AMAZING in that suit! I love the bad-ass concept, but if I bought as much yarn as I wanted, I am afraid we’d be out on the street, so I suppose I am only “semi” bad-ass …

  11. Yeah, that’s what I wanna know…what’s on the T.
    Love the new suit and the attitude.

  12. Hey Wendy, you and Monnsqueak seem to be on a similar wavelength lately–you with the Bad-Ass Knitting and Monnsqueak with the Knitting Revolutionary Manifesto! Ya’ll may want to exchange buttons ๐Ÿ™‚

    (insider aside: I know what’s on your t-shirt. Anne of Creating Textiles has one too!)

  13. Wow. What can I say that hasn’t been said. The suit (ahem) suits you perfectly, the knitting as always is fabulous (I remember your accomplishments from when I was on the big KnitList) and the kitty is sublime! Go Badd Ass Wendy, Go!

  14. How cute…On July 2nd (Friday) I bought at an outlet a pair of Banana Republic trousers…see my blog entry.
    Wait till you see my BUP, I still have not taken a photo, but it’s big and floppy.
    I’m making it for my dad, but since we both have big heads, if he isn’t interested I’ll use it. ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. patricia says:

    Wendy, that suit is gorgeous and looks great on you!

  16. Wendy, that’s one BAD ASS you got going in that suit there — and by “bad” I mean “good”! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the concept and I have stolen it and linked it. I was honored because the Knitting Doctor gave me her Bad-Ass knitter award today for dumping Audrey. Finally, I won something!