My current work in progress:

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


Fri . . . gasp . . . day


How is it that short work weeks are always the toughest?

But lookie here, kids, we’ve made it to Friday. High fives all ’round!

Smoochy Pagan

Here’s my progress on Ms. S-P — coming along nicely, I must say.


Thanks to All You Bad-Ass Knitters . . .

. . . who have ordered Bad-Ass Knitter merchandise from the Wendyknits Store (link to the store in my sidebar). There is a small mark-up of a buck or two on all items over the Cafepress base price that gives me a little bitty profit. This money will be helpful when it comes to mailing out the raffle prizes for the Critter Knitters project. Several people donated money to help with postage and I thank you all. The Wendyknits Store profits will also help a great deal.

So all you Bad-Ass Knitters out there . . . doncha need a t-shirt? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Speaking of Critter Knitters

We have received over 600 blankets! There’s a very good chance we could break 1,000 by the end of the project (July 31) — I know some people are waiting til towards the end to send in their contributions.

And we have a couple new prizes! Head on over to the prize page and check ’em out.

Liam Design

A question about Liam — is the center cable difficult?


I don’t think it’s any more difficult than any cable. You just to follow the chart and pay attention. I personally think multi-strand cables are a lot more fun than simple cable twists — there’s something different going on every right side row. And I think it’s great fun to watch the cable develop before your very eyes as you knit!

Have a good weekend. Teach someone to knit, eh?



  1. Wow, that cable is gorgeous! Thanks for the closeup. I can’t wait to buy your pattterns. And that little bob knitting is too cute. I have to go order a shirt before they run out! Everyone is so excited about them and rightly so. Have a great weekend!

  2. Beautiful cable. Beautiful Liam. Beautiful S-P. Does doing a team knitting demo count as teaching someone to knit?

  3. Teaching Sponge-Bob to knit must surely qualify you for Knitter of the Year! Watch out that he doesn’t break into that Spirit-Trail stash! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Okay I must ask, is that Koigu in the basket behind SpongeBob?

    I agree Friday finally.

  5. Hanna question: How’s it knitting up on the size 8’s? Did you use a larger needle for your Hanna scarf? I’m planning a lacy wrap (nothing fancy, probably just a feather and fan stitch) but am not sure what sort of gauge I’d want to go for w/ this yarn. (Recommended needle size is like 10.5 or 11, which seemed huge when I looked at the yarn.) THANKS! And I hope Lucy has a restful weekend — hard work being a cat!

  6. SpongeBob Rocks!
    He’s the kind of sponge who’s comfortable enough with his own masuclinity that he could KIP!

    Hope it’s ok…I’m downloading that picture and making it my new desktop picture!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. “who knits in a pineapple under the sea-SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!”

    I love the way the cable looks! I am on a cabling hiatus…

    Lucy looks like I feel this morning…waiting for the weekend!


  8. Great picture of Lucy! It’s the epitome of catdom: “Unless you’ve got treats, leave me alone.”

    My blankets are on the way to Liz and I’m off to see what new prizes have come in.

  9. Wendy,
    Happy Friday and Have a great weekend! It has been a rough week.

    I saw Debbie Stoller of Stitch and Bitch last night at Politics and Prose. The place was packed with knitter of all ages and genders. They sold out of her book. They never expected such a turn out. I’ve requested other knitting book authors. She was wonderful – very down to earth and funny – just like someone I know (from her blog). She said she has a S&B II coming out by the end of the year with 50 patterns(!).

    So, get ready for P&P when your book comes out! I’ll be in line to get my book signed.

    Love Sponge Bob knitting. Love your sense of humor.

  10. That tank is *gorgeous*. I bet it feels incredible. Ooooooo, gotta be strong…. resist the urge to buy more yarn….. nope, it’s not working. See ya!

  11. Love that SpongeBob!!! My hubby will get a kick out of that! Happy Friday!

  12. Happy Friday! Happy Spongebob! I’d guess he’s making a little bed for Gary, yes?

    Every time I see a preview for the Spongebob movie, I crack up. “Bigger. SQUARIER.” Cackle.

  13. Knittykim says:

    SEE!! Knitting is SOOO in. Even Spongebob is doing it. Wonder if he has been to yet? Perhaps he can make a thong!

  14. Kristina says:

    Love your sponge bob photo and had to comment when you said “teach someone to knit, eh?” I just spent my lunch hour teaching my coworker to knit. ๐Ÿ™‚ Spread the love! thanks for your wonderful blog!

  15. That photo of Spongebob knitting is way too cute! ^_^ It looks like I’ll have to check out this teeshirt thing too… hmmm. Also, the cables look great! Have a great day!

  16. Love SpongeBob, love your blog.

    Finally felt skilled and worthy enough to declare myself a Bad-Ass Knitter yesterday (You can read my blog post from today to see why). Thanks for creating the perfect expression for how I felt yesterday!

  17. josh and ali love seeing spongebob knitting,they thought that was really ‘cool’!