My current work in progress:

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



How big a moron am I?

I took photos of “Ice” on Monday night, then forgot to blog about it yesterday. Doh! Doh! Doh!

So without further ado, I present the finished Ice:


Once more, with feeling:


I made the neckband considerably shorter than directed by the pattern because my neck is . . . uh . . . considerably shorter than that of the swanlike model wearing it in the magazine photo. That bitch.

Ahem. Anyhow, I’m quite pleased with it and may very likely knit another one at some point. Maybe next time I’ll even use the All Seasons Cotton called for. Imagine that.

Project Update!

“Lisa” is progressing nicely. I’ve done the increases on the sides and now just need to knit straight to the armholes on the back.


I’ve not spend a great deal of time knitting her, because I’ve been knitting on “Shrug Me Tender” at night. Here’s part of the back:


Pretty odd looking at this point, eh?

I also finished up the Noro Gisha scarf I was knitting as a shop sample for Knit Happens.

Speaking of Knit Happens, I’ll be there for tonight’s yarn swap. Wheeeeeee!!!!!!

Lucy Sez


Can I be a Rowanette too?


  1. Is Ms. Lucy’s stance commenting upon her evaluation of the Rowan product? Nah–though the model she’s sitting upon seems a bit startled.

    Ice is HOT baby! Slinky slinky vamp!

  2. Whoa, Mama! Very nice Ice!

  3. Hi Wendy, “Ice” looks great on you. You are tempting me to have a trail on DB’s cotton angora.

    BTW, will you join the Rowan international club ? We have a knitting forum with many nice peoples there.

  4. Once again you knitting astounds me. Beautiful sweater. I can’t wait to see the next “L” project.

  5. Jocelyne says:

    Lucy a Rowanette ? Why not!
    Éclair is already a Phildarette : What a joy to have under your paws brand new skeins you can completly destroy while your mum’s at work, earning monney to buy yarn !

  6. ice looks great. love the ribby on the sleeves and the perfect fit. and lisa, between the the color and the ribs, yowza. sure to be a winner as well! and i so want to get to the swap, but am having prolems parting with my stash. don’t know if i can do it, lol. i’m sure its better to swap for something to knit, than stash for a maybe knit.

  7. Colleen says:

    I love the color of Lisa and I’m excited to see how it turns out- it looks fabulous so far!

    What’s the status on your Lana Grossa Elastico tank- the coral one?

  8. Ice looks great on you. Perfect fit as always.

    Miss Lucy’s coat is so shiny. She gets lotsa good loving and it shows.

    Have a good day.

  9. SKINNY MINNIE! Love the color, love the fit, love the breakneck pace of FO to admire on your site. Love, love love.

  10. Very nice – ice! I love the colour and that cut looks great on you.

  11. Ice looks great! I love the color! Can’t wait to see all your other FO’s. It takes me forever to get anything large, like a sweater, finished.

    How could anyone not love Lucy?

  12. Not only does Ice look gorgeous, you look awesome in it too! I love the Rowan designs. Are they difficult? I need to get me a Rowan book!

  13. Wendy–thanks for the laugh… I’m going to have to dig up Rowan 27 and check out the model’s neck! 🙂 But your Ice looks divine! I just love love love it.

  14. I must say I really admire your fo’s!! They all look so good on you. My question, though, is what do you do with all these sweaters? Do you have several large crates full or do you give some of them away? I always feel reluctant to knit lots of things for myself because of lack of shelf space in my closet for yet another sweater. How do you do it?

  15. This knitter wants to know if you wove in ends or knotted when switching yarns for your Colinette ponchos.

    Also, when did you go from “Not getting a haircut” to “Growing your hair out”?

    It’s been 112 days since my last h/c and mine is now 3 3/4″ long (I started shorter than you did). I’m still in the the “haven’t gotten a hair cut, waiting to see what’ll happen next” stage. As long as it stays curly I’m going for it.

    Should we have a race to see who can get a ponytail first?

  16. Wow! You sure are a faster knitter than I! Ice looks amazing on you, too. I need to get over my adult-size sweater phobia.

    Lucy is so precious, as usual!!

  17. Far better to have the photo taken and forget to mention it, than to mention it and have no photo! Lovely sweater.

  18. Ann Marie says:

    Ice is a very flattering shape, isn’t it? It looks great on you…. so to hell with that model and her skinny giraffe neck!

    And by the way – have you decided on your Red Hot neckline and color yet? Once again, I say, “Go for the gold, baby! Cleavage!”

  19. Ann Marie says:

    Oops, one more thing – as soon as you decide to make your patterns available, sign me up for “Lucky.” The more I look at it, the more I like it. Great shape, beautiful edging, and just enough detail in the body to make it interesting, but not busy. Seriously, you have a real flair for wearable, attractive designs.

  20. you knit alot tell me how you keep your wrists from aching, it is driving me crazy, but they hurt so bad a times i can’t knit at all and please don’t tell i am just old lol. Really is there a secret to this?

    love your sweater by the way.

  21. Ice, ice, bay-bee! Look at you work that fine sweater! Goes perfectly with your jeans.

    How’d you do in the yarn swap? And why must I live so far away? I want me a yarn swap, toooooooo!