My current work in progress:

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



How’s that for an imaginative blog entry title? I know what you’re thinking now: “Where does she come up with them?”

I did not blog yesterday about my Wednesday night visit to Knit Happens because I needed to elevate the ankle when I got home and didn’t feel like taking photos (ankle is coming along, btw — thanks for your inquiries and good wishes).

But I did indulge in retail therapy.


Rowan 4-ply Soft to make Alouette from the Rowan Vintage Style book. I blogged about how I was strangely drawn to that design earlier this month. So I succumbed.

And there was a mysterious box waiting for me there, from Tish in NY.



An amazing array of Spongebob stuff! Words fail me.

You can see that Phyl-Phyl was impressed too.


Thank you, Tish! What fun!

And then I came home from work yesterday to find an alluring package sent from La Belle France! Inside:


A veritable smorgasbord of yummy yarns from the wonderful Becky!

The lavender-flecked yarn is a homespun, and I’m thinking it would make a lovely shoulder shawl or wide scarf. The fluffy tan is Louinie, and is wonderfully furry. The turquoise is “Flash” ribbon, and the black is “Gioia” — also a ribbon — but with sequins attached. I’m thinking about that carried along with a black or maybe silver fuzzy yarn for a special scarf.

So many fun yarns to play with! So many ideas of what to make! My head is spinning with the possibilities.

Becky, you are the greatest!



My Fern is growing. Here is the left side front. I like the collar very much and I am quite besotted with the little frilly bits!


Frilly bit close-up:


Happy Friday to all!



  1. I’ve saw Spongebob underwear and thought of you – but somehow thought it would be wrong… That’s quite the haul! Is your Spongebob collection growing as fast as your yarn stash?

  2. You are correct — Spongebob underwear is just WRONG!!

    Is my Spongebob collection growing as fast as my yarn stash? It is now!

  3. I’m amazed that the doctor is letting you off that ankle at all until the swelling is gone. Fern is beautiful and I’m actually considering upsizing it for me (don’t hold your breath on that one).

  4. Fern has such a delicate beauty! Your pics are The Borg! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Might have to add Rowan Kid Classic to my Knit Happens shopping list!

  5. A bit of indulgence in 4-ply is good for the soul >Kristine! Cough! Cough! Hee hee hee!<!!!
    Keep on resting that ankle. And do you have a special Sponge Bob stash room now?? Have a fantastic weekend (rest that ankle!)!

  6. Fern is getting lovelier and lovelier as she grows. ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care of that ankle!!

  7. Fern looks lovely! Thanks for including the pictures. I enjoy seeing them! Must try 4-ply myself one day, everyone raves about it.

    If the SBSP collection starts taking up too much room and you need to get rid of a pair of orange cowboy boots, I can help you with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope the ankle continues to mend!

  8. Fern looks wonderful, and that’s a perfect color! I’m noticing a slight shift towards favoring purple…welcome to the fold, m’dear.

  9. Happy Friday! I can’t wait to visit Knit Happens on Sunday. It will be worth the four hour drive. Have a good weekend and hope your ankle feels better soon.


  10. I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and I’m addicted! Wendy, you’re a great blogger – I love following your projects from start to finish. And Lucy is a lovely model. I also knit during my Metro commutes, and I adore Wallace and Gromit. Thanks for the tips on working with Alpaca Silk – I dashed into Knit Happens the day it arrived, and I keep hearing it’s siren call from my stash. Keep off the ankle, and keep up the great work!

  11. First let me say I love your blog!! Your knitting is just beautiful, Fern is gorgeous. I am so jealous! But I will be a great knitter too, someday!!
    I hope your ankle is feeling better.
    Have you seen the spongebob pez yet? They have spongebob, spongebob in his underwear, squidward, and patrick. My son collects Pez so I bought him the set.

    I want to come visit Knit Happens someday! With a very large wallet….

  12. Your Fern is looking gorgeous. Must. Start. Mine.

    P.S. You just KNOW that I adore that rabbit image now, don’t you? Made my day, it did ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I love the ruffled edge on your Fern. I’m also thinking I must invest in some DB Alpaca/silk and now I want more Rowan. Retail therapy is coming my way tonight!

  14. Such lovely colors for Alouette! I’ve decided to try out this design too. I am very undecided on the colors to use, though…looks like pretty soon I’ll have every shade and enough for 2 or 3 Alouettes. :\
    It doesn’t help that nearly every shade is just unbelievable! Can’t wait to see your result.

    I find myself leaning toward the finer gauged knits lately, mostly due to many of the new Rowan designs. Though with my super-loosey-goosey tension as of late that means I’ll be going down to US 1s and 0s. I hope I’m up to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Ooh, Fern is looking fabulous. That color is delicious, as are the frilly bits!! Can’t wait to see you stylin’ in that…

    Your Lara is making me want to knit it, BAD.

  16. Heyy. I know where that bunny comes from! Those are hilarious (but I’m sure you meant awesome things about Becky)

  17. Hi Wendy… Um how could you get enough sleep when you are blogging at 4 am. I love to read them but I am just curious how much sleep you get!