My current work in progress:

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


A Better Butterfly

Thanks for all your very kind comments about Butterfly! I think you deserve better photos, so I gave it a try.


And lying flat:


Knitting Bloggers Cookbook

Calling all knitbloggers who cook! Elizabeth of My Favorite Things is putting together a cookbook with recipes from knitbloggers. I’ve sent her a couple of my original creations to include, and encourage all you foodies out there to do the same. Check out her blog for details.


I’ve made some good progress on Eloise — this is a very fast knit. I finished the back:


Actually I finished the left side front, too, last night. But too late to take a photo.

There was a comment yesterday that the Noro Blossom yarn resembles recycled sari silk. It really does! This colorway is lovely, and the photo really doesn’t do it justice. It’s a wool/mohair/silk/nylon blend, and as I said yesterday, it’s quite nice to knit with. It’s sort of thick and thin with slubs here and there, but is easy to work with. I am a fan. ๐Ÿ™‚

This little cardi will need five buttons, and I need to start thinking about what kind of buttons to get. I’m thinking about wooden buttons, or maybe picking up one of the colors. What do you all think?

Lucy thinks it’s a lot of fuss over a silly sweater!



  1. butterfly is beautiful and the flat picture really shows off how well those colors match up. great job! and eloise is very nice. that color resembles the silk garden i used for klara which has really put red on my color radar. noro blossom sounds like an interesting texture. i’ll have to check it out. and as far as buttons go, they always seem to hold up finishing for me. where you find a large selection of buttons around here. i just went to g-street fabs and though they had a lot of great buttons a lot of them were kind of big for light knits. i may have to try back again though. they were having a sale and buttons were 25% off and it was a mad house in there.

  2. The Butterfly looks beautiful, I am particularly impressed that you got the colour graduations to match!! BTW did you ever get a reply from Rowan about the problems with the pattern for Fern?

  3. Beautiful Butterfly! You’re an inpiration. I want to make a Butterfly once I’ve finished up some other projects ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your Blossom is wonderful too. I like that color 06. You might consider pearl or abalone buttons. Some of the darker, iridescent ones combine blue/green/purple/silver/gold and might look very nice with this variegated yarn.

  4. Eloise is beautiful! This is a sweater that’s in my future, which I never would have seen had it not been for you. If you can find them, copper buttons would be beautiful with that warm colorway.

  5. I think Eloise would look fabulous with wooden buttons. I’m picturing a light-colored wood. Beautiful!

  6. Having Eloise envy. When I make mine I am going to use wooden buttons. I think wooden buttons would look fabulous against the Blossom. Or perhaps orange buttons. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Butterfly is simply stunning!

  7. HEy Wendy! Awesome job on butterfly! Thanks for the new ppics. I have used Blossom ina scarf and was VERY happy with the color and texture variations — I used it with a silk ribbony thing. ..

    Wooden buttons sound nice, but I think I would look for seaglass. I like the idea of abalone ones too … but so much is going on inthe palette of the yarn, I think the sea glass is a better idea.

    BTW, butterfly looks fabulous on you!
    Have a good day, Diana & Orion (loves to Lucy!)

  8. I think some felted buttons would look nice and would be the least distracting. You could even felt your own to control the color(s).

  9. i have to vote for wooden buttons too.

  10. I vote for colored wooden buttons. I’m having Blossom Envy. We haven’t gotten that yet at my LYS where I work pt and I want to use it to make the vest in the new Noro book.


  11. Lucy is just wondering why the fuss isn’t about her. I can’t say as I blame her either.

  12. Hm – I like the idea of wooden buttons too – but darker ones – like a medium brown, something with reddish tones…

  13. It’s so pretty Wendy.

  14. Hmmm, I think the Eloise would look the best with antiqued silver/ pewter buttons, personally. That yarn really is nice– since I got the Ellison book I have been lusting after it myself. Blossom is like the recycled silk yarn, but without all the dust and grit and weird smell of the real thing!

  15. Josรฉe says:

    Go for colored buttons! Unless you can find some really nice wooden ones I think they would detract from the beauty of the sweater instead of complimenting it. That’s my 2 cents!

    Lovely sweaters, as usual, and Lucy looks great.

  16. You started on Eloise just a day before I did, but are making much faster progress. I am using the #6 color which has a gorgeous mix of pink, browns, greens; I love it! Now a question: this is my first sweater with a Noro yarn. Should I match the stripes?

  17. First off…Butterfly is gorgeous. I love that knit. Is she heavy? I have heard that and someone else was saying they might do her in Silk Garden.
    Eloise is so pretty also. Love the colorway. Time to check out Blossom! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Wow, Eloise looks lovely! ^_^ I love the colours of that Noro yarn. I can’t wait to see it completed.

  19. I vote for wait a minute- I just got my absentee ballot and this choice is not on it…

    Oh well I write in my vote for wooden or ebony ๐Ÿ™‚