My current work in progress:

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


A Good Time Was Had By All


Yes, a good time really was had by all! Lucy looks relaxed, doesn’t she?


I did some knitting and spinning. But first, something I finished last Tuesday night:


Yes, I finally finished Ingrid. To refresh your memory, she’s my own design, knitted from Koigu KPPPM in colors P315 and 2331 on size 2.0 and 2.5 mm needles. The pattern will be available at some point in the future.

I started knitting poor Ingrid back in June, but kept casting her aside to work on other projects. Now that I’ve completed her, I love her. She fits beautifully and the Koigu feels so wonderful to wear!

On Wednesday I started an AbFab afghan, this in the “Nightfall” colorway, which will look lovely in my livingroom:


I’m a bit more than halfway done with it. I didn’t spend huge amounts of time knitting, because I was busily spinning away. The results of the Thanksgiving weekend:


The green is from some Border Leicester locks that L-B bought — she combed some and sent it to me last week. The brown and the white are one ounce samples from my Spirit Trail British Breeds Sampler. And the grey/turquoise is a wool/alpaca blend.

All in all, a productive weekend!

KnitBloggers Knitting Basket Project

Check out the total donated so far in the sidebar! We’re almost halfway to our goal! Wow!

Back to Work

Back to work tomorrow for me. That week off went by awfully quickly . . .

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Ingrid looks so….happy! The pattern looked beautiful in all of your progress pictures, but there is just something joyous about seeing all the motifs together at once. Congrats!!

  2. I agree with ro — it’s a HAPPY sweater. I will look forward to the pattern….

  3. Ingrid’s such a lovely FO. And thanks to you and Deb for hosting the Heifer International Gift. BF and I both like this particular charity. =)

  4. Ingrid is beautiful! And you must be teaching the bear how to spin—he’s got the first step down perfectly!

  5. I LOVE Ingrid…just as pretty as she looked in the beginning. Looks like you had a weekend like mine. ..except we had Bloody Mary’s. Enjoy your last evening before heading back…sigh.

  6. Ingrid, Ingrid, Ingrid! I’ve been waiting a long time to see her done, as I loved her from the first peek. Now, just the pattern is left to wait for. Soon, please?

  7. Weeks off always go by much faster than weeks spent working. Why is that?

  8. Ingrid is gorgeous — a real classic.

  9. Time off always goes too fast doesn’t it – but it’s great to have something achieved that you can look back on. I love the neckline on Ingrid – very flattering.

  10. Wow Ingrid looks fabulous on you! And to think you designed it yourself. I am in awe! Knitting, spinning and designing. Is there anything you can’t do?

  11. Ingrid is awesome! And Lucy definitely looks like she had enough turkey. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ingrid is gorgeous, Wendy!! Wish I could feel that handspun through the monitor!!

  13. Ingrid turned out loverly. And your spinning has really improved!

  14. Wendy, Ingrid and your afghan are lovely. Your spinning is really coming along. Looks like you had a very productive week last week.

  15. Annie Driscoll says:

    Can’t wait until the pattern for Ingrid is available–drop everything and do it right now!

    Wait–did I say please?

    Just kidding–beautiful design. I’ll look forward to it whenever.

  16. Ingrid is quite impressive. I’m looking forward to buying the pattern!

    How many skeins of Koigu does she use in that size?

  17. Ingrid’s exquisite!!!

  18. Congratulations – Ingrid is a true classic. I look forward to getting the pattern. Bravo! And, may I say, you look loverly in it.

  19. Ingrid is a masterpiece. It must feel really nice knit in Koigu. I can hardly wait for the pattern. How many skeins did it take?

  20. Ingrid is gorgeous. And beyond the beautiful pattern and perfect selection of yarns, the FIT is superb! Sweaters may look different, but they don’t get any better in fit or flattering lines. I agree with the earlier poster – the neckline immediately grabbed my eye. This sweater has very flattering lines.

    Congratulations on an outstanding design!

  21. Hi Wendy,
    Your spinning looks wonderful for a beginner. You are very talented. Just want to thank you for giving me a second chance to donate to the knitting basket. I had received their booklet and lost it so I donated yesterday through pay-pal. What a special worthy cause.
    You’re the best!

  22. Ingrid is absolutely stunning — such a beautiful design, and on such small needles! I think it would have pushed me over the edge. But then, maybe I’m standing closer to it than you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have to comment on the delightful Lucy photos of late. I love the current pic, and the “Lucy sez, ‘Keep your tail groomed!’ was a classic.

  23. Whoa your sweater is SO amazing! Do you have any tips on creating your own patterns?

  24. Ingrid is so pretty!

  25. Your spinning is amazing. I am in awe of the shawl. You and Julie are correct about the Noro fleece being spun in colors. In the Winter 2002, the one with the Kogu Kersti Hat on the cover, has an article an pictures of how Noro is processed.