My current work in progress:

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


Back to the Grind

It’s back to work for me tomorrow, after a nice long vacation. I hope I remember how to get there.

Despite feeling crappy all last week, I did get some things done.

Here is the front of my Lucy sweater.


I’ve started a sleeve, so the end of that is in sight.

I think next I’ll knit something from my Corriedale handspun. I plied another 8 ounces this afternoon:


That makes a total of two and one half pounds spun. I’ve got another half pound left of this fiber, which I’ll finish spinning up this week. I’m mulling over design ideas now.

And I need to show you the little seed stitch bag I made from some handspun. I showed it to you in progress last week — it’s done now.


But wait — who is that peeping out of the bag?

It’s Irving, my new iPod!


Happy birthday to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Irving has a nice leather case to protect him from bumps and bruises, but he agreed to model the little bag, just this once.

Here’s another tiny item:


It’s a cellphone cosy, being modelled by my phone, Victor.

This is knitted from my handspun silk. I pictured it in my blog a while back.

I’ve got another small project to show, but I’ll save it for tomorrow’s blog fodder!

I think Lucy will be relieved that I’m heading back to work. She’ll have some peace and quiet at last!



  1. Welcome back to the work-world, Wendy! Great spinning there. And I think I like Lucy (sweater) even better in Calmer than in Cotton Cashmere. (Hard to tell this early, though.) I got an ipod for my b-day, too, but it’s a pink mimi. By the time I get up to 1000 songs in it, I’m sure there’ll be some other “must have” item available. Enjoy it!

    (p.s. my younger son’s name is Victor – I always like to see the name in other places!)

  2. That Lucy sure has great taste–she’s sitting on an Ab Fab, no?

    Welcome to your new home, Irving!

  3. happy birthday, wendy! i love your handknits and your techno cozies.

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! And cute cosies. And cute Lucy!

  5. i gotta knit myself one of those seed stitch bags and maybe a ipod will magically appear in it, lol. and that’s a cool phone cosy.

  6. Did Lucky tell Lucy I began knitting my Nightfall AbFab last night?

  7. Lovely knitting with the handspun. Do you find you have more satisfaction of a job well done witht the handspun?

    Also, a non-knitting question… Do you name all of your electronic devices? And if so, are they all male names? Just something I noticed…

  8. How perfect that you name yoour technology! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Like Jenny, I also wondered about the names for your inanimate objects. It seems that your electronic/mechanical items have male names, while your softer items (sweaters, etc) have female names. Do we see a trend here? (such fun to analyze others’ eccentricities!) My car doesn’t have a name, but when I talk about someplace I’ve driven in it, I always say “we”.

  10. Am I the only one without an i-pod? Maybe I could knit a little home for my transistor radio.

    Hope you found your way to work!

  11. Phyllis, I haven’t made it beyond a cd player…yet! But (ssssh!) don’t tell Wendy I keep a transistor radio in my car!

  12. I hadn’t thought to give my new (pink mini) iPod a name yet – or my old, falling apart cell phone for that matter! Looks like I need to get on the ball. Great seed stitch bag and cell cozy.

  13. Hey – congrats on the article you and Liz are in (I said a little “YAY” when I read it)…

  14. Okay, I have to go name my cell phone now… I should probably knit it a case while I’m at it.

  15. Wendy:

    We tried your ‘official’ margarita using Nellie & Joe’s key lime juice. Do you add any sweetener? That baby was a bit sour! But, I could feel the sunny citric acid chasing away bad things in my system.

    I did do a gift of ducklings via Heifer…….

    Happy knitting and spinning for 2005!

  16. i don’t knit, but this is an awesome website. i sent it to all my knitting-lover friends. i think they officially consider themselves “badass” knitters.