My current work in progress:

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


Not-So-Still Life, With Cat


This was the scene in my living room this morning.

The roving hanging on Katarina? That’s 100% mohair, hand dyed in a colorway called “Autumn Afternoon.”

Here’s what the singles look like spun:


Yum! The roving was a birthday gift to me from L-B. She got it from Holly Spring Homespun. I’ve got 8 ounces of it, and today I spun 4 ounces.

But that’s not all I did today. I went to Knit Happens to hang out with the gang.

I made the second fingerless mitt last night, and I wore them out today. Holly very kindly modeled them for the official blog portrait:


Doesn’t she look cute?

I’ll post the pattern for these next week — most likely Monday evening.


I was at the shop when Kristine signed the lease for the warehouse for her online store. In fact, I witnessed her signature on the contracts! It’s getting closer, guys!

More Coolness!

A little while ago, I signed off from an audio web chat with Marie. This was so much fun! Marie, I had a lovely time talking with you. Right after we said goodbye, Lucy came strolling out of the bedroom, yawning, and asking what she missed. She promises to be ready next time!


  1. I live on the coast of Washington state. (The end of nowhere but it sure is pretty!) I have no local access for yarn here, so I am looking forward to Knit Happens online venture. Figured I’d toss that in just in case she is having cold feet!
    BTW I’ve been looking for a fingerless glove pattern for a few weeks I was at the point of designing my own. Yours is so close to what I want I’ll hang tight til you post the pattern, thanks for making things easier!
    Gawd I’m really not that lazy lol

  2. It was lovely chatting with you too! I hope I can sort out the gremlins and get something recorded next time!

    Love the fingerless mitts! Possible silly question – Did you spin self striping yarn or did you mix a few colours while knitting?

  3. Krusher3000 says:

    yeah! i need that pattern yo! can someone please show me how thumbs are made. Thx!

  4. Hanging out was so much fun. We should do it more often.

  5. That’s it! I have to get my wheel out today! Beautiful stuff.

  6. You’re wonderful for sharing your pattern. I can’t wait because my hands get pretty icy when I do a lot of keyboarding. The only drawback is all my local yarn stores are closed on Monday. : )

  7. That’s great news about Knit Happens. I can’t wait.

  8. Does Lucy ever try to mess with your roving? My parents have two Siamese cats and my mom has to watch one of them like a hawk, because ANYTHING that has wool in it, she will go after and try to eat. I’d think roving would be tremendously attractive to a cat, if she had a fondness for wooly things.

  9. Love the fingerless gloves. Tres jolie. Question: what is the 100% silk that you use and where do you get it. I want to knit a cowl for the Cantor at my Temple – but she’s allergic to wool and animal fibers. Many thanks.

  10. Wendy, I’m looking forward to seeing the fingerless gloves pattern. Thank you in advance for sharing. Didn’t you spin your own yarn for them? When you post the pattern can you please suggest some substitue yarns with similar gauge — maybe some types of Noro yarns will work? Thanks, Sue

  11. Great looking mitts. Envious of that wheel full of fiber and the fact that you can spin it up. Does Lucy have her back to Katarina because she’s envious?

  12. I don’t know anything about spinning – but that is a gorgeous wheel (and gorgeous colors in the roving on it!). Wow!

  13. I notice that you’re using Katrina for the photo shoot, but your Lendrum for the labor ….. tell the Lendrum that my Proud Mary will be sending his union card in the mail!

  14. Wendy, I can’t get into my email,but I’m trying to send you sunny vibes from Florida. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Are you snowed in,yet?

  15. Hi L-B! Snow hasn’t started yet — but it will soon! Just flurries now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. So very jealous I missed hanging out at Knit Happens on Thursday. But now I’m in sunny California with lots and lots of yarns. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Holly looks lovely and the fingerless gloves are now on my list of things to make.

    Take care and stay very, very warm!

  17. I have to hide all my yarn from the cats, as they’ll eat it. I have some in a basket, but that has to kept out of reach, as they will chew on it. I keep WIPs in canvas totes, but need to keep those out of reach as they will chew the handles. *sigh*

    I am inspired to knit a kitty bed now – I have Maine Coons, the larger one is 30 pounds, so I would have to enlarge the pattern considerably. And I would be afraid to use the cute floofy yarn around the top edge, as they would eat it.

  18. OH MAN, I love those singles!!!