My current work in progress:

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


I Got Nothing

No further book information at this time, that is. We are still in the early days. When I’ve got anything useful to say, I promise I will. Say it, that is.

And once again, thanks for all your kind words about this!

And we have a winner in the hint contest, Brenda in New Zealand, who said she “assumed your “hint” was the reference to loving penguins in the December 13 entry (and the penguin chocolate “gift”).”

That would be correct! A couple more of you guessed right, but Brenda was the first to get it on her first guess, so a little surprise will be waddling — er — flying her way next week!

I’ve made some progress on my Kinsale sleeve, but my head has started hurting in a pre-migraine (they must be contagious) so I didn’t photograph it.

I shall distract you with photos of recent yarn acquisitions:


Artyarns Supermerino — 10 skeins in this gorgeous green colorway. It was screaming at me. I couldn’t leave Knit Happens without it.

And a Fiesta La Luz frenzy. Four skeins in “Morrocan”


and four skeins in “Painted Desert.”


Pardon me while I wipe away the drool.

Lucy is appalled.



  1. You know, I wondered at the time where that penguin comment came from. (“Penguins? She’s never mentioned penguins before. Huh.”) But no, I didn’t put it together as the hint.

    I think Lucy is only appalled because she knows just how many cans of Fancy Feast you could have bought for what La Luz goes for. As long as you keep filling the bowl, I’m sure she’ll forgive a little drool now and then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Maybe it’s just my monitor’s interpretation, but the morrocan yarn looks a lot like Lucy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh, I just finished knitting a project for a magazine in La Luz. It’s a dream to work with. It’s really hard to stop looking at it, especially worked up in a nice lace and blocked out to bring up the shine and definition.

  4. Oh my…I need some of that La Ruz. It looks oh so wonderful, especially in the painted desert color. Thanks for the inspiration Wendy–hope you don’t mind if I get some in the same color too. But I’m in Minnesota, so it should be okay *smile*.

  5. wow, congratulations on the book deal! i’ve been lost in the blogging world and am just catching up now… please keep us updated!

  6. Oh my! That is one pile of gorgeous stash additions – what are your plans for the silk – i is just delicious! Especially the Lucy colourway.

  7. Penny Munson says:

    Very interested in knitting the sleeves in as you are doing on your Kinsale (so beautiful). I’m looking forward (not!!!) to sewing in my first set of set-in sleeves. Have you written anything on picking up stitches and knitting set in sleeves top to bottom? Any references or advice would be appreciated.


  8. Gorgeous purchases! I particularly like the green Artyarns. The color is so amazing!

  9. LOVE that green yarn! JUST GORGEOUS!!

  10. Well Andrea and Sandy covered both of my comments — the Painted Desert looks like Lucy, and Lucy is only appalled due to amount of Fancy Feast not purchased with those funds. Much like me this evening — hmm I could go to the LYS and pick up $40 of fun (aka yarn) and my African Grey Parrot gets an over-ripe papaya from the grocery. hmmm He still loves me though, I’m certain of it. I let him play with the knitting needles.

    Dear Wendy thank you for visiting Australia ;-))
    I have just received my copy of Creative Knitting magazine. Well what a nice surprise to see my favorite person being interviewed by Nicola Conville. Look forward to your new book.

  12. Wendy
    Belated congrats on the book deal, I am sure it will fly off the shelves!!
    Scrummie yarn, what is it destined to become?

  13. so excited about your book, and loved your interview! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Angie in E.TX says:

    Well I have never seen La Luz- how beautiful! So super shiny! What is the fiber content? (I clicked on the picture to “embiggen” it so I could read the label, bit it didn’t work.) Is it silk? mohair? rayon? what? Inquiring minds feel the need to ask!
    And congrats on your book- is this good-bye to internet “obscurity”? *yeah right* Who reads Wendy?
    Only EVERYBODY! I didn’t want to say, but you know what this means, don’t you? You’ll be in everyone’s bathroom, of course!
    bye for now

  15. Wendy, I hope yuor migrane doesn’t turn into a full blown headache. THey are nasty. It seems to be migrane season in the area. And congradulations on the book. Lucy will get over it.

  16. Congratulations on the book. I’ll be looking forward to it.

    Looking at all that yarn is making me wish they would develop screens that allow you to feel things. My fingers are itching to see if it’s all as soft and luscious as it looks!

  17. So, do you just have your paycheck direct deposited to Knit Happens? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can totally see how that green yarn MADE you buy it.. beautiful!


  18. The yarn looks like Lucy (at least in the photo)!
    Yummy acquisitions!

  19. Must be contagious, I woke up this morning with a whopper of a headache. Someone said something about the barometric pressure (???)

    Great, great yarn! I must find a spring project.

  20. Oo la la LA LUZ!!!!

    Love that first shade!

  21. Oooh… a book deal. I am so intrigued and can hardly wait! BTW, I love the yarns, sweater and Lucy. On a separate note your inspiration to knit on finer yarns with smaller needles is a success so far. BF likes his sweater in the works. Go Wendy! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy knitting –