My current work in progress:

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



I may be Wendy-from-the-blog to some people, but this past weekend Lucy was Lucy-in-the-bed.

I hauled out her new kitty bed, so I could photograph her reclining seductively in it. I didn’t have to ask her twice.



Several of you have asked about purchasing the pattern for the Laci Cardigan. It will be available for sale from Knit Happens in the not-too-distant future. During yesterday’s photo shoot, we did take some photos of it (being modeled by Phyl because she looks so gosh-darned cute in it). When it’s ready for sale, I’ll be sure to let you know, here on the blog. And thanks for your interest!

More About the Inishmore Challenge

Susan asked:
Wendy, are you going to be posting your progress on your blog or would that be giving away too much to the competition?
L-B, howzabout you? Do you have an on-line site where we can check progress?
Or are we all gonna hafta wonder out here until both Inishmores are fully cooked?

I will indeed be posting progress on my blog. But I reserve the right to withhold information at any time, if doing so will help me to psyche out my worthy opponent. Heh heh heh.

L-B will either post in my comments or send me updates via email that I will post on the blog. She’ll send a photo for me to post whenever she can.

Know Where I Am? Go On, Guess.

Yup. Sleeve Island.


Which brings me to a decision. I’ll be finishing up this sweater this week. The Inishmore Challenge starts May 16. What shall I do in the meantime?


  1. Heh heh, I must note that at the time of my voting, tequila and Cotton Cashmere are tied.

  2. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who voted for Tequila! I hope you’ve got a *big* bottle ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. And now it seems time to get a big bottle of tequila!

  4. Rebecca says:

    Well, you would be remiss if you didn’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in *some* fashion, so my vote goes to Tequila! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. i need a margarita.

  6. Pookiepants says:

    Cinco de Mayo! Yeah, when the Mexicans kicked French butt, and indirectly ensuring the survival of the United States! I won’t be doing anything out of the ordinary – a huge burrito from Chipotle con guacamole and Margaritas until I pass out. Just like any other day.

  7. Lucy looks completely content in her new kitty bed! And I can’t wait to get my hands on a Lacy pattern at KH! Sorry I missed your photo shoot this weekend. =( But we had a good time with the BF’s parents as they make their way back up north.

  8. Lucy is so packed with Personality. Cat lovers will love Garfield today. Lucy reminds me of him. So independant looking…like “Do you MIND!!” The bed is fabulous, Wendy. She looks comfy. Between now and the 16th, do whatever you want. We will be here to enjoy. Thanks for sharing so freely.

  9. Shumei says:

    When I see that the pattern for Lacis will be available soon, I just have to write and ask: what about the pattern for Grape Arbor Shawl? That’s one Gorgeous shawl! Please, please, please write up the pattern! I will happily buy it!

  10. The bed looks sooo luxurious. Lucy’s eyes say that it will be a HUGE struggle to take *this* bed away from her.

    Do whatever it is you do for relaxation. I can’t decide ’cause, for all I know, working on “a complex fine gauge sweater” may be your way of relaxing….;)

  11. I really wanted to vote for #s 1 and 3 but that wasn’t an option. I’d love to see the results of you knitting in a darkened room with a bottle of tequila. wink!

  12. I was going to vote for ‘Spin’ but you didn’t have that as a choice!

  13. Susan Maurer says:

    What shall you do in the meantime? Socks! And maybe name a pair of them “rita”. Or maybe the La Luz top’s name should be “rita.”
    Speaking of names, I see a Pookiepants commenting here. That’s kinda funny cuz Pook or Pookie is Hebrew for, well, fart.
    Betcha really wanted to know that, huh?

  14. What a cute poll. Seems like we are all alchies! Get the lemons & salt ready…I’ll meet you there!

  15. Darn! And I was going to check YOUR progress every day and beat it by two inches! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Clearly the Inishsh… Inshmo… Inishishmoo Schallengsh needsh tequila! At least that’s what Some People say ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lucy commands us to observe how her kitty bed complements her eyes…

  17. If you were projectless until May 16, one bottle of tequila in a darkened room wouldn’t be enough.

    A sleveless top won’t keep you busy until then either.

    Has to be choice 2. That will also make you extra motivated to finish Inishmore so you can get back to it.

  18. Choice #3 should read, hide out in dark room with a bottle of tequila FONDLING YARN

  19. **blush, blush** I want to be the first on the block to purchase the Lacy pattern. It’s such a good sweater, it should be on Oprah’s Must Haves list.