My current work in progress:

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


The Proof Is In the Pictures

Inishmore looks good on everyone. Witness:





4-Ply Katie.






Look! Look! Greta made a road trip to Knit Happens today. And look who she brought with her!


This is Carson, who is so adorable it hurts. Lucy had her own opinion when I came home smelling suspiciously of poodle.


Have I been knitting? Yes, I have. I’ve gotten a fair chunk of the Deborah Newton shawl done.


Yeah, lace is not so inspiring to look at until it is blocked. But I am enjoying the knit. Feeling the love!

I hope y’all are having a great weekend. I must get back to my knitting now . . .


  1. Another Sea Ivory Inishmore was born at 4:48 pm on Sunday! I won’t born you with more gory hand-pain details,but I am delighted that I managed to finish it in under 2 weeks! So, I may be good in a sprint,but Wendy is the champion marathoner!The person who came closest to predicting my finish time will be receiving 1960 yards of Joslyn’s Fiber Farm hand-dyed alpaca/wool lace yarn—enough for a shetland lace shawl! As I was finishing the neckline, a tiny bird flew off with Hebridean yarn snippets I’d strewn on the grass. What a nice end to the Inishmore Challenge! Thanks to all you generous people who have cheered us on and donated to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation! Knitters rule! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh,and,as promised, I timed the second sleeve and knitted it in 11 hours,split between Friday evening and Saturday morning. Then had to take a hand recovery break before sewing up and knitting the neck. Gripping the chibi was worse than the knitting.

  3. Lynn S. says:

    Yah L-B! Second fastest on the planet! Methinks I’ll have another glass of wine to celebrate!

  4. Congratulations, L-B! Rest those fingers well! Maybe ice will help?

    Lucy is just showing off her long body & tail, Wendy! My Sharky is jealous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. L-B, you are amazing! Hand pain, and still finishing it so fast! It would take me about 2 years, and that would be if I did not try to do knitting in the morning while MY hands are waking up! Many things are dropped between 6AM and 8AM, until my grip kicks in, so I would not want dropped cable stitches! When do we get to see the photo?

    Speaking of photos, Wendy, do we get to see a close-up of the body of the shawl? The edging was lovely! Still can’t slow you down! Another masterpiece moving along!

  6. Congratulations L-B! Both of you are wonder-knitters!

  7. Congrats to you both on finishing!! Now you rest those aching hands L-B!!

    Wendy, that shawl is reprinted in the Knitter’s Best of Shawls and Scarves Book and it’s a winner!! Definately on my to-do list!! Yours is looking lovely already.

    Tell Lucy Pumpkin say hi, and to please tell her that there are some dishy cone-free pics over at Mom’s blog, hubba hubba!

  8. Not surprised you started on the Newton. I’ve been tearing (for me) on the Civil War Shawl

  9. Susan Maurer says:

    L-B, that’s amazing! I can’t believe you finished Inish already! That’s really amazing. Congratulations! Now you can rest on this holiday weekend. Yay!
    Can’t wait to see the shawl blocked, Wendy. So are you wearing it to work tomorrow? ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’m about to start a Jade Starmore design (Valtos) in Sea Ivory. The kit’s been sitting here since January waiting for me to have time to dig in… I’m very happy to see how flattering the colorway is on just about everyone.

  11. WOW! It is hot in St.Louis for Memorial Day Weekend, and I have 4 “summmer knits” lined up, but you both are so inspirational I have the vook on order from the library and will probably order the yarn this week. I knit fast but don’t follow thru to finish things. ( I have just the front band to finish on that OAT COATURE cardigan and can’t make myself finish it.) But I am in love with this and will have to knit it in the heat. VERY IMPRESSIVE TO BOTH OF YOU.

  12. Looks like a good time was had by all.

    I want to see Carson in Inishmore!!!

  13. Wendy wrote of PPD and I know how she feels. I’m letting my hands rest until Tuesday and it just doesn’t feel natural. Wendy had hand pain during the race and worked through it,but an Alice Starmore sweater in 2 weeks or less should probably have a “kids,don’t try this at home” warning.;-) Cari, dig in to your Sea Ivory –it is luxurious! I have a lot left over(plus some extra skeins I bought),so I’m thinking of knitting the Claddach scarf from In The Hebrides.

  14. I too am knitting a lace shawl and it is quite large. I was wondering what the best way to block it was? If you could write me back I’d appreciate it. Thanks Wendy, love your blog

  15. of course, now that I’ve tried on the Famous Sweater…
    I MUST.Knit.One.
    Carson sends smoochies…he was delighted
    to meet you!