My current work in progress:

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


Ugg, Baby!

Yeah, the yarn was for Ugg Baby Booties. Though I did like the suggestion that I was knitting another Lucy. It wasn’t until after I received the yarn that I realized the colors are “her.”


The pattern is available, free, here.

And here are mine:


An extremely quick, easy, fun project. I knitted one bootie while watching creepy movies on TCM last night, and started the other one during the morning commute, completing it during my lunch break today.

Must . . . resist temptation . . . to put . . . Ugg booties . . . on Lucy . . .

You know I want to. But I’m not sure that Lucy would tolerate such silly behavior on my part, and more importantly, these booties are a gift for a baby, so I am not going to send off a gift that has been worn by a cat! Even if that cat is Lucy.

Ribbed Sweater, Again

Thanks for all the very nice comments about the ribbed sweater! I love it so much I’m noodling with the idea of another one — perhaps in a dramatically different yarn. Hmmmmmm . . .

Yeah, yeah, I knew that you wanted to see the neck — just didn’t get to it last night. As the King of All Remote Controls was not available and Lucy is decidedly unhandy with a camera (she always jiggles it when attempting to take a picture), here is a photo of it without a human in it.


Dale Torino

My yarn for Torino is on its merry way to me. Where does it fit in the line-up? I’m not sure. I’ve got something planned for the beginning of November. Maybe I’ll make Torino after that.

I liked Snow’s idea of calling an Olympic knitting event a Lympalong. Heh!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a cake to check on. Why, yes, it does involve chocolate!

Oh, one last thing. Can anyone guess what this will become?



  1. I’m guessing that new purple-y yarn will become . . . the seed stitch hat from Louisa Harding’s book?

  2. Ugg baby boots… the humor of Crazy Aunt Purl, 10/11/2005 entry

  3. I’m guessing the moss stitch hat in the Louisa Harding Gathering Roses Accessories book. I am currently making the hat in the red color (#11) and I’m loving every minute of it. A fun, quick knit… and this is coming from a fun, slow knitter. You’ll have it done in no time flat!

  4. I agree with Heather’s comment. I’ve seen this knitted up, and it’s nicer than it looks in the book – everyone wanted to fondle it!


  5. Louisa Harding! I love the deep rich colors in her palette. Have no idea what it’ll be, but I’m sure *tomorrow* there’ll be a picture!

  6. I bet it’s that little cloche hat from Louisa Harding’s accessories book! I got the kit from Carodan Farms when they first came out and made myself one in brown. That yarn is delicious to work with – marvelous stretch. It makes one want to design a lovely closefitting sweater or tank top in it.

  7. I can’t wait to see some more stranded color knitting. Yay for Olympics sweaters!

    Lympalong might be an appropriate Olympics theme for figure skating fans. Currently, our two best chances for medals are limping. They should be better soon, but to my ears, it makes a “Lympalong” all the more appropriate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I didn’t think I was going to put anything else on my “to knit” list for this year but those little booties would be perfect for my little 7 month old! Would there be enough yarn for 2 pairs, do you think?

  9. Thanks for the “neck picture”! It is nice to see the beautiful…and the sweater is still gorgeous!

  10. Yep its definitely the seed stitch hat, I made it in teal.

  11. those are fun boots.

  12. Oh meant to say that the yarn requirement for the hat goes right to the wire!! I had to cut a piece of the cast on tail yarn to finish sewing it together!

  13. Hahahaha I used to entertain myself putting those mukaluk things my mother thought a dog (in Seattle) needed and watching my terrier try to run in them to get his cookies (think the lizard that goes across the HOT sand without putting all legs down ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I laughed and I am evil… what of it? I gave the dog Pop Rocks too. Go ahead report me to PETA and other animal authorities, cause I am not a better person. I could.not.resist! I’ll see you all in hell. I’ll be the one by the margarita machine ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. No idea what you’ll make with thoswe 2 balls, but I’d love some two ball ideas (one skein wonders x 2). I won two balls of Filati Flakes and two balls of Suede but I’ve got no idea what to make with them.

  15. Hmmmm…I suspect you’re going to make the Nightshade sweater with those two balls of Louisa Harding yarn, although wouldn’t you need more than two balls? Maybe the cute little bag or the gardening mittens, instead. Yes! The gardening mittens to go with the Warm Hands knitalong.

    I think I’ve ordered enough of the Falk yarn that I should have enough left over to make a pair of mittens based on the Torino pattern. Or maybe socks, we shall see.

  16. Monkeygurrrl says:

    Stinkerbell, you crazy. But you’ll recognize me – I’ll be the one with a martoonie in each hand, er, paw.

    Wendy, congrats on the book. I can’t wait to check it out (although I’ll have to, I guess). Love the uggs!!!


  17. It has already been added to my WishList. I am so excited to see what you’ve put in it.

    W. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. cute Ugg booties… re: putting them on Lucy, if she couldn’t get them off, she’d put on quite a show of acting weird because there is Something Quite Strange on her body! Just the way of cats… (unless of course they’re USED to that sort of thing…)