My current work in progress:

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


A Quick One . . .

Just a quickie. Drive-by blogging, if you will.

You may recall the teal hogget roving I blogged about last month. I’ve got about 20 ounces total, and as of right now, I’ve spun about 12 ounces worth of singles.

So this afternoon I plied 8 ounces.


It’s about worsted weight, and there are two skeins there. One’s about 196 yards, and one’s about 270 yards.


It’s Lincoln/Dorset wool, and I’m quite enamoured of the resulting yarn. I’m continuing to spin the rest.



I also worked a little on Rose this weekend:


Extreme closeup!


And Lucy worked on napping!



  1. Rose is looking good. I really like seeing Fair Isle sweaters come together.

  2. Pretty, pretty. (Back to The game…Go Steelers!)

  3. The spinning looks really good. I feel encouraged as a new spinner that mine looks pretty close to yours. Whew! Nice stuff.

  4. Gorgeous spinning, and a fantastic sweater (and a perfect cat, of course). What more could a girl ask?

  5. Delicious teal yarn you’re making over there! Rose is mesmerizing. I wish it were the weekend for another few days. =)

  6. WOW–Rose looks stunning up close–your tension is! Or is that the yarn???

    Anyway, she looks fabulous, dahling..

  7. Wendy, would you consider selling any of your handspun or finished knitted works?

    Just curious.

  8. Rose is exceptionally lovely!

  9. Wow, Wendy, that is one beautiful sweater. It rivals any Dale I’ve seen — I do hope you make the pattern available!

    And your teal yarn is gorgeous. I’d love to see that made into a sweater, if there’s going to be enough. Or maybe you could fill it out with edging in another color? Have a good week!

  10. Rose is looking really beautiful, Wendy. I’m currently loving colorwork, too. I need to post some pics of Torino-in-progress really soon.

  11. I don’t know which one to drool over first. I absolutely love the color of your yarn. I can’t wait to see what you make with it and I can’t wait to see more of Rose.

  12. I am so glad you did a post on the weekend. I just love Rose and watching it’s progress.
    OMG what gorgeous colour that yarn is and of course Miss Lucy.

  13. Love Rose!

  14. Rose looks just beautiful. I love the effect that the repeated pattern creates in the shot that’s farther out. Really striking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Rose is looking stunning, your stitches are so even.

  16. Pretty hogget (it really must be awesome to be able to spin!), pretty pretty Rose (it really must be awesome to be able to knit so fast!), pretty pretty pretty Lucy (it really must be awesome to be so admired and not let it go to your head!). Always lots o’ pretty stuff at WendyKnits! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Spinning, knitting, and Lucy do not a drive-by blogging make. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. I love the yarn and Rose! I am so impressed with your designing abilities as well as your knitting and spinning.

  19. Wendy, Rose is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Makes me want to get back to my colorwork projects as soon as I have a little time to myself. (I can’t be distrubed when I’m working on Fairisles) ๐Ÿ™‚ You really amaze me with your talents.

  20. You did the teal hogget proud! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Beautiful spinning! Inspires me to get the wheel out of the corner and attack that huge pile of roving waiting for me!

    Love that Rose, too.

  22. Rose – stunning!
    Yarn – Stunning!
    Lucy – STUNNING!

  23. I could gaze at Rose all day every day. What a truly beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I don’t think I’ve ever commented here before, but both of your projects are so beautiful. Do you have a plan for the yarn yet?

    I’ve never done any colorwork. I’m still a beginner, and my next skill to master is cables. Maybe after that… I’m not sure if I would wear a sweater like Rose, because I tend not to like patterns on the upper half of my body, but looking at it on the needles right now, I keep imagining it as a really fabulous A-line skirt. Hmm.. Maybe if you decide to publish the chart, I’ll think about modifying it, someday when I’m a good knitter.

  25. The spinning looks wonderful – such a pretty color. Rose is fabulous – I love the pattern and envy you that even tension. Maybe I’ll get there someday. Lucy does know how to make the most of the day.

  26. I love Rose. It’s beautiful!
    Can you tell how you got the yahoo avatar onto your blog? I tried and couldn’t figure out how.

  27. I am so in love with the color of the hogget…and your spinning does it justice!

  28. Your work is just fantastic!

  29. That yarn is gorgeous; I am a sucker for teal. And how lucky is Lucy, working on her naps! ๐Ÿ™‚

    May I ask a question about lace knitting? I’m currently knitting the Town & Country scarf (one of the Elizabeth scarves from Knitpicks), and I’ve been extremely lucky in not dropping a stitch or making a huge error yet. I’d like to quit testing my luck and use a lifeline – but I can’t quite figure out how to get it in there! Should I knit my lifeline thread right into the row I’m marking? Just weave it into the row while I’m knitting? Help! (And thank you!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. OMG! gorgeous!!

  31. Wendy, I am a lurker and have been reading your blog for a while. Missed the de-lurker week, but I came out to say that the Rose sweater is absolutley beautiful and I can’t wait to see the finished product. I am a new knitter and I am tackling my first cable project, just an afghan. I aspire to get to your level of knitting some day. You do such lovely work. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  32. Extreme close-up! Whoa!!

  33. Wendy, You may have addressed this elsewhere in your blog…but how do you keep your yarn from getting twisted while doing your colorwork? I was taught that you always brought your contrasting color up and under the color on the needles. This results in a tangle of yarn as the row progresses, but unravels during the next row—if this were a perfect world. My colors seem to tangle midway thru the row. Thanks!