My current work in progress:

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


Sunday Afternoon in Photos

Fir Cone Wrap, pre-blocking:


My little helper blocking the wrap:








Yarn left over:


Tuckered out little helper:


I’ll give some project details tomorrow and post the pattern within a couple of days. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Stunning, I love the colourway.

  2. I love how it turned out. I think I’m going to have to invest in some of that sea silk as a perk and make one.

    Absolutely lovely.

  3. That will be a pleasure and a joy to wear. I love it when people covet the handknits!

  4. Gorgeous! You will love wearing it. As for your helper…adorable as always…I really enjoy the photos you post. She is a beauty!

  5. That colourway is gorgeous! And the wrap…beautiful.

  6. Beautiful!

  7. Just wonderful! What amazing colors! And I love how Lucy weighted down the edge for you while you pinned the other edge….

  8. The yarn, the gorgeous work, the helper – all beautiful!

  9. Shirley, in PA says:

    Just beautiful! Lucy, of course, made sure the blocking was done correctly.

  10. Beautiful. And don’t you love when you have JUST enough yarn for something? Enough over that you weren’t having heart palpatations, but not so much that you’re left with lots of extra that’s just going to taunt you.

    And, helpers are good, aren’t they? Lucy really looks tuckered out!

  11. Gorgeous yarn and the wrap is just beautiful!

  12. How do you do it Wendy? I am so in awe of your talent.

    Have just started my very first pair of socks with the yarn you so kindly donated to me. Really wanted to do your toe up pattern – but a bit too complicated for me right now. Doing a really simple one to start and have just turned the heel! Have learnt which way to hold the dpns to avoid holes… (I think!).

  13. What a beautiful colorway!

  14. My fav kinda colors! And the shawl too!

  15. That Seasilk is incredible. Love the colorway and the sheen, and the fircone pattern shows it off perfectly. It’s just enough pattern to make the stole interesting without overwhelming that beautiful yarn.

  16. That is downright GORGEOUS yarn… I am looking forward to the pattern.

  17. The shawl is beautiful, and I’m sure it’s all due to your lovely assistant. ;o)

  18. Absolutely Stunning!!!!

  19. Could you recommend a pattern and yarn for a 1st shawl?

  20. catbookmom says:

    Gotta love those kitty bloomers! Makes ours look so prim, especially when I’ve been unable to stifle the giggles, and they’re ‘stalking’ away, tail high. Got my Lucy STR yarn last week, and I’m so looking forward to knitting it up, esp if you are kind enough to share the Paws-itively Lucy pattern!

    Couldn’t get this to post on yesterday’s message.???

  21. Wow the wrap is beautiful!!! I’ll definitely be making one!

  22. Hey Wendy! That looks great. Are you happy with the way the sea silk blocked out?

  23. No doubt, your helper is in need of a raise.

    Beautiful wrap!!

  24. absolutely gorgeous – saving the pennies now for the sea silk ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. That is the most precious picture of Lucy.
    Thank you.

  26. Lovely, Wendy!

  27. So pretty … oh, and the Fir Cone Wrap is nice too (lol). Good to have a handy, furry helper. My daughter’s Beagle is barking at me right now, probably wants to give a shout out to Lucy.


  28. Hey Wendy, that’s so cool that you’re going to post the pattern!

    Awwww…I want Lucy’s life…!

  29. The shawl is lovely! And Lucy’s being oh-so-helpful, too.

    A question, though. In the blocking picture, I think I see wire along the edge of the wrap. And I think I’ve heard people speak of blocking wires. However, I’ve only recently started doing projects that need blocking (since I like to be *done* with a project when it’s done) and so am curious about how well the blocking wires work. Anything that helps make the finishing easier is a bonus, in my opinion.


  30. Gorgeous. I love the pattern it really does look like a fir cone, before it opens fully. It also kind of looks like baby pine cones, before they open too.

  31. Congratulations on yet another finish, Wendy!

  32. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! very very impressive, and I love the colors ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I like the new avatar! Looks like you redecorated your place.