My current work in progress:

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


Lazy Sunday

We are having a lazy Sunday chez WendyKnits.

Lucy is in her kitty bed, dreaming of baby chicks.


I just started spinning some Blue Moon Fiber Arts roving.


The colorway is Purple Rain and it’s merino/angora blend. Quite lovely and soft!


Last night I finished the first sleeve of Elizabeth I. Whew!


One down, one to go! I’ve started the second sleeve, but I’ll spare you a photo because guess what? It looks like the first sleeve.

I’m hoping to get this sweater done this week because I have taken the whole week off from work. Woo hoo!

I’ve got a lot to do this week, though. Tomorrow I take my car in for routine service and inspection. Tuesday I’ve got a fun family get-together. And on Wednesday, the Thanksgiving preparations will start in earnest.

I’ve already done the grocery shopping.


I think this will turn into a food blog for a few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

Swedish Twined Knitting

There were several questions in the comments about twined knitting.

I’ve done it in the past, but it’s not something I’ve spent a lot of time doing. There is an excellent page describing it, with great photos, here. This page was created by the lovely and talented Theresa. She’s got a number of great pages of knitting tips and tricks.

Heifer Project

I updated the total raised in our Heifer project a little while ago — we’re doing great! The next weekly prize drawing will be held on Tuesday. There’s a lot of really great stuff being given away this week. Just sayin’.


  1. Wendy, I’m glad that you are bringing awareness of Heifer International to people who might not have heard about it otherwise. And hey, I’m first commenter to your blog, one read by thousands of knitters! {VBG}

  2. Yay for you – you’re on the downhill side of sleeve island. That’s going to be such a lovely sweater.

  3. *GIANT HUG* ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. You bank leave like CRAZY! You must be a really long-timer…I’m only at the 3+ level….but still, gotta love the govt. jobs, even if just for the leave!

    The sweater’s gonna be done by tomorrow, just watch.

    (I gotta email BMFA for some roving…wish it was up on their site…I’ve seen it here and there on blogs and I gotta have it!)

  5. How many people are you cooking for? Does Lucy enjoy company?

  6. anne marie in philly says:

    I see grits in that fridge.

    and diet coke.

    and yogurt.

    and grey poupon.


    (sneaks off sniggling to herself)

  7. Wendy, your fridge looks soooooooo orderly!! I hope Lucy likes turkey as much as baby chicks. When I was a kid, our kitties used to sit in front of the oven all day long while the turkey cooked–just patiently sat there staring. (We really overcooked turkey in the old days. LOL) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  8. Go Wendy, Go!!! I’m loving to see how much everyone’s contributing to your Heifer project!

  9. I LOVE the color of that roving you’re spinning up! It’s so pretty. Do you have definite plans for the yarn to be yet?

  10. I’m really happy to see your plugs for Heifer. It’s one of our guild’s favored donations. And also I appreciate your plug for adoption of animal pets. All of our inside animals are adopted – though not our outside fiber “factories.” It’s important to keep focused that the domestic pets depend on us and we need to be responsible – good on you.

  11. An almost finished sweater, a week off from work and full fridge! Who could ask for anything more?!

  12. Hi Wendy (and Lucy)…what kind of spinning wheel do you have? I’m considering buying one and am blog-polling people that have them. Pro’s and cons? Good bad and ugly?


  13. She dreams of baby chicks? That’s too cute.
    Have a great Thanksgiving. I’m looking forward to seeing some of your fixings.

  14. Mmmm…nice roving! OK, I see a Lendrum and a Little Gem, didn’t I remember your having a Kromski? How’s she these days ;~)
    Your fridge is making me hungry!

  15. Whooooo… full frige! Care to share what you are making for turkey day?

    That purple rain is beautiful!!

  16. That looks like a very comfortably full fridge.

  17. Happy Turkey Day, Wendy! I look forward to seeing pictures of what you cook up as I can assure you I’m not going to get any good stuffing, mashed taters, turkey and such over here this year.

  18. Gorgeous purple! I only have to bring cornbread dressing on Thursday, so not TOO much baking ahead…

  19. OK, so if you will be morphing into a food blog, don’t forget the joys of Swedish food! We’re just finishing a kitchen remodel and I finally have the room to make all the pepparkakor I want. OK, so it’s all the pepparkakor everyone is demanding!

  20. Amazing Colour Roving And Your Fridge Is Making Me Hungry Happy Thanksgiving To You And Lucy!

  21. That roving is an awesome colour! Wow, it really pops! It pops!