My current work in progress:

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



Things I am thankful for:

I was able to take a week off from work because there is no way in hell I would have been able to make a Thanksgiving dinner without several days of preparations. Whether or not I actually make a Thanksgiving dinner that is edible still remains to be seen.

We’ve gotten such a wonderful, incredible response to our Heifer project so far!

Family. Friends, both “real” and cyber.

This beautiful, loving little animal, who brings so much joy to my life:


And a whole lot more! But I need to start thinking about how to deal with this:


Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. And a happy one back to you and that loving little feline. Good luck on the meal – sounds like adequate preparations have been made and it will be just yummy!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Lucy might be thinking you got that turkey for her so she won’t be as disappointed about the flock of chicks.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy. May you and your family have a blessed time together.

    Thank you for all the time and effort you spend on this blog and your writing. It’s something I’m very thankful for.

  5. I’m sure your dinner will be wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy! I hope your turkey turns out perfectly!

  7. have a great thanksgiving!

  8. Hey! That’s the same turkey brand I got!! Enjoy this wonderful day!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Lucy. I am thankful for my kitties also (adopted them, too). The Elizabeth 1 sweater turned out fabulous.

    My mom is alergic to wheat, so she calls a crustless pumpkin pie “pumpkin un-pie”. But really the filling is the best part, don’t you think?

    God bless.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
    Lucy looks exceptional in her close up!

    I just looked at the previous day’s blog & saw Elizabeth. Wow! Outstanding. I know you said she was alot of mindless knitting, but the end result was really worth it.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving! WE don’t celebrate that over here so I’m hard at work while you are tucking into your turkey 🙂

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family. And Little Miss Wendy, too.

  13. Wendy, Happy Thanksgiving! I read daily and almost never comment. But I always enjoy your blog. Elizabeth I is wonderful! It may be my favorite of all you’ve done – at least sweater-wise. Good luck with your meal.

  14. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

  15. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Put a bit of water in the bottom of the pan and rest the turkey on some tightly rolled lengths of tin foil to keep it out of the water. Then roast as normal. Your turkey will come out incredibly moist and falling off the bones.

  16. thanks for sharing your inspiration, knitting, lucy and part of you with all of us who read your blog on a regular basis. elizabeth i turned out lovely.

  17. Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. you know, i bet Lucy has some ideas about how to deal with that turkey…

  19. Happy Thanksgiving from another Cathy! Thanks for all you share with us, Wendy, including lovely Lucy.

    My Lucy and her brother are ‘helping’ with dinner, as always. Everything tastes better with a soupçon of cat hair, doesn’t it?

  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Lucy!

  21. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy, to you and all of your family! I hope Lucy gets to have some turkey …

    The Elizabeth sweater is beautiful. I sure wish I had been a knitter when that book was published, I would love to try the pattern. However, I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars for it today!

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend, and please give Miss Lucy a pat from me.

  22. Happy Thing-giving, Wendy!

    2 things: I posted an INCREDIBLY easy recipe for some deliiiiicious Creamy Corn Bread and we have now formed the Sisterhood of the Creamy Corn Bread around the world. Wanna join??? All you gotta do is make it for Thanksgiving! LOL Spread the comfort food!

    Also on my blog, you’ll see a couple of posts down baby G-Luc’s Mistake Rib Hat! YUP! I figured out how to do the ribbing all the way to the top. Yeah. Um, it’s very hard! LOL Basically, you just try to follow the Mistake Rib pattern during the decreases at the crown so that it looks like it’s all uniform. :o)

    VERY scientific right? HA!

  23. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Think Lucy will decide that turkey in the dish is better than baby chicks on the computer?

  24. I am thankful for you sharing your knitting and Miss Lucy with us! Happy Thanksgiving, you wonder woman!

  25. Happy Thanksgiving Wendy and Lucy and to the rest of your family! Good luck with your turkey. May you find some restful time to knit and/or spin.

  26. theresa in italy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy! I’m also grateful to you for the time and effort you put into this blog, and your book, and this wonderful Heifer International project. Even if we don’t celebrate over here, I’m thankful today! Keep up the good work and God bless.

  27. ah yes, the cross-eyed siamese. 😉 i am very thankful for mine, too – may he rest in peace.

  28. A great Thanksgiving to you and that beautiful Lucy. Hope it was wonderful.

  29. Right back atcha!

  30. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    I like your knitting but I love your cat! Your pictures of her are great…I look for her first, then I check out the knitting! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  31. happy thanksgiving and the fo in the previous post looks gorgeous.
    hope the turkey came out ok

  32. Happy Thanksgiving Wendy, KOARC and Lucy!

  33. OK, now that’s cuteness overload. Happy Thanksgiving!

  34. Happy day to you too dear. I hope it was as lovely as mine!

  35. I’m sure Lucy will be very happy to have you around the house, especially cooking bird.

  36. Hope your dinner turned out wonderful and you’re enjoying your holiday week, Wendy!

    P-Man sends holiday chirrrps to Lucy!!

  37. Your Lucy is so beautiful. We had a little siamese looking cat named Lucy who died just 3 weeks ago. I really miss her… she used to meow what sounded remarkably like ‘Mama’ when she saw me. Good memories.

    You knit beautifully by the way!! Love your socks! I adore making socks and wearing them! I keep mending those holes in the toes! =)