My current work in progress:

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


Lucy’s Job Description

One of Lucy’s more important duties is to be photographed with visiting dignitaries. She had the opportunity to perform this duty last night.

Lucy and Donna

Lucy and Donna

Donna and Em took time out of their world tour to stop in to see us. We had a lovely visit and I think Lucy has decided that there is nothing nicer than a teen-aged girl. She’d like Em to come back and play with her any time she likes!

Lucy and Em

Lucy and Em

On the knitting front, I am still working on my Angel Lace Shawl.

Angel Lace 123007

Angel Lace 123007

The pattern directs you to knit 13 repeats of the main pattern before knitting the edging pattern. I seem to have plenty of yarn, so I’m on the 15th repeat right now. I think I’ll stop after 15 though — don’t want to run out on the edging.

There was question in the comments about how I’m finding the yarn. I’ve had no problems with it snapping or breaking, and in the 1.5 skeins I’ve knit through thus far, there have been no knots or problems. This is possibly the nicest-feeling cashmere I’ve ever knit.

I love the pattern — easy to knit and easy to memorize, but complex enough to keep my interest.

I ask you, what’s not to like?


  1. That’s the kind of lace I like the most. Something I can do that can keep my mind occupied, but not so complex that I can’t chat or listen to something while knitting it, letting my mind wander a little bit.

    Lucy looks very comfy on those laps.

  2. Oh wow! I know those people! Fancy seeing them on Wendy Knits! *waves* Hope you all had a lovely time.

  3. knittymonster says:

    ello wendy! i really like the new pattern! i just finished making a neck wrap thing for my grandmother and when i gave it to her she actually cried. i was a little uncomfortable because i mean, it was made out of really scratchy wool and made it too wide, but then again, she loved it and thats what matters rite? ah well. long live queen lucy!!

  4. oh! is donna knitting a sock out of ShiBuiKnits in “orchid”? i’m doing a pair in that right now. so pretty!

    love the lace. very pretty on both sides!

  5. It’s looking lovely, and I failed to notice (or just forgot) that the yarn had a little bit of pink in it, which is quite nice.

    One more thing: HAIL TO THE REDSKINS! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Lucy definitally looks like she is just loving all the attention she getting!! The Lace is absolutely Beautiful and I cant wait to see it done and Blocked ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like knitting lace and plan to get my Snowdrop shawl finished up just as soon as I get the Christmas Socks and Slippers done. Unfortunately as I am new to Lace Knitting I can just bounce between it and other projects and need to be able to concentrate on it.

  7. I thought Lucy would like to know that today I adopted my first cat, from a shelter, and I wore my Lucy socks to do it. Pictures of the socks (and of Pudding) are on my blog. Three cheers for shelter cats!

  8. angel lace shawl looks and sounds “heavenly!” hoping donna makes it to our aloha knitters meet-up next week when she’s due in hawaii!

  9. Lucy has a job, so she has a -verbal- contract I suppose.
    It would be lovely to read all the mutual commitments in one text!

  10. anne marie in philly says:

    a little lucy love…awwwwww!

    here’s to a great 2008 for lucy, you, and the KOARC (raises coffee mug; waaaay too early for alcohol)

  11. Beth in Maine says:

    The Blogiverse collides! I’ve been following Donna’s world tour and knew she planned a stop in Virginia, now I know why. What fun….Happy New Year!

  12. Donna and Em’s rabbit Twinkie is going to be very jealous.

  13. Oh, do you have any idea how many of us are jealous of your visitors? I know Lucy enjoyed the attention. Happy New Year, you guys!

  14. OK I apologise in advance but shouldn’t it be visiting digKNITaries? I tried to knit a cashmere blend once and came home to find it all yanked out of my knitting bad and in a million knotty pieces on the ground… with a cat sleeping on top. Yeah, that project lives in a cat bed now.

  15. My seven year old daughter feels the same way about Em as the cat – she adores her.

    SO happy to see a picture of Donna, she’s been hiding on their travel blog.

    Ain’t the knitternet a wonderful thing?