My current work in progress:

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


Under the Wire

I got one more project completed for 2007.

Behold the Angel Lace Shawl, unblocked.

Angel Lace Unblocked 123107

Angel Lace Unblocked 123107

And blocked:

Angel Lace 123107

Angel Lace 123107

As usual, my little helper appears as soon as I put lace down on the carpet.

A close-up of the pattern:

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Angel Lace Close-up 123107

The Angel Lace Shawl (by Evelyn Clark, pattern leaflet published by Fiber Trends) took 2 50-gram skeins of Handmaiden 2-ply cashmere, with 10 grams left over. I did 2 extraΒ  repeats of the main pattern. Blocked, it measures 72 inches across the top, and 36 inches down the center back to the point. A quick knit and a fun one, I recommend this pattern!

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for reading my blog and for your friendship in 2007. See you in 2008!


  1. Wow, that’s so beautiful! Good job!

    Hey you may have been asked this before but what kind of scale do you use? I’m in the market. πŸ™‚

    Happy new year!

  2. Wendy, I’ve been reading your blog for several years. However, when I started I wanted to start from the beginning. Yesterday I FINALLY read the blog entry you’d posted that day!! You’ve inspired me, entertained me, and touched me! I look forward to reading (and commenting) in 2008 and beyond. Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us everyday!

    Happy New Year!!

  3. The miracle that is blocking amazes me every time. Beautiful shawl!

    Thank you for blogging; I enjoy reading very much. Happy new year to you!

  4. Denise in Kent, WA says:

    Happy New Year, Wendy! Although an infrequent commenter, I am a regular reader and thoroughly enjoy your knitting adventures. And Miss Lucy, of course. πŸ™‚

  5. I love your Angel Shawl–I’ve had it on my to-knit list for months, but haven’t settled on the yarn yet. I never thought about a lightly variagated colorway, I’ll have to keep considering yarns I think.

  6. Good timing! And good lace, too! I think I’ll forever love that colourway.

    Happy new year! May it be the best yet, filled with friends, family, and fibre. Y’know, all the happy-making stuff. πŸ˜€

  7. It’s beautiful! And such a lovely finale for the year.

  8. beautiful shawl – and it complements lucy’s eyes!

  9. I’m not sure if you have told us who is the intended recipient of the shawl. Based on the photos, I’d say Lucy is thinking that it should be her. Although whether any cat, even one so cute and snuggly and utterly adorable as Lucy, is worth cashmere is open to question πŸ™‚

    Have a great 2008!

  10. Wendy – thanks for all your insight and inspiration in 2007. Even when you were dealing with health challenges you were always an inspiration. Happy 2008 to you and Lucy and KOARC.

  11. The angel shawl is just charming. Unbelievable how your summer of socks merged into the solstice of lace! I wish I had a helper like Lucy — so much more cuddly than blocking wires…Happy new year!

  12. That is an especially pretty shawl/yarn combo. (I’m so glad that Lucy approves …)

    Happy New Year to all of you, and best wishes for a happy 2008.

  13. Gorgeous! I bought the pattern because I like it so much. Happy New Year!

  14. It turned out so well! Happy New Year to you, too πŸ™‚

  15. As usual, I LOVE it πŸ™‚ It’s simply gorgeous!

    Happy New Year to you and the KOARC and Miss Lucy, too πŸ™‚

    Thank YOU for giving us something to read each day!!!!

  16. Wendy, I love reading your blog and I love seeing your model Lucy.

    Happy New Year!

  17. Happy New Year! And, the new shawl is beautiful! : )

  18. Janet Lewis says:

    I’ve been reading your blog long enough to have a very clear memory of the first “Lucy pictures.” While she was lovely it was also clear she’d had a very rough time. I’ve thought several times over the past years how much she has changed. She looks confident and happy. Three cheers.

    Happy New Year.

    p.s. The shawl is lovely. Your work is always lovely.

  19. Beautiful work as usual. Of course, Lucy especially likes this shawl … she know she looks good with blue.

    Wishing you, KORC & Lucy a Happy, Healthy New Year!!!

  20. Barbara-Kay says:

    Happy New Year, Wendy! We own a pewter toasting plate, that says (in Spanish), health, wealth, love, and time to enjoy them.
    That’s my wish for you, KOARC, and Lucy.

    Thanks for your blogging and sharing your knitting life with us.

  21. That is a very pretty shawl. Congratulations! Happy Knitting in 2008.

  22. The shawl is gorgeous! I love all the colors in that yarn.

    Happy New Year to you and KOARC and Lucy! πŸ™‚

  23. I’ll be spending New Year’s Day with a skein of Smooshy and your River Run pattern. Can’t think of a better way to start of the new year! Happy New Year to you and Lucy, who makes such a charming spokesmodel for your lovely knits.

  24. been doing the lurking thing since i moved overseas, but wanted to wish you and Lucy a Happy New Year! i thoroughly enjoy your projects and posts, particularly the pretty kitty pics. makes me miss my own kitty (who’ll move over here, soon as she’s allowed).

    keep it coming!
    best regards from London.

  25. I love the shawl—– and agree with Laura who aptly called it “charming”! The color is delish indeed.

    A very Happy New Year full of blessings, health and much happiness!

  26. The shawl is beautiful. Lovely colorway! My New Year’s Resolution – or goal really – is to try lace. Thanks for all the great info and inspiration. Happy New Year!

  27. Fiddle! Now I’ll have to add it to my queue.

    Thank you for a year of great blog posts.

  28. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    I love the shawl. But then, I always love your work!

    Please add me to those who thank you for blogging and sharing Lucy’s photos with us. I so look forward to reading it.

    A very Happy New Year to you, Lucy and the KOARC!

  29. Happy New Year, my friend! πŸ™‚

  30. It looks beautiful. I love it!!! πŸ™‚

  31. michigancatholic says:

    Thanks, Wendy, for sharing your knitting with us this year. I really enjoy your blog. Absolutely beautiful. You inspired me to learn to knit socks. =)

  32. Happy New Year to you too Wendy!! Can’t wait to see what 2008 brings to you!

  33. Thanks for your never-ending inspiration and for writing all the wonderful patterns for us to knit. You are one of my favorite designers and I usually have something on my needles that you have either written yourself or told us about. I hope 2008 is a wonderful year for you and all you love!!!

  34. Wendy, thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your inspiration with us in 2007 and before. When I decompress in the evening your blog is one I’m sure to look for. The Lucy photos and the knitting – you get me every time πŸ™‚

    Best of 2008 to you, Lucy and KOARC.

  35. HNY, Wendy! I look forward to seeing your many wonderful projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. sooo pretty wendy and a nice addition just in the nick of time .. it’s getting colder and snowier now!

  37. I don’t think I’ve ever commented here, but I read your blog regularly and always look forward to reading your new posts! Lucy is one of my favorite cyberkitties and here’s to 2008 treating you and yours very well. πŸ™‚

  38. Beautiful shawl. Happy new year to you and Lucy

  39. Theresa in Italy says:

    Thank YOU, Wendy, for sharing your knitting and your life (and all those gorgeous pics of Lucy) through this blog. I always look forward to reading it! Best wishes to you, Lucy and the KOARC for a wonderful 2008. And what a beautiful shawl!

  40. Happy New Year, Wendy – wishing you a peaceful and healthy 2008!


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