My current work in progress:

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



Hey, thanks for all the lovely birthday greetings in the comments. I really appreciate them!

Lucy and I had a nice quiet day yesterday. In celebration of my birthday, I even turned on the heat. ๐Ÿ˜‰

There were a few questions in the comments about my Crest o’ the Wave Scarf.

Wave Scarf 010308

Wave Scarf 010308

I’m doing 7 repeats of the pattern, with 5 edge stitches on each side that I’m working in garter stitch.

I think I’ll stop knitting at the halfway point and cast on again for the second half, and work in to the center, then join the two halves.

There were questions about the size needle I’m using — it’s a U.S. 6 (4mm).

FYI, information about my current work in progress is always posted in my sidebar, over on the right side of the page. Pattern, needle size, and what information I have about the yarn can always be found there.

And if you are on Ravelry, I keep my project notebook pretty well updated with this info as well — my Ravelry username in “wendyknits.”

I’m feeling the need to snuggle with this little girl:

Lucy 010308

Lucy 010308

So I’ll sign off for now and be back next week!


  1. Hi WEndy! I really like the new scarf. Will you be publishing the pattern once it’s finished? Anyway, have a great weekend!

  2. Belated happy birthday!

  3. At least poor Lucy has recovered her dignity!

  4. Snuggling with kitties is an excellent way to spend an evening.

    Out of curiosity, does the yarn you’re using have a colourway name, or is it a unique dyelot? Yellow and purple aren’t usually colours that I like together, but when I see that yarn, it reminds me of flowers in the spring, and it puts me in a happy state of mind. (Anything that can remind me of springtime when it’s thins freaking cold here is a thing to be cherished!)

  5. knittymonster! says:

    i like how the scarf is coming along! long live queen lucy!!!

  6. Turned on the heat? Living large! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you had a good day.

  7. yep – snuggling with a kitty-girl is always a good idea when it’s chilly. Congrats on turning on the heat! I’m sure Lucy appreciates it.

  8. aw nuts, I’m late! Happy Birthday Wendy!

  9. I really love the stitch pattern for your scarf. It goes especially well with the variegated yarn. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’m sitting here on the couch on this freezing night hemmed in by two snuggling fur balls. Can you hear them purring?! Have a terrific weekend.

  11. meryl (da barrel) says:

    hey my middle name is wendy & it’s my b-day today (the 3rd)!! happy birthday to us….love all the information i get here, and i especially love lucy!! (pun intended)

  12. Belated happy birthday Wendy.

  13. happy birthday, sorry I’m late, I wasn’t paying attention

  14. happy belated b-day!!!

  15. Happy New Year (and belated b-day)! No better way to start the year than with a fabulous new scarf! Perfect!

    May all your dreams come true in 2008…

  16. Does Lucy ever get tired of being so heartbreakingly adorable? I am suffering the urge to snuggle kitty belly.

  17. Michele in maine says:

    Happy belated birthday wishes, Wendy! It’s been a “three-cat night” in my bed the past couple – zero degrees and less! Cat heat rules!

  18. Happy (belated) Birthday Wendy!


  19. Hi Wendy, I think this colorway lookes terrific. It’s unusual, and fresh. It really makes the scarf unique!

  20. Happy Late Birthday! My birthday was on Wednesday as well. Hope yours was as fantastic as mine was! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Your birthday was on time, I’m late. Happy Birthday!!

  22. Hi, again. Wendy, I am wondering if you have seen
    Cat Bordihi’s book, “New Pathways for Sock Knitters” ?
    I found the book filled with many new ideas for sock knitting.

    Out of 8 master patterns that she shows as templetes,
    6 patterns are tow-up, no grafting, so that I thought you may like it……..

  23. Snuggling with kitties and knitting sound like the perfect weekend activity.

  24. happy belated birthday (sorry I’m a little behind in my reading)

    love the crest of the wave scarf – great minds must think alike, I just began a scarf in this very same pattern, and love it!