My current work in progress:

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


Here’s the Yarn . . .

 Yarn 011008

Yarn 011008

This is Hazel Knits sock yarn, a holiday gift from L-B. L-B was on a quest to find a sock yarn for me that I had not used before — she succeeded with this one.

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Hazelknits 011008

I have two 100-gram skeins, one each in the Lime Granita and Chocolatier colorways. Each skein is about 400 yards/skeins and is 90% wool/10% nylon blend. It’s lovely stuff!

The start of my new project:

New WIP 011008

New WIP 011008

A peek at my chart:

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Chart 011008

A peek at Lucy:

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Lucy 011008

See y’all Sunday!


  1. The thought of chocolate and lime yarns makes me hungry for key lime cheesecake with chocolate sauce drizzled on it. Those are going to be some yummy socks!

    (Unless, of course, you’re not actually knitting socks, and this is all a tricksy plan to make us think you are while secretly knitting something else from that yarn. :p)

  2. THe green yarn is yummy!

  3. Oh, those are lovely together!

    Hmmmmmm, whatcha makin’? Wrist warmers — maybe?

  4. oh cool! i’m going to be designing a sock with hazelknits yarn for a sock club this year and i’m really looking forward to it!

  5. What beautiful sock yarns! Thank you to you and L-B for helping me to covet yet another brand of yarn. I look forward to seeing more of your colorwork pattern. I hope Lucy has adjusted to your back to work schedule and that all of you have a nice weekend.

  6. Very Nice! I wonder from that peek of pattern if your doing one of those insane Norwegian Mitten patterns though. More power too you. You have to do something special with such fab yarn!

  7. Lovely yarn – I especially love that green! But…is that corrugated ribbing? You’re braver than I am; corrugated ribbing makes my palms sweat. 🙂

  8. It appears you have cast on about 64 stitches. Then you are working some corrugated ribbing. Four hundred yards in about 100 grams, that is about sock weight yarn. Traditionally, you get about 8 stitches per inch in that weight. If I am correct on those numbers, that would give about an eight inch circumference. That would be too large for your wrist. Socks from the top down, on two circulars? Interesting. I am guessing something in a sock, or a mitt. Very interesting. Today is Thursday! That means we don’t find out until Sunday. Oh, what a tease! Are you taking lessons from Lucy?

  9. Nordic socks!

  10. Oh how lovely! I have a pair going with some of that yarn too. It’s yummy yummy stuff!

  11. I don’t know what you are making, but I very much like the color combination. Mittens, perhaps?

  12. Tease!

  13. Ooohh that Chocolatier looks yummy! I shall have to remember that yarn… Thanks for sharing.

  14. oh how i love those two colors together – yummy! can’t wait to see more progress!

  15. Lime and Chocolate – how scrumptious! They look great and they make me hungry – what a combination! Enjoy the weekend and give that little dancer darling a hug too!

  16. Ooh, it looks like fun. I have to echo the yummy of everyone else. It made me think of those Andes mint chocolates.

  17. Wendee’s yarn (hazel knits) is fantastic, like Smooshy but with a bit more oomph. Knits up lovely & firm and she has terrific color sense. A good match with your lively patterns.

  18. Ooo, top secret knitting! Hi Lucy! shh What’s momma makin’?

  19. Teaser! No fair. You know we’re all going to not sleep now. All weekend.

  20. Oooo – I can’t wait to see what this will be! I love green and brown together so much I put it on my logo! I better set aside some of this yarn for myself – from the looks of things, I’m pretty sure I’m going have jump on this train!

  21. Anna-Karin says:

    Nice yarn!
    It looks like a typical start for mittens with patterna from Scandinavia. Since I´m Swedish my guess is mittens from Gotland (The border look typical for Gotlandsvantar)

  22. Cheeky sneaky peeking …… you have so got my interest aroused …… can’t wait to see more!

  23. Theresa in Italy says:

    Pretty colors! Whatever it is, it’s going to be beautiful. Have a good weekend!

  24. Go L-B !! I love both colours–especially together. She’s a clever girl!

  25. Oooo…please be stranded socks…please be stranded socks…please be stranded socks…please be stranded socks!!!

  26. Aren’t two color socks the best to knit? They are my favorite kind to design. Actually, now that I think about it, my last few patterns were all 2 color socks!

    Can’t wait to see how your sock grows!

    Caroline, the SockPixie

  27. Mittens?

    I have started and frogged mittens a few times in the past two weeks – just can’t seem to get into making mittens with this crazy northern VA weather lately… it feels like winter is over already!

  28. Oh you tease! I love the lime/chocolate worked together. I wouldn’t think to do that but it looks awesome!

    Have a good weekend – – hugs and smooches to Lucy of course.


  29. YUMMY! I suddenly have a craving for fondue and margaritas!

  30. knittymonster! says:

    i luv the Chocolatier stuff!! hmm, wat could you be making??………. long live prima ballerina queen lucy!

  31. You’re teasing us again.

  32. Wendy, I just got an email from my sister, a fairly new knitter, which included this comment:

    “I like the idea of from “Wendy Knits” of having 2 or 3 projects of different difficulty or variety. Dan really enjoyed reading her
    book. And read parts of it aloud as far as her comments. She really has a good sense of
    humor. ”

    Her husband is an ER doctor with an incredibly busy schedule and lots of reading to do. I get a kick out of hearing that you are on his reading list. As far as I know he hasn’t started knitting yet, though.

  33. You’re killing us! But those colors are indeed gorgeous — is the chocolatier one as coppery as it looks, because if it is, I may have to do damage to my credit card.

  34. Your yarny friend has good taste. Mmmmm… chocolate and lime!

  35. Beautiful, intriguing and cute all in one post.

  36. Wendy- I was thinking key lime tarts- sorry, one track mind.

    And what does Miss Lucy think of the yarn?

  37. Wendy
    Now that you are knitting socks on 2 circular needles have you thought of doing two socks at the same time?

    Have you tried that?
    Just wondering how hard that might be,.


  38. lovely.