My current work in progress:

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


Love. It.

I finished my Midnight Lace Stole yesterday. Did I mention I love it?

It’s so pretty!

Gwendolyn is enjoying wearing it.

Midnight Lace Stole by Sivia Harding, knit in Handmaiden Sea Silk in the “woodland” colorway. My stole took 2.75 skeins of Sea Silk — pattern calls for 3 skeins, so it’s pretty much spot-on.

Sea Silk is sort of a heavy laceweight and is perfect for this design. It adds a bit of weight to the stole, and the drape of the silk is just fabulous. I feel like a 1930s movie star wrapped in this stole. Pity I don’t look like one.

Meanwhile, Lucy would like to show you what I’m knitting now:

Details tomorrow!


  1. Margie in Maryland says:

    Really lovely!

  2. That stole looks magnificent. My “to make” list for after the new year just keeps growing… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. So lovely! The lace, the design, the kitty and the post….

  4. Beautiful. Love the lace.

  5. That stole is gorgeous!!! You amaze me with your knitting. I am a typical ADD knitter with a few t hings going at once.

  6. Wow – the stole is gorgeous! I love the new yarn color, too – can’t wait to get the details on that project…

  7. thinks you’re a star, even without the shawl. But it looks beautiful

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  8. Beautiful!

  9. I take it you still don’t have the heat on – Gwendolyn is wearing Lismore under the stole. She and Lucy may stage a coup – better be careful ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. I love it too! The colors are gorgeous; the green adds a touch of brightness.

  11. Ooooh, it’s gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    As is the yarn in the new project…looking forward to hearing more about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Oh, that stole is STUNNING!!!!!!

    And are you knitting a cowl??

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  13. Oh my! That is beautiful!!

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  14. Modeling like that deserves SALMON!
    Did you knit straight from the skein or do some intermixing to avoid pooling etc? Love the edging.

  15. Sorry, I should have thought to ask this before – now that you’re all finished, would you knit another one with the beads, or was the beading painful?

    THANKS ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Wendy, we are plurk friends. Your site shows your beautiful work, and your amazing cat.

    Thank you for sharing!


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  17. your midnight stole is gorgeous!

    looks like Lucy likes your new project ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. I love it too!
    I am envious of Gwendolyn. As much as one can be of a mannequin.

    On the other hand, I also REALLY like the color of your new project!

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  19. I’ll bet Lucy looks even better than Gwendolyn in that stole! Beautiful!

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  20. Oh so pretty! The yarn and the pattern work wonderfully together.

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  21. It’s so pretty! Love the jewel tone color of it.

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  22. the lace is beautiful. I just bought 1400 yards of a laceweight silk/wool blend yarn, and I’m trying to figure out what to do with it.

    Now what is that beautiful, colorful concoction underneath the lace?

  23. Absolutely LOVE the finished stole! Seasilk DOES have an exquisite drape – I’ll bet the stole is much more beautiful in person than the camera can catch ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Gwendolyn is lucky to be wearing such beautiful knitwear. I love the colors in your stole.
    Can’t wait to see what’s next, although it doesn’t look like socks….

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  25. Oh, Wendy, it’s gorgeous! I’m sure you do look like a movie star all wrapped up in your gorgeous shawl. Your newest project looks quite interesting as well. Can’t wait to see the details tomorrow.

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  26. Is that a Good Luck Cowl that you’re starting?

  27. Anything that makes you feel glamorous is worth every stitch! It’s a beaut!
    (Yes, and so are you, Lucy.)

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  28. Oh my! Stunning! One more thing to add to my to-do list.

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  29. That shawl is tip-top, Wendy! Did you try flinging it yet?

  30. Wendy, you have got to quit knitting lace shawls that I then have to knit. My queue of projects is heavily influenced by your blog. I love the Sivia Harding patterns. Let me turn this around a little and suggest her Diamond Fantasy shawl to you. I’ve made two of them now, which you can see here and here if you are on Ravelry. Otherwise you can look on my blog. These go surprisingly quickly once you get in the groove.

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  31. Your stole is absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy wearing it. Lucy looks really interested in “her” new project…can’t wait to see what she is knitting. Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

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  32. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  33. Lovely stole! It looks like Lucy has everything under control ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. I love, love, LOVE that stole! However, I would call it a shawl, as it seems a little too big to be called a stole. It is inspiring me to get my Diamond Fantasy shawl out of the bag in which it is languishing so that I can have something beautiful. But I don’t have time this year. Maybe next fall, when things calm down a little.
    Kudos to you!

  35. Beautiful stole!! And, I love Lucy.

  36. You make me want to start a lace project! Gorgeous…simply gorgeous.

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  37. Beautiful! When I checked the Handmaiden site to look at the colors, I never would have expected the Woodland colorway to knit up to such a subtle mix, which I like very much. But then, I’ve never seen a skein in person.

  38. I love the finished product!
    And that’s such a lovely color on Lucy! I can’t wait to see what you’re doing next. :3

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  39. Stun.ning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  40. Theresa in Italy says:

    If the stole looks that gorgeous on Gwendolyn, I can only imagine how stunning it makes you look! Ready for your close up? And I’m also guessing the new project is a cowl, which by the way looks quite good on Lucy but don’t tell her.

  41. Dr. Jackie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  42. It is a lovely stole Wendy. Lucy is lovely too:-)

    Thank you for sharing and for inspiring. I don’t know where I’ll find the time, but…

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  43. Love the stole and love the yarn….Lucy looks like she’s saying, “Hey Mom, get that off my butt!”

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  44. Your stole is fab! I’ve only knit one project with Sea Silk, but it makes me smile every time I look at it.

  45. Oooooooh, it *is* gorgeous. I’m going to have to try some of the Sea Silk for the next shawl I’m allowed to start! (I have a few shawls in progress… okay, maybe more that “a few”…)

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  46. So beautiful!

  47. The shawl is absolutely gorgeous. I think I’m going to have to check out Sivia Harding’s designs.

  48. Simply gorgeous! Love the colors too (and I’m not a green girl). ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re enjoying your time off. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  49. The stole is so gorgeous! Congratulations! And I love your sense of humor ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am looking forward to hearing what you are knitting now, the colourway is fantastic.

  50. The stole is wonderful, but being a color person, I’m more interested in the wonderfully teal-y concoction you just started. It makes me think of a cowl and looks wonderfully squishy.

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  51. Your stole is amazing, and the color of your new project is beautiful.

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  52. The stole is lovely, I love sea-silk! the new project is a lovely green, can’t wait to see what it’s going to be when it grows up!

  53. It’s gorgeous Wendy, congratulations

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  54. Wendy, you have done me proud. I love your stole!!!!! Wear it happily..

    and a big congrats on the mention in Knit 1 and of course, the upcoming sock book. It looks beautiful..

  55. great stole!

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  56. That shawl is gorgeous!!

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  57. The miniture knitter is wearing Alice Starmore’s “Katherine Howard” from “Tudor Roses.” I really need to finish that one some day. It’s 1/2 done in the original yarns and I pooped out on it. Anyway, instead of extra points, can you weasel an Ian McShane autograph from the movie folks for me? I always liked that guy. Hope he cleaned up his potty mouth from “Deadwood.” I wonder if he had a box… ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. The stole is fantastic!

  59. Absolutley beautiful! I loved the color so much and the look of the yarn that I ordered some from The Loopy Ewe, it arrived. What size needles do you recommend using, I want to knit a shawl with the Handmaiden I got? Thank you for any help you can give. You are an inspiration!!!