My current work in progress:

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


Cowl Progress

I’m making some progress on my cowl — see?

I started at the top of the cowl, and I’m knitting down to the bottom, increasing as I go to widen it to fit over the shoulders:

This yarn is just a dream to knit. So soft, so light . . .


Some of you might have figured out that if you enlarge one of my Coraline photos in yesterday’s blog post, you’ll find the password to enter at the Coraline site and view one of the short videos there. (Yeah, I was trying to be subtle and not point it out.) Extra points to anyone who can identify the sweater being worn in that video. 🙂

And through a trackback, I found this blog entry, which links to other bloggers who have received boxes from the Coraline team. If you read these entries, you’ll find other passwords so you can view other videos.

Did I mention how extremely honored and flattered I am to have been chosen to receive the knitting box?

Helping Others

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, I’m thinking about what I can do to help others less fortunate. Project Linus, non-profit organization that makes blankets for severely abused and ill children, can always use donations of money, materials, and blankets. If you have something to donate, check out the website — the FAQs have information on exactly what they can use and how to donate. I made a monetary donation today as my Thanksgiving gift.

Lucy Sez:

“Is it turkey time? Do we have to wait til tomorrow?”


  1. A good Thanksgiving to all at Chez WendyKnits!

  2. I will have to go through all the videos over the next couple of days. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

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  3. Aw. Have a good thanksgiving!
    As a beginner, i’m incredibly astounded by your increases.
    Mine always look sloppy and yours are so lovely! Best of Luck!
    I hope Lucy gets enough turkey to set the purr motor off.

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  4. That is so awesome that you recieved that box!! I went to the different sites and watched the videos on the Coraline website. Those tiny sweaters are amazing!! I stumbled on another box that wasn’t linked by any of the other blogs, but they haven’t posted what’s actually in the box yet.

  5. I am SO Jealous! I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan. I saw him at the Library of Congress Book Festival not too long ago – but I only admired him from afar.

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  6. Mason loves turkey and I bet Lucy does, too. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy!

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  7. This is a repeat as I must of scrolled too far and posted on the Nov 24th entry: The miniture knitter in the film 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… 🙂

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Lucy. I’m going to enjoy a little extra knitting time the next four days.

  9. As a Project Linus volunteer and blanketeer, I thank you for your contribution and mention of this cause. I became a blanketeer several years ago while trying to find info on prayer shawls. I couldn’t find prayer shawl groups in my area so became involved with Linus. Our chapter provides blankets for two camps (Victory Junction and Camp Carefree) which are for children with severe illnesses and handicaps as well as hospitals, police, fire depts and nationally.

  10. You’re so lucky! I would love a mystery box. That’s just awesome!

  11. anne marie in philly says:

    may you and your family have a peaceful thanksgiving day!

    steven and meredith say: “meow, turkey makes us sick; we are having seafood tomorrow! yayz!”

  12. I think the Coraline boxes are very cool ! Your corresponding video link to the star sweater is amazing – was I the only one who noticed the knitter knits English ? I’m looking forward to tracking the other boxes- what a clever concept!
    Hope you and Lucy have a great Thanksgiving!

  13. OK, I feel dense that I didn’t pick up on the password the first time, but I guess I haven’t been reading your blog long enough to know that you can be a little crafty in more ways than one. How cool to get a mystery box!
    I have checked out the short videos and the the movie looks like it’s going to be amazing, and I was reminded that I had seen a website some time ago done by a woman who knit incredibly small sweaters and gloves, it must be the same person, how many people can there be that can knit that tiny? Have a great Thanksgiving, and thank you for such a great blog!

  14. Theresa in Italy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you! And Lucy, I hope you get some turkey. Well, the guys hope you do…


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