My current work in progress:

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


Tempus Fugit

It seems like it was just Halloween, and here we are, on December 2nd already. I know you’ll be pleased to know that I took some time to decorate my office this morning:

So now I am in a properly festive mood, thank-you very much.

And I’m loving my work in progress.

I actually started this Thanksgiving night, but only knit a bit then, due to turkey-fatigue. But I got quite a bit done over the weekend, and then was too busy to do more than a couple of rows last night. I’m wishing I had more spare time this week because this is just so much fun to knit.

The pattern is complex enough to be entertaining, but not so complex that it takes a lot of my attention. And I love this yarn — the Tilli tomas Demi-Plie silk. I bought it on sale somewhere — don’t remember where. I’ve got 1160 yards in this colorway (Parchment) and am now patting myself on the back for having the foresight to have purchased an equal amount in Natural. I have Plans for that yarn, but they are not sufficiently “gelled” to be discussed here in public. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This won’t mean anything to anyone but my Plurk buddies . . .

But today I hit the highest possible Karma score. Moments before:

Moments after:

I’m thinking about making Lucy call me “Ma’am” from now on. Or maybe “Mommie Dearest.”

No, I’m an indulgent mother, really. Why else would I have let Lucy have her own phone?

Except now I get text messages like this all day:

Lucy sez:

“I wuz framed! I iz innocent, I tells ya!”


  1. The sheep is adorable! Congrats on surpassing 100! Whatever hurdles will plurk cook up for you to leap over gracefully?

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  2. thekidyquat says:

    Oh I love this blog post! That is too cool about the Karma!

    Sadly, I have been a bad plurker and I am now karmarupt. ๐Ÿ™

  3. Aw! If my Alice had her own phone I would need unlimited texting.
    Your new WIP is great! You’re so skilled.
    (though this is coming from the gal who is just now learning thumb gussets)

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  4. Congrats on hitting 100 Karma points. I am 9 points away, and it might as well be 1000. Santa sheep is adorable. Now, where do I get turbo charged needles like yours. Geez, what you accomplish when you don’t have much time is freakin’ amazin’.

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  5. Cute sheep!

    Love the shawl!!

  6. Can I have Lucy’s phone number? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Congrats on the Plurk uber-nirvana. The new shawl is looking gorgeous!

  8. hahha hilarious – who sent that text!? i love that the sheep is all dressed up!

    what is plurk?

  9. I love the lace Wendy! I’m always amazed at your focus and ability to get so much done ๐Ÿ™‚

    I caught one of the cats on the kitchen counter last night helping himself to turkey (he never bothered to text me obviously). Boy, he must have been desperate because I don’t think I’ve ever seen him on the counter before!

  10. Somehow I think the KOARC has something to do with that turkey texting. Call me crazy, but…

    And indeed that sheep is truly adorable! With someone that festive looking down on you, how could anything go wrong?!

  11. So when did Lucy get her own phone? It’s a good thing Perry P never found out or there would have been “heck” to pay.

    Congrats on 100.00 Karma – you truly are a goddess among plurkers as well as knitters. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. The sheep is adorable! I love the decorations and Santa hat. And the shawl…words don’t express how gorgeous it is. As always, you and your knitting are an inspiration.

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  13. I’ve been Plurk-absent today so I missed the big move to 100 points.
    Congrats, Wendy. Did anything earth-shattering happen?

    Love the stole – you have the gift of patience!

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  14. The shawl is drop dead gorgeous. It is one of my favorites among your work.

  15. anne marie in philly says:

    sheepie looks festive! ๐Ÿ™‚

    and lucy looks VERY innocent! steven and meredith will throw her bail, if they have to!

  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous shawl! Love the way the yarn works with it.

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  17. Yeah! 100 Plurk Karma baby.

    Knitters RULE the internet.

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  18. Extra cute sheep, great lace, stunning karma, and amusing text message. You rock!

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  19. Love the sheep Christmas decoration, with lights no less. Wish I had one like it! Congratulations on the Plurk milestone.

  20. Your Hanging Garden is so beautiful – perfect yarn and color for the pattern!

    Sivia’s Waves in the Square is also great fun to knit. And to wear.

  21. Ooooh, I am loving the stole — gorgeous!

    And a great big dancing nanner to you on your new Karma score! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Congrats on the karma! The karma count was too much pressure for me; I had to remove myself from plurk because it was so depressing to watch my karma go south…too much fun; too little time!

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  23. i so have the same sheep..isn’t it cute? Glad you got your karma up!

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  24. Love the sheep!

  25. The lace is breathtaking! And congrats on the karma! Maybe Lucy can call you Ascended Master!
    I joined Plurk but haven’t actually plurked yet. It’s still fun!

  26. I knit Sivia’s pattern in alpaca laceweight and, of course, it’s beautiful. In your yarn, it’s so different, and yet just as beautiful. You’ve inspired me to make another one.

  27. That sawl!!! Actually I’m speechless.

  28. That shawl is turning out beautiful!

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  29. Your shawl looks beautiful! I really enjoy Sivia’s patterns. Congrats on the plurk karma too.

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  30. LOL. I love the little Christmas lights “necklace” and the cute hat too. The new project is beautiful. It’s all about having fun and loving the project you are working on, right? Good for you. Also, I think we should change your Plurk name to “Mighty and Powerful Plurk Overlord” to mark your Karma score. Everyone knows I’ll never get there!! ugh.

    OH, and shhhhhh…… don’t talk too loud about Lucy’s new phone, then I’ll have to get some for mine!

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  31. Did you block that for a photo shot? It looks so beautiful! It’s laying so nicely for a lace project.

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  32. Your stole is looking great! Is the Tilli Tomas worth the price or is it a pick up on sale yarn? I’ve been looking at it for a while, and I keep getting scared off by the cost.

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  33. Lets talk Silk for a moment… Will you block this shawl? does silk need blocking? if yes, do you block in the same manner as wool? if you don’t block silk because it just doesn’t need blocking, how will the lace pattern show in the end? as you can see, I’m silk challenged.–patti

  34. The stole is magnificent. Tho I know it’s silk, the yarn almost looks linen-y in the picture. Might make a nice summer wrap! I have a lot of linen-cotton mix that a weaver friend gave me — think that would work or is it too rigid?