My current work in progress:

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


Hanging Garden Stole



To recap, this is the Hanging Garden Stole, designed by Sivia Harding, knit from Tilli Tomas Demi-Plie silk, in the Parchment colorway, on 3.25mm needles. I used 3.5 skeins and did 10 pattern repeats for a length of 80 inches.


Here you can see the Picture Jasper chips I used on the ends.


So . . . on to something new.

Lucy would like you to know that I’ve turned the heat off since the outside temperatures have gone up a bit. But she has a solution:


She can keep her little nose warm by fluffing up her mane! ๐Ÿ˜€


  1. Lucy is so cute! I love the Hanging Garden stole, as well. I thought I saw color variations in the stole until I realized you had hung it over your beautiful Alice Starmore sweater whose name I can’t remember right now. Very Beautiful.

  2. I had the same reaction to the first picture, until I remembered Lismore ๐Ÿ™‚ Just had to say “awwww” to the cute kitty picture… my little one does that when he hangs out on the back of the couch. There it has the added bonus of keeping his paws warm.

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  3. Awesome – simply awesome!

  4. OOOH and AAWWH hardly seem appropriate for such a work of art.

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  5. What a lovely shawl so beautiful in the silk.

  6. Nothing short of stunning!!!!!!!

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  7. The shawl is beautiful!!

  8. Hanging Gardens is gorgeous! I especially love the picture jasper; what an inspired choice.

  9. Hi Wendy – I really enjoy reading your blog and your stole is beautiful. I don’t leave many comments, but after seeing all the pictures of Lucy you post, I thought I’d share my “Christmas Present” with you (if the link works…)

  10. beautiful shawl! turned off the heat?! yowzers.

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  11. The shawl is beautiful. Will you be keeping it for yourself?

  12. gorgeous!

  13. I love the shawl. I’m going to make one using DIC Baby Cloud Jungle. I’m thinking about mother of pearl beads.

  14. Ohhh! It’s very pretty. The jasper chips are a really nice addition.

    C’est magnifique!

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  15. Really, really beautiful! The color is perfect. I wish I could knit like that!

  16. So very pretty!

  17. Your shawl is lovely. Picture jasper is a great accent for that yarn color.

    Lucy is adorable as ever, and obviously not very cold. She would use her tail as a warm scarf if she was.

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  18. oh that looks amazing! congratulations! You knit so quickly!

    Good for you lucy! Utilize what you have! My kittens haven’t learned that yet, so they snuggle my hair when I sleep.

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  19. Wow! That is gorgeous! I didn’t make nearly as much progress on my projects during my three day weekend…and you have another one to go!

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  20. The shawl is stunning. I like the chips on the end. And Lucy is indeed a genius.

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  21. Beautiful! Just beautiful!

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  22. It’s beautiful and you knit it really fast!

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  23. Lovely.

  24. Just LOVELY!!! It should be framed!:)

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  25. TOO gorgeous! Well, yes, and Lucy, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. That came out so pretty! But poor Lucy! You should make one for her so she doesn’t get cold. =) Our 3 hate to be even the slightest bit off their optimal temperature.

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  27. Beautiful! What a stunning color.

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  28. Your Hanging Garden Stole is beautiful! How did you get the chips on there? Lucy is too cute, I hope you both enjoy a quiet day tomorrow.

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  29. Lovely wrap, and I especially admire the jasper chips – perfect color and the weight will help if the day is a bit breezy!

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  30. Wendy, your stole is beautiful! The jasper chips make it complete. I sure hope you have a place to wear it and show it off!

    Lucy is creative in keeping her nose warm – Sawyer-dog will curl up with his nose under his tail when it’s cold.

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  31. I love the Jasper chips on the edge of your shawl…inspired!

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  32. When I grow up, I want to be a faster knitter – just like you. The stole is fabulous, and so is Lucy – of course!

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  33. Your stole looks gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. That stole is just gorgeous. You did an amazing job and I love the color of it!

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  35. your stole turned out great! such a nice color!

    Glad Lucy is keeping warm ๐Ÿ™‚

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  36. Beautiful stunning shawl, Wendy. It took my breathe away.

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  37. Margie from Maryland says:

    Wow – just beautiful – and I love the touch of the stone chips

  38. OMG, that stole is so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us and it is certainly heirloom quality, so I hope you have someone in mind to pass it on to in the next generation.

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  39. It must make you so proud to see it laying there – as well it should! What a beautiful shawl!

  40. the stole is beautiful!

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  41. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    One of my favorite photos of Lucy!

  42. The shawl is beautiful yes – but Lucy outshines any knitting! Such a darling little beauty ^_^

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  43. Theresa in Italy says:

    The shawl is gorgeous, and so is Lucy. That’s got to be one of the cutest photos of her yet!

  44. Gorgeous. I love the shot with the (fair isle?) sweater underneath, great combo.

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  45. NewJerseyLaura says:


  46. I love the shawl! And the color is fantastic — it will go with so many things. I’m glad Lucy has a way to deal with the cold. A friend of mine has a parrot that says, “it’s cold” whenever she is cold, to the dismay of her husband who then has 2 beings nagging him about keeping the heat down ๐Ÿ™‚

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  47. That’s a lovely pattern & yarn color combo. The colorway looks like it should be bland, but it works wonderfully with the lace & the jasper. I should know better than to doubt you! Sivia Harding’s patterns are wonderful. Her Diamond Fantasy shawl was my first major lace project & I really enjoyed it.

  48. Really lovely Wendy–so what’s next? ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. The stole looks lovely! I love the sheen of the silk, and while the yarn is pricey (if not bought on sale) it doesn’t look like it would be that hard to get a gorgeous and generously sized stole for 3 skeins!

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  50. Marianne Y says:

    Your Hanging Gardens Stole is gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. madonnaearth says:

    The shawl looks great!

  52. Lovely! (The stole and cat, both!)

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