My current work in progress:

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


Technically It Is Not Exactly Uncharted

Pam asked in the comments to yesterday’s post:

Title aside, do you chart the lace patterns before you start knitting?

Busted! 😀

Yes, I do. So calling it “uncharted territory” really isn’t completely accurate, now is it?

There has been a lot of charting and recharting and swapping of patterns and last minute switching with this design, however.

When I started a circular shawl in my Tilli Tomas Elsie yarn that I abandoned, it consisted of completely different stitch patterns. After I decided that I did not want to use that yarn, I completely revamped the charts. And I’ve tweaked them a couple of times while knitting. And just before I started the chart for the section I’m on now, I completely re-did it. And then again as I started knitting, I adjusted it on the fly.

Sort of makes my head spin.

I only did a couple of rounds last night because I had some non-knitting-related work that I needed to do.


But, I have finished the sock design for the Dye Dreams sock club offering for Autumn. You have to click on the link to see the sock.

Clicky here.

I’m very happy with it!

Lucy Sez


“Call me when my new kitty bed is finished.”


  1. Great sock pattern. I like to knit my socks cuff down, but I love your patterns. I have you toe-up book & would like to ask: can I follow your patterns upside down?

  2. I love that sock. I’m not part of the club, but hopefully it will be available sometime after the club offering.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..a new log =-.

  3. I like the look of the new sock……..nice Fall color. The drums are rolling until the shawl is unfurled!
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Catching Up with Projects =-.

  4. Hannah – yes you can. I’m a top-downee and I knit Wendy’s stuff that way. Sometimes it’s upside down…. don’t care, still pretty!
    .-= bellamoden´s last blog ..I’ve had Enough Fun Now =-.

  5. The sock is gorgeous! I really like the pattern elements.
    .-= Dorothy´s last blog ..Busy Daze =-.

  6. Oooooooooo! Very pretty Celtic-y sock pattern! I love it and the color too!

  7. Pretty! Can’t wait to see the finished shawl.

  8. Lovely sock! Can’t wait to see the pattern. The shawl is coming along beautifully, too.
    .-= Hissy Stitch´s last blog ..The Case of the Misplaced Purls =-.

  9. Lucy–Izzy would already be using your momma’s shawl as a bed. She loves to lie down on my projects while I’m trying to knit and takes offense when I make her move.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  10. Ruth Ann says:

    Pic.#1 Beautiful! Pic#2 Adorable! Pic#3 Gorgeous!

  11. Can,t wait to see your shawl finished and also I like the sock too. You are amazing with all your ideas. Jean

  12. On the fly? Like I said to Opal – I shall call you sensai, and I shall be your most humble pupil. I cannot wait to see the finished product!

    (Well, we can leave the humble part out)
    .-= Megan S.´s last blog ..Rest. =-.

  13. All that charting and re-charting looks like they’re worth it as the shawl is looking fabulous! And that sock for the club is amazing. Will it be an exclusive to that club or will you offer it to us as well later on?
    .-= Jocelyn´s last blog ..Catching up Part 2 =-.

  14. The work (charting/knitting) involved in designing the shawl and the continued progress are thoroughly impressive. I’m really looking forward to the finished shawl.

    The socks you posted are fantastic.
    .-= Pam Grushkin´s last blog ..Cinerella’s Bootie =-.

  15. lovely shawl knitting, as always. Hmmm – “Deep End”, knitting on and on and on…uncharted territory….why not call it “Ocean”, “Marianna” (as in the trench… not sure about the spelling) or something along that line…?
    You are amazing, Wendy! Thanks for inspiring us to create and explore!

  16. That sock is gorgeous! Can barely wait to see the lovely shawl. You are amazing.

  17. Great sock!!
    .-= Daniele´s last blog ..Fluffy and Tweedy Bits =-.

  18. Anyone can draw a pattern onto graph paper but it takes a truly talented person to draft a pattern that really works and has a design that makes sense. I really appreciate you and all the other really talented designers out there – I do well just to follow a pattern – and so without people like you I would still be knitting a garter stitch scarf on straight needles!!
    Can’t wait to see the finished shawl and love the sock – it sang to me of “autumn argyles”. I’m not in the “club” either so will be waiting with the rest of the non-clubbers for the pattern. Toe-up rocks!

  19. The new sock is gorgeous! I especially like the ridge of garter stitch just below the ribbing. You do such good work!
    .-= Ida Marovich´s last blog ..…And the Time Warp continues… =-.

  20. Jennifer says:

    The Dye Dreams fall sock is gorgeous. Can’t wait to get mine — and now that I’ve discovered the foolproof dpn cast on for toes up, I’m all about the toe-up socks. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. (One gorgeous for the sock, one for the shawl, and one for Lucy, of course).

  21. Stephanie says:

    Okay techy question…how did you make the link bring up another window that let us scroll through pictures? That is way cool.