My current work in progress:

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


Order to Chaos Pattern

I’ve put the Order to Chaos Shawl pattern up for sale in my Ravelry store for $5.00. Or, you can buy it directly by clicking this button:

There were a couple of questions about using a heavier yarn to knit it — you could definitely knit it using a worsted weight yarn. I’d recommend a U.S. size 8 needle or thereabouts, but you could do a swatch to see how you liked the resulting fabric and adjust accordingly. And of course the shawl — well, blanket now, would be much larger. But I guess that’s the point, huh? πŸ™‚

Thanks for all your kind comments about this design! I am very happy with it. It was fun to knit, not very difficult, but entertaining enough to keep my interest, and I love the yarn — Dream in Color Smooshy. So what’s not to like?

By the way, I purchased my Smooshy for this shawl from my very favorite purveyor of yarn, Sheri at The Loopy Ewe. Note that Sheri has an anniversary sale going on right now — The Loopy Ewe has been in business for three years now! This week, through Friday, all Lorna’s Laces yarn, Knitspot patterns, and Zecca accessories are on sale — 20% off! What a deal! I might have purchased some Lorna’s Laces last night. πŸ˜‰

Sheri is having two more sale weeks this month to celebrate the anniversary, so keep an eye on her blog for news and updates.


I’ve moved on to a new lace project. Behold — a pink blob!


This, as I mentioned yesterday, is some lovely Black Bunny Fibers laceweight. It’s 1300 yards of an alpaca/shetland blend. Not too fine — the 1300 yard skein weights 230 grams (a bit over 8 ounces). I particularly like slightly heavier laceweight, so this is just about perfect as far as I’m concerned. And good golly, look at that yummy colorway! It’s called “Hot Lips.”

I’m using a US 3 (3.25mm ) needle, because what I’m going for is a more solid rather than airy look.

I have embarked on a Faroese shawl, knitting it from the top down. It’s kinda hard to see what’s going on here, but here’s a pic of the center back motif.


So far, so good!

Lucy Sez:


“Yes, I am still lying on Momma’s shawl. But look how cute I am!”


  1. Awesomeness!!! I wish I had enough yarn to knit it right now…well, enough in one color. πŸ˜‰
    .-= Hattie´s last blog ..More Socks, and an exercise. =-.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Lovely. But really, I just started a sweater, I have four second socks to finish, and I’m mentally dithering about starting the Exonumist shawl. Do you really need to lead me so far astray from my good intentions? I’m just wondering how it would knit up in some Handmaiden Sea Silk I have in my stash …

  3. That’s the shawl pattern I’ve been waiting for. I probably won’t start it now, but it’s good to know that when I get my act together it’s there πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, Wendy!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Sort of Accurate =-.

  4. Love the shawl peeking out from under Lucy. I don’t suppose the pattern comes with a kitteh??

    Pink lace looks AWESOME – can’t wait to see more!

  5. Ah, Lucy on the green Order – still perfectly sublime! The new one isn’t exactly shabby, either!

  6. My cat Brandy does the same thing with knits on the floor. It’s the final inspection – I guess cat hair is the final touch!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Vacation – Day 2 =-.

  7. WOW!!! Another beautiful shawl you have designed. A very big thank you for posting it for sale so quickly for us all. I have already purchased it and am trying to decide what yarn to use. And I love the model you have chosen, Lucy is just adorable!

  8. DIC is one of my faves so hoping Sheri’s gonna run sale on it as part of anniversary celebration.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  9. Faroese, now you’re talkin’.
    .-= Alice in Richmond´s last blog ..7.24.09 The Honest Scrap Award =-.

  10. anne marie in philly says:

    yes, lucy, I am looking at how cute you are! πŸ™‚

  11. That shawl is spectacular! And Lucy is no slouch. She looks wonderful as always. I must buy this pattern though. It’s calling me! =)

  12. Lucy as pretty as your Momma’s shawl is…it pales in comparison to how adorable you are! Love the pink shawl.

  13. I have a UFO list that is embarrassingly long, but I plan to get to the “Chaos” shawl at some point. It’s very beautiful!
    .-= Judith´s last blog ..Color on Color Scarf, Sections 1 – 11 =-.

  14. Your blobs always turn into the most beautiful things! I like the lace pattern on the pink.
    .-= pdxknitterati´s last blog ..All socks, all the time… =-.

  15. Lucy, you are cute as always!!! //Mia

  16. Wendy- Hot Lips Houlihan (giggle)!
    .-= Lorraine´s last blog ..Lady Starlight =-.

  17. You have to slow down…..we are not keeping up with you at all! But we will try to follow if you keep leaving beautiful detritus like these shawls as crumbs!
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Mondays are Full of Promise =-.

  18. Gorgeous. I have to admit that I prefer the DiC yarn to ye olde hot lips. I just see the halo and get the heebie jeebies remembering how much tinking I did with my first shawl knit in a mohair yarn!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..chopping cherries =-.

  19. I really love that you are putting your patterns out on ravelry now! I also love the price! How did you know that $5 is my “I don’t even have to think about it” price point! If it were $5.50… I might have had to think it over πŸ™‚

  20. Order to Chaos Pattern? Check! Now all I need is the yarn. I’m crossing my fingers that Dream in Color goes on sale at The Loopy Ewe this month. πŸ™‚
    .-= Dianne´s last blog ..Next Stop: Whineyville =-.

  21. I’m tellin you …. “Wendy Knits . . . . Shawls!!” πŸ˜‰
    .-= Daniele´s last blog ..New Sock Pattern! =-.