My current work in progress:

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


Now Hear This

The Faro Easy Shawl pattern is now available for sale in my Ravelry shop, or from the link below, for $5.00 (delivered via pdf download):


An easy Faroese-style shawl knit from the bottom up that takes 600 – 650 yards of dk/light worsted yarn.

Unblocked: 54โ€ across the top edge (wingspan), 22โ€ down the center back
Lightly Blocked: 72โ€ across the top edge (wingspan), 26โ€ down the center back

On To the Shawl at Hand


Actually, I’m cheating. This is a photo from Sunday night. I’ve made a bit more progress since then.

The lace looks a bit dense, but when blocked will open up nicely. It may look complex but is pretty easy to execute — just yarnovers, k2tog, and “sl 1 k2tog psso.” The only tricky bit is that you are sometimes working a decrease into a yarnover from the previous row. If you don’t have pointy needles, it can be a bit tricky. But I am using my nicely pointy Addi Lace needles.


My other project:


A sock from Madeline Tosh sock yarn, in the Malachite colorway. This is my current commuter knitting. I’d have a bit more progress but this morning noticed something boneheaded I had done about 6 rounds down, so spent the morning commute dropping down and fixing it.

New Kitty!

Look at my new kitty!


I installed Snow Leopard on my iMac yesterday. Installation went without a hitch and took a little under an hour. It’s too early for me to comment on the changes this OS upgrade hath wrought, but everything seems to be working properly, so that’s a good thing. I have noticed that things are faster all-over

Lucy Sez


“Huh. Some kitty.”


  1. Love those PDF patterns, they’re so easy to read/blow up.

    Poor Lucy. She’s much better than any snow leopard.

  2. Ooh, the new lace project is really pretty. It looks like it will be a stole, yes?

  3. Shirley. in PA says:

    I just installed Snow Leopard too Wendy. I’m looking forward to playing with it, but in the meantime I love the new wallpaper. By the way, I plan to buy your Faro Easy shawl pattern tomorrow. I hope it is easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the new lace knitting project. Actually, I pretty much love all your projects, LOL!! Wish I could knit as quickly as you do!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Why We Don’t Eat at the Table =-.

  5. I think the Faro Easy will be a great pattern to make use of some of my handspun. I’ve got some Navajo Churro I’ve just finished. This will be a good project for it. I also think it’ll be a good prayer shawl pattern. I’ve been using another Faroese shawl for the last few I made. New shawl is lovely.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  6. I usually prefer semi-circular shawls, and I certainly do like your recent ones, but the rectangular shawl/stole you’re working on now is screaming at me. I just love it and I love that the edging is knit right along with the body — I REALLY love that. I’ve never made a rectangular shawl/stole, but this one might just be the first…assuming you write it up for sale. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Love that sock yarn – must go look for it. I am having troubles with my Mac. It seems Safari is very sluggish. I’m considering the upgrade. If you don’t mind my asking, do you use Safari, Firefox, or what? I look forward to hearing how the upgrade performs. Love the shawl!
    .-= Beth Bachuss´s last blog ..This Summer =-.

  8. The Faroese shawl is the same colors as the snow leopard!

    This is a dumb question, but I’m still a fairly new knitter: when you find a mistake a few rows back like that, do you take it off the needles and frog or do you just undo it one stitch at a time?

  9. Glad to hear your SnowCat slipped into its home easily. Mine is still sitting on my desk staring at me. Maybe tomorrow…
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..News from the family =-.

  10. What’s Snow Leopard?
    .-= Jocelyn´s last blog ..Two FOs and an observation =-.

  11. Pretty, pretty, pretty… I’m loving the new creamy cashmere shawl. What is the sock pattern going to be called — it’s a beautiful shade!

  12. I’m so tempted to get that faro easy pattern, but I really want that colorway too! I’ve never done a shawl in that design but you make it look so easy! And I find lace knitting with a slightly heavier weight goes easier.

    Jealous of snow leopard! I have a five year old iBook that is about to bite the dust so I am dreaming about a new mac!

  13. I don’t think your cashmere lace looks “dense”. I think it looks drop-dead gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Did you install Snow Leopard over Leopard or over Tiger? I’m still using Tiger and trying to figure out if I need to go thru leopard to snow or can I just make the leap right to the big cats!

  15. I really want Snow Leopard, but the cost is a bit much for me to take. I would be upgrading from Tiger and it wouldn’t be that oh so luscious 30$ upgrade.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..36 eggs : part 1 (12 eggs) =-.

  16. We just installed Snow Leopard on 4 Mac laptops (3 old macbooks, 1 new metal macpro). 2 went without a hitch, one got its preferences screwed up (took an hour to figure out, but was just a pref that had turned off web access!) and the last one (mine) needed to be rebooted, and then all was well, except that some mail got double downed once. I much prefer when upgrades are hitch-less (as leopard itself was)…but the hitches were minor. Probably because we all had current back ups!

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