My current work in progress:

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


New Stuff

My shetland stole is coming along nicely. See?


It is so much fun to knit. Well, I’m still on the first skein of yarn, so we’ll see how I feel about that when I’m on the 4th 400-yard skein. 😉

Here is where this work-in-progress lives:


It’s a custom bag from my buddy Michelle at Three Bags Full. Don’t you love the fabric?

I asked Michelle to do a small-ish tote bag for me specifically for my lace projects. I asked for this specific size (12 x 12″) and shorter handles. Most tote bags come with slightly longer handles, so that the bag can be carried on one shoulder. Well, I’ve stopped carrying any bags on my shoulder. (This came about a year ago when my right hand went numb, courtesy of some cervical disk problems. The neurologist ordered me to cease and desist using shoulder bags. Oh, and my primary doc, who I went to first, told me to stop knitting until they figured out what the problem was.)

Anyway, I wanted a bag with shorter handles so that it wouldn’t drag on the ground when I carried it in my hand. And this is perfect!

More new stuff . . .


Stitchmarkers from my BFF Muriel. Aren’t they adorable?

As some of you know, Muriel is Tempted Yarns Stacy’s sister. And more of Muriel’s stitchmarkers are up for sale at the Tempted Yarns etsy shop. Just sayin’ . . .

So, tonight I am going to forgo knitting on the Shetland Stole to whip up a quick necessity. I’ll tell you how that went tomorrow. 🙂

Lucy Sez


“Surely a new toy for me is a necessity?”


  1. Lotsa neat things there !!!
    .-= Susan Mohr Krupke´s last blog ..Orton Imagery =-.

  2. This pattern is a must publish 🙂 It is lovely, and I am intrigued by the perfectly mitered corners.

  3. Another beautimous project!!

    I have to say, the Faro-easy is perfect for the amount of handspun I usually achieve from a bag of roving. Perfect weight too as I am a 2-ply dk weight spinner.
    .-= Alice in Richmond´s last blog ..08.27.09 =-.

  4. The stole is looking amazing. Like heirloom amazing. :o)
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..‘Fruity’ =-.

  5. The stole is absolutely beautiful!
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  6. The shawl is looking lovely. Thanks too for the info about the shoulder bag carrying. I too have cervical “issues”, hand going numb, etc. and not one doc said anything about this!

  7. I love the bag. I’ll have to check them out.
    .-= Ida´s last blog ..On Patterns, Immediate Gratification, and Buttons: Or, Why I’m Feeling Frustrated =-.

  8. So, I was just wondering, do you have a dedicated knitting bag room? You seem to have yourself an extensive collection of the cutest knitting bags going… I’m just curious about where you keep them all…
    .-= Deirdre ´s last blog ..These are the times =-.

  9. I love the stole! It’s going to be a nock out paired up with a dark color – or hell, even another white for that matter!

    The bag’s fabric is so sweet! I’ve seen similar patterns, but not with kittehs! (My wallet may not be so pleased you shared, but the urge for retail therapy trumps the wallet.)
    .-= Megan S.´s last blog ..Hahaha! =-.

  10. That bag is awesome. I just favorited her on Etsy!

  11. It´s a Simply Splendid Stole. I might have to leave my husband and elope with it.
    .-= Johanne´s last blog ..On the Right Course =-.

  12. Oh! i love your shetland stole.
    A new book, ok i’m going to pre-order it right now !
    .-= Clau76´s last blog ..Me revoici =-.

  13. I think a knitting bag room is a great idea! Just sayin’…

    thank you, Wendy! I think those kitties are going to see lots of great projects!
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Rock ‘n Roll Accessory Case =-.

  14. I love the stole. If this pattern had been available when I was knitting my stole for my wedding I would have definitely chosen it as The Pattern.

  15. The shetland shawl is looking awesome Wendy!

  16. margieinmaryland says:

    oooh pretty shawl…

  17. The shetland stole is getting nice and the fabric of the bag is really cute!

  18. I like the idea of short handles on the bag. I have small shoulders so I can only carry a purse (and only on my left side at that, right shoulder is too small even for purse carrying!). When I want to take my knitting along it’s usually in a bag that’s dragging the ground. What a perfect solution though!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..A Glimer of Motivation =-.