My current work in progress:

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


Before and After



It measures 24″ down the center back and has a 60″ wingspan.



After a bath in warm water and woolwash, pinned out for blocking, it measures 30″ down the center back and has a wingspan of 70″.


To recap, this is the Two-Thirds Shawl (my own design) knit from Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the “Periwinkle” colorway, on 4mm needles. I used approximately 900 yards.

I did indeed finish the Bamboo Socks on Friday.


And Lucy is off for a nap with a friend after the excitement of helping me to block the shawl.


Have a great Sunday, and welcome to November and Standard Time. Wheeeeeeee!


  1. oh, Wendy, that’s gorgeous, stunning, beautiful – LOVE IT!!!!!
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  2. So beautiful! Please tell me you’re working on the PDF file … I am going to start stash diving assuming you are…
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  3. Wow! That is so amazingly beautiful! I can only dream of creating something so lovely! I’m just getting into lace and my work has so many mistakes I tell my gift recipients to not look too closely. I’m amazed at what a difference pinning and blocking makes! You don’t have a tutorial on that, do you? I’ve never blocked with pins and all. I just wash it, lay it out and hope for the best.
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  4. Simply beautiful!! Blocking lace is so very satisfying!

  5. It’s beautiful and I love the blue. You are amazing with your creativity and prolific knitting!

  6. It’s gorgeous! Especially in that blue colour. I might have to knit that sometime in the future.
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  7. That is so beautiful, Wendy. This different shape is very interesting. I look forward to modeled photos.
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  8. I love it, both before and after! It is amazing what blocking does to lace.
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  9. Oh wow. That is gorgeous!

    Beautiful job on the blocking also.
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  10. I think the two-thirds shawl is my favorite.
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  11. Gorgeous! I love the unusual shape – I think it fixes everything I don’t like about triangle shawls. I’m hoping that you will make the pattern available – please???? Skritches to Lucy…

  12. This shawl is INCREDIBLE!!!

  13. I’ve never seen a better demo of “pre” and “post” blocking! It really hits home that way. And, wow, is the finished shawl gorgeous! Plus finished socks? Great work!
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  14. annalilly says:

    How pretty! I really love the look of the Two-Thirds shawl. (Oh, and did you say we were going to have cake yesterday? Did I miss it? Hmmmmm…)

  15. Hi Wendy, haven’t commented in a while, but the sight of the sheep forced me to. I bought that exact same extra-large and fluffy round sheep for my little son for Easter last year. I felt right at home seeing it on your blog!! 😉
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  16. Great shape! Can’t wait to see it modeled. And throwing in some sock love for good measure.

  17. Oh boy, that one is lovely!!!
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  18. I LOVE the shawl. Please post a picture of you modeling it so we can see the drape. Love to Lucy from Boris and Gabriel!!

  19. Another winner! My favorite color…my favorite yarn! Beautiful.

  20. How satisfying to finish two projects!

    The shawl design is wonderful and I love the periwinkle.

    But what was Lucy for Halloween?
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  21. Gorgeous. I love the geometric design.
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  22. The shawl is stunning. What a cool design!

  23. Beautiful! I love the pattern and the color!

  24. Elsie Hughes says:

    Wow! the way you turn out these beautiful items makes me feel so slow with my projects and I’m retired. . I love the new shawl!