My current work in progress:

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


The End is Near

Not the end of the world . . . the end of my shawlette.


It’s all over except for the edging. I’ve got 14 rows of edging planned, so this will be done by the weekend and blocking may commence at that time.


That went fast — much faster than I expected. Gotta love a shawlette.

I don’t know exactly how big this baby will end up being after blocking. That’s the fun of doing it on the fly. It keeps things exciting.

Yesterday’s bright clear weather was apparently a fluke — we are back to dark grey skies. So you get photos done with a flash.


Today Miss Lucy is pleased.


She has just had a bit of turkey.


  1. Gotta love a happy kitty and a quick knitting shawlette! I am so over the rain, so over…
    .-= anmiryam´s last blog ..Do You Recognize This Woman? =-.

  2. KateinIowa says:

    If your shawlette is for you, Wendy, it’s going to look smashing with your hair color and complexion!

  3. When I grow up, I want to knit fast – like you!. Can’t wait to see the shawlette blocked…(I have have a little November Muse stashed & am happy to see it’s so pretty knitted up!)

  4. Long live the shawlette!

    Also, Lucy wants more turkey.

    (I am picking up very strong psychic cat vibes from 500 miles away.)
    .-= Virginia´s last blog .. =-.

  5. I can hear Lucy purring from here…
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..QI*: Alan Rickman impersonation. =-.

  6. love the lace. hate the rain – goes right through you – can I stay home tomorrow?

  7. I have some of that colour and now that I have seen it knitted up I really want to do make something out of it. As always your designs and Lucy are gorgeous!!

  8. I’m working on the toes up socks first, then I can start to use some of the lace books I’ve accumulated. But it’ll all be much slower than you. I’m currently beginning to plan my knitting and order in supplies for my post-op period after my hip replacement. I might have some good time to knit then, during the day when I can concentrate.

    My kitty slept more deeply after turkey than any other food, even chicken.

  9. Wasn’t Sunday just beautiful? A few friends and I went to the Washington National Cathedral and up to the tower – it was just amazing:)
    And now we’re back to clouds and rain. Oh well. Soon it will be clouds and snow:)
    Love that shawlette! It’s so pretty!

  10. I am so loving the color and pattern of the shawlette!

    I’m sure lovely Lucy is so happy to get some turkey. Yumm…
    .-= annalilly´s last blog .."Ribbit" =-.

  11. That sounds like yesterday. I was sick and when I went outside I was shocked at how lovely it was. Of course, today I’m feeling a bit better and the weather is driving rain (though admittedly pretty warm). I’m waiting for my clothes to dry out. I figure it will finish in time to go home.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..batting my eyes at the gift giving gods =-.

  12. OOO, wow, that’s gorgeous!
    Love Lucy, by the way. I have a Maine Coon cat, Martina. Lost of pics. on my blog if you want to check it out.

  13. We are getting pounded with rain and wind here today – power is out (we have generators at work). Good day to sit and knit in front of the woodstove with a nice cup of tea and snuggle with cats.

    Lovely shawlette, as usual!
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Orange Circles Mini Bag =-.

  14. Your shawlette is beautiful! I can’t wait for the pattern. And your Lucy is as gorgeous as ever. We recently added a Lucy to our family, but she’s a tortie who has decided that my yarn room belongs to her.

  15. There is a funny article at about “urban knitting”: