My current work in progress:

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


Meet Miss Woodhouse

Unblocked, the Miss Woodhouse Shawl was 50″ across the top, 16″ down the center back.

Blocked she is 66″ across the top, 25″ down the center back.

I used a size 6 (4mm) needle and one skein of MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in the “Oak B” colorway with 24 grams left over.

Expect a pattern presently.

Lucy is beside herself with excitement.


  1. Sigh…SO lovely!

  2. Lynda Hitt says:

    Damn you!!!!!

  3. She’s beautiful. Love the lace edging. Saving my pennies to get the pattern. Are you ready for the storm???

  4. It is beautiful!
    .-= Dorothy´s last blog ..A very Big Thing! =-.

  5. Beautiful! Love the color and the shape. I’ll be looking forward to the pattern.
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..Socks and More =-.

  6. Miss Austen would have loved it!

  7. Another success. Lovely.
    .-= Elysbeth Carson´s last blog ..I quit =-.

  8. Paula Sigman Lowery says:

    Emma-nently lovely.

  9. Celestine Getty says:

    I LOVE the name you gave your shawl and I LOVE the Shawl.. But Wendy, please slow down with your knitting….I can not keep up with you and the knitting $ kitty is getting low. But I just gotta buy your patterns, ;O) That is what I tell my husband anyway…tee hee
    Also, I just pre ordered your new sock book….I loved your last one, so I can not wait until it is out.
    Congrats on another fine project.

  10. May we please see it on Gwendolyn, worn as a scarf? I’m not sure how the ‘wings’ work when worn that way.
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..Basque in Fresno =-.

  11. Miss Woodhouse is beautiful and shapely! And she is my favorite of the JA ladies!
    .-= Alice in Richmond´s last blog ..2.1.10 More snow and a little warp. =-.

  12. You must have been watching Emma – BEAUTIFUL

  13. AKA Emma? Lovely!

    But problematic, because there is a KAL for the Spring Fling going on, and I had just made up my mind to knit the Argus Shawlette, and now this one is very tempting too! What to do?
    .-= Cathy-Cate´s last blog ..What a Difference A Week Makes =-.

  14. fibercrone says:

    I’m stuck — Which shawlette should I make first? Which do you think is the easiest?

    I have to admit, earlier today, when I read the DC area snow forecast, the first thing that crossed my mind was, “Maybe Wendy will get a snow day and can get started on a new shawlette.”

  15. She is just gorgeous!!………………OOPS so is the shawl!! 🙂

  16. Another beautiful shawl!

    Maybe Lucy is getting ready for the weekend storm?
    .-= Ina´s last blog ..What are easy fingerless mitten knitting instructions? =-.

  17. I think you have convinced me to try my first lace pattern:-) Can’t wait to buy it.

  18. Just beautiful. I am liking this streak of designing very much!
    .-= Cindy in FL´s last blog ..No More Cement Floor! =-.

  19. oooh… and I am watching the PBS Masterpiece Classics presentation of Emma. How timely! 🙂
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Some FOs — picture heavy post =-.

  20. Lovely! Is your shawl named after Emma Woodhouse? I suspect that, like me you’ve been enjoying the new version on Masterpiece Classic on PBS. I could easily she her in this shawl, although I confess I’ve always thought Emma was an insufferable brat, undeserving of such a prize.

  21. I’m with Lucy on this one! I’ll be watching for the pattern!

  22. Great shawl! I’m not a big fan of lace knitting, but I have some hand dyed sock yarn that would really look good in this pattern. The main part is just complicated enough for interest but it doesn’t look like it would have a screaming match with some of my more subtle hand-dyes.

  23. Lovely!

    I think tonight is indeed the night for cats to be beside themselves.

    Mine definitely is. And not just because she’s kinda overweight.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..I’m burning up… =-.

  24. Another exquisite metamorphosis, from trilobite to graceful bird in flight. She is beautiful. The name is brilliant. Thank you for all you do.

  25. I think Miss Woodhouse is the prettiest shawlette yet!! LOVE the color…wasn’t so sure about it all wadded up in a skein, but it took on so much more beauty as the finished piece. Maybe it’s my computer, or could be that I’m a bit strange……….
    .-= Ruthie´s last blog .. =-.

  26. very nice but are you and Lucy prepared for the SNOW? you may get lots. Have a good weekend. cd

  27. I love the stripey-ness of the central lace motif. It’s lovely!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..some mornings =-.

  28. Wow! I like this one even more than the last!
    .-= janna´s last blog ..Knitting =-.

  29. Absolutely beautiful – love the color choice!!

  30. Will there be a pattern created in honor of this weekend’s historic snowfall in the DC metro area?

  31. Really, really beautiful! And so is Lucy.Looking forward to the pattern.
    .-= Kim B.´s last blog ..Two Finished Projects =-.

  32. Have you been watching Masterpiece Theater? Miss Woodhouse is just beautiful!! Great job, as usual!! I personally prefer lace on heavier yarns so this is great!!

  33. V. pretty! Love the swoopy-ness. (technical design term) 😉
    .-= PlazaJen´s last blog ..Yet Another….Facebook, WTF? =-.

  34. I don’t have anything new to add that everyone else hasn’t said; Miss Woodhouse is a Stunner!! Do please post when she goes up for sale?

    Thank you for being awesome,

    Miss Knotty