My current work in progress:

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


Shawlette Fever

It’s true — I have shawlette fever!

Lucy sez:

“I worry about Momma sometimes.”

Back tomorrow with perhaps a few more words than today.


  1. Well, Lucy, Momma could be knitting dog coats so I guess we’ll just have to let her work her way through it, ok? And besides, maybe it helps take her mind off her back.

    Sending good wishes!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..I’ve Been Knitting and Planning Knitting =-.

  2. The shawls are beautiful… but then again so is the kittie.

  3. LOL, maybe you should name it “Shawlette’s Web.”

  4. Love your shawlettes…got my Stacy done the other day, just don’t have any way to block it. It’s smaller than I thought it was going to be.

  5. anne marie in philly says:

    OMG…it’s a pix of your birthday present! with a project peaking out of it!

    steven and meredith say: “meow, cousin lucy, our mommy does weird knitting things too…like making little squares called ‘swatchies’…maybe we can get mommy to turn them into catnip mousies for us!”

  6. I guess it keeps you out of trouble!! I started the Seaside last night — three times before I got it right!!

    The Exonumist’s edging worked great on the Aestlight — made it softer, lacier.
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..Chilliwack Jazz Festival =-.

  7. I am with Tammy for the name Shawlette’s Web. I love the new yarn and look forward to more info later. Happy knitting.

  8. Well I’d rather have that than scarlet fever! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Wendy, you’re just having too much fun with these One Skein Wonders!
    What’s the latest yarn?


  10. I totally get that :-}
    I have plans for at least 6 patterns myself!!!

  11. Rest and feel better….and shawlette fever is better than one of a 103….

  12. Ooh, I like the bag

  13. I was hoping while you had shawl fever you would come up with a warm shawl/wrap pattern for those of us who have been frozen all winter!

  14. You are a knitting machine, and I envy your skills. Good thing you have Lucy to show you how to relax.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Don’t buy any green bananas =-.

  15. myra Harrell Fleming says:

    Yes you do! And it is wonderful watching them develop…hoping you will share some of the patterns. I did purchase one of them, thx!

  16. myra Harrell Fleming says:

    Oh yes, I noticed Gwendolyn is getting loaded down and quite warm…she may need it with all that snow y’all had!

  17. Dear Wendy ~ How do you do it? I love your work! I finally purchased Socks From the Toe Up. It is wonderfully written and well, it is just perfect. The color just pops off the glossy, thick pages. Not to mention the designs. I would love to knit everything in the book. I have just started to knit socks and joined an awesome sock club. I have especially enjoyed the group of shawls from your Jane Austen kick (I love JA). I have got to be the slowest knitter. I guess I can say my three children slow me down. How I wish I could produce as much as you. My wips would definitely be much lower. I just wanted to say that you inspire my knitting, which seems to be ambitious when it comes to time. So enough gushing…I will let you get back to your knitting! Best wishes ~ christina

  18. Oooh – I like the look of that one! Can’t wait to see what it ends up being!

  19. I want to make a shawlette, too. I’ve been enjoying the Socks from the Toe Up book,
    too. The Dead Simple Lace Socks look great in STR My Blue Heaven (it’s a mill end,
    but that what I think it was supposed to be) or something very much like it. I’ve made
    one Serpentine sock in a wild black and magenta/hot pink colorway and started the
    second. Previously, that yarn was in an almost finished pair of socks (pattern un-
    named of very unusual construction) and, they just didn’t fit right!. I’m working on
    Trilobite Socks in STR Strange Brew, too. Love your kitty. My kitty gets concerned
    about Mom, too. The divine Miss Kitty sends purrs and snuggles.

  20. You do have Shawlette Fever!! Is that the next book?

  21. I for one am very glad you have Shawlette Fever! I sorta hope there isn’t a cure because I love seeing what you’re doing! You inspire us!

  22. I always love your knitting, but I’ve got to agree with Ida, that bag is nummy!

  23. Well the world would be a better place with more shawlettes!

  24. Theresa in Italy says:

    Keep ’em coming—your shawlettes are beautiful!

  25. fibercrone says:

    Can hardly wait to see what is peeping out of that sweet bag.

  26. I love how that looks. It’s such a soft feminine color (without being a shade of pink or lavendar).
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog nose sniffs again! =-.

  27. You realize that you can’t show a bag on your blog (even if you’ve shown it before) without giving more info on it. My lazy butt (& I expect others’) can’t be expected to search the archives for more detail on the eye candy! How that for a sense entitlement?

  28. I’m glad you have shawlette fever! Because I have it too, and I’m enjoying knitting your patterns.

  29. So nice of you to provide a sneak preview pattern of your new book. Have been getting anxious–and now I could get started! But, alas, couldn’t get the pattern to download (I don’t sign up for programs like that just to get a pattern) and the pattern on the Potter Craft page wouldn’t print. Don’t think I am gonna sit at my pc as I knit the socks, so guess will have to wait after all. ๐Ÿ™