My current work in progress:

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


You Can Never Have Too Many Shawls

That’s my opinion.

And just to prove it, I’ve recently purchased another shawl pattern: the Brandywine Shawl, by Rosemary Hill. You can check it out on Ravelry, here, or on Romi’s blog  — read her post about the pattern here. She is donating $5.00 of the purchase price for each pattern sold to Doctors Without Borders and has set herself quite a goal for the number of patterns she hopes to sell and the amount of money she wants to donate.

So if you think it’s pretty and like me need another shawl in your life, buy the pattern!

Meanwhile, I’m still working on the Chevron Stole.

I am halfway done. I know this because I have just about finished the first skein of yarn, and I bought two skeins. The finished shawl will block out to at least 72″ long, I’m thinking.


The great and mighty Random Number Generator has chosen winners to receive copies of my new book! So many of you left a comment (Yowies! 1400+ comments!) that I decided to give away three copies. The winners are Sarah, Jayne, and Kelly-Ann. I’ve emailed the three of you, so if you think one of those individuals might be you, check your email! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest!

Here are some details about the way I pick the winners . . .

I check the total number of comments on the blog post, and then have the generator pick 3 numbers within that number range. In WordPress (my blogging software) it is pretty easy for me to go in and find the comments with the winning numbers because I can display the comments for a particular post 20 on the screen at a time.

Why am I telling you this? I am telling you this because  this is the reason why I ask that entries be left in the comments and not emailed to me or sent using the “contact me” form. If one sends me an entry via email or the “contact me” form (which is also emailed to me and in fact sometimes ends up in my spam filter, for whatever reason), the entry is not assigned a number.

Okie dokie, gotta run! I’ve got a busy Sunday planned. Lucy does as well:

She has to “make biscuits” on her sheepskin!

A kitty’s work is never done.


  1. Sneakers is a very accomplished biscuit maker too – they must be positive gourmets by now!

    I’m going to check out that shawl pattern – I <3 Romi's designs. Also, when I saw the title of your post, I thought it was going to be a photo retrospective. That would be so cool.

  2. Your Chevron stole is gorgeous and oh so tempting. I agree about Brandywine–it is lovely and I also purchased it, even though I need to knit another shawl like I need to eat more brownies. I am nothing if not delusional!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Why I knit =-.

  3. Kathy Sue says:

    The stole is going to be a must-have, methinks! It is spectacular.

  4. Beautiful yarn, beautiful stole!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Rest in peace, Mom =-.

  5. Thanks for the reminder about Brandywine. I had it in my faves but now have another good reason to purchase it. I’m enjoying seeing all your new shawls; they’re lovely.
    .-= Laurie ´s last blog ..Finished =-.

  6. Barb Harger says:

    I agree…I love making shawls and all have been for me so far!! LOL

  7. michele says:

    just purchased her shawl pattern….thanks for the tip!

  8. Corrine says:

    Wendy, I bought “Socks from the Toe Up” when it came out (pre-ordered, actually) and I’m finally getting around to knitting from it. On-hold socks. Anyway, I wanted to ask you if you had heard about the Homespun Yarn Party? It’s on March 21 in Savage, MD (Right near Laurel). The blog is at

    Corrine (Gingy)

  9. Stephanie Ratte says:

    Your random number generator just doesn’t like me ;-(

  10. myra Harrell Fleming says:

    They new shawl is really shaping up and looks sooooo beautiful!

  11. Thank you so much for mentioning Brandywine! I’ve just sent off another $500 for a total of $6,500 to Doctors without Borders. Many thanks to you, your readers, and other knitters who have purchased Brandywine! 🙂
    .-= Romi´s last blog ..Olympic knitting FAIL =-.

  12. I love when kitties make biscuits (that is until they make them on my leg!) Thanks for another great contest.

  13. Julie in VA says:

    Love the Chevron Stole. I bought the Brandywine Shawl this morning. As you say you can never have too many shawls!

  14. Dorothy says:

    Had to have one of those patterns. What a gorgeous colour too. Don’t you just love when they make buscuits and bread while getting ready for nap time!!!

  15. Your knitting is beautiful, as always and I loved to see Lucy making her biscuits! That’s a great way to describe it! My mom always called it making puddin’. I had never heard the biscuit one, but I like it! I have one accomplished biscuit maker and one who has never made one in her life!

  16. fibercrone says:

    I’m liking the subtle patterning in the unblocked stole.

  17. Love the Brandywine shawl. Just downloaded it last week and found some great yarn at Tuesday Morning that suits the pattern perfectly. Love the Chevron Stole and yes, never, EVER can you have too many shawls!
    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Dye =-.

  18. I love the edging on your Chevron shawl. I can’t wait to see the finished pic.

  19. Your stole is lovely. I am looking forward to seeing it in the finished state!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..quickie not quiche =-.