My current work in progress:

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



Here is the front of d’Azur:

I am a few rows away from doing the front neck shaping, so you can tune in tomorrow to see how the completed front looks.

There was a suggestion that I could steek the front neck to make the striping sequence match on each side. Yes, I could. But I won’t.

This is a fairly heavy cotton and in my opinion is not the type of yarn that really calls out for a steek. Number one, it would add a fair amount of bulk to the inside of the neck and even trimmed, would make the neckline look lumpy. Number two, the steek would have to be carefully stitched to keep it from unravelling, and that just sounds like too much work to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So we’ll see how the front ends up tomorrow. Such excitement.

Lucy is oblivious. This is how she is spending the holiday weekend:


  1. Awww. Lucy has the right idea ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Marie´s last blog ..Kermode and Mayo Live Stream =-.

  2. d’Azur is lovely. Very summery looking.
    .-= JakkiMitch´s last blog ..2010 May Socks =-.

  3. Phyllis says:

    Look at that lil fur ball, Samsy is hiding today, we bought him a slicker brush, lol, he’s mad at me and wont “c/mere”, anyone spin cat hair? hahahaha, oh yes, the top is going to be so nice!
    I forget this blog is a knitting blog, ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Can’t wait to see more progress photos. I’m really loving the colorway you are using!
    .-= The Unraveled Librarian´s last blog ..Chocolate Chip Cookies =-.

  5. The sweater is looking really good so far…love the stripes…and the colors…enjoy your weekend…

  6. KathyM in SE VA says:

    I’m curious as to what type of healthy living food you’ll be eating for Memorial Day holiday. I would guess that BBQ chicken or bratwursts is not on the list?

  7. It looks great! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.
    .-= biomaj5´s last blog ..I’m finished! =-.

  8. margieinmaryland says:

    Love that dโ€™Azur!
    However, I am totally WHY one would steek. Both side of the front look the same to me…..

  9. The top is looking good. I’m hoping today will be a good day for knitting, if I can pull myself from the silly little computer games.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..I really do finish things =-.

  10. My cat is spending her holiday weekend in much the same manner. Except that she is currently holding down my knitting for fear that it might float off into outerspace. Or something.

    The sweater looks like its going to be awesome! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..Georgia’s Wispy =-.

  11. Wendy, the sweater is lovely–just looks like summer. Wanted to tell you how much I look forward to your blog. I really don’t think “thin content” is an issue–quality is certainly more important than quantity.

  12. I’m going to be really interested to see how the steek works out. I haven’t always had good luck with the heavier kinds of cotton. But how pretty your project is so far! Hope all goes well!