My current work in progress:

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


Time to Seam

I think I need to do a bit of seaming tonight.

I just need to sew in the sleeves and side seams. I ordered some buttons for this a week ago — I hope they come tomorrow.

I wonder if I should wake Lucy. She might want to help me . . .


  1. Celestine says:

    WOW…how nice it is going to be when completed. I would like it just as a vest.

  2. I’m clappin’ and doin’ a happy dance! It’s beautiful, and you did it so fast! Someday I hope to have the time and patience to knit sweaters. Until then, thanks for all the sock and shawlette patterns!! ;^)
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..On The Press =-.

  3. oh, that should seem up nicely! can’t wait to see what buttons you have chosen. You are so faithful to your projects!
    .-= MicheleinMaine´s last blog ..Little Folks Laminated Mia Bag =-.

  4. imjustlori says:

    That is going to be a pretty and happy sweater! Woo hoo!

  5. Can’t wait to see it on you – bet it looks gorgeous with your hair color. Hope it fits the new slim you perfectly! I know you said the endless moss stitch wasn’t that big a deal, but I think you deserve a treat. Maybe a new purse? Shoes?

  6. Beverly (db81971) says:

    really really like it, just not sure f I could handle all the moss stitch without going so batty that I would feel the need to poke my eyes out.

  7. Beautiful! It’s going to make a beautiful sweater. You knit SO fast! I bet Lucy does want to help complete it!

  8. HeatherB says:


  9. Nah, let her sleep. You can handle seaming up without her. It’s the blocking that you need her for. 😉

  10. I’m really digging the collar, Wendy.

  11. SEAMS to me it’s going to be beautiful 🙂

  12. Gorgeous sweater and I love the color.

  13. Sometimes it’s best to let sleeping cats…sleep.

  14. Don’t wake Lucy – she looks too cute there. Your sweater looks awesome. Can’t wait to see it all seamed up.
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..My First Apron! =-.

  15. I agree with Celestine. With appropriate armhole finishing, the lines of this would make it a very nice vest.

  16. The sweater looks very nice and I really want to make this cardigan. I never make all the projects I want to because there are so many possibilities, but this one is high up there.

    Wendy, you knit so fast!

    For those who dread moss stitch–I first learned to knit English style (throwing the yarn with the right hand). I hated moving the yarn from front to back for ribbing and moss stitch. So I taught myself Continental. It can mess up your gauge at first. I really like it and would never go back. Moss stitch is still slower than straight knit, and I still find the prospect of knitting an entire sweater in moss stitch a bit daunting, but if I knit English style I wouldn’t even consider it. Wendy, whatever you do, it obviously is working great, but for others who are reluctant to try moss stitch but really love the sweater–I just throw out this idea. Grab some worsted weight yarn from your stash and give Continental a try. At first you might have to figure out how to grab the yarn tight enough when purling, but I’m sure there are you tube videos on Continental style. I’m just saying–I switched, so it is possible. But you do have to tolerate a bit of a learning curve. I just didn’t find it took that long. Really, just a good sized swatch or two.

    I love Lucy!

  17. Lovely! I love the look of moss stitch, but I have trouble keeping the pattern straight. One missed purl or knit is SO OBVIOUS and I have done that and not noticed until several inches of knitting have gone by the needles.

    It’s embarrassing to admit to my grandchildren that I cannot count to two reliably.

  18. hi-5’in ya!!! I love the moss stitch, I am humbled by your patience and ability to block out all distractions while making a perfect pattern, at the same time making it look so easy~ 🙂

    Miss Lucy deserves her nap, she worked hard on the sleeve~
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..ManyhorsesMane Howww-DEE- Plurky Peeps! were taking a day off of storm cleanup and letting the Village get their work done picking up debri =-.

  19. mmm… she may need a pretty orange blanket 😉

  20. I have to say, that I love the way, you let us all follow your process day by day.
    .-= Ann´s last blog ..Så er det ved at være min tur……… =-.

  21. Even when I’m being a monogamous knitter (like right now), I don’t manage to get as much done as you! Lucy looks like she is still tuckered out from helping you last time.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..10 Tuesday what not to watch =-.

  22. jo morgan says:

    I noticed the comments on your fidelity to your projects. Seeing your moss stitch cardigan makes me want to stray from the shawl and beautiful neck down cardi that I’m currently knitting. Temptation, get thee behind me! Seriously, your moss stitch cardigan is beautiful and such a versatile looking garment! Can’t wait to see it with sleeves. Jo

  23. It’s coming together quite nicely!

  24. I have learned….. let sleeping cats lie.
    Gorgeous sweater!

  25. That is really beautiful. I especially like the collar. Nice work!!!!

  26. Wow! That looks great as a vest, too!