My current work in progress:

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


I Love Pi

Thank you for all your nice comments on Nancy’s socks. I hope you all enjoy the pattern. My socks were mailed today, so they will reach Nancy in a couple of days.

I decided for my next project to do some nice easy lace. Here it is:

This is the EZ 100th Anniversary Shawl (Ravelry link) by Mwaa Knit. I am knitting mine in Wollmeise laceweight in the “Single Malt” colorway.

I’ve had this skein of yarn for quite a while and have been on the look-out for a good pattern for it. I started a couple of things using it, but ripped them both out as neither seemed right for it. But I think I’ve found a winner.

The pattern is a free Ravelry download, and was designed in honor of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s 100th birthday, which is on August 9. It’s a very easy pattern and quite entertaining. And free! What’s not to like?

As you can see, Lucy is still on the move!


  1. Kristine M. says:

    One of my knitting goals is to learn how to knit lace & make a Pi Shawl from EZ’s pattern. The start of yours looks lovely!

  2. That’s going to be lovely!

  3. Elizabeth Zimmerman’s birthday is same day as my best friend from high school and one day before mine. EZ and I will celebrate together this year, her from The Great Beyond and me here on earth and knitting happily.

  4. Linda Borst says:

    I love anything EZ. Question for you. Do you always knit both socks at the same time? I love your patterns and I thank you so much for making many of them available to us at no charge. I have just retired and money is becoming more and more hard to come by. For 2010 I have been on a fiber (& pattern) diet. I am starting the 8th month and it is not getting easier. But at least I have both of your books and I only have to follow the basic pattern and I can add my own design and it has been a lot of fun. Thank you again.


  5. I just looked up that pattern on Ravelry. It will be beautiful!

    Do you have to brush Lucy a lot this time of year? I have a shorthair who is shedding like crazy and uncomfortable right now, poor Lucy must get mega-uncomfortable!

  6. Maybe some day I will think knitting lace is easy…..:)

  7. At first glance I thought you were giving up the clean eating and baking giant gooey cinnamon rolls.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Two good days =-.

  8. At first glance I thought the ‘Single Malt’ was
    a cinnamon roll.
    Okay, it’s at the end of the day.

    Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
    .-= Gerry´s last blog ..Idle time =-.

  9. That was my first thought too! A giant Cinnamon Pecan Danish! That is a wonderful color, I’d love to have it in my stash just to look at everyday! 🙂

    Did your on order buttons ever arrive for your cardigan/sweater?

    Lovely Lucy would be passed out down here in N. AL right now…my Snowshoes and Tonkinese are just melting into the rugs and furniture from the extreme heat…Hottest summer EVER in Huntsville AL area!

  10. Wendy, the shawl looks lovely, I think you have a winner too! I have sometimes wondered about knitting a Pi shawl, and now you are giving me yarn ideas.

  11. Love the color!
    .-= Walden´s last blog ..Video Blogging 8 =-.

  12. I love cake too! Definitely a winner. Absolutely gorgeous. EZ and Wollmeise what a combination!
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Double Double Dressin’ Trouble =-.

  13. What a beautiful colour. When I first looked at it, I too thought Cinnamon Roll – and it’s 7:30 in the morning 🙂

  14. Jennifer says:

    How do you find all these lovely patterns? Or is that just one of the signs of a Ravelry addiction 😉

    PS I never realised Lucy had such a long tail!

  15. Wendy- I thought that your shawl was a picture of a cinnamon bun- ???

    One track mind.
    .-= Lorraine´s last blog ..Its here =-.

  16. oh wow, I just started my anniversary Pi yesterday!!

  17. Lovely. I knit a basic pi shawl eons ago, but it would be nice to ‘design’ my own with a pretty lace pattern (or patterns) between each increase zone.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..10 Tuesday my staycation =-.

  18. I also thought that the photo looked like a cinnamon roll. I guess several of us have food on the brain!

  19. Love the color of that yarn. It’s really rich looking.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..Interwoven =-.

  20. You are killing me! I just barely started (6 rows) the Diagonale Wrap. Now, I want to start this Pi shawl. I love Pi shawls! This would make the third pattern I have planned for this yarn!! Oh, I would be so happy knitting around and around and around. Yep, seriously considering a change.


  21. Beth Wilson says:

    HAPPY (UPCOMING) BIRTHDAY, ELIZABETH !! You and your wonderful knitting
    still lives in so many hearts …. and will continue to do so !!
    And your choice of yarn is “just right”, Wendy !! Going to the pattern soon as I finish here ….
    There just must be some secret to “focusing” as I, definitely, have ADD concerning knitting …..
    WHY can’t I knit as fast as I can think ?? !!

  22. I’m also doing a Pi shawl this month in EZ’s honor. I have the yarn and plan to start it on her birthday.

  23. I like the Celtic bottons the best. You new shaw does look like something yo eat. Elaine