My current work in progress:

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



I have achieved partial sleevage.

Here is the first sleeve, mattress-stitched together with the back and a side front of the cardigan.

As you can see, I knit a garter-stitch band as I knit the front. After completing the raglan decreases for the front, I put the stitches for the band on a holder. After the whole thing is put together, I’ll continue to knit each side of the band so that they are long enough to meet at the back of the neck. I’ll graft the live stitches together and sew the band down across the tops of the sleeves and the back. No fuss no muss.

The second sleeve is in process, so I am thinking this sweater will be finished by the end of the week.

Fortunately I have another project waiting in the wings. Here’s a blurry pic of the yarn:

Yep, it is more Tempted Lovely Grrl. I don’t seem able to get enough of this yarn. This pile o’ yarn I purchased from The Loopy Ewe a couple of weeks ago and I’m really looking forward to flinging a needle into it.

Lucy seems excited about it too.


  1. Lucy is even awake. I think that counts as “excited” if you’re Lucy.

    I just started a Barbara Bretton book (_Casting Spells_) — and she thanks you at the beginning. Nice acknowledgment of your talent, etc.

  2. I’m hoping you’re going to release your A-line cardi as a pattern??

  3. Does Lucy like this yarn as well? Or was she only tempted by the lovely green yarn?
    .-= picadrienne´s last blog ..10 on Tuesday How to Celebrate your Birthday =-.

  4. Do you ever knit sweaters from the top down? I did that for my last raglan & it worked quite well.
    .-= PlainJane´s last blog ..Grandma Who Dances With Crochet Hooks =-.

  5. Ooh, the new tempted lovely grrl is awesome.

    And it is kinda reminiscent of Lucy. (blue eyes… a little brown)
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..Malabrigo =-.

  6. I’e been wondering so I’m going to ask: Do you purchase the majority of your yarn with a project in mind or just because? Sweater is already loverly!

  7. Lucy – the new yarn looks beautiful with your eyes! It’s beautiful!

  8. You are such a bad influence! After you raved about the Tempted Lovely Grrl, I just had to order some from Loopy. You’re right – it’s scrumptious.

    By the way, I finally started my Pi shawl – I’m in the middle of Part Three. I’m using Skinny Bugga! and I hope it blocks out “lace-ily” because right now I’m wondering if the yarn is a little too thick . . . To be fair, it is all scrunched together right now. . .

  9. Lucy I just love your little face. I am anxiously awaiting your pattern for the cardi. I love it.

  10. Mmmm, I covet that pile of yarn. My colors! Can’t wait to see what it turns into.
    .-= Hissy Stitch´s last blog ..Well spun! World Wide Spin in Public Day at the Ike Box =-.

  11. Just received my copy of Alice Starmore’s ARAN KNITTING, new & expanded edition because Wendy, you peeked my interest with the Eala Bhan sweater. I have done cables in the past but have always thought Aran (Celtic) patterns were way too complicated. Alice does such a great job of explaining how combinations work to create astonishing garments that I was wondering if you will do the KAL – another ? – have you used both the 2 and 3 ply Hebridean yarns and what would you equate them to – fingering =(2 ply), sport =(3 ply). Can’t wait to see the cardi finished.

  12. Marianne Mileham says:

    I am always so amazed at how fast you get your projects completed! I only seem to be able to knit on weekends and my projects go slowly. I am really interested in the pattern for your A-line cardi! Just the thing for wearing in my classroom in the winter!

  13. Lovely! I really need to get my butt in gear (I am doing a lot of crafting, but your speed is just making me that much more aware of how slow cross-stitch is), and finish at least one of the pair of socks I have on the needles.

  14. oh… It matches her beautiful blue eyes ^..^

  15. I have never even considered knitting a cowl before but after I looked at your photos of the patterns that are available in the book, I think I could make every one of them. They are sooo cute!!

  16. I really think you must knit in your sleep. Posting on this one as I don’t want to be entered in the cowl contest. I went window shopping with my friend yesterday, I was distressed to see the cowl necks making a come back. I really didn’t like them the last time they were in fashion and I was in high school.

    I guess I can pull out my 80’s magazines and start knitting the cowl sweaters for family members, well maybe.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Ripping Out =-.

  17. Wendy, this color will be a departure for you! I think it’ll look fabulous, whatever the project.

  18. wow another giveaway, how will you keep up the excitement after this?
    anyway, please add my name to the great random lottery

  19. Janet Patterson says:

    Love the idea of simply adding a beautiful edge to create a brand new look. Great. blue-ish-purplish yarn

  20. Wendy Peterson says:

    The Knitting on the Edge looks very interesting.

  21. Please enter me into the ‘Knitting on the Edge’ sweepstakes! Thanks.