My current work in progress:

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


Happy Autumn

I am stubbornly ignoring the fact that we once again had temperatures in the 90s today. The calendar says it is Autumn. So there.

I am almost at the point on the last sleeve of my cardi where I can do the armhole decreases. One of the nice things about raglan sleeves is that once you get started, those decreases go very fast. Whee!

So by my next blog post there should be a completed cardi.


Thank you for all the entries on the Cowl Girls book giveaway. The Random Number Generator chose Dominick to receive my review copy. Dominick, I’ve emailed you.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go crank the a/c.


  1. I don’t think that it’s 90 here in Iowa, but it might as well be with the humidity and the lack of a/c AGAIN. You enjoy that a/c ya’ hear now?
    .-= Lynda´s last blog ..I was doing so well =-.

  2. Wish I could ignore the temps but between the heat from the weather and the heat from the hot flashes I am about to drop. Love the new cardi but I was wondering about when you mentioned the other day that you used a dk gauge to get the drape for the cardi. I have not made a lot of sweaters and never designed my own so how would you know that by doing the larger guage would have that effect. Could you recommend a knitwear desing book that might cover this type of detail? Thanks Linda

  3. I am convinced that the cosmic forces that control autumn will kick in soon. I’m very glad it’s now past the equinox and they can rightfully do so! I still think that cardi looks like a frothy mocha. Maybe when you make the pattern available, I’ll make a peach melba, or a latte, or…….

  4. I had the same question as Linda when you said about the gauge to get the drape. Would you share your thoughts on that with us? Thank you,

  5. UGH – mid 90’s here in Kentuckiana. More of the same tomorrow. HOPEFULLY that cold front we’re promised will get here this weekend. Can’t wait to wear the wool again!

  6. I feel your pain – I had to switch my a/c back on here in NC as well. And the heat will not break until Sunday. Sigh. Where is Autum?

  7. It’s cold here in the Pacific Northwet. But Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is this weekend, and it’s going to be 80! Yay. I think. Just have to choose the right hand-knit to wear!
    .-= pdxknitterati/MicheleLB´s last blog ..A crazy idea =-.

  8. I’ve looked through many, maybe hundreds, of cardigan patterns for a sweater for myself. I think this is the one. I especially like the placement of the lace.

  9. We’ve been lucky, it’s a lot cooler up here in NYC. We’re only in the 80s.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..I have to stop! =-.

  10. Sunny and low 50’s here in Newfoundland! Autumn has definitely arrived. Lots of us wearing turtlenecks to work today.

  11. I didn’t think it was so bad when I was walking my dog last night, but I was overly hot trying to get to bed. I can only imagine how much worse it would have been if I lived as far south as DC!

  12. it’s definitely Autumn in my neck of the woods … actually more like winter .. so it should be heading your way soon 🙂

  13. Wendy, I”d love to have the book you’re giving away. Duee to tough economic times and an eimployer who took sevcral months to finally acknowledge they had done an illegal act, I lost quite a bit of my knitting stash and library. Slowly, I’m recovering, so any I chance I get to win a new knitting book, I give it a try. My favorite vampire is Bill, Sookie’s sweetie on “True Blood” on HBO.