My current work in progress:

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


Weekend Update

It’s a beautiful Sunday here in the D.C. area — cool, breezy, and sunny. It’s nice to have the windows open after a summer of re-circulated air-conditioned air.

I’ve made some progress on my sweater. Here it is on Gwendolyn, minus sleeves.

And a close-up of the neckline:

I’m a couple of inches away from the underarm decreases on the first sleeve, so hopefully I’ll have that completed today. I also need to wind this into a ball:

This is the yarn I’ll be using to knit a hat for Shanti’s Mom’s hats for sailors projects. I want to cast on today so I can have it for commuter knitting this week.

Speaking of this project, Elianastar wrote a great blog entry about it here, complete with suggestions for knit and crochet patterns you can use plus a list of non-knit items you can donate. She, like me, is a former Navy brat, so this project hits home for her as it did for me.

Okay, I gotta go start some laundry (yes, the life of a knitting author is nothing but glamour). And Lucy has already started her Sunday:


  1. I can’t believe how fast you knit. It’s crazy. Lovely sweater!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..DC Trip- PhotoJournal style =-.

  2. I lurve the tidy jewel neck on the blue sweater!
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..Lets talk scams =-.

  3. Lucy <3

  4. Loving the neckline…can’t wait to see it all done!!!

  5. leslie is right, you are fast. I’m jealous.
    .-= pmoys´s last blog ..Gah! =-.

  6. Pamela Swett says:

    I love that you have your next project planned out yarn and all. I just wait for the yarn to speak to me.

  7. I love all the new sweaters you have been knitting. I bet it will be nice to have several new sweaters for this fall/winter.

    I agree it’s nice to be able to turn off the AC and have fresh cool air come in from outside.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..SABLE =-.

  8. nice jumper :)… and Lucy seems to be having my kind of a Sunday ^..^

  9. Oh my gosh, Wendy! Thank you so much for the mention today! We’ve gotten a ton of traffic today thanks to you, and we SO appreciate it! πŸ™‚ Us military brats have to stick together! LOL! Someone on Ravelry pointed me to a group on Ravelry with even more patterns for military knit/crochet hats which I’ve added via a comment to my own post. πŸ™‚ Anyone looking for a pattern should be able to find one there. The Ravelry group I link to in my comment includes some knit-flat-sew-together patterns for those not comfortable with knitting in the round. πŸ™‚ Thank you again!
    .-= Elianastar´s last blog ..YAY! 1-500 page views to our little blog! =-.

  10. Love the new sweater.

    Here on the eastern shore it has poured rain today…no open windows for us!

    Kibby is now sleeping with his tail over his nose…must be cooler weather!

  11. thanks for writing about this. I’m sure that I have enough superwash wool from my stash to make a few hats!

  12. Man, I love that neckline!

  13. Are both of your sweaters knit with fingering weight yarn? Oh hell, I suppose I could just look up the cardi on Ravelry *goes off to do that* but I figure it’s easier to just ask. Though really you probably get asked a billion questions.
    .-= Lee´s last blog ..Well- it’s functional =-.

  14. Hi Wendy, Hate, hate, hate to bother you w/ this question. But you reviewed a “Lace knitting” book this past year and commented positively on numerous features within its pages. I thought I had “bookmarked” this particular posting but cannot find it. Is there a search available for your “knitting book reviews”?