My current work in progress:

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


The End is Nigh

Because the second sleeve is done.

Sewing will commence almost immediately.

And that can mean only one thing — it is almost time to cast on Eala Bhan!

But I won’t do that right away — I plan to wait until next week. In the interim I will cast on some boring plain vanilla socks. Why? Because I have a project to complete that has to be done by next Friday. If I start Eala Bhan now I’ll be tempted to work on it instead of said project. So it’s best to wait and use it as a reward.

It has just occurred to me that instead of casting on some boring plain vanilla socks at this juncture, I could cast on a hat using the lovely handspun yarn that was spun and sent to me by the Knitgirllls. The yarn is an ootch heavier than the yarn I used for my watch cap, but I can easily adjust the needle size and stitch number. Hmmmmmm . . . what to do? What to do?

Tune in on Sunday to see which path I took: plain vanilla socks for someone else or pretty hat for me!

Speaking of hats, a deal is a deal. This photo is for Judi.

I’ll not be making any rash dares in the future, but I have to say, it is sort of growing on me!

Lucy sez:

Thank you for my new mousie, Judi!


  1. Wendy, I love the green and brown hat!!!! <3
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Butterscotch Pi =-.

  2. Hiya Wendy! I love the Welsh dragon on the wall behind you! Did you make it? I’d love to make one for Chris.

  3. Looking forward to watching you knit Eala Bhan! I vote for the a Knitgirllls yarn hat ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lynda Hitt says:

    I vote for the handspun hat, and I like the other one on you.

  5. Whoa! That green and brown hat is something else!!! I hope you do another hat.

  6. Matching hats for you and Lucy, perhaps?
    .-= MicheleinMaine´s last blog ..Pink Flower Accessory Case =-.

  7. im just lori says:

    I kinda like that hat. Where in the world did you get it? What’s the pattern? Can I make one?

    Now get that secret knitting done, so we can see what you do next!

  8. Hi Wendy,

    I noticed the sweaters you have been making have a lot of seams. What is your preferred method for seaming and why? I usually debate between a three needle bind off for shoulders or kitchener stitch if I feel brave and for other seems a mattress stitch, though a crocheted seam inside could work too…

  9. The green and brown hat is, I am sure very well made, and would look lovely on someone. It is just not what I envision would be elegant on you. I vote for a different hat.

  10. Oh my, what a hat!!

  11. Just finished my watch cap – black/KnitPicks Swish/ – and have decided to make a few for stocking stuffers for family, there is always someone who looses/misplaces theirs. Not sure wehat to make of the green brown cap other than to say interesting! My vote is a cap for you in the Knitgirlls handspun by the time you post on Sunday it could be done – good luck

  12. I MUST know… where can I find the pattern for that green and brown dare hat?!? It’s exactly the kind of thing my daughter’s friend would wear and it would be a great gift. Please point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

    Looking forward to Eala Bhan!

  13. Love, love, love that hat!

  14. best. hat. EVER! Judi did a GREAT job!
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Pocket full of Posies =-.

  15. The pictures from the magazine did not do this hat justice… i was tempted to keep it for myself! The pattern is Ateara and it was in Knitscene, Easy 2010.
    Glad you are enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Growing like fungus or….