My current work in progress:

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


Holiday Weekend

We are in the middle of a long weekend in the U.S. — that is, those of us who get Monday off from work for Columbus Day.

I’ve been productive. I finished my sweater.

And started some socks. Teddy very handsomely offered to model.

This is Opal 6-ply (sport/dk weight) from the “Best of Rainforest” series. It’s the Demian colorway, and I made some very good progress as you can see here.

These are very large socks, destined to be a holiday gift for someone with very large feet. That’s one of the things I love about Opal 6-ply — very high yardage so there’s plenty when you need to knit socks for big giant clown feet and be able to match the striping sequence.

A couple of you asked about the hat in my last blog post. It was published in Knitscene earlier this year. The Ravelry link is here.

Okay, I need to get back to my edits/re-writes. And Miss Lucy is busy as well. She is in full holiday-weekend mode.


  1. anne marie in philly says:

    the sox must be for your brother; you have described him before as having “big giant clown feet”.

    lovely pullover…enjoy your day off!

  2. The sweater is beautiful, love the colors.

  3. Pretty sweater.

    Also holiday time in Canada — Thanksgiving! Alas, I’m neither Canadian or employed by the US government.
    .-= Ariadne´s last blog ..Grandma =-.

  4. that’s a beautiful sweater!

  5. I really like the way this sweater turned out, Wendy and am guessing these colors will soon be your favorites.

  6. Nice to see socks again. Thought you’d abandoned them.

  7. margieinmaryland says:

    The sweater looks great!

  8. I love holiday weekends for extra baking and extra knitting. I hope you get more of all the things you enjoy most this weekend!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..trip 2 Im going back in time =-.

  9. Yay! I can read you! <3 the sweater. Enjoy your long weekend… Gotta go to school! hugs to Lucy from Halloween & Gunston.

  10. Excellent pullover…love the color!

  11. Could you post (again) an address for the hats — finished mine this weekend and am eager to send it off. Thanks.

  12. The sweater looks beautiful! And welcome back Teddy, we did not see a lot of him lately 😉
    Daniela from France
    .-= Daniela´s last blog ..Say that you want to take photos =-.

  13. I LOVE that sweater! It is the perfect “throw on for the weekend” sweater!
    .-= itsJUSTme-wendy´s last blog ..READ-A-THON GRAND FINALE =-.

  14. I REALLY like that sweater!

  15. The sweater turned out beautifully — the color way really shows well now that it is all assembled, wear it in good health.

  16. Hi Wendy,
    One of your loyal fans wants to know what are the good subs for Alice Starmore’s yarns in Aran Knitting? I received the book within a few days from I do have some of Alice Starmore’s yarns from the early ’90s. I was a huge customer of the ‘Tomato Yarn Factory’ yarn shop…boy do I miss them!

  17. love the socks… and there may even be enough left over to make some little socks for cat feet ^..^

  18. Happy to see you too, Teddy!!

  19. Teddy is looking very dapper!