My current work in progress:

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


A Lovely Giveaway

This give away is not mine — it comes from the wonderfully generous Cathy over at Signature Needle Arts. Cathy wrote a lovely blog post about the whole thing here. In a nutshell, there will be a drawing for a $75 Signature Needle Arts gift certificate from among the names of the people who have contributed to Shanti’s Mom’s Hats for Sailors project. Go, click on the link above — all the details are there.

I think by now you all know my deep and abiding love for my Signature circulars. So much so that I find myself planning projects so that I can use one of the three sizes I own. Cathy, I am eagerly waiting for you to expand the sizes available in circulars. No pressure, though. 😉

Anyhow . . .

My second sock of the current pair is progressing nicely:

My sock-in-progress is definitely stylin’, because it is living in this cute bag:

This is a Daisy Muir Small Project Pouch. Isn’t it cute? It’s the perfect size for a sock-in-progress and has a drawstring closure as well as a detachable shoulder strap. If you’d like one of your own (or another of the fun Daisy Muir bags), check the “Where to Buy” page on their website.

About the socks, Jenna commented a couple of days ago:

Just wondering: if you’re using long circulars anyway, why aren’t you knitting both socks at the same time?

For starters, I’m not using long circulars, I’m using 16″ circulars. More importantly, I do not like knitting two socks at a time (or two sleeves at a time either). These socks are commuter knitting only — I knit on the train where space is at a premium, so short needles and one sock work much better than long needles and two socks, with two balls of yarn I would have to sort out as I pull the socks out of my knitting bag to work on.

There were a few questions in the comments about the “other” cable in my modified Hawthorn. That’s just a simple horseshoe cable worked over 4 stitches with cabling on every right side row.

Lucy is relaxing — but I know she is keeping an eye on her fuzzy rat, too.


  1. Lesley Duckworth says:

    Thank you for such a lovely write up!

  2. What a great giveaway for a great cause! And those fuzzy rats definitely need to be watched!
    Jennifer´s last blog post ..Right on track for me at least

  3. Was curious about the ‘other’ cable and was going to investigate the pattern, thanks for letting us know as your progress, your WIP is really looking good.

  4. Hey there, Miss Wendy!

    Is it just me, or do the cables look really, really different when laid out on the floor that way? It seems like (as I look at it), that the front-cross cables (on the leftmost side of the photo) are almost at a different gauge from the back-cross cables (on the rightmost side of the photo)? Is it a yarn-twist thing? Is it the light playing games with my eyes? Is there really not a distinct difference (besides the direction of twist) and I’m being FAR too critical of someone else’s knitting?)

    It’s certainly not my intent to be hypercritical, ever. They just look really, really different to me.

  5. I feel exactly the same! I just want to use one of my three SNA Circulars so I just plan projects around them! I just wish they make even fixed-length circulars for smaller sizes like 2.5mm – so I can knit socks with them!
    Christine´s last blog post ..And the winner is…

  6. I want more sizes in the circulars too!

  7. Anxious to see your Hawthorn completed…is she going to keep the neck the same? Is she going to do any decreases to make it more fitted? I love the color and look forward to your updates! I will wear mine (in public) for the first time tomorrow on a trip to the pumpkin patch. Chris

  8. Did I miss where you said what yarn and color you are using for the Hawthorn? I read every day, but my mind is not what it used to be – but then again, it never was.

  9. Oh, nevermind. I see it up in the header. Duh!!! I really like the color.

  10. Maybe I will add a single Signature needle to my gift wish list. Some of my relatives might get together to buy me one!
    Seanna Lea´s last blog post ..its that time of year again

  11. very sweet!

  12. sock is coming along great! and my cat desperately wants to comment here to!
    Ashley´s last blog post ..Twisted