My current work in progress:

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


Progress Finally

For a good part of last week the weather was freakishly warm, so much so that I couldn’t bear to pick up my knitting. But a cold front came through a couple of days ago so I was able to finally finish the back of my Almost-Hawthorn pullover.

In addition to the cable mods I did (discussed in earlier blog entries), I decided not to do the ribbing at the top of the sweater. And I am making the shoulders wider because I’m not too fond of boat-necks. And I put the shoulder stitches on holders so I can attach back to front with a three-needle bind-off.

Despite the weather sucking away my knitting mojo, I did manage to finish the King of All Remote Controls’ plain vanilla sportweight socks:

These socks are knit from my free toe-up gusset heel socks, knit from Opal 6-ply Best of Rainforest in the “Demian” colorway, on a 2.75mm needle.

Now I have a stealth commuter project to work on, but I have also started the front of the Almost Hawthorn pullover.

And Lucy is in her usual Sunday mode:

Happy Halloween!


  1. Happy Halloween ^..^ The jumper’s looking great as is the lovely Lucy ­čÖé

  2. I would love to have a Lucy Sunday! Can’t wait to see the sweater finished.

  3. Yea Lucy, the best way to spend Sunday — and of course get some knitting in. The sweater back looks gorgeous — a hint as to how the sleeves look? are they cabled as well? forgot what you told us at the beginning — could go look

  4. A cold snap here in PA has gotten me back into knitting, as well. Here’s to cooler weather!
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  5. Just love everything about your pullover…

  6. I made a boat-neck cabled pullover once. And realized the first time I wore it that something knitted in worsted weight wool should have a neck that’s close up to your throat, because you can only wear it when it’s cold and then who wants a boat neck? A boat-necked worsted sweater is a contradiction in terms. Get it off my lawn.
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  7. Lucy makes an excellent morph ball! I love how she looks.
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  8. Hi Wendy, new reader here. Your knitting is beautiful! I’m checking out the cables on your newest project and they look perfect. I want to try a project with cables. I knitted a swatch with cables to see if I can do it, and it looks all right, so I’m going to find a pattern that’s not too difficult and take the leap.
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  9. You are seriously a knitting machine! How do you keep your wrists from hurting with all the knitting you do?
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  10. I love your work. Am looking forward to your box of socks (smile). I already have to book. After a delayed start, I am still working on my pi shawl, but the nice aspect of working on it slowly, but surely, is that I have now switched from a right hand carry to a left hand carry. Thanks. You found my weakness, socks and lace. Now to conquer spinning. You are an inspiration. Thanks again.