My current work in progress:

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



Just for fun, here is my car’s odometer reading as of yesterday:

It’s my 2004 Honda Civic EX that I’ve had since February 2004. Proof once more of how little driving I do!

Next, it is time to announce the winners in the Knitcircus giveaway.

Cathy-Cate and Allison have each won a 1-year subscription to Knitcircus magazine. I’ve forwarded your email addys to Jaala.

And the following people have each won a copy of the pattern collection for the current issue:

  • Sabine
  • KimW
  • Denise in Ohio
  • Lisa
  • Erin
  • Sue
  • Malin
  • Anna
  • Cayli
  • Heather

I have emailed the link for the collection to each of you.

Thanks for entering the giveaway and a very big thank-you to the Knitcircus editor-in-chief Jaala Spiro for her continued generosity in allowing me to so these giveaways!

I’ve made some nice progress on my It-Kinda-Sorta-Looks-Like-Hawthorn-Pullover — the first sleeve is completed:

And I’ve made some progress on the second sleeve:

And I started a new commuter project, as pictured in my last blog post, which I worked on a bit on Friday’s commute. Here’s the yarn:

This is a lovely single-ply sport/DK weight 100% silk yarn I bought last weekend when we visited Kid Hollow Farm. It has approximately 273 yards per 3.5 oubnce skein and I bought two skeins. My friend Muriel saw me pick up two skeins of it so she picked up two skeins as well, cleverly thinking that whatever I designed for the yarn she would knit as well. So I worked up a design for a scarf and asked her to knit along with me. I’m calling it the “BFF Scarf” because Muriel is one of my BFFs.

It’s a rectangular scarf with a fairly simple lace design. Simple because the single-ply yarn is soft and I don’t think would lend itself to a lot of complex lacework. It’s also variegated, so a relatively plain design is necessary to balance out the variegation.

So far so good. I love knitting with 100% silk, so this project is making me very happy! Here’s mine:

And here is Muriel’s:

And here is a precious sleeping baby:


  1. Wow, I won! Thank you Wendy and Jaala!

  2. Lovely yarn!

  3. Congrats to all the winners. IKSLLHP is looking gorgeous!
    Susan´s last blog post ..Friday is for Friends

  4. Hmmmmm, that yarn looks familiar somehow! I’ll planning on something similar with the 2 skeins I picked up.

  5. I want Lucy’s job – looking forward to the scarf pattern, have some mohair yarn i don’t know what to do with – would it work for this design – it is a solid pink.

  6. Kim Deceder says:

    Hi Wendy,

    Sorry to bother you but I just finished the sleeves of your Lace Edge Cardigan pattern and am wondering what order I should seam in. I don’t make a lot of sweaters so I wasn’t sure what order I should be seaming. Also, did you use the mattress stitch for all of your seaming?


    PS – I sent you a note in Ralvery so wherever you want to answer is fine – thanks.

  7. Denise in Ohio says:

    A big THANK YOU from Denise in Ohio for the pattern collection. I’ve downloaded them. Can’t wait to start looking.

    Thanks, again.

  8. How and when can we expect the scarf pattern…I am in love with it and just itching to start knitting it. Please let me know where and when I can obtain pattern. Thx!

  9. that yarn is very beautiful… maybe there’ll be a little left over for a kitty sized silk blanket 🙂

  10. My 2004 Honda CRV just hit a milestone too..similar to yours with one more zero!

    150,000 miles proof of how wonderful these cars can be! and how much traveling I do
    to appease everyone

    Pets to miss Lucy who looks like she’s begging for a Tummy Rub!

  11. Did you see where I posted that I had to take back every nasty thing I said about the lace pattern for Lady Bertram? I’m doing the bind off and I love the shawlette. I had enough yarn that I repeated the chart order a second time so, hopefully, it will be a bit larger.
    Lynda´s last blog post ..I was doing so well

  12. I was very excited to open up my email and find that I’d won a year of Knitcircus! W00t!

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway (and contributing to a great publication) and thanks so much to Jaala for her generosity!

    The silk yarn looks positively scrumptious. I have no doubt you are taking good care of it on the commute: no escaping balls of silk on the train!
    Cathy-Cate´s last blog post ..One Million Ravelers!

  13. I love the color that Muriel chose. It is a lovely shade, though both of the scarves look beautiful.

  14. I want to come back as an indoor cat….
    janna´s last blog post ..Knitting Resumes plus- Happy Kitty News

  15. Hi Wendy, love the scarf you are knitting. Will there be a pattern release coming?

  16. I love that scarf but I think I like the blue yarn better funny because I don`t like blue

  17. The patterns are awesome! Thank you!

  18. I never see Lucy awake. I believe she is one of Wendy’s original designs, but done in faux fur. Acrylikitty 🙂

  19. LOVE the color of your BFF scarf!
    Bet that feels as yummy as it looks.
    danielle´s last blog post ..Changes

  20. I love the scarf. Will you be adding the pattern to the site?

  21. Both scarves are truly beautiful. May I ask, what size needle are you using??

  22. Six words to describe Wendy’s knitting:

    Sleeve done.
    Second sleeve done.


  23. I was thinking about you on Saturday when I rolled 99,000 and took a photo of the odometer of my 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Since we were on a long trip, it will hit 100,000 this week!!!!!

  24. Purdy! Lace, yarn, Lucy…very purdy.

  25. I finished my EZ shawl this weekend and just wanted the opportunity to thank you again for your hard work in writing the pattern and for the inspiration you have been to me. One life really can touch many. Thank you.

  26. I´ve won and want to say “Thank you Wendy and Jaala” so much from the bottom of my ♥
    The patterns in Knitcircus Winter2010 are wonderful, love them, Sabine

  27. Sometimes I’ll finish a neck like that too, but if it needs to be a bit sturdier, I’ll go around 2-3 times. It makes a nice edge. And it is about all the crocheting I have ever managed to learn. The sweater is looking very nice.

  28. I hit 77777 last month but didn’t have my camera! My boss was in the car and when I made him look, he just shook his head and told me I would be the only person who found that interesting. I did tell him that there was at least one other person out there who would find it interesting 🙂