My current work in progress:

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


Yesterday and Today

Yesterday I finished the back of my denim sweater.

I immediately cast on for the dreaded twisted ribbing.

This morning I had an eye exam and have spent the time since then waiting for the pupil dilation to go away. As of this moment, I no longer look stoned, but now I look like I’ve suffered a brain injury — left pupil is normal, right pupil is still fully dilated. But I did get a lot of Thanksgiving prep work done: the chopping of veggies and the crumbling of cornbread. And I managed to not cut off a finger. And I finished the twisted rib for the front!

Lucy has been a big help with everything.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Gosh, that is such a gorgeous piece of knitting!
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  2. ARGH cornbread! that is what i forgot to add to the list of food! How could i forget to make a cornbread as well as a dinner roll.

  3. I need to make it to the eye doctor today as well. The glasses I ordered the other week are in and I need to either pick them up, or, as the woman at the eye glasses place told me I will want to do, pick out another pair of frames.
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  4. Happy Thanksgiving!
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  5. Wow, gorgeous!

  6. So glad your fingers are okay! The knitting is gorgeous, as usual, as is the lovely Miss Lucy! May your Thanksgiving be blessed!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, and I too am glad that your fingers are still intact! I’m amazed at how quickly you knit btw.
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  8. I’m making an Amelia Cardigan (2 actually) which has twisted rib. I thought it a pain until I did 16 rows of woven cable. I’m very happy to knit twisted rib now. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
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  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you love.

  10. I love how you twisted up the ribbing for the photo of twisted ribbing. Cute!

    Have a great thanksgiving! Cornbread stuffing is the best.

  11. The sweater is lovely. Have a great Thanksgiving. Remeber to give Lucy a taste.

  12. Love the back of your sweater. I actually enjoy doing twisted ribbing.

    Yuck, to the eye doctors and that awful dilation they do.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you.
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  13. back at you! Have a wonderful holiday.

  14. Hate the evil dilations. How on earth did you manage to knit while dilated? I’m always unable to focus and worry about messing up stitches.

    Congrats on getting prep done.

    That’s going to be a wonderful sweater.

  15. Oh so beautiful!!!!I Love your sweater. My knitting doesn’t look that neat even with two good eyes. Happy Thanksgiving.

  16. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I, too, am amazed by the speed of your knitting! Well, and jealous too!

  17. I love twisted ribbing. The next time you have some to do I will happily do that part for you!
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  18. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. KathyM in SE VA says:

    Hope your eyes normalize soon. (One time one of my eyes was still dilated the morning AFTER the exam.) A very happy Thanksgiving to you too.

  20. Your sweater is beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Happy Thanksgiving! The sweater looks great.

    I have an eye disease that has left one eye is permanently dilated. I never thought about looking stoned to other people. Do they really notice? Seriously, I am now wondering how I appear to everyone else. Eeek!

  22. Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. Any day I don’t cut off a finger is a good one. The sweater is looking beautiful!

  24. Happy Thanksgiving!

  25. Beautiful sweater back. It will be a gorgeous sweater.
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  26. Beautiful sweater. Can’t wait for the pattern publication

  27. anne marie in philly says:

    happy thanksgiving to you and the KOARC and lucy!

  28. Have a great t’day! The sweater is gorgeous.
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  29. Happy Thanksgiving, Girls!! ♥♥♥

  30. Lovely sweater back! I’m blessed (?) with having pupils large enough that my eyes have never needed dilation for the doctors to examine my retinas, so can only imagine what that is like. Hope you’re all back to normal again soon. And happy thanksgiving to you and Lucy, too!
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  31. That sweater back is jealous-making, and inspiring. Happy Thanksgiving!

  32. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Be sure and share some turkey with Miss Lucy!
    LOVE your sweater. I’ve always avoided cotton for anything except washcloths because I have no clue how to join a new ball when knitting. What is your fav join for cotton yarns?

  33. Lucy is resting up for her turkey.

  34. Happy Thanksgiving!

    The sweater looks lovely.

    I hope your eyes are feeling better now… your description of looking like you’ve had a brain injury gave me a giggle.
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  35. Helle "Gracie" Berry says:

    Wendy – catching up on my reading and want to thank you for the article and links to Shanti’s Mom’s project. As the mother of a sailor it is a very meaningful project and had my sailor’s full support (and my husband’s, of course).
    Luckily I happened to have been given 6 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwashand was carrying them in our truck at the time (I am an over-the-road driver); I was able to get three hats done in a couple of days and ship off in time to meet the deadline.
    So not only do I learn so much from your blog, I get to learn about more of the world and be linked to people with common interests and lifestyles!
    Thank you!

  36. Carol Bennison says:

    Hi Wendy. I am a 40 year knitting veteran but have never knitted socks. I have purchased your book. Socks from the toe up. I am now going to have a go. I live in Cardiff, South Wales in the UK. I have had to find on line a chart for the ply of yarn I will need. In USA it is fingering in the UK it is 4ply. etc. Most of the yarn you use is not available in the UK. So I did need a conversion chart. I have found slight differences in charts though. I will have to carry on and when I find an appropriate yarn will make sure I take notes. I like the idea of toe up socks so am going to give it a go. Thank you for a nice book though. Nothing much in the way of sock books produced in this country. In fact I cannot think of one. Yet sock knitting has taken of in a big way and amongst young people. Regards Carol.

  37. Hi I’ve enjoyed your blog for over a year, knitted your sock patterns and bought your books. But this post made me feel a little uncomfortable. I have different sized pupils following an acquired brain injury, a stroke aged 42. A simple migraine changed my life.
    I feel grateful that I was able to relearn my knitting, it’s kept me going through some difficult times….