My current work in progress:

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


More Twisty

Or should that be “Twistier?”

Last night I seamed a shoulder strap and sleeve onto the body of Twisty.

I am working on the second sleeve now.

I like doing the seaming as I go along — I don’t like leaving the whole chore til the end. Better to do the seaming (which I do not particularly enjoy) in chunks.

I’m hoping I’ll have the second sleeve mostly done by the end of the weekend, which means I’ll be able to finish Twisty hopefully by the end of next week.


Thank you for all your comments entering the giveaway for Silk Road Socks. The Random Number Generator selected Gloria. Gloria, I’ve emailed you. 🙂

Guerrilla Knitting?

There was a question in my comments asking what I think about guerrilla knitting. The truth is that I’ve never given it much thought. I don’t find it offensive, but I would never consider participating in it, as I prefer to make garments, not statements with my knitting. To each his/her own.

Lucy sez:

“I’ll be over here with my mousie.”


  1. Carol B says:

    It looks great!

    Well, if you made your sweater sleeves too long, you could do gorilla knitting. 🙂

  2. Denise in Kent, WA says:

    As much as I love twisted stitch knitting, I don’t know if I’d have the fortitude to tackle something on the scale of the Twisty Aran. It sure is beautiful, though!

  3. I also dislike seaming. I have been known to put all the finished pieces aside for inordinate amounts of time before finally biting the bullet and sewing the project up. No will power!

  4. Looking good! It seems so you 🙂

  5. I never heard of the term “gorilla knitting” until now! I am always learning something new on here.

  6. That sweater is absolutely fantastic! I may have to rethink my plans for the great pile of real Aran wool I’ve been hoarding for umpty zillion years.

  7. Watching the progress of the Twisty Aran makes me want to step outside of my comfort zone and give Aran knitting a try.

    There is nothing better than lounging around with one’s mousie.
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  8. Love the sweater. Not sure I understand gorilla knitting!

  9. Twisty looks great! Congrats to Gloria!!

  10. Wow, Twisty really is very pretty!

  11. loves the new theme, very nice 🙂 Congrats, Gloria!
    re: guerrilla knitting; it’s fun to observe, but seems like a HUGE waste of waste yarn LOL~

    Miss Lucy pre-blocking your Twisty 🙂 She’s such a good Helper ♥♥♥
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  12. Celestine says:

    Well, I didn’t win the book, but I had to order it tonight….I looked at the digital and can not wait to receive the hard copy. Thank you Wendy for telling us about the book.

  13. RustyBird says:

    I can almost hear Lucy purrrring as she checks out the Twisty in progess.

  14. Oh man, I loathe seaming. I loathe pretty much all the parts of knitting that aren’t actually making a piece of cloth longer through the addition of loops and more loops.

    Anyway. I really like guerilla knitting, or at least I feel it is often very pretty. Re: the waste of yarn thing, yeah, but art is a waste of paint, too. I hope people aren’t using their finest merinos, though. Earlier this year I was in traveling through a big city, and someone had done a lovely piece of guerilla yarnwork all over a fence–flowers and leaves and stuff. To me street art and especially street knitting makes places like that which are sort of urban and lonely more colorful and welcoming. Thanks for sharing your opinion!

  15. I’m with JenM. I go out of my way to pick garments (even though that can be fairly limiting) that are seamless, because while I’m not bad at seaming I don’t particularly like it. I will put off the seaming on an otherwise finished garment for months. In some cases it has stretched to years.

  16. So glad you are able to knit again, Wendy!
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  17. Congrats to Gloria – hope she loves her prize book and remembers you every time she opens it. I’m with you on finishing. I have to finish as I go, including tucking in yarn ends etc. When it comes off my needles I want to wear it NOW. I have matured to the point where I can defer gratification long enough to block. Back in the day, when we all used acrylics, you got what you knit and that was that. It was all self-blocking and came out of the dryer exactly as it came off your needles. Not such a bad thing if you have little ones (not the kind with fur) and if you were cautious about your yarn.

  18. Dorothy says:

    What in the world is guerrilla knitting?. Are you knitting for radicals? Your sweater is looking wonderful and it must mean your hand is healing nicely. Have a great weekend. Lucy you’re a sugar pea sweet as ever.

  19. Carol B says:

    “gorilla knitting” was my attempt to make a joke. We always referred to sweaters that had very long sleeves as something a gorilla would wear, since gorillas have very long arms.

  20. seaming still kinda scares me…I’ve never knit a garment that requires that much of it.

  21. Beautiful Twisty, beautiful new yarn – a shawl maybe? Anyway, think I’ll join you – knitting and watching DVDs a perfect way to relax before the new week starts. I eve like Lucy’s idea – maybe a quick catnap :).