My current work in progress:

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


Chincoteague Weekend

I had a lovely weekend in Chincoteague, teaching at Carodan Farm’s Soxperience2011, and I hope all the attendees did too. I did bring a camera with me and actually managed to snap a few photos. Very rare for me to remember to do that.

Here’s one of the attendees, hard at work in class.

And the other side of the room:

What a delightful group of knitters they were. I hope they had as much fun as I did.

We had a little downtime on Saturday afternoon, and I was happy to be able to see a few wild ponies grazing in the marshland.

You need to click on the photo to enlarge it to actually be able to see the ponies!

And here is a snowy egret:

And a shot of the ocean:

I returned home late Sunday and mustered the energy to block the Antimacassar Shawl, which I did finish Thursday night. Here it is unblocked:

Lucy included for scale. Unblocked it measures 50″ across the top edge and 25″ down the center back. And here it is blocked:

After blocking, it grew to 70″ across the top edge and 35″ down the center back.

Expect a pattern soon!

By the way, speaking of shawls, the total donations for the Japanese Garden Shawl are now over $5000! You still have time to purchase the pattern and make a donation — I’m donating all money from sales through the end of April.

Also through the end of April, remember that the rest of my patterns are on sale for 25% off (this excludes the Japanese Garden Shawl).

Lucy had a nice weekend with her Daddy, but was still very happy to see me when I got home on Sunday.

A study in kitty contentment!


  1. Wish I could have come to the weekend on Chincoteague but I can’t go everywhere.
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  2. Gwendolyn looks lovely in that shawl. Your patterns are exquisite!

  3. Wow gorgeous …i’m jealous of your productivity.

  4. Congrats on the shawl totals – that’s amazing! I think your total was around $1200 when I bought mine.

  5. I spy Caroline! Hi, Caroline!

  6. I was looking for Misty! Glad you had a nice weekend!

  7. Wonderful pictures! It looks like it was a lot of fun.
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  8. I’ve got a batch of your patterns in my cart on Ravelry. I’ll wait to add this pattern, then buy the lot. (And I’m shopping for shawl yarn at Stitches South this weekend. I’m in the mood for some nice lace knitting…)
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  9. Gorgeous shawl! Lovely work as always 🙂

  10. Wonderful and superb color combination, your post is really nice. Purple color looks very attractive and such a superb.

  11. Wonderful and superb color combination, your post is really nice.

  12. Kara Hoover says:

    Lucy looks like my Juneau. He is just a bit less fluffy than her. He also likes to lay on my knitting before after or during the blocking process. I think his goal is to increase it’s value by putting as much cat hair as possible on it (cat hair is a luxury fiber right?). Love the shawl!

  13. Mary Beth says:

    Beautiful egret shot, but it’s a Great Egret, not a Snowy. Snowy Egrets have black bills, but your Great Egret shot has a yellow bill. You’ve tapped into my two loves in one blog post–knitting and birding.
    Of course, Miss Lucy is cuter than the ponies and the egrets!

  14. So glad you had a great time over the weekend, there is nothing better than being in the company of fellow knitters. Your shawl patterns have inspired me and have ordered 5 including Japanese Garden just hope I can be as productive in completing them as you are in creating them. Thans for the inspiration to stretch my knitting experiences.

  15. the shawl looks wonderful and I cannot believe how much money you have raised! Great work 🙂
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  16. Lucy isn’t just pretty, she’s sweet too. When I come back from being away, my kitties give me a look as if to say,”Oh…were you somewhere else?”. I have to stand by the noms dish to get their attention! The Antimassacar shawl is just lovely, and I have some Zephyr in a soft plum color, which would work well for this.

  17. Your new shawl is wonderful. I love the flow of the different design elements!

  18. So cool to see ponies wandering around! My daughter Mia loved that book and movie.

    Love the new shawl!
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  19. Hi Wendy, looks like you had a great turnout for your class! Thanks for sharing the photos of your weekend. I didn’t realize there were still wild ponies there. Amazing! You’ve created another gorgeous shawl, and I love its color! Bess