My current work in progress:

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


Sheepishly Yours

The results are in — Timmie and Judy aka lamazeteacher are the winners in the Sheepish book giveaway. I have emailed each of you. Thanks to everyone who left a comment

Estonian Pi

I am working along on my pi shawl, which, as I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago, I have dubbed “Estonian Pi” because the lace motifs are more or less based on Estonian lace patterns.

Because this is a pi shawl, it doubles in size every time you do an increase round (which is not all that often).

Over the weekend I diligently knit the entire 288-stitch-per round section, so was pretty pleased with my progress. I did a sort of razor-shell lace thingie with extra-large holes created by double yarn overs in that section.

Yesterday I did an increase round, so I now have 576 stitches on my needle. That’s a whole heckuva lot of pi!

And although I am in the second-to-last pattern chart, I still have miles to knit on this thing since it takes just short of forever to knit a round. But it is an enjoyable knit – love the yarn, love the color, love the pattern, love the needles. It’s a veritable lovefest, I tell ya!

Summer Mystery Shawlette KAL

Don’t forget — the next clue to the KAL (which is the second to last clue) will be posted here on Thursday, around 4:30 pm-ish, EDT.

Lucy Sez:

“Now where did I leave my fuzzy rat?”


  1. I love your Estonian Pi shawl so far and can’t wait to see the lace motif! I love the purple yarn too. 🙂

  2. woohoo!!! It’s been a while since I won anything. Thanks Wendy!

  3. cathy goldman says:

    I can’t wait till Thursday. I’m ready and it’s lookin’ great….my mystery shawl that is….

  4. That is such a pretty color. Truly a deep purple – ha!

  5. excitedly waiting for the next clue – finished blocking vernal equinox and JPG is next – Wendy, you have made me addicted to lace and shawls — and they make such great gifts for folks, can always use a beautiful accessory and with a wedding coming up lots of stash yarn is no longer just sitting.

  6. Hey, Wendy, thanks for promoting Sheepish. You’re the best. (And yes, The Buccaneers is on my list!)

  7. I am eternally amazed by your productivity. Some day I hope to have as much time to knit.

  8. I’m so very impatient for Clue Three. I’m gonna have to be done with my homework before 4:30 so I can get an hour of knitting in before class!
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  9. Beautiful Shawl I can’t wait to see it all blocked out.