My current work in progress:

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


New Patterns

Since we last spoke, I completed my second Wanda mitten.

As you can see, they are mirror image of each other.

And there a couple of little fishies on the thumb.

To recap, I used The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in the “Tangerine” and “Caribbean” colorways and my ubiquitous size 2 (2.75mm) needle. Because you need only about 150 yards of each color, you only need one 2-ounce skein of each color.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry store.

Speaking of patterns available in my Ravelry store, the pattern for Super Slouch is available there as well.

I have, of course, started a new project. Yes, another pair of mittens.

As you can see, these are starting out in a slightly different manner. I started with a picot edge, some colorwork, and now I’m about to do a bit of ribbing.

I am once again using The Loopy Ewe Solid Series, this time in the “Grape” and “Kiwi” colorways. (Thinking about that makes me hungry.) This yearn is perfect for colorwork mittens. Because it is sold in 2-ounce skeins, and you only need one skein for each color, it is much more cost-effective than using a yarn that is put up in 4-ounce skeins since you are using less than half of one of those skeins. And it comes in 90 different colors!

While I am knitting away on my mitten, Lucy is hanging out with friends.



  1. Beautiful!

  2. I was waiting for the Wanda Mitten pattern. You made my day! Love the new mittens you have begun!

  3. Are you going to put the pattern for the lace tunic for sale? Or is it posted somewhere and I missed it? Thanks

  4. Looks like Lucy and friends are playing tag. The mittens are gorgeous!

  5. Haha. Yearn. I see what you did there. Even if it was a typo it was a brilliant typo.

  6. love the fish mittens! is it a coincidence they were unveiled in time to celebrate “shark week”?
    also – at some point could you share your thoughts on good stretchy cast-ons and techniques for knitting gloves & mittens on 2 circs? do you use JMC for your mittens? thx.

  7. Your mittens are lovely! You do such a good job.

  8. Love the Fishy Mittens and I can’t wait to see what the Grape and Kiwi turns into!

  9. You are going to be so set for the cold weather. Hey are you wishing for cooler times too. This has been a really hot summer every where. Love those mitts and I do hope those mice Lucy is hanging with are the good ones. ;o)

  10. Hi Wendy, I read your e-mail every day..
    I totally enjoy pictures of Lucy…She looks exactly like my LingLing.

    This is my first comment.
    I just love the goldfish mittens…they make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Freudian slip? This ‘yearn’ is perfect? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. I am SO GLAD you are knitting mittens! I have tried socks (shawls didn’t interest me) and I read your blogs about socks and you inspired me to try socks – I really did try………but my heart is in mittens! So thanks for new inspirations. This summer has been sunny and beautiful but it’s time to start thinking winter up here in Central NY!

  13. I love fish a lot. I have the mitten kit for the Swedish Fish mittens, and if those go well I will buy this mitten pattern to add to my collection.

  14. Oh, that thumb is just as cute as can be. I love how you get on this “kicks” and knit things over and over (socks, lace, mittens, etc.) It’s fun to watch!

  15. Love the fishies! Lots of potential color fun with that pattern!

  16. Would you recommend the fish mittens for a novice at fair isle knitting? My grandchildren would love them.

    Many thanks for your blog – read it faithfully – and love the pictures of Lucy.

  17. Just discovered your blog, and I love it, still reading the older posts. Your patterns are so very lovely, I adore your toe up socks books. IMHO very well written, and I want to cast on every sock.

    Lovely it is to meet fellow knitters.

  18. JJ (different to the other jj) says:

    – keep picturing Kevin Kline eating your mittens as Michael Palin winces. (Ooh ! ;-p )
    – smiled at ‘yearn’ too.
    – Autocorrect recently gave me ‘safety endangering’ after a minor typo on ‘safety engineering’ – ya gotta watchit !

  19. Kathleen says:

    Love these mittens. I had to buy the pattern immediately! Can’t wait to start them!

  20. I would love your copy!!! Thanks for giving it away.