My current work in progress:

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


Weekend Update

As the poet Robert Robert Burns said, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley” and my plans to get many hours of knitting in this weekend did indeed gang aft agley.

I did manage to finish the first sleeve:

And I did cast on a second sleeve:

But that’s it. I’ve not done the finishing around the neck yet. And I need to attach the first sleeve to the body of the sweater using a three-needle bind-off. To do that, I need to pick up stitches along the side of the sweater, and then holding the right sides of sweater and sleeve, bind off the stitches together purl-wise.

So I’d best get to it, shall I?

By the way, there is now a Wendy Knits Lace group on Ravelry, so if you are interested in talking about your projects from the book with other knitters, join up!

Goldfish Wanda sez:

“Feed me!”

Lucy sez:

“Why is there a fishie on my blog?”


  1. How I love that silk yarn! Just beautiful. Especially in a colorway called “Earth.” Just perfect. And Wanda is adorable. Hope Lucy doesn’t get too resentful. Gulp.
    Meredith´s last blog post ..Chartreuse Glass Slippers

  2. Is Wanda a member of your household? Very sweet.

  3. anne marie in philly says:

    I joined! hopefully lucy is not contemplating having wanda for dinner…

  4. I love your daily e-mails & all your wonderful books. Lucy is a pleasant surprise after “owning” a still feral indoor-only cat for six years that we were given when she was only two weeks old. Despite our round the clock feedings her first few weeks of life, she still hates being touched!
    Saw this by Elizabeth Jarvis “No Such Thing as a Free Lunch” at
    I thought it was a very good summary of why you & other designers need to charge for their patterns. (She contributes to Simply Knitting, one of only two magazines I subscribe to, just because I could never rely on finding it at the book store in time for the latest Alan Dart pattern.)

  5. Could you at some point post a video to show how fast you knit? You have gotten sweaters, mittens & hats done, changed jobs, and published a book all while I am working on the same baby blanket and shawl. It would be interesting to see your knitting technique. Thanks
    Adrian Seltzer´s last blog post ..Accidental Vacation or Adventures in Amsterdam

  6. I always have great plans for knitting on the weekends, but Sundays end up being a big cooking day. It’s hard to knit and cook at the same time, though give me another couple of years and hopefully I’ll be there!
    Seanna Lea´s last blog post ..before dawn

  7. Loving the new book!! I am actually knitting lace with ease!!

  8. looked at the patterns from the new book on ravelry and decided there were more than enough to purchase the book — and went so far as to order it for my Kindle —- cause I couldn’t wait for the ‘book’ to come snailmail —– have loved the shawls this year and your latest items have caused me to be bitten by the lace bug — Thanks for expanding my horizons

  9. Great Job ..

  10. Great Job ..