My current work in progress:

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


Its All Over But the Seaming

I finally finished the second sleeve of my sweater.

The first sleeve has been attached to the body via three-needle bind-off.

And I’ve done the crochet edge around the neck.

Once I attach the second sleeve, all that remains is to sew up the side seams.

So I’d best get to it!

Another Worthy Cause

I got another email from Lynne (aka Shanti‘s Mom) this morning:
I have just become involved with The Puppy Rescue Mission, a 501 (c) (3) that helps soldiers in Afghanistan bring home dogs that they have adopted while they are serving there.  Not only have these pups helped the soldiers maintain a sense of normalcy while in the field, they help with some of the PTSD issues when they get home.

TPRM is competing in the Pepsi Refresh Project in the $25K division in the hopes of getting that amount contributed to their efforts.  Please, go to this link  and vote for them every day … it would be amazing for them to get this amount.  You will have to register with Pepsi, but they don’t send you a lot of junk mail.  TPRM has a backlog of 30 dogs at this point in time and could really use the funds.

Thanks for your daily votes, they are currently #6, let’s help move them to #1 … and please pass it along.

Lucy sez:

“Even if this is about puppies instead of kitties, it is still a worthy cause!”


  1. SInce my sister and i are very fond of donating money from bags to various animal shelters and food banks and such. Imay have to talk to my sister but i think we will have to make a few 100% donation bags for this one. I like their mission and i think we can help. I am also voting for them every day and as many times as Pepsi allows.
    piddleloop´s last blog post is where i try

  2. Well you know what they say: It’s not over until the yarn lady seams!

  3. I’ve sent a little cash contribution directly to the Puppy Rescue group. I’ll try to get over to the Pepsi site and vote there, too.

    Wendy, thanks for publicizing this.

  4. FWIW, I discovered I cannot seem to type the verification words to suit the site – I was never able to get set up.

  5. Wendy, thanks for the heads up about the dogs in Afghanistan project. I’ve been to the Pepsi site and voted today. I’ll be sure to visit daily. CatBookMom’s comment about sending them some cash directly is a good thought too!

    I bought your socks patterns in the box this weekend – they are really sharp! They’re going to let me knit more of your patterns since I knit socks when I’m on the go. What a great way to take the charts with me.

    Your lace tunics are beautiful. I’m headed to Ravelry to buy a pattern. And I love that fact that these tunics can be worn indoors wthout getting too hot.

  6. Thank you for brining this worthy cause to our attention. I’ve registered with Pepsi and I’ve voted. I’ll be sure to visit everyday.

  7. Ah, such a pretty sweater, Wendy!

  8. Adrienne S. says:

    Wendy, would you ever consider modeling one of your lace tunics for us? I like how the idea of them, but hanging on the mannequin, they don’t do anything for me. But when you mentioned wearing it over a dress, I thought, oh, that would look good! So I’d love to see one on you (or another live person) to get a better idea how they really look before adding one to my lineup. =)

    Alright off to find out what’s up with the Pepsi & the dogs!

  9. Forget about the research of how important our four-legged family members are to our health. I have seen it personally. My grandfather has recovered from two major heart procedures in record time because he had to “get home to his dog(s).” For me, two kittens coming into my life gave me the will to live and helped ease my anxiety. I would imagine leaving that friend behind would actually make the PTSD worse. I will definitely vote and forward this. Who can argue about a program that saves two lives at a time? Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

  10. I’m a sucker for cute (and not so cute) dogs, so I’ll go over and click a link and make a donation. Puppies!
    Seanna Lea´s last blog post ..yesterday was a soup kind of day

  11. Thanks for the info on the puppy project! I just placed my vote!