My current work in progress:

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


Time to Knit

I took some extra time off from work surrounding the Memorial Day holiday, so I’ve had extra time to knit. I can get a lot accomplished, I found, when not going to work. In fact, I’ve almost finished my Campy Loopy project. But then this happened:

This is Gyllis, designed by Stephen West, and to my very great annoyance, I have run out of yarn. The pattern calls for 565 yards of worsted weight yarn and I had 585 yards of Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Worsted. I have knit exactly to gauge and made no modifications in the pattern, so it is particularly annoying to have run out. Fortunately, The Loopy Ewe still had my colorway in stock (Niall) so I ordered another skein so I can complete the project.

I do love the yarn I am using and love how pretty this colorway looks when knit up:

So I’ve started something new while I wait for the extra skein to get here:

This is the start of a sideways shawl I’m designing, using Tempted Yarns Luxe Grrl yarn in an un-named colorway that Stacy custom-dyed for me. The photo does not do it justice — it’s deeper and richer in person. And so far I’m liking the pattern I came up with.

Summer Solstice KAL

I’m putting the finishing touches on the preliminary information for the Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl pattern, so I ought to be able to get it up for sale in my Ravelry store later this week as scheduled. Stay tuned for more information.

Here is what Lucy does on holiday weekends.

“I love napping in Momma’s lap!”


  1. Christienne L Stewen says:

    Wendy you’re so fast!!!!! I just can’t even conceive of being finished ahead of schedule, let alone the first WEEK of Camp Loopy! I’m just blown away. 🙂
    Great photo of Lucy lol

  2. Divissa says:

    That is some beautiful knitting, and an adorable picture of Lucy! I’m really excited for the KAL, this is the first mystery knitting thing I’ve ever done! I’ve got a skein of dark green Regia sock yarn that I’m hoping will work.

  3. Dorothy says:

    that blue is a gorgous colour way but I hate to run out of yarn right at the end. Cannot wait to see it finished or your own special design. Aw Lucy. you are sush a love bug.

  4. I love that color ‘Niall” . How do you knit with Lucy in your lap? My Missy wants to eat my yarn all the time!
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  5. The yarn dyed for you looks stunning! Can’t wait to see this new design when its finished! You do such stunning work! Can’t wait to start the Summer Mystery KAL 2012!!

  6. I’m so excited to do the KAL. It’ll be my first….ahhhh! I talked a few gals in our knitting group to do it too. I love your blog and you inspire me!

  7. That blue colorway is beautiful! (sound of me going over to browse Three Irish Girls site for yarn).
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  8. Just a quick question, random, I know. Are you still eating organic? If so, is it still benefitting your health? I am just wondering! Thanks!


  9. GeniaKnitz says:

    I am so jealous! I desperately want some of the Niall Worsted, but Sharon doesn’t have it on her site, and Sheri doesn’t either!
    [Sulk, sulk]
    Your project is just gorgeous.

  10. It all looks so enticing…can’t wait to get started on the KAL!

  11. I have read several posts on Ravelry from people who ran out of yarn on Gyllis. Seems like Stephen West might need to revisit the yarn requirements.

  12. Amazing work! I can’t wait to see both finished. Lucy is like my little kittens they love to sleep in my lap.
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  13. LaVelle says:

    Your new shawl design takes my breath away. I can’t wait to see the finished product, but I am pretty sure I will have to have that pattern. I love the lace band along the ruffle, and what a ruffle. Sigh


  14. I’m liking that red shawl you just started… and I’m looking forward to the KAL.. I plan to jump on that bandwagon when the pattern is up!

  15. Got the KAL download!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU so much for getting it up early!!!

  16. Oh, so annoying to run out of yarn! Good thing Sheri had more.

    Lucy, you really know how to whoop it up.
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  17. DynnaLou says:

    I am actually not good in knitting but I can give it a try.. But this one is definitely one of the unique ones.. Great share!
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  18. Love the blue! It did knit up quite beautifully.