My current work in progress:

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



Thanks for all your nice comments about the denim coat. It is gratifying when something turns out the way you have envisioned it . . . particularly when it is something you have spent a lot of time on!

I will not be writing up a pattern for this. To do so, I’d have to resize it and have each size test-knitted and I don’t have the time or energy for that right now.

After completing the coat, I started yet another coat. I posted pictures of the swatches I knit for it a while back, here. The yarn is Cascade Eco+ and I got a nice chunk of the back done.

But I’ve decided to set it aside for now. For whatever reason, I’m not inspired to work on it.

So I started something new.

You probably can’t figure out what that is from the photo. Here is a photo of the yarn.

Anyone care to hazard a guess?

Oh, and I have more than enough of the yarn to work with.

Lucy is strangely unconcerned.



  1. Beautiful! Beautiful cables, beautiful yarn, and, of course, beautiful Lucy! I’m finally working on the SSMS! Love the way it’s coming out, love the surprises around every corner (avoided looking at pictures).

  2. Sue Johnson says:

    Is the yarn Aade Lõng Artistic 8/2 in Rainbow? Oh, how I love that yarn!!

  3. hmmm. a guess…. Is it a Halloween costume for Lucy? perhaps she is going as a rainbow?…that yarn is very pretty!!!
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  4. kathleen in wisconsin says:

    That’s a lot of yarn. A coat for Basil?

  5. Ilga’s beautiful Bermuda shawl?

  6. Nice yarn. Are you knitting a skirt?

  7. Lucy, the port in the storm of life’s chaos… Love the cables on the next coat. I look forward to when you ‘get back to it’ but in the mean time, no clue as to what you are working on now…

  8. Susan Shelly says:

    You are such an ambitious knitter! Lovely work;O))

  9. That’s a whole lot of yarn….my guess would be a spread for the bed?

  10. Fabulous cables on the new coat! I have plans for a cabled sweater of Rowan Calmer (I scarfed up some when it was gonna be discontinued) — I may steal your cable.
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  11. you are one super incredible knitting machine!! i wish i could sit and learn how you knit so quickly…ever think about doing a you-tube video to teach us?

    so much knitting to do
    so little time
    this is my mantra lately it seems LOL

  12. Gorgeous! That is some cable-y deliciousness right there. I am hoping for another interesting colorwork sweater with the rainbow yarn. I so loved your rainbow Kauni Lismore. I’d love to see another sweater like that.

  13. I’m thinking it could be a Knit Swirl! 🙂

  14. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    WOW you must have loved the yarn and got a great price. I love the way it winds into ball. AhLucy cute as always.

  15. The new project looks lovely and colourful and the cabling on the ‘resting’ project looks lovely. However (and I hate to point this out but know it would annoy me if I didn’t spot it in my own knitting, or have it pointed out to me), on the second twisty cable repeat down from your needles on the left side, there’s a cable that’s right-crossing instead of left-crossing 🙁

  16. I totally understand….that is alot of pattern writing and thinking:)
    brandi´s last blog post ..Plying on the fly

  17. Love the cables. Is the new project a cowl? Love those colors.

  18. I will guess a blanket. It has been awhile since the last one. Except that you would not knit a blanket in the round.
    Molly By Golly´s last blog post ..Mas or Menos

  19. It looks like something out of Knit! Swirl! I have something in my bag that looks just like that.

  20. Liz in Missouri says:

    Wendy – your cables are just beautiful! Do you make up these patterns? Find them in pattern libraries and put them together? Gorgeous!!! I can feel an aran something or other coming on.

  21. Your coat is beautiful and I’m sure this next one will be too. I am always amazed when I see your posts. You must be one of the fastest knitters on the planet.

  22. A ruffly shawl?

  23. I’m guessing a new coat that you will steek?

  24. A slouchy beret like hat! Or a winter hat… that would be much more practical.
    Cleo14´s last blog post ..For the Love of Cables pt. 3 (Rinse and repeat)

  25. I thought it was a blanket but its too small…I’m so excited to see the finish product..
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  26. Awesome kind of knitting…I’m so excited to see the finish product..I am really amazed every time you post about knitting for me you are really the best!!.I want to learn also how to make a beautiful knitted coat..