My current work in progress:

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



First off, the winner of a free copy of 60 Quick Luxury Knits is Carin Glick. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Second, I finished my easy diagonal scarf.



I knit to use up all the yarn, saving a bit to add some fringe at the bottom.


I taught a colleague how to knit last week, and designed this pattern to be her first project. Since I was writing it up for her, I thought I’d make it available for download on Ravelry as a freebie. So here it is!

Third, it looks like Basil found a little friend!


And fourth, Loki is waiting to “help” me with chores, so off I go!




  1. patricia says:

    Thanks for the pattern! Loki must be dusting the table, or keeping it clutter free.

  2. Thanks for picking me as the winner of the book; that never happens! I have emailed you with my address. And, thank you for the diagonal scarf pattern.

  3. Thanks for the pattern. Kisses to Loki.

  4. Esther49 says:

    wow, your purple scarf is pretty!

  5. Lynne in Florida says:

    Rats! I would have liked to have won the lux knits book – oh, well.

    Thank you sooo much for the scarf pattern! I really appreciate your generosity in sharing this with all of us.

    Tell Loki he did a very good job of dusting that table, and give him a scritch from me, and tell him Chipper says prrrooww.

  6. Jackie Bartlett says:

    Thanks for the pattern! Any hints on teaching someone to knit would be great!

  7. Your scarf is beautiful…I like the blend of the 2 colors…

  8. Charlotte says:

    Thank you for your new diagonal scarf pattern. Hopefully, I’ll finish your summer shawl this week so I can do it next.
    How do you manage to have a full time job + design & knit sooooo many projects almost simultaneously? You definitely inspire me to try harder with my very, very slow knitting.

  9. Charlottewv says:

    Thank you so much for the free pattern, Wendy! I continue to be amazed by your knitting and designing skills and how quickly you create such beautiful knitted items. Awesome!! Loki is such a little sweetheart! Thanks again and have a good week!

  10. Joan from Wisconsin says:

    Thanks very much for the pattern. How wonderful she was able to design already! Loki must have quite a personality. He is so beautiful he should almost be a female…..if I may say so. I will add this pattern to my list of “Things to Knit” which is quite long already! Thanks again.

  11. Chris Reeske says:

    Thanks for the pattern I have some Chroma I think it might look good. Hugs and pets to Loki.

  12. Fuego Azul says:

    Your scarf is gorgeous! I love the colorway!

  13. Thank you for the freebie! I love the colorway.
    Snuggles to Loki!

  14. Leslie F says:

    Thank you for the scarf pattern. Your new knitter enabled all of us.

  15. Wendy, how did you shuffle around your 2 colorways to begin/end with the same color? Did you use half of the purple, then reattach towards the end? I read through the pattern, trying to determine how far to knit with one or the other. Thanks for your help and the free pattern.