My current work in progress:

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


First FO of the Year

Happy 2015!

I spent the first two days of the new year knitting something completely frivolous, and totally fun:


Meet Dotty, knit from Julie Williams’ excellent pattern: Bunny girl in a dotty dress. I’ve admired this pattern for a long time because it is just so stinking cute, and shortly before the holidays, I purchased the pattern and gathered up yarns.

My bunny’s body is knit from Cascade 220 superwash in colorway #875. I decided to make her “tights” in a generic colorway, cream and black, so I could change her dress should I decide to make more.


The black is a mystery fingering weight yarn, left over from something, and the ivory is Loopy Ewe Solid Series.


Her dress is also knit from Loopy Ewe Solid Series, colors grape and lime. Instead of doing a button and loop at the back neck, I knit wee 2-stitch i-cords to tie in a bow.


This was such a fun knit — quite fiddly and detailed with lots of finishing, but the detail is what makes it so adorable. The pattern is 14 pages long with lots of detail and great photos. I highly recommend it if you need a bunny. After all, who doesn’t need a bunny!

I did finish my bamboo chemo cap, a half an hour before midnight on New Year’s Eve.


I wanted to finish so I could have a new project on the needles at the start of 2015. Here is what I started shortly before the beginning of 2015:


This is Louise Zass-Bangham’s clever Stay Awhile pattern. I am knitting mine with gift yarn, sent to me by my friend Johanne: Visjö Karamell from Östergötlands Ullspinneri. It’s a sportweight wool in a lovely gradient colorway.


I am a sucker for gradients and I think this yarn is looking great in the pattern.


So . . . 2015 is off to a good start, knitting-wise. Tomorrow I return to work after extended leave for the holidays. Loki will probably be annoyed that his servant will not be at his beck and call all day, but I think ultimately he will be happy to go back to our regular routine. He has been so confused by the break in our normal schedule!


Here he is striking an artistic pose. 😉



  1. The knitting is lovely. Loki rules!
    maryanne´s last blog post ..Something There Is That Doesn’t Like A Hat

  2. Charming knits as always, a great way to finish one year and launch a new one. And you’re right, who doesn’t need a bunny?!
    Barbara´s last blog post ..Year of Projects 2014

  3. That little bunny is adorable! I might be graduating up to animals one day soon. Thanks for giving me inspiration.
    Happy New Year,
    ~Amanda from His and Her Hobbies
    Amanda´s last blog post ..Her Top 5 for Friday (1.2.15)

  4. Love the gradient, it is very pretty!! And that is a very artistic, and somewhat gymnastic sort of pose!!
    Lee Cockrum´s last blog post ..The Gilmore Girls have me in their grip!!

  5. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Ohh my, what a precious bunny. I’ve never knit an animal, but this might be the one.

  6. Oh I love. Keep mean to try. Knitted toys for my child…but haven’t yet. Bad mom.
    Andrea @ Thisknittedlife´s last blog post ..Better Late Than Never

  7. Love the pose!

  8. Pretty gradient! Loki is such a ham (which I guess is a strange metaphor for a feline?)

  9. Oh I love your bunny! I just bought this pattern and some yarn and I can’t wait to get started. I also bought the boy elephant. They are really adorable. Your finished bunny is really really great!

  10. Bunny is so cute and making her a whole new wardrobe could be lots of fun. Loki took to gymnastic after eating too much during the Holidays.

  11. Cute stuff…you’ve been busy!

  12. Your bunny is adorable; love her! Your hat is so stylish; love the color! Your new gradient is beautiful; love the color changes,

    Loki looks so rested and sweet.

  13. I love those bunnies, I definitely need to make one! Stay awhile was my first 2015 cast on too except I chose two colors, but they blended too much so I’m waiting on a TLE order of new colors to hopefully fix that!

  14. Really adorable bunny! And our kitty is also confused by the holiday schedule shifts.

  15. I love these patterns! I spent New Years 2014 finishing up a girl bunny and a boy bunny for our neighbor’s kids. Their son is a New Year’s baby.

    I sewed the dress and the shirt on the bunnies(no buttons, no ties) so that the kids couldn’t take the clothes off. I didn’t attach the boy pants, but am hoping they will stay on anyway.

  16. GIS ELLE TRICOTE says:

    nice and really fun.

  17. Midnite Baker says:

    Loki Rocks!!! Love your bunny. Happy New Year. M

  18. JillSusan says:

    Wendy-is there a place/website to order this yarn that you used for the shawlette/scarf?

  19. Mr. Fluffy Loki is so cute!

  20. The bunny is adorable! I am sure it will be well loved.

    I think the gradient is making a lovely shawl.