My current work in progress:

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


Done and Done

Before I get into my completed items, check this out:


This is a Christmas stocking that Linda created using my Sanquhar Cowl pattern charts. Isn’t that a great idea?

I had a productive weekend! I finished my Birka hat:


This is knit from Woolfolk FÅR on a U.S. size 6 and 7 needle. A great marriage of yarn and pattern, I think.

And I finished this:


My Stay Awhile wrap, knit from Östergötlands Ullspinneri Visjö Karamell yarn that was a gift from my friend Johanne in Sweden. I used a U.S. size 5 needle.

I love, love, love how this turned out!


It’s a gloomy rainy day today, so I plan to stay in and knit while doing laundry, etc. Loki is on sentry duty!



  1. You’ve been busy. I might have to make that hat.

  2. I love the colours in the wrap

  3. Wow! I love the hat. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so pretty. The stocking is a great idea too. Perfect for using up those little bits of leftover sock yarn.
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  4. Hat so cute! Lovely coat of many colors…!

  5. Love all of these!

  6. What a treat for the eyes. I love all of them. Beautiful wrap. Love the hat. Dig the stocking.
    Cute kitty.
    ATB, Susan

  7. I am so amazed at what you knit, Wendy. It is so perfect, it almost looks commercially made. And the person who made the stocking, WOW! It is amazing as was your cowel. What a wonderful hobby this is for so many people. I never stop learning. There is always something new to learn after 50 years of knitting!

  8. Sophy0075 says:

    That stocking is wonderful. Your projects ain’t no slouches either!

  9. The shawl is wonderful. The colors promise spring. The Chicago area has wonderful colors too…all grey; fog, asphalt, charcoal, overcast, cement.
    The Christmas stocking looks colorful and spirit lifting as well.

  10. Impressed you completed three projects! I only completed three rows. Sigh.
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  11. Shirley Gallagher says:

    What a feast for eyes your blog is. I really like that hat, I might have to try that pattern. Loki is always a treat.

  12. I LOVE that stocking. I have only knit one stocking for my family so far. Maybe if I start now I can have more by Christmas. Who am I kidding, too many WIPs. I’ll just drool over this one!

  13. I love the hat. Just a little extra detail makes a simple hat, simply special!
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  14. Love that hat! And the stocking is very clever!
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