My current work in progress:

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


Maple Leaves

The design that I showed you a snippet of in my last blog post is this:


This is my Maple Leaves Cowl, which is part of the KnitCircus Fall Collection 2015. You can check out all the designs in the lookbook on the KnitCircus website. You can purchase the pattern for this cowl on Ravelry.


The cowl is completely reversible, with a different design on the other side.


It was made using a combination of a gradient and a kettle-dyed semi-solid yarn. You can purchase kits to make the cowl from KnitCircus. (As I write this I see that they are out of stock on the kits, but I’m sure they’ll be back with more yarn soon.)

This is a design that looks a lot more difficult than it really is to knit so if you are a colorwork newbie, don’t be intimidated. It’s a fun project and goes pretty quickly.

All of the photos of the Maple Leaves Cowl shown here are by Connie Ward.

My Cormo Cardi

I’m making good progress on the cardi I’ve been working on. The body is done. I attached the shoulder via a three-needle bind-off.

And I picked up 378 stitches around the fronts and the neck and am slogging through a lot of 2×2 ribbing. There’ll be a total of 4″ of it, and I currently have less than 2″, so I have a way to go.


I also started a sleeve.


The Art of Slip-stitch Knitting Book Giveaway

The winner of my review copy of The Art of Slip-stitch Knitting: Techniques, Stitches, Projects By Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest is KathyH, who has been emailed. Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!

I’ll have another great book to review and a giveaway on Wednesday so please stop by then.

Now I need to go play with this little guy, who is impatiently waiting for me!



  1. Your color work designs never fail to impress the knitting needles right out of my hands. Well done.
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  2. Susanne Scheurwater says:

    OMG he is so cute, watching you with one eye…I sometimes think if they can’t see all of you, then they think you can’t see them! sooooo precious. I L.O.V.E. that cowl…gorgeous…

  3. Beautiful! Too bad kits are sold out. I will keep my eye open for more kits.

  4. You are such a prolific knitter! I really love your cable jacket/sweater, and I hope you are keeping great notes, so you can publish it. Beautiful cables! Gorgeous cowl, too.

  5. Midnite Baker says:

    Just went over to the Knit Circus website. The studio is just around the corner from the Radisson Hotel, where I will be staying in November, while Hubby goes to tax school. I get to play with yarn!!
    Give Loki a snug for me. M

  6. Denise Wessman says:

    Gorgeous cowl. I love the leaves!!! Loki is so adorable.

  7. I just got back from a two week trip with minimal internet (about 4 times total I got enough connection to download most mail, but not enough to look at more than the subject line on any message with any linkable content). This evening I checked out the Knit Circus email prior to catching up on your blog, and although I think all the patterns in their lookbook are very nice, yours is definitely my favorite.

    I can hardly wait for them to dye more kits. You have a real winner in this design, Wendy!
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  8. That is a lovely cowl! And such a cute kitty! 🙂
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  9. Wow! The cowl is beautiful and the colors are so happy.
    You work so quickly and it’s always pretty

  10. The Maple Leaves cowl is just absolutely gorgeous!