My current work in progress:

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



Welcome to October! One of my favorite months . . , it means that we are looking at the end of hot weather soon here in the DC area.

Bunny Girls!

Dottie and Inga welcomed October by trying on their Halloween costumes.


Inga is dressed as a Dalek, while Dottie is the TARDIS. If you are not familiar with Doctor Who, these costumes will mean nothing to you. But trust me, this is hilarious.

Book Giveaway

My review copy of  New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces by Romi Hill is going to Hilda D., who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment entering the giveaway.

Now on the Needles . . . 



This is the start of a new cowl design I’ve doodled up. I’m calling it “Crazed Scandinavian” because I charted out over 600 rows of Scandinavian-style motifs. No two panels are alike. Some are made up by me, some are traditional Scandinavian motifs, and some are combinations of the two. The yarn is Elsa Wool fingering weight woolen spun Cormo in two natural shades.

The yarn is beyond fabulous to knit, as I expected it to be. And I love the two colorways together — there is enough contrast to make the design stand out, but it still is a pretty subtle effect. Since the charted design will be incredibly busy, I like having the colors low key and muted.


Loki loves that the weather is turning cooler. It means he can enjoy snuggling on the couch between his two favorite humans!



  1. Am charmed by the clever couture: Such fashionable bunnies, in a delightful Dr. Who-fan way!

    Yet another lovely cowl design, looking forward to seeing it evolve.
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  2. This is going to be gorgeous!

  3. Sitting here zoning out on old Dr. Who, so loving the costumes.

    Cowl looks great.

  4. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Love the bunny costumes. Another Dr. Who fan here. Your new cowl design is incredible! I am in awe of your talent and skill.

  5. Oh that cat! And I can’t wait for the pattern

  6. Love the Dr Who costumes!!
    If I could do fair isle….. Sigh…..

  7. The cowl is lovely but the bunnies costumes steal the show. I knew immediately what they were. Perfect!

  8. Omg. I want the patterns. The Dalek and Tardis are awesome. Please make them available. You just need to put all these in a book. I would knit them all for my granddaughter. You are awesome.

  9. The Dalek and Tardis costume’s are adorable! Your cowl is going to be lovely; love the color’s of the yarn.

  10. Sandra Kerr says:

    I love love love the girls’ Halloween costumes.

  11. Kira (bluetoespinner) says:

    Where did you get the patterns for the dresses? They are awesome!

  12. Your new design is off the hook (needle). Wow!
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  13. Midnite Baker says:

    Love the cowl pattern. And the bunnies’ dresses are cute. Have a great week. M

  14. The bunny costumes are adorable. But 600 rows of chart? Trying for some world record in driving other knitters off their rockers?

  15. exciting cowl pattern coming our way soon perhaps? fingers crossed.

  16. Oh what lovely clever costumes for the little ladies! And the new cowl is lovely! You are the fastest, most clever knitter I know!
    Blogless Mary Lou

  17. Charlotte says:

    love the Dr Who dresses, still think you should give them tiny matching shawls each time
    your Scandinavian cowl looks wonderful, wish I could do bigger colorwork than on Christmas balls

  18. Cute costumes. But I’m curious about your yarn holder that holds 2 skeins. Where did you purchase that from? Thanks Wendy!

  19. Linda Swenson says:

    Great costumes. The girls are adorable!

  20. Sophy0075 says:

    I love your “Crazed Scandinavian” designs. Spinning for Spinzilla right now, lots of natural-colored roving and top, and I’m thinking of mosaic and Fair Isle uses.

  21. Sure hope you are going to offer the cowl pattern for sale. It is a beauty! Love the clever Dr. Who costumes!

  22. Dottie and Inga are bunnies after my own geeky heart! They are adorable. 🙂

    That “Crazed Scandinavian” pattern would likely leave me crazed, but it’s turning out beautifully. You do such fun and amazing things.

    Have a good week, and give Loki an ear scritch for me.


  23. Oh their costumes are awesome!
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  24. Love the girls’ costumes! The Dr. would be proud.

  25. Love the bunnies!!!

  26. Denise Wessman says:

    Can’t wait to see the cowl. The Halloween dresses are awesome. Loki you are just too cute.

  27. Dottie and Inga look great! Nice cowl, too 😉

  28. You’re right, those costumes are hilarious! I guess it would be difficult to make them Weeping Angels….plus that’s just way too creepy. Loki is demonstrating one of his two “switch” positions, currently in “Off” and later he’ll demonstrate “High” (aka Thunder Kitty). Mmm, lovely cowl! Good color choices too.
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  29. The costumes are so cute!

  30. Love the Doctor Who costumes. Maybe next year a fez and a long scarf?

  31. Oh my goodness, those costumes are to die for! Also, Loki’s scrunched up face is too cute!
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  32. what? no hats! Inga totally needs a lens & I think Dottie won’t be able to find her “relative dimension in space”, without a red beam.
    As always, adorable!

  33. oops: my punctuation sucks.

  34. Love the bunny girls, thinking in start mi amigurumi collection very soon!
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