My current work in progress:

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


Stained Glass

Here is an update on my WIP:


This is, you guessed it, another cowl. I am knitting this from two colorways of Wollmeise Pure: Schwarz and Tiefer See.


I started with a provisional cast-on (that’s the solid light green at the bottom) and am knitting it from the bottom up.

I usually work my fingering weight cowls with a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle, but Wollmeise Pure is on the finer side of fingering, so after knitting a swatch, I felt it would look better worked with a 3mm needle — a size “2.5” in U.S. terms. So, a dilemma. My beloved Signature Needle Arts circular needles only go down to size 3.25mm. I decided to try a Knitter’s Pride Karbonz:


I am very pleased with this needle. It has a nice sharp tip and the joins are great. I went ahead and ordered more Karbonz needles in size 2mm. 2.25mm, and 2.75mm. Now I’m covered for all the smaller sizes that I do not have in Signature Needle Arts needles!


I’ll write up the pattern once this is completed.

In other news, here is “stage four” of my Martin Storey afghan:


And here is sweet Loki. I got him a new toy this week and he has worn himself out playing with it!



  1. Such a dude cat! They love to sleep spread-eagle like that and are so chill ­čÖé
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  2. Beautiful cowl! And good choice with the Karbonz. I tried them a year or so ago and now have quite a few. They’re great!
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  3. Shirley Gallagher says:

    What a beautiful design. And the colors really pop!

  4. I am in awe of your skills with color work knitting! I am also in awe of that sweet, fluffy cat;O))

  5. I’m only through stage three on my Martin Storey afghan (too many other distractions, knitting and real life). Mine is in the Calm (neutrals) colorway. Yours (looks like it could be blues or calm)?

    I’ve been very happy with the feel of this machine washable wool.

    Beautiful cowl, by the way.
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  6. Your cowl is absolutely beautiful. You are such an accomplished knitter!

  7. Your beautiful cat is alike mine who sudently died last summer. I like to see Loki, he reminds me my cat and make me smile.
    Your cowl is art, very nice colors. You knit rapidly.
    I have Addi Turbo needles and they work very well. You surely know theses.
    Thank you for your blog!

  8. Denise Wessman says:

    Your cowl is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love reading your blog for pictures of Loki and the gorgeous knitting. I love karbonz needles. I was gifted a set and became hooked. I love my addi needles also. I recently was gifted knitters pride. I also have been enjoying their tips and warmth to the hands.

  9. Love your cowl!

  10. Wendy your cowl is just lovely. I wish I could do that. I’m not proficient enough to do that yet. Your blanket squares are lovely. Loki is such a baby!

  11. Lynne S. says:

    Your cowl is gorgeous! I like the Karbonz, too. I knit most of my socks on these.

  12. I love the stained glass cowl. I’m also glad to know you like the Karbonz needles as a replacement for Signatures. I bought an Addi lace set, but they only go down to 3.5mm and the Karbonz are a lot less expensive than the Signature circulars.
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  13. Still working on your “giant” fair isle cowl. Love the new design.