My current work in progress:

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


Fiesta Bag

The mystery project I showed in my last blog post is this:


Lucy Neatby’s Fiesta Bag!

I following Lucy Neatby on Instagram and a little while back she was offering the pattern for sale pre-publication as a fundraiser for Alberta Fire Relief — so that’s when I bought the pattern. (The fund-raiser is now over: knitters raised $2,800 for the Canadian Red Cross.)

You can now buy the pattern via Lucy’s website, here.

I wanted to make a good-sized bag so elected to make mine from worsted weight yarn. For the solid color I chose Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the “Farmhouse White” colorway. It took my quite a while to find a variegated worsted weight yarn for the contrast. I finally ended up buying a merino/tencel blend from an etsy seller: Felt Buddies and Co.

I added an applied i-cord at the top edge for added stability:


Anyway, the pattern was very entertaining and well-written and I am enjoying every minute of the knitting.

What’s next?

Well, I can start my next Camp Loopy project on July 1. Until then I will be playing with these:


I’m going to be doing a colorwork project with these colors. Well, mostly these colors. I haven’t quite finalized the palette yet!

Loki has been a big help to me this weekend:



  1. Denise Wessman says:

    Love your bag!!! Lucy is amazing!!! I love all of her designs. Need to follow her website more closely. Missed seeing this pattern. Great cause with a great designer.

  2. Nice bag. That’s a lot of Wollemeise! I’ll be curious to see what you are upto.

  3. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Beautiful bag, ill have to check out Lucy’s designs.

  4. Christiane Johnson says:

    Pook Loki, It is a very tiring work to supervise your knitting. Beautiful work and a great thanks to the knitter who help the Red Cross.

  5. Great bag: bright, colorful and perfect for summer. Lovely assortment of yarns for the colorwork project, looking forward to see what it becomes.
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  6. ohh are there handles?
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  7. Lynne S. says:

    Nice bag! Wendy, Loki is adorable. Cats have raised sleeping to a fine art.

  8. RobinF. says:

    Your bag is sooo cute. But the thing that made me gasp was all the wollmeise. Be still my heart!