My current work in progress:

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



Today is my blogiversary! Sixteen years ago today I started writing this blog. Time sure flies, doesn’t it?

On to business . . .

The winners of a free pattern for Sandra C.’s lovely Mountain Peak Mitts are (by Ravelry ID):

  • wingmarion
  • milai
  • knittingrd
  • margvv

Each of these four lovely knitters has (or will shortly) receive a copy of Sandra C.’s lovely Mountain Peak Mitts pattern, 2 gifted from me, and 2 gifted from the designer herself. Thank you again, Sandra C., for your generosity!

Current Knitting

My current work in progress is Andrea Mowry’s gorgeous Rose Cardigan. as soon as I saw the pattern on Ravelry, I fell in love with it. I had some fun figuring out what yarn and colorways to use. I settled on Malabrigo Mechita, and picked out 4 colorways — shown in my last blog post.

Since then, I swapped out one of the colors as I found one that I think works better. This is the final line-up:

From top to bottom, the colors are Sheri, Sirenas, Indiecita, and Ninfas.

And here is the first quadrant completed.

I changed the rate of decrease at the top of the sleeve so I’d have a roomier sleeve, and more of a straight shoulder line. The Mechita yarn knit at the sportweight gauge (it is technically a fingering weight yarn) is gorgeous — it has a beautiful drape.

Speaking of beautiful . . .

It’s Mister Paws!


  1. patricia says:

    Happy blogiversary!! Thank you for sharing your life, knitting, and felines with us!

  2. Happy anniversary! I’ve been following your blog since the early Lucy days & still enjoy seeing what you’re up to knit-wise. Here’s to many more years!

  3. Congratulations on your blogiversary! The cardigan looks great so far, and Loki even better.

  4. Happy blogiversary! Really interesting new sweater. Beautiful, different and very wearable. Can’t wait to see how it comes out – gorgeous so far!

  5. Congratulations, Wendy – so glad your blog continues.

  6. Robin F says:

    Happy blogiversary! I’ve enjoyed reading it and learned a lot so far. Like your darker colors for the rose sweater. Loki looks unimpressed. Happy April Fool’s day.

  7. Barbara Burrs says:

    Happy 16th Anniversary, Wendy! Awww, the paws!!!
    Teaching myself brioche knitting. ?

  8. Happy blogiversary!

  9. Sophy0075 says:

    Wow – seems like yesterday. (Gosh, I feel old). Your knitting is more beautiful than ever. And Loki is as handsome as ever. Congratulations.

  10. Helena Dias says:

    Congratulations on another anniversary. Keep knitting and sharing your wonderful work.

  11. Shirley says:

    Congratulations. I cant believe I’ve been reading your blog for 16 years, but I was there at the start. Your new sweater is lovely.

  12. Big Congratulations Wendy! So glad you are still blogging 😀

  13. Happy blogiversary, Wendy! I’m not sure how long I have been reading your blog, but you were in the early years. You had Izzy (she was so beautiful), and I think the blog was just a toddler.

  14. Congrats! Time sure does fly.

  15. Congratulations, Wendy! I have enjoyed your blog from the very early days. You may have been the very first blog of any kind that I read. I have learned a lot from you over the years and am grateful that you have shared your talent with use here.

  16. Happy blogiversary! So many changes for us all over the past 16 years.
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  17. Happy Blogiversary!!!! ???????? Love how your cardigan is going! Malabrigo is so yummy! Loki is gorgeous as always! Thank you for sharing my patterns with your readers! It has been a blast! ? I hope you have cake to celebrate your wonderful blogiversary!!! ??

  18. Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for keeping at it! This pattern is gorgeous and I love the colorway you have chosen.

  19. Lynne S. says:

    Happy Blogiversary, Wendy! 16! years!. So glad you’re still blogging.

  20. Happy Happy Blogiversary! I’m glad, too, that you still blog. It is always fun to see and read about your projects in progress. I seldom comment but have been a reader since way back to the Summer of Lace.

  21. Happy Blogiversary!

  22. Oooh! I love that sweater and the colors you’ve chosen. Is that centered panel with the sort of lattice design just the way the yarn knit up or is it knit with 2 colors of yarn? If it’s just one yarn, kudos to the dyer!

    Happy Blogiversary!
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