My current work in progress:

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



It’s amazing what you can achieve with some persistence. Well, persistence and some days off from work where I did nothing but knit.


My Goldfish Memory Shawl. (Cat added for scale.)

Knit from Hedgehog Fibres Sock in three colorways: Nutmeg, Guppy, and Copper Penny.

Here’s what I had left over when done.

I calculate that I used approximately 1184 yards. I did extra repeats in the last three sections to use more yarn. I could have used up more, but I was afraid I’d end up with an overly huge shawl.

As it is, it is 104″ long by 22″ wide.

Here it is:




I think I’m all set for next winter with warm snuggly shawls!

Speaking of warm and snuggly:


  1. Oooh, pretty- those are ‘my’ colors.
    Kristen Chambers´s last blog post ..So long, Mystic River Yarns

  2. Marietta says:

    Those colors are perfect for DC weather this fall!! So pretty.

  3. Tiffanie says:

    Loki added for scale! That made me smile.
    Beautiful shawl!

  4. Beautiful colors and showing Loki for scale is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lynne S. says:

    It’s gorgeous! And I love your ‘scale model’!

  6. Eugenia Potter says:

    I would never, ever in a million years use any of those colors, pretty as they are, but the shawl is absolutely perfect.
    (As, of course, is the cat….)

  7. Robin F. says:

    Your “Goldfish memories” came out gorgeous. Your colors worked well with the pattern. Loki seems to like it too. Enjoy wearing it.

  8. Your Goldfish Memory shawl is stunning! Happy winter from a scorching summer weekend in Los Angeles.

  9. Fantastic color choices

  10. Christiane says:

    I love the design and these are warm colors for fall. Beautiful shawl.

  11. Beautiful! I love the part with the hashmark pattern – a Twitter shawl!

  12. Monica Cortada says:

    That’s gorgeous! I love the color choice, and ditto Gail on the hashtag pattern. It was 56 degrees in Ellicott City, Maryland this morning when I let the dog out. Perfect shawl weather.

  13. Barbara B. says:

    Wow, Wendy! Beyond mind boggling! Gorgeous! ?

  14. Wow! That’s long! And Gorgeous! Love the fall colors!

  15. Carolyn says:

    Your color selection is stunning….

  16. JoAnn B Shupe says:

    Like some above, orangey rusts are not a color that I could wear next to my face, so I’m not attracted to them in the store, but I have to say that, compared to the others on Ravelry, yours is absolutely the Best!! Just lovely.

  17. bluetoespinner says:

    I love full knitting days. 🙂

  18. catspaw says:

    We like the same colors!

  19. Love those colors even though I can’t wear warm tones! You sure must knit fast!

  20. About how I like products made of sectional yarn, it’s always such bright colors. Thank you photos just super and the cat too.