My current work in progress:

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


Q & A

There were a number of questions in the comments on my last blog post. So here we go!

Do you by chance have the color numbers in the Jamieson & Smith version?

In the original The Scottish Collection, there colors were listed by name, not number. But there is a conversion chart on the Knitting Beyond the Hebrides website that gives the corresponding Jamieson & Smith color numbers. You can also find this information on some of the Marina project pages in Ravelry.

How much time you spend knitting? Daily? Weekly?

Good question — it varies quite a bit and since pandemic shut-down I’ve been doing more knitting than usual because I have no commuting time during the week and nothing else to do on the weekends. I’ll do a couple of hours a night on weeknights, probably double that on weekends.

How often do you repeat a project?

Apart from basic socks, almost never! But I knit Marina so many years ago it doesn’t feel like a repeat.

Here’s my week’s worth of Marina progress:

I’ve started the armhole steeks:

And here is the Little Prince:


  1. thx for answering my ?
    Marina II is looking fine, as well as His Floofness.
    Happy October & hope the season is no more scary than necessary.

  2. Kathleen Budacki says:

    Thanks for the response re: time spent knitting. I see that you are consistent and that is key to your amazing productivity, I think. I start and stop. Of course the frogging doesn’t help me either. Thanks for being a guiding light in the knitting world.
    Stay healthy.

  3. You will have quite the cold weather wardrobe, Wendy, once we are all out and about. Do you wear sweaters at work? At your away-from-home office,mI mean. Chloe