My current work in progress:

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


New Year

A belated Happy New Year . . . such as it is. I sort of fell out of the blogging habit. It’s a funny thing — the longer we are on lockdown and I have more free time,. the less I feel like blogging. What’s up with that.

To catch up . . .

I finished Luskentyre a couple of days before Christmas.

And I started another fair isle:

This is a design by Wilma Malcolmson. The pattern is not in Ravelry — it was published in the Swedish magazine Stickat & Sånt. The pattern was designed as a pullover but I am converting mine to a cardigan. I’m using Jamieson Spindrift Shetland.

And of course Loki is helping.


  1. Camilla Trondsen says:

    Dear Wendy,
    I am so inspired by your knitting! Your output alone is staggering, and I have been retired for some years and have no obligations — while I have finished one sweater, you have finished a score, I’m sure! Blogging must be a bit tedious (I have a blog; I don’t blog), but please, keep showing us your beautiful sweaters . . . couldn’t Loki pick up some of the slack? 🙂

  2. Happy New Year to you!

    Loving the sweaters! An inspiration.

  3. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday, both a bit late.

  4. So glad you’re back! Happy New Year

  5. D Christiansen says:

    Happy New Year. Love your sweaters!

  6. Dorothy Bunch says:

    Happy New Year and we both had a birthday on the 2nd.
    The sweater is stunning. The more i am locked up
    The less i feel like communicating period sigh
    I hope this ends soon

  7. Happy New Year.
    Can understand why you might feel less like communicating – it’s a weird world out there. But I really look forward to reading your blog posts. Your knitting is inspiring and Loki cheers up Monday morning!
    Take care.

  8. Kathleen Budacki says:

    You are amazing, both you and the dynamic Loki!

  9. I look forward to your posts!

  10. Sharen Warren says:

    I do enjoy your blog – the only one I follow. Both sweaters are beautiful! I’m knitting more as well, but your sweater output is amazing, quality and quantity. So you have a room devoted to hand knits? Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Linnell Nickerson says:

    I like your color combinations, and as usual just perfect!!! I bet Loki loves you being home now. He’s really a beautiful kitty. Take care and stay safe!

  12. Annie Desmond says:

    Your sweaters are stunning and I agree with the other commentator who liked your color choices. Inspired by your work I recently tried my first Shetland style knit, not a sweater but a hat (Ella Gordon’s Houll hat pattern). I found planning with many colors quite tricky but also a fun challenge. I just cast on a second one. Love seeing your work and reading your witty comments on MDK.

  13. Please do keep blogging. I am so inspired by all your projects and truly miss seeing Loki!

  14. The colors in the new fair isle are beautiful. Glad you’re back.

  15. Thank you so much for the pictures of the beautiful sweaters. They cheer me up during these weird days. And Loki, of course, is gorgeous.