My current work in progress:

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



So it looks as though I am blogging once a month at this point. I may yet get back in the habit of blogging regularly . . . we shall see. My hosting plan is up for renewal this month and I decided to renew for another year. So I can put off deciding whether or not to scrap the whole thing for another year.

So I finished this:

This is Emily (warning — Ravelry link) designed by Emily Greene. I knit mine in Harrisville Designs Daylight in the Caffeine colorway. This is a lovely lovely cormo blend yarn and I really enjoyed knitting with it.

Then I started this:

This is Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters. I’m using Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle. While it is a huger number of stitches around, it’s a fairly easy knit — the motifs are easily memorized.

Loki takes seriously his job of keeping my cone o’ yarn in place!


  1. Beautiful! But with the current weather, it makes me sweat to look at it. And Stornoway looks fabulous too. Oh, and the right color(s) not to display Loki’s contributions.

  2. I hope you do continue to blog — your work is inspiring! And your output — depressing! It seems to take a year for me to turn out a gansey, although I’m up to the yoke on the one I started in March, so maybe I’m speeding up . . . .

  3. I like your Emily sweater. There’s a LOT of ribbing in there. But it will comfortable, practical and pretty too!

  4. Charlottewv says:

    Both the Emily cardigan and the Stornoway sweater are beautiful, but the Stornoway sweater is my favorite! And sweet Loki is always a favorite!❤️🐾😊

  5. I really enjoy your posts so I hope that you continue. I am amazed at what you knit and how fast you do it. I also love the Loki pictures!

  6. Like others, I look forward to and enjoy your blog posts (and Loki’s contributions). Likewise your projects. Thank you!

  7. Sherry B. says:

    I do so miss your weekly posts as you are very inspiring! Thank you for continuing your blog. And…your sweaters! Gorgeous as usual.

  8. Celeste Culpepper says:

    I have followed your blog for years, I knit my socks toe up because of your books and patterns, and am also an Alice Starmore fan and love the knits that you have done.

    Thanks for the many enjoyable years of your blog and am so very pleased to read that you will continue for at least another year.

  9. I’m glad you’ve decided to continue blogging for another year. I find your projects inspirational and Loki adorable!

  10. Your and inspiration to us all. It’s good to know you’ll be here for another year. hopefully you continue on after that! .The sweaters are beautiful as always. A girls got to do, what a girl has to do!! xo

  11. patricia says:

    Another fan of the blog, and Loki. Glad it will go for another year. Hope you will go on past that, but youdoyou!

  12. Beautiful work. I hope you keep blogging as I like to see what you are up to and pictures of Loki, of course!

  13. poodletail says:

    Beautiful work as always, Wendy. Don’t you just love knitting with white/cream wool after a couple of Fair Isles?
    You made me laugh today: “it’s a fairly easy knit — the motifs are easily memorized”, says the woman with a photographic memory. 🙂

  14. Shella Bonner says:


  15. I look forward to your blogs and seeing your amazing work. I also love seeing what Loki is up to. He is one gorgeous kitty. I hope you’ll continue for many years to come.

  16. I’d miss you if you quit. Yours was the first knit blog I ever read. I think I came on board around the time Lucy showed up. Love the Emily cardigan.

  17. Please,please continue with the Blog I too have been here since Lucy. And needless to say love your work.

  18. Purlgin says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous sweater, front and back (checked it out on Ravelry). I think this Emily would be a lifetime project for me, but it’s tempting. I’m another knitter who has been enjoying your blog since the Lucy era, when you posted nearly daily. I’m glad you decided to keep blogging, at whatever level feels comfortable. Thanks for all the entertainment and inspiration you’ve given us.

  19. Barbara Runcie says:

    Both are absolutely beautiful!

  20. I have enjoyed your blog for many years. I hope you continue!

  21. Inspired by your Emily, I just ordered yarn for this sweater! Please never stop blogging. I would miss reading about your knitting and Loki (and formerly Lucy).

  22. Chris Reeske says:

    Love the blog, you are an inspiration. I have made multiples of your Summer Mystery Shawl as gifts and they are always a big hit. Done lots of your patterns–Thanks