My current work in progress:

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


Goodbye to 2021

Happy New Year! 2021 was a weird one, and very memorable for me, for both bad and good reasons. In February my father died, and in September I did something I had no idea I was going to do at the beginning of the year: I retired. For the first time since I was 16 years old, I do not have a job. I have zero regrets about that, but I do have a bit of survivor’s guilt!

Since last I posted, I did finish another clock, this one knit from Koigu KPPPM fingering weight wool:

Then I pulled out a Virtual Yarns kit from my stash room, and knit the Maude set. The cowl:

The hat:

And fingerless mitts:

I’ve got a sweater project that I’ve been workin on, off and on:

Sandstone Peak Cardigan

And Loki is of course helping.

I have a fun idea for some projects for 2022 . . . that are not knit! Stay tuned!


  1. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it!

  2. Happy New Year, Wendy! All the best in 2022!

  3. Linda Yancy says:

    The Maude set with Virtual Yarns makes me think of a flower garden. Great for this time of year.

  4. Monica Cortada says:

    Happy New Year! The Maud set is lovely and perfect for our frigid weather.

  5. Sharon Amara says:

    Wendy, I’m sorry for the loss of your father. Retirement is good once you get used to a new normal but you strike me as a person who is able to fill your life with beautiful creative things. Happy New Year

  6. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    I am very sorry for your loss!! All the work is striking as always and Loki is wonderful. Hope this new year bring you all the joy you wish for!!!

  7. Big question – where is the Maude pattern? Is this one of yours or a Ravelry item? Many may want to know………

  8. Such gorgeous knitting–as usual. It looks as though you are enjoying your well deserved retirement. Loki is as adorable as ever. May 2022 bring you the BEST of everything.