My current work in progress:

1. Drachenfels, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Madelintosh Pashmina in the Black Walnut, Seasalt, and Mineral colorways on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Beyond Wonderful

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had yesterday! Because I had lunch with four very special people.

Em (Everybody Loves Saturday Night), Rachael (My Glass house), Bethany (Rachael’s sister), and Maeve (Knitting Musings) met me downtown for a knitting meet-up. We had such a blast. We sat in Union Station, working on our knitting, then had lunch in a restaurant there, still working on our knitting. I was soooooo tempted to blow off work for the rest of the day and hang out with them til they had to leave for New York, but I was a good girl and went back to the office. After a two and a half hour lunch.

Here we are, knitting in public! Bethany is not pictured because she was acting as photographer.

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Rachael brought me a “Knitting is Sexy” bumper sticker. As you can see, I wasted no time putting it on Xena’s bumper.

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I think it’s wonderful that I can meet up with four people I’ve never seen before, feel an instant connection and kinship, and have the time of my life. Blogs can be a very good thing indeed!

But golly. I have no FOs to show you today. Am I a slacker or what??!!

But I can show you some progress on my Haiti tank.

The Dale Kolibri I’m using to make this is beautiful yarn — 100% Egyptian cotton with a lovely sheen to it. And I love this color. But it’s not particularly enjoyable to knit. I have my usual cotton complaints. Very unyielding, non-stretchy yarn. I feel like I’m knitting with string. Blurk.

But I think that Haiti is the perfect design for this type of yarn. No ribbing to stretch or sag, and a simple boxy shape. I think it’ll be very cute when done.

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The actual color is more forest green than shown here. I took the photo without flash, because the flash made it look too shiny and obscured the pattern.

Oh, and I can show you some progress on Abby, too, as I worked on it during lunch yesterday, as well as on the train. I absolutely love this yarn! It’s so soft and springy and fun to knit. Must . . . buy . . . more . . . Lana . . . Grossa . . . Point . . .

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By the way, I posted the particulars of my Not-Colinette Poncho on the Official Poncho page, so anyone who would like to know what yarns I used and how much of each, check it out.

Lucy sez:

Don’t hate me because I am beautiful!

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Comments

  1. Hooray for meeting up with knitting bloggers! It is wonderful to hear so many great stories all over the blogs about successful meet-ups!

    Glad you had such a great time!

  2. Your knitting looks gorgeous as always and I echo the hurrah! Its always great when knitters get together in real life. Glad a good time was had by all.

  3. You are a lucky lady to get to meet other knitting bloggers! It does warm the heart.

    Your WIP is pretty and so is Miss Lucy in her pic today.

  4. Knitting is Sexy,i love it and that pics makes me want to touch lucys tummy but she probably wouldnt like that too much she is just gorgeous and looks so silky,oh i miss my kitties WAH WAH WAH
    I like the green tank top design but not the color so much and i like the white one alot its gorgeous
    Remember Knitting is Sexy
    Jocelyn

  5. Wendy in FL says:

    So jealous. Two of my favorite bloggers in one picture.

    I second Jocelyn’s urge to give Lucy a tummy rub. Such a beautiful kitty.

    W. :)

  6. Wendy, I thought you were already wearing your Giotto tank in the photo before I saw it’s a dress! You all look like you’re having fun.

  7. What a great way to spend lunch, especially on a lousy weather day. I’m glad you all had a good time, and I hope the travelers are enjoying themselves!

  8. Thomasina says:

    Hi Wendy

    Your Colinette/non-Colinette Ponchos inspired me so much, and I just ordered one set in mushroom colorway. I’m sooo excited!! Thank you for introducing great patterns all the time:D You are so great!

  9. Doll! What a great post! Man, we had SUCH a good time and just couldn’t stop talking about it. AND I got a ton of knitting done! What could be better?

    You rock. I loved meeting you. xox

  10. i had to click onto your blog after viewing Queer Joe’s….your knitting is so beautiful.

    Your Kitty Kat is soooo glamorous, i love her. now i want to go to your blog to see pics of her and of your knitting. yes, i have 2 kitty kats and they are both all black and one is l/2 Siamese with the typical Attitude, Milagro. she picks on Miss Tutu for no reason at all.

    you girls must have had a great time together.

  11. Oh, I’m jealous! But so glad you had a fabulous time with the girls.

    Many thanks for posting the info on the Not Colinette Poncho. I just got a Lorna’s Laces Sampler Bouquet in the Gold Hill color way from ThreadBear. I decided to make a poncho out of it. Hurray!

  12. The stitch pattern for Haiti is beautiful. That’s going to be a gorgeous finished project.

  13. Jackie Drouillard says:

    Where can we get the pattern for the poncho?

  14. Jenny (in Davis) says:

    Hi Wendy, what a fun day! I wanted to say I really love the pattern for the Haiti tank – if you can stand the cotton (and I share your feelings about cotton yarn) it will look so beautiful!

  15. Wendy in CA says:

    You are by far the most prolific knitter I know! Not to mention the most inspirational! Step aside, knitting mags! We’ve got WendyKnits! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You go, girl!