My current work in progress:

1. Ashburn, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Woolfolk Tynd in colorways 6, 7, and 8 on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Spinnin’ and Plyin’

(sung to the tune of of Bobby Lewis’ Tossin’ and Turnin’)

I didn’t knit at all last night
Got to thinkin’ of you
Baby things weren’t right
Well I was spinnin’ and plyin’
Plyin’ and spinnin’
a-spinnin’ and plyin’ all night.

Well, okay, I also baked scones.

But it’s true — last night I never did get around to knitting. A rarity here at Wendyknits. By the time I finished baking my scones it was getting late, and Katarina looked so forlorn, that I did a bit of spinning instead of knitting.

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I have, however, made a bit of progress on the Koigu Kersti sweater. The back is completed and I’ve started the front.

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Three guesses whose tail that is in the photo.

Speaking of Baking

Dianne asked if I had made any pepparkakor. Ummmmm, errrrr, no. There will be no baking of holiday cookies here at Wendyknits. I am SO over the whole holiday cookie baking thing. Just say no to holiday cookie baking. (Hands over ears, chanting “lalalalalalala.”)

Don’t ask.

But fortunately, L-B sent me some pepparkakor! They are even made in Sweden. *sigh*

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(We are not over holiday cookie eating chez Wendyknits.)

Three guesses whose head that is creating a chocolate blur in the photo.

She also sent me this adorable Scandinavian Santa.

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I love the wistful expression on his face, and the little straw reindeer he’s holding. Margene, that photo is for you!

Another St. Lucia Heard From

Kerry sent me this photo of her dog, Oakley.

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She says:

I had to share my Christmas card picture this year…

The outside of the card tells the story of how the crown of candles signifies the light of the sun defeating the dark of winter and the biscuits are in remembrance of how she fed the poor. The inside says, “But not all Swedish girls are this cute.”

Lucy was unmoved. In fact, all she had to say was:

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“Where’s my stinkin’ homespun shawl??!!”

Comments

  1. That is a fantastic picture of Lucy!!! What a doll.

  2. You really are getting good at spinning. I guess that’s what happens when we actually sit down and practice this art!

  3. Your adventures in spinning make me so desperate to want to go out there, buy a wheel and learn for myself :)

    Lucy is adorable. Full of personality and spunk :) I love it.

  4. That Lucy pic is amazing…a great pure cat moment frozen in time. Kung Fu kitty.

  5. That Lucy pic is amazing…a great pure cat moment frozen in time. Kung Fu kitty.

  6. Oh crap. Sorry for the double post. I don’t stutter in “real life,” at least not usually.

  7. Jeez Wendy, Give Lucy back her blanket..she’s startin’ to scare me….

  8. The song is hilarious (I’ll be humming that tune all day – thanks a lot) and that Santa is beautiful! I think you should give the shawl back to Lucy. lol.

  9. having just returned from Stockholm where I was there for Lucia, and of all things SUN!!! I have to say love the post. The dog is GREAT. Yeah I can so see my terriers face if I ever did that….

  10. I love that Lucy photo. Your spinning is beautiful. After the holidays I am getting a spinning wheel. My husband just doesnt know this yet. :)

  11. Okay, if we’re talking about Swedish Christmas, I have to ask about Glogg! Do you drink it? My mother-in-law makes it every year and I love it!

    And then there’s lutefisk — she makes that too, and I have eaten it. Although mercifully last year she forgot to thaw it, so none was available :)

    Next week I’ll have to show my Tomtes on my blog!

  12. I love that picture of Lucy!!!! Thank you for sharing her with us!

  13. I am showing that St. Lucia picture to my pooches – just so they know what is in store for them next year!

  14. The photo of that dog slays me! And Lucy’s photo belongs in the Wendy Blog Photo Hall of Fame, just so you know.

  15. That is the best picture of Lucy yet!
    And thanks for the Santa picture! I love the look on his face…pure peace.

  16. Ahh yes, my cats are the same way…put any knitting on the floor, and it sacred law that a cat must sit on it. Or dive under it, play with the tails or fringe….

  17. At the radio station where I did mornings a few years ago we made Peppercakker (sp?) the word of the day. We refused all callers until they shouted “Peppercakker!” with us. It was great fun… love the stuff!

  18. Hi,

    I thought you might want to know. The straw figure your jultomte is carrying is probably not supposed to be a raindeer.

    If it’s a Swedish ornament it’s more likely to be a straw billy goat – julbocken. An other old Swedish christmas tradition.

  19. DIana & Orion says:

    Wendy, this it … today is my alltime favorite blog entry of yours. The spinning and knitting pics were awesom, the text had me laughing out loud, the dog pic caused me to spill coffee on myself in my delirium (and not care)but the end pic of LUCY … LUCY …. LUCY …rotflmao … congratulations on outdoing yourself … and making my morning! Hugs to YOU — thanks.

  20. DIana & Orion says:

    Wendy, this it … today is my alltime favorite blog entry of yours. The spinning and knitting pics were awesom, the text had me laughing out loud, the dog pic caused me to spill coffee on myself in my delirium (and not care)but the end pic of LUCY … LUCY …. LUCY …rotflmao … congratulations on outdoing yourself … and making my morning! Hugs to YOU — thanks.

  21. DIana & Orion says:

    Wendy, this it … today is my alltime favorite blog entry of yours. The spinning and knitting pics were awesom, the text had me laughing out loud, the dog pic caused me to spill coffee on myself in my delirium (and not care)but the end pic of LUCY … LUCY …. LUCY …rotflmao … congratulations on outdoing yourself … and making my morning! Hugs to YOU — thanks.