My current work in progress:

1. pour moi, designed by Lori Versaci, knit from Wollmeise Merino DK in the "Stella Polaris" colorway on a 3.75 mm (U.S. size 5) needle.
2. Outlander MKAL Shawl, designed by Rachel Rodin, knit from Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport in the "Beauchamps" and "Fraser" colorways on a 3.75 mm (U.S. size 5) needle.
3. Myriad stealth projects.

Black Sunday

First FO of ’05

And here it is:

gloves010205 Black Sunday

My Sonata Gloves, knitted with 1.5 skeins of Koigu KPPPM, on size US 0 needles. I finished the second glove yesterday evening.

We had a nice New Years’ Eve celebration, complete with Kir Royales:

kirroyale010205 Black Sunday

Lucy had a nice long nap on her daddy’s lap.

lucy010205 Black Sunday

This afternoon I plied about a pound of my Corriedale singles.

yarn010205 Black Sunday

Then I gave it a bath.

yarn010205a Black Sunday

Such excitement, no?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go knit on my Lucy sweater.

Oh . . . why the blog title “Black Sunday?” Today is my birthday.

*groan*

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday to YOU!

    This is gotta be the worst day for a b-day–my husband shares it with you and nobody is in the mood for MORE festivities.

    So, I hope you are having a peaceful day, full of friends, knitting and spinning.

    Te

  2. Happy Birthday to YOU!

    This is gotta be the worst day for a b-day–my husband shares it with you and nobody is in the mood for MORE festivities.

    So, I hope you are having a peaceful day, full of friends, knitting and spinning.

    Te

  3. Happy birthday!

  4. Happy birthday!

  5. Happy birthday, Wendy!! Remember, yarn keeps you young.

  6. Happy birthday, Wendy!! Remember, yarn keeps you young.

  7. *H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* !

  8. *H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* !

  9. Have a nice, relaxing birthday!

  10. Have a nice, relaxing birthday!

  11. happy birthday, and happy first FO of the year!

    You should do as your yarn, and take a nice, long bath to celebrate. :-)

  12. happy birthday, and happy first FO of the year!

    You should do as your yarn, and take a nice, long bath to celebrate. :-)

  13. Happy Birthday, Wendy!! Your gloves are beautiful!

  14. Happy Birthday, Wendy!! Your gloves are beautiful!

  15. Happy Birthday to a fellow Cappy! (Mine was yesterday.) Happy New Year as well!

  16. Happy Birthday to a fellow Cappy! (Mine was yesterday.) Happy New Year as well!

  17. Happy Day to you Wendy. Hope your day was fabulous.

  18. Happy Day to you Wendy. Hope your day was fabulous.

  19. Happy Birthday!

  20. Happy Birthday!

  21. Well, Happy Birthday to you!

  22. Well, Happy Birthday to you!

  23. Love the gloves! Congrats on the first FO of the year! Hope you had a Wonderful Birthday!

  24. Love the gloves! Congrats on the first FO of the year! Hope you had a Wonderful Birthday!

  25. Happy Birthday!! The gloves are beautiful, they make a great first FO of the year!

  26. Happy Birthday!! The gloves are beautiful, they make a great first FO of the year!

  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I enjoy your blog and FO’s so much! Those gloves are awesome!Thank you for expanding my KNITTING horizions

  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I enjoy your blog and FO’s so much! Those gloves are awesome!Thank you for expanding my KNITTING horizions

  29. Angie in E. TX says:

    hippo birdie two ewes,
    hippo birdie two ewes,
    hippo birdie dear Wen-deeeeeey,
    hippo birdie two ewes!
    and just remember, having another birthday sure beats the heck out of the alternative!
    (and to anyone rude enough to ask how old you are, just give the old tried-and-true,”My age is none of my business.”)
    hope it was loverly!

  30. Angie in E. TX says:

    hippo birdie two ewes,
    hippo birdie two ewes,
    hippo birdie dear Wen-deeeeeey,
    hippo birdie two ewes!
    and just remember, having another birthday sure beats the heck out of the alternative!
    (and to anyone rude enough to ask how old you are, just give the old tried-and-true,”My age is none of my business.”)
    hope it was loverly!

  31. Hi Wendy,
    I just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday.

    Shelley

  32. Hi Wendy,
    I just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday.

    Shelley

  33. A very Happy Birthday to you Wendy !

  34. A very Happy Birthday to you Wendy !

  35. happy birthday! :)

  36. happy birthday! :)

  37. hope you have a fiberliscious day :-)

  38. hope you have a fiberliscious day :-)

  39. Happy Birthday, Wendy. Here’s hoping it’s a wonderful year for you.

  40. Happy Birthday, Wendy. Here’s hoping it’s a wonderful year for you.

  41. Happy Birthday! I hope this year brings you many wonderful things.

  42. Happy Birthday! I hope this year brings you many wonderful things.

  43. Happy Birthday!!!

  44. Happy Birthday!!!

  45. Happy Birthday!

  46. Happy Birthday!

  47. Okay. Either you continue having birthdays, or you’re dead. Pick one.
    ;-)

    Happy b-day.

  48. Okay. Either you continue having birthdays, or you’re dead. Pick one.
    ;-)

    Happy b-day.

  49. Happy birthday! Playing with stuff like yarn keeps you young! Congrats on your FO–I finished a pair of socks today, too!

  50. Happy birthday! Playing with stuff like yarn keeps you young! Congrats on your FO–I finished a pair of socks today, too!

  51. Happy Birthday, Wendy! Remember, it’s about celebrating the fact that you’re here with your friends, loved ones, and cat–not about counting the years! Enjoy.

  52. Happy Birthday, Wendy! Remember, it’s about celebrating the fact that you’re here with your friends, loved ones, and cat–not about counting the years! Enjoy.

  53. pattie in Geneseo says:

    so, every day you wake up is a GOOD DAY!

    And if it is your special day, so much the better! I wish you many more!

    Love your blog, Lucy, yor sense of humor, sense of fair play, and I really admire your knitting.

  54. pattie in Geneseo says:

    so, every day you wake up is a GOOD DAY!

    And if it is your special day, so much the better! I wish you many more!

    Love your blog, Lucy, yor sense of humor, sense of fair play, and I really admire your knitting.

  55. Hey Wendy, it is my birthday today too! Here is to having a birthday on a day when everyone is too tired (and poor) to celebrate! :) Have you ever wished that you could make it a week later? Happy Birthday, I hope that you get everything that you wished for, and that everyone important could celebrate with you.

  56. Hey Wendy, it is my birthday today too! Here is to having a birthday on a day when everyone is too tired (and poor) to celebrate! :) Have you ever wished that you could make it a week later? Happy Birthday, I hope that you get everything that you wished for, and that everyone important could celebrate with you.

  57. Well, darn that Claudia. She already said what I was going to say. But I’ll say it in my own unique way: “Beats the alternative.” Happy birthday, Wenday!

  58. Well, darn that Claudia. She already said what I was going to say. But I’ll say it in my own unique way: “Beats the alternative.” Happy birthday, Wenday!

  59. Um…I didn’t have any Kir Royale, but I can’t even spell “Wendy.” Fucksake. Happy birthdy Wenday. (now I’m just being silly)

  60. Um…I didn’t have any Kir Royale, but I can’t even spell “Wendy.” Fucksake. Happy birthdy Wenday. (now I’m just being silly)

  61. Best wishes for a happy birthday, and all happiness in the coming year!

  62. Best wishes for a happy birthday, and all happiness in the coming year!

  63. Happy Birthday!!!!

  64. Happy Birthday!!!!

  65. Happy birthday anyway–even if it’s not the greatest day for a birthday! My middle daughter’s birthday is the 8th and she says that stinks, too. As far as “telling your age” goes, you can do as a friend of mine does: “Age is just a number, and mine is unlisted!”
    The gloves are gorgeous, and so is your handspun. Yummy!

  66. Happy birthday anyway–even if it’s not the greatest day for a birthday! My middle daughter’s birthday is the 8th and she says that stinks, too. As far as “telling your age” goes, you can do as a friend of mine does: “Age is just a number, and mine is unlisted!”
    The gloves are gorgeous, and so is your handspun. Yummy!

  67. Happy Birthday to you Wendy.
    The gloves are very nice. Maybe someday I will try gloves instead of mittens.You are such an inspiration! Thank you very much.

  68. Happy Birthday to you Wendy.
    The gloves are very nice. Maybe someday I will try gloves instead of mittens.You are such an inspiration! Thank you very much.

  69. Awww, Happy Birthday!

  70. Awww, Happy Birthday!

  71. Happy Birthday!

  72. Happy Birthday!

  73. Happy Birthday from a fellow January birthday person. Love the gloves and I am enjoying your spinning progress even more. I bought a wheel earlier this year but haven’t made time to do much yet.

    Here’s to a good 2005!!

  74. Happy Birthday from a fellow January birthday person. Love the gloves and I am enjoying your spinning progress even more. I bought a wheel earlier this year but haven’t made time to do much yet.

    Here’s to a good 2005!!

  75. Happy Birthday Wendy, and a special happy “birth”day to your mom – after all, isn’t she the one who made your birthday possible? (Can’t you tell I’m a mom).

    Don’t feel bad about when your birthday is, mine is Christmas day.

    Wow, isn’t it great that you had your birthday off this year, AND you’ll have your birtday off in 2006 without having to take a personal/vacation day off!

    Tootles~

  76. Happy Birthday Wendy, and a special happy “birth”day to your mom – after all, isn’t she the one who made your birthday possible? (Can’t you tell I’m a mom).

    Don’t feel bad about when your birthday is, mine is Christmas day.

    Wow, isn’t it great that you had your birthday off this year, AND you’ll have your birtday off in 2006 without having to take a personal/vacation day off!

    Tootles~

  77. Beautiful birthday wishes to you, Wendy! May good health and happiness follow you!

  78. Beautiful birthday wishes to you, Wendy! May good health and happiness follow you!

  79. Happy birthday and Happy New Year, Wendy!

    What beautiful gloves. :-)

  80. Happy birthday and Happy New Year, Wendy!

    What beautiful gloves. :-)

  81. Happy Birthday Wendy!!

    The gloves are beautiful…

    Donna

  82. Happy Birthday Wendy!!

    The gloves are beautiful…

    Donna

  83. Wendy! Even if I’m late, I wish you a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Buon compleanno!

  84. Wendy! Even if I’m late, I wish you a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Buon compleanno!

  85. Have a great year, Happy Birthday, besides, consider the alternative!

  86. Have a great year, Happy Birthday, besides, consider the alternative!

  87. Happy Birthday, Wendy – I hope the next year is wonderful for you, Lucy and Ian.

  88. Happy Birthday, Wendy – I hope the next year is wonderful for you, Lucy and Ian.

  89. I’m always late to the party–waaahhhh! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

  90. I’m always late to the party–waaahhhh! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

  91. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a grand celebration. Here’s wishing for many, many more birthdays to come.

  92. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a grand celebration. Here’s wishing for many, many more birthdays to come.

  93. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Yeah, that’s got to be an even rougher day than the week before Christmas. Here’s what you have to do: Every year, you have to have a 1/2 birthday celebration. In the Summer, when it’s warm, that’s when you throw your official birthday party.

  94. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Yeah, that’s got to be an even rougher day than the week before Christmas. Here’s what you have to do: Every year, you have to have a 1/2 birthday celebration. In the Summer, when it’s warm, that’s when you throw your official birthday party.

  95. Happy Birthday, Wendy! I wish you many happy returns.

    Andrea

  96. Happy Birthday, Wendy! I wish you many happy returns.

    Andrea

  97. Happy Birthday Wendy. The gloves are lovely. Congrats on the year’s first finished object.

  98. Happy Birthday Wendy. The gloves are lovely. Congrats on the year’s first finished object.

  99. Happy birthday Wendy! I wish you a happy knitty year.
    Your gloves are great!

  100. Happy birthday Wendy! I wish you a happy knitty year.
    Your gloves are great!