My current work in progress:

Veronika Cardigan, designed by Shannon Cook, knit from YOTH Daughter in the Black Truffle colorway, using U.S. size 8 needles.

Black Sunday

First FO of ’05

And here it is:

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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:

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

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

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Then I gave it a bath.

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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 and Happy New Year! I started reading your blog about mid year when I took up knitting and it’s been an inspiration for me. I love all your sweaters and of course, the pics of Miss Lucy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Happy birthday and Happy New Year! I started reading your blog about mid year when I took up knitting and it’s been an inspiration for me. I love all your sweaters and of course, the pics of Miss Lucy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Carriellen says:

    Wendy – where did you find the pattern for the AbFab afghan? That is EXACTLY what I’m looking for for an afghan for my brother in law who loves all things ocean-ey!

    Happy Birthday, by the way!!!

    Carriellen Angell

  4. Carriellen says:

    Wendy – where did you find the pattern for the AbFab afghan? That is EXACTLY what I’m looking for for an afghan for my brother in law who loves all things ocean-ey!

    Happy Birthday, by the way!!!

    Carriellen Angell

  5. Hope you had a superb birthday!

  6. Hope you had a superb birthday!

  7. Diana & Orion says:

    Happy Happy birthday, Wendy! Wishing you a year of blessings — health, happiness, laughter , love and all things wonderful.

    The gloves are beautiful. You are too. I hope you had a great, celebratory day.

    BEst, Diana

  8. Diana & Orion says:

    Happy Happy birthday, Wendy! Wishing you a year of blessings — health, happiness, laughter , love and all things wonderful.

    The gloves are beautiful. You are too. I hope you had a great, celebratory day.

    BEst, Diana

  9. Guess I’m a day late but Happy Birthday, Wendy.
    Hope that glove didn’t drink and drive on New Year’s Eve.

  10. Guess I’m a day late but Happy Birthday, Wendy.
    Hope that glove didn’t drink and drive on New Year’s Eve.

  11. Hey Wendy! Happy Birthday and Happy New Year to you (and Ian and Lucy!). Your yarn is lovely – any specialy plans for it? Best wishes for the coming year!!!

  12. Hey Wendy! Happy Birthday and Happy New Year to you (and Ian and Lucy!). Your yarn is lovely – any specialy plans for it? Best wishes for the coming year!!!

  13. gorgeous gloves
    Kirs are one of my favorites!
    and Happiest of Black Sundays to you!!

  14. gorgeous gloves
    Kirs are one of my favorites!
    and Happiest of Black Sundays to you!!

  15. Gratulerer med dagen, Wendy! :o)

  16. Gratulerer med dagen, Wendy! :o)

  17. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday Dearrrrr Wendy
    Happy Birthday to YOU!
    And many more!

    And your gloves are wonderful!
    Love to Lucy!

  18. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday Dearrrrr Wendy
    Happy Birthday to YOU!
    And many more!

    And your gloves are wonderful!
    Love to Lucy!

  19. Damn, I missed it! Dial up at home is the pits and I don’t read blogs much on the weekend.

    Hippo Birdy to Ewe. Hope it was a fun one…the alternative isn’t;-)

    The gloves are very cool! They are surely worth the extra effort.

  20. Damn, I missed it! Dial up at home is the pits and I don’t read blogs much on the weekend.

    Hippo Birdy to Ewe. Hope it was a fun one…the alternative isn’t;-)

    The gloves are very cool! They are surely worth the extra effort.

  21. Well happy birthday!

    I’m sure you must have answered this question before, but it’s not in your FAQs and I really want to know–which spindle do you like best, AND how did you decide which spinning wheels to purchase? I’ve been spindling for about 6 weeks now and love it, but I’m sure I’ll get a wheel maybe in the next year or so. I have a Bosworth midi spindle which I am enjoying but I’d like a heavier and lighter spindle too. Any advice? Should I stick with Bosworth? How do you like your Golding?

  22. Well happy birthday!

    I’m sure you must have answered this question before, but it’s not in your FAQs and I really want to know–which spindle do you like best, AND how did you decide which spinning wheels to purchase? I’ve been spindling for about 6 weeks now and love it, but I’m sure I’ll get a wheel maybe in the next year or so. I have a Bosworth midi spindle which I am enjoying but I’d like a heavier and lighter spindle too. Any advice? Should I stick with Bosworth? How do you like your Golding?

  23. Happy birthday, Wendy! no groans necessary, just have yourself another Kir royal! The gloves are beautiful,I bet they are just the thing for holding stemmed glassware!

  24. Happy birthday, Wendy! no groans necessary, just have yourself another Kir royal! The gloves are beautiful,I bet they are just the thing for holding stemmed glassware!

  25. Wendy, I love you blog and by the looks of things you’re a great knitter and also a true fashionista! Cool!

  26. Wendy, I love you blog and by the looks of things you’re a great knitter and also a true fashionista! Cool!

  27. Happy Birthday to you! Knitterly wishes and fiber galore, I hope for you.

  28. Happy Birthday to you! Knitterly wishes and fiber galore, I hope for you.

  29. Wendy, Hope your birthday was great! Happy belated! Oh and the gloves are gorgeous!

  30. Wendy, Hope your birthday was great! Happy belated! Oh and the gloves are gorgeous!

  31. Happy Birthday–better to count your blessings, not your years! (Grins, NOT groans!!)

    otoh, “its my birthday, I’ll groan if I want to”!

    enjoy your whole darn week!

  32. Happy Birthday–better to count your blessings, not your years! (Grins, NOT groans!!)

    otoh, “its my birthday, I’ll groan if I want to”!

    enjoy your whole darn week!

  33. Happy (belated) Birthday and New Year! We COULD have had Kir Royales if my husband hadn’t left our cassis liquer in Alaska *hrmph*. The Cliquot stands on its own pretty well though. Here’s wishing you and yours the best in 2005! *clink*

  34. Happy (belated) Birthday and New Year! We COULD have had Kir Royales if my husband hadn’t left our cassis liquer in Alaska *hrmph*. The Cliquot stands on its own pretty well though. Here’s wishing you and yours the best in 2005! *clink*

  35. Happy Birthday! It’s my birthday, too, the same day, and I LOVE having birthdays, even though I’m now over 30. Hope your Sunday wasn’t too black.

  36. Happy Birthday! It’s my birthday, too, the same day, and I LOVE having birthdays, even though I’m now over 30. Hope your Sunday wasn’t too black.

  37. Hello, Wendy, thanks for you blog, and a late happy birthday. I’m very much with you, my birthday is Jan, 2, too. I’m a bit late congratulating, but I think you understand if I tell you that my husband’s birthday is Jan, 3.

    Greetings from Germany

    Chris(tiane) ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  38. Hello, Wendy, thanks for you blog, and a late happy birthday. I’m very much with you, my birthday is Jan, 2, too. I’m a bit late congratulating, but I think you understand if I tell you that my husband’s birthday is Jan, 3.

    Greetings from Germany

    Chris(tiane) ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  39. Whoa – those are some neat gloves, Speedy! Dang – of course you’d have us all beat in ’05. Happy Birthday to you and may you have a wonderful new year!

  40. Whoa – those are some neat gloves, Speedy! Dang – of course you’d have us all beat in ’05. Happy Birthday to you and may you have a wonderful new year!

  41. Happy birthday, and wow, those gloves are amazing! what a work of art!

  42. Happy birthday, and wow, those gloves are amazing! what a work of art!