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.

Work, Work, Work

lucy010305 Work, Work, Work

As you can see, we’re hard at work here at WendyKnits.

The truth is, I’ve been particularly slothful today.

Thanks for all the the great comments and emails. I had a very nice birthday and managed not to maim myself in any way.

I spun a bit more Corriedale. I’ll spare you a photo because — guess what? It looks the same as the stuff I showed you yesterday.

What am I gonna do with it? I have three pounds of this fiber and I plan to attempt to knit a sweater from the resulting yarn. This ought to be interesting. I’m still mulling the pattern over in my head.

In the meantime, I did finish the back of the Lucy sweater being knitted in Rowan Calmer.

lucytop010205 Work, Work, Work

I got a bit done on the front last night when I . . . uh . . . stayed up half the night watching “The Towering Inferno.”

Pathetic, ain’t it?

Today I knit with some of my handspun:

handspun010305 Work, Work, Work

This is the handpainted merino I showed in the blog last week. I’m knitting a little bag from it.

And today was a good mail day. I got this:

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Chocolate shetland roving, purchased via eBay. I can’t wait to dive into it!

And I got this:

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Handmade soap, and an adorable little cowboy boot stitch marker from Christina! And judging from the postmark, she mailed it the day before a very important date! Wow! Thanks Christina!

And last but certainly not least:

pillow010305 Work, Work, Work

A surprise from Andrea. Thank you! Lucy likes this best.

Comments

  1. Snuggly Lucy, shapely Lucy top, lovely merino handpaint, chocolate shetland, cool prezzies! Oh, the magic within the WJ walls! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Snuggly Lucy, shapely Lucy top, lovely merino handpaint, chocolate shetland, cool prezzies! Oh, the magic within the WJ walls! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Snuggly Lucy, shapely Lucy top, lovely merino handpaint, chocolate shetland, cool prezzies! Oh, the magic within the WJ walls! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Snuggly Lucy, shapely Lucy top, lovely merino handpaint, chocolate shetland, cool prezzies! Oh, the magic within the WJ walls! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Belated Birthday, Wendy. I thought last week that it was coming up but then was sick all weekend and didn’t spend much time online.

    The chocolate shetland looks yummy. Great presents.

  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Wendy. I thought last week that it was coming up but then was sick all weekend and didn’t spend much time online.

    The chocolate shetland looks yummy. Great presents.

  7. Happy Belated Birthday, Wendy. I thought last week that it was coming up but then was sick all weekend and didn’t spend much time online.

    The chocolate shetland looks yummy. Great presents.

  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Wendy. I thought last week that it was coming up but then was sick all weekend and didn’t spend much time online.

    The chocolate shetland looks yummy. Great presents.

  9. Wendy, that handpainted merino is knitting up beautifully. It’s just gorgeous!!

  10. Wendy, that handpainted merino is knitting up beautifully. It’s just gorgeous!!

  11. Wendy, that handpainted merino is knitting up beautifully. It’s just gorgeous!!

  12. Wendy, that handpainted merino is knitting up beautifully. It’s just gorgeous!!

  13. happy birthday. can’t wait to see what that chocolate roving becomes! what a yummy color.

  14. happy birthday. can’t wait to see what that chocolate roving becomes! what a yummy color.

  15. happy birthday. can’t wait to see what that chocolate roving becomes! what a yummy color.

  16. happy birthday. can’t wait to see what that chocolate roving becomes! what a yummy color.

  17. I have been following your spinning journey and it seems that you have just gone into it with gang-busters fury! How exciting. That handpainted merino looks awesome. I am just waiting for you to start spinning Lucy’s hair – lol. Happy belated Black Sunday.

  18. I have been following your spinning journey and it seems that you have just gone into it with gang-busters fury! How exciting. That handpainted merino looks awesome. I am just waiting for you to start spinning Lucy’s hair – lol. Happy belated Black Sunday.

  19. I have been following your spinning journey and it seems that you have just gone into it with gang-busters fury! How exciting. That handpainted merino looks awesome. I am just waiting for you to start spinning Lucy’s hair – lol. Happy belated Black Sunday.

  20. I have been following your spinning journey and it seems that you have just gone into it with gang-busters fury! How exciting. That handpainted merino looks awesome. I am just waiting for you to start spinning Lucy’s hair – lol. Happy belated Black Sunday.

  21. What a beautiful texture of your blue handspun. It makes me think a bit about Noro Silk Garden but looks definitely softer than that! I do want to see when your little bag is finished. Happy spinning!

  22. What a beautiful texture of your blue handspun. It makes me think a bit about Noro Silk Garden but looks definitely softer than that! I do want to see when your little bag is finished. Happy spinning!

  23. What a beautiful texture of your blue handspun. It makes me think a bit about Noro Silk Garden but looks definitely softer than that! I do want to see when your little bag is finished. Happy spinning!

  24. What a beautiful texture of your blue handspun. It makes me think a bit about Noro Silk Garden but looks definitely softer than that! I do want to see when your little bag is finished. Happy spinning!

  25. You know, I think this might be my favorite Lucy picture. She looks so soft. (And I don’t mean the sweater.)

  26. You know, I think this might be my favorite Lucy picture. She looks so soft. (And I don’t mean the sweater.)

  27. You know, I think this might be my favorite Lucy picture. She looks so soft. (And I don’t mean the sweater.)

  28. You know, I think this might be my favorite Lucy picture. She looks so soft. (And I don’t mean the sweater.)

  29. You’re welcome, Wendy! I’m sure that Lucy will do everything she can to help you live up to its message.

  30. You’re welcome, Wendy! I’m sure that Lucy will do everything she can to help you live up to its message.

  31. You’re welcome, Wendy! I’m sure that Lucy will do everything she can to help you live up to its message.

  32. You’re welcome, Wendy! I’m sure that Lucy will do everything she can to help you live up to its message.

  33. I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m gonna sing it anyway, dammit:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY!

    For she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knittttttter…which nobody can deny!

    May this year be the best year ever for you, friend. With more kirs, too ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo,
    Becky

  34. I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m gonna sing it anyway, dammit:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY!

    For she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knittttttter…which nobody can deny!

    May this year be the best year ever for you, friend. With more kirs, too ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo,
    Becky

  35. I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m gonna sing it anyway, dammit:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY!

    For she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knittttttter…which nobody can deny!

    May this year be the best year ever for you, friend. With more kirs, too ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo,
    Becky

  36. I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m gonna sing it anyway, dammit:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY!

    For she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knitter, for she’s a jolly good knittttttter…which nobody can deny!

    May this year be the best year ever for you, friend. With more kirs, too ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo,
    Becky

  37. OMIGAWD — Towering Inferno!! Wow! I LOVED all those disaster movies when I was in Jr. High! Remember Earthquake? And how they had the special Sens-around speakers set up in the theaters that were supposed to make you feel like you were REALLY EXPERIENCING the quake? And how incredibly let down you felt when you realized that it was just an oversized speaker with the bass turned up to 11? ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. OMIGAWD — Towering Inferno!! Wow! I LOVED all those disaster movies when I was in Jr. High! Remember Earthquake? And how they had the special Sens-around speakers set up in the theaters that were supposed to make you feel like you were REALLY EXPERIENCING the quake? And how incredibly let down you felt when you realized that it was just an oversized speaker with the bass turned up to 11? ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. OMIGAWD — Towering Inferno!! Wow! I LOVED all those disaster movies when I was in Jr. High! Remember Earthquake? And how they had the special Sens-around speakers set up in the theaters that were supposed to make you feel like you were REALLY EXPERIENCING the quake? And how incredibly let down you felt when you realized that it was just an oversized speaker with the bass turned up to 11? ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. OMIGAWD — Towering Inferno!! Wow! I LOVED all those disaster movies when I was in Jr. High! Remember Earthquake? And how they had the special Sens-around speakers set up in the theaters that were supposed to make you feel like you were REALLY EXPERIENCING the quake? And how incredibly let down you felt when you realized that it was just an oversized speaker with the bass turned up to 11? ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Love your design – when you say “I’ve got your back”, you mean it!
    Love the roving and….
    LOVE the pillow – as Smokey Robinson said, “I second that emotion!”
    Love to Lucy…

  42. Love your design – when you say “I’ve got your back”, you mean it!
    Love the roving and….
    LOVE the pillow – as Smokey Robinson said, “I second that emotion!”
    Love to Lucy…

  43. Love your design – when you say “I’ve got your back”, you mean it!
    Love the roving and….
    LOVE the pillow – as Smokey Robinson said, “I second that emotion!”
    Love to Lucy…

  44. Love your design – when you say “I’ve got your back”, you mean it!
    Love the roving and….
    LOVE the pillow – as Smokey Robinson said, “I second that emotion!”
    Love to Lucy…

  45. Lucy is the sweetest. Have you tried spinning her fuzz yet? I’m not surprised at how quickly you’ve taken to spinning, nor at how fast a second wheel materialized. I really got a giggle when I saw Lenny show up. I had my first wheel (lendrum upright) 5 months before I added the Lendrum Saxony. I’m now expecting my 9th wheel to arrive tomorrow! No I don’t have all 9, sold 2 already and one is on the sales block now.

    Your spinning is beautiful and your knitting is inspiring. Happy belated birthday.

  46. Lucy is the sweetest. Have you tried spinning her fuzz yet? I’m not surprised at how quickly you’ve taken to spinning, nor at how fast a second wheel materialized. I really got a giggle when I saw Lenny show up. I had my first wheel (lendrum upright) 5 months before I added the Lendrum Saxony. I’m now expecting my 9th wheel to arrive tomorrow! No I don’t have all 9, sold 2 already and one is on the sales block now.

    Your spinning is beautiful and your knitting is inspiring. Happy belated birthday.

  47. Lucy is the sweetest. Have you tried spinning her fuzz yet? I’m not surprised at how quickly you’ve taken to spinning, nor at how fast a second wheel materialized. I really got a giggle when I saw Lenny show up. I had my first wheel (lendrum upright) 5 months before I added the Lendrum Saxony. I’m now expecting my 9th wheel to arrive tomorrow! No I don’t have all 9, sold 2 already and one is on the sales block now.

    Your spinning is beautiful and your knitting is inspiring. Happy belated birthday.

  48. Lucy is the sweetest. Have you tried spinning her fuzz yet? I’m not surprised at how quickly you’ve taken to spinning, nor at how fast a second wheel materialized. I really got a giggle when I saw Lenny show up. I had my first wheel (lendrum upright) 5 months before I added the Lendrum Saxony. I’m now expecting my 9th wheel to arrive tomorrow! No I don’t have all 9, sold 2 already and one is on the sales block now.

    Your spinning is beautiful and your knitting is inspiring. Happy belated birthday.

  49. Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I’m late. The internet was down at my house until today. I guess it was celebrating the New Year a little too heavily, and couldn’t get going until this afternoon. The gloves are so fun! I am not ready to try something that detailed and tiny! I begin the new year in awe. And an “Awww!” to Lucy’s cute photo! Happy 2005!

  50. Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I’m late. The internet was down at my house until today. I guess it was celebrating the New Year a little too heavily, and couldn’t get going until this afternoon. The gloves are so fun! I am not ready to try something that detailed and tiny! I begin the new year in awe. And an “Awww!” to Lucy’s cute photo! Happy 2005!

  51. Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I’m late. The internet was down at my house until today. I guess it was celebrating the New Year a little too heavily, and couldn’t get going until this afternoon. The gloves are so fun! I am not ready to try something that detailed and tiny! I begin the new year in awe. And an “Awww!” to Lucy’s cute photo! Happy 2005!

  52. Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I’m late. The internet was down at my house until today. I guess it was celebrating the New Year a little too heavily, and couldn’t get going until this afternoon. The gloves are so fun! I am not ready to try something that detailed and tiny! I begin the new year in awe. And an “Awww!” to Lucy’s cute photo! Happy 2005!