My current work in progress:

Geiger by Norah Gaughan, knit from Wollmeise Merino DK in the “Schwefel” colorway, using 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles.

One Down, One to Go

I have finished the first Twisty Bits Sock. Lookie here:

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I am quite pleased with how this turned out. I am also loving this colorway — Aegean. The lighter bits in the yarn look to me like sunlight on the water. Very tranquil and summery, don’t you think?

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I do love the Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 sock yarn — it’s got a nice firm twist so it’s great for textured patterns. The tiny twisty cables really pop, even though this yarn is oh-so subtly variegated. I was a little concerned about that at the get-go, but after an inch of patterning, I could see it was going to work out just fine.

Haiku Contest

Wowie, wow, wow, we’ve gotten such wonderful entries! Remember, the deadline for submissions for the contest is midnight tonight. First thing tomorrow morning I am closing comments to the contest blog entry so the judges can get on with the business of judging without having stragglers to consider. By rights I should close the comments at midnight, but since my alarm will go off at 4:00 am tomorrow, I have no plans to be awake at midnight tonight. Unless I happen to wake up — then I’ll stagger over to the ‘puter and close comments.

Anyhow, thanks for all your great poetry. I’ve really enjoyed reading your haikus. My judges (who will remain anonymous) have their work cut out for them. Come back on Sunday to vote for your favorite among the finalists!

Happy Birthday, Mom!

While we celebrated last weekend, my mom’s actual birthday is tomorrow (Friday). As you will recall, my mom is donating the iPod Shuffle for the haiku contest. Want some good karma for the contest or just wanna be nice? Wish my mom a happy birthday in the comments!

Speaking of Contests

If you are a member of the WendyKnits group on Ravelry, check out the fun contest that Goatlady (group founder and one of the group moderators) set up in the “Lucy Fan Club” thread. 🙂

Lucy will not be fit to live with when I show her that . . .

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  1. Happy Birthday to Wendy’s Mom! I send many happy returns your way and thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter.

  2. Great to see so many of you interested in haiku!
    Just twenty-hours away to the deadline!
    Competition weblink: The With Words Online Haiku Competition

    Half the profits from this competition will go towards literacy work with children in Malawi:
    Tsogolo la Abuthu – A Future for Girls

    good luck!



  3. Long life, good health and many more happy birthdays to Wendy’s mom!

    Janice in GAs last blog post..Off again!

  4. Dr. Jackie says:

    Wendy these socks are absolutely stunning! I love the tiny little cables. Can’t wait to purchase these new patterns when they arrive at TLE.

    Sorry I’m not much of a haiku poet, but I am good at sending birthday wishes…so here goes:
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday, Wendy’s Mommym
    Happy Birthday to YOU!

  5. Happy Birthday, Wendy’s Mom! 🙂

  6. Most happiest of Happy Birthday wishes to you, Wendy’s Mom!

  7. Oops…..happy belated birthday Wendy’s Mom! Hope your day was extra special and your year the best one ever!

    Debis last blog post..Eye Candy Friday

  8. Awesome sock. I love everything about it! Happy weekend.

    Stephanies last blog post..Back To Basics

  9. Oh I really like that sock pattern. Can’t wait to see both done.

  10. L A Stephens says:

    Thanks Wendys Mom for giving us Wendy. We like her creativity! You Rock. Happy Birthday

  11. Tina Rose says:

    Happy Birthday Wendy’s mom!
    Hope your “grandcat” greeted you with many headbumps and purrs
    nothing like a warm paw greeting w/wet nose included!

    If by any odd chance I win the i-pod I will be giving it to my mom. Like all mom’s (you included) we can never them/you enough for all that they’ve done.

    Thank you for all that you did to make Wendy into what she is today.


  12. Happy Happy Birthday Wendy’s mom!!!