My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Chugging Along

Although I was very lazy all weekend and did little knitting Friday night or Saturday, I did get a “second wind” on Sunday afternoon and got in some good knitting time while watching movies. so the second Halcyon sock is coming along nicely.

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In fact, all that’s left is the ribbing.

In a fit of efficiency never to be reached again, I’ve already written up the pattern and it is available as a pdf, here.

The pattern stitch is very subtle, so you can use a striping or variegated yarn with good results.

Hey, who wants my leftovers? 😀

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As you may know, Wollmeise comes in 150-gram skeins. I have two balls leftover that weigh about 30 grams each, so about 60 grams total. Enough for a child’s pair of socks, right?

If you’d like me to send you my leftovers, leave a comment to this entry and I’ll choose one at random and send that person the leftover Wollmeise. One comment per person, please. I’ll pick a winner tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon.

So I am of course thinking about  what’s next. I’ve worked up a couple of designs from which to choose. 

Speaking of sock designs, did you know that Aire River has a couple of new versions of their knitting symbol font available? It adds a couple new symbol choices for k2tog and ssk. There is a version 1.04 for the PC and, far more exciting, a version 2.0 for the Mac! I could not get the previous version (1.03) to display properly on the Mac, so I’m pretty excited about this. Thank you, Aire River!

Lucy is once again in hen-on-a-nest position.

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The picture of contentment.


  1. Come on random number generator! I would love to try Wollmeise and that blue would make a nice little pair of socks for my grandson…

  2. I have a skein of Wollmeise in the Poison colourway that Tan gave me as a going-away/wedding gift. I’m waiting for the perfect pattern to come along to use it. In the meantime, I’d love to use up some scraps. Please consider me!

  3. I would love your left-over Wollmeise! Please pick me!!

  4. I’d love to make a kid’s pair of socks with that yarn. The color is awesome!

    Annas last blog post..Happy 8th Birthday to My Sweetheart!

  5. I would be pleased to have some of your left overs. I am making a sock yarn blanket, and am very low on bits. (I have about 7 squares made.) And while I’m sure most would need both cakes to make socks, I’d only require one and would gladly share if you want to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your give away.

    Megans last blog post..True success

  6. “My Precious Wollmeise..”
    I promise not to drool on it!
    Takes for sharing your spoils!

  7. Please enter me in the contest! (My younger son LOVES blue socks.)

    Allisons last blog post..Another meme?!?

  8. Some luscious blue Wollmeise would be a wonderful addition to my leftover sock yarn blanket and I’m running low. (My project page on Ravelry; azaleaknitter.)

  9. Oh! I have recently fallen in love with knitting socks for the little one… Would also very much love to try the fabled Wollmeise.

    Morrighans last blog post..Plurk

  10. I’ll leave a comment; it may be the only way I’ll ever get some Wollmeise to try! 🙂

    Beths last blog post..March, march, march.

  11. Thanks for the link to the new Mac-compatible knitting font. I’ve been using a spreadsheet and a lot of fiddling about to make charts.

    And if I’m in time, I’d love your Wollmeise left-overs!

    AmyPs last blog post..Not a boy

  12. Hi! I hope I am not too late to be considered for the drawing!

    graces last blog post..Finished some socks

  13. Sandy in South Dakota says:

    O my goodness……….would that ever be pretty on on some wee feet….

  14. Ooh! Ooh! I’d take it! And 60g is enough yarn for socks for MY feet! Why yes, I do have freakishly small feet!

  15. Nice color & striping effect. You sure are kickin’ out the socks:) Whoever wins will like knitting with this yarn.

  16. Looks like they would make some cute socks for my son. Sign me up 🙂

    caths last blog post..From the stash of the Harlot (and other mail)

  17. Thanks for the pattern, Wendy.
    I’d love to have your leftover yarn, Wendy. My grandsons love Monstersocken (never ending socks made from leftover balls of yarn)…they like them knee-high…wear them for snowboarding…call them “girl catchers” as they are conversation starters.

  18. I love reading your blog and seeing pictures of Lucy. I am also amazed at all the sock designs that you come up with. Hopefully, one day I’ll take the plunge and give it a try.

    Anas last blog post..It’s been awhile…

  19. I’ve never knit my own daughter socks. Isn’t that terrible?

    Fuji Mamas last blog post..Summer’s Bounty

  20. Marianne says:

    I never get tired of seeing furkids sittin’ like chickens. I would love some of your left overs!

  21. Oh, me! Oh, pick me! *flails arm around*

    Ok, really. I’d love them and if I held my tongue right, I might wind up with a whole pair for myself. 😀

    Laceys last blog post..I can haz busy

  22. Beth in Seattle says:

    I would love to get my hands on any Wollmeise.

  23. helena handbasket says:

    I see that everybody their sister wants the leftovers — but hey, I gotta try for it, right!?

  24. I’m probably too late, but I’ll try anyway. I’m making a blanket with just sock yarn scraps and I would love to add some of yours to the pile.

    Katrinas last blog post..Simple Scarf

  25. Ooooh, I’ve got children! And this might be the only way to get my hands on some of this luscious-looking stuff. Hope I’m not too late.

    Natalies last blog post..I’m here

  26. Those are some beautifully-colored leftovers. ^_^

  27. Oooh I love the socks. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  28. Jane in PA says:

    I would LOVE to have your leftovers. I’m expecting a grandchild in October and would like to keep him/her in socks in hopes of having at least one future knitter in the family!

  29. Melissa Bishop says:

    I have 4 kiddos! They keep begging me to make them some socks, so that loveliness would come in handy.

  30. I’ve never had the good fortune to try Wollemeise, but I’d sure love to. The Halcyon socks are wonderful.

    Sarahs last blog post..A Day for Soothing Simplicity

  31. Thanks for the info on the new knitting fonts!

    Rebeccas last blog post..It’s alive…

  32. Wollemeise Blue would look great in my sock yarn afghan!

  33. DeLaina says:

    I have never knit with Wollmeise… its on my someday list…

  34. Oh! Me! Pick me! 🙂

  35. I’m probably too late, but I love that blue… and I could use it in my mitered square shawl I’m making out of leftover sock yarn…
    and, thanks for the sock pattern…. I’m just starting to branch out from the basic sock!

  36. Pick me, please!

  37. Am I too late? Dang – my life story! I never used Wollmeise before… Love the socks, though – and thanks for the pattern!

  38. Trying to sneak in at the last minute here!! Love the socks, love the yarn!

    heather ts last blog post..New Project OTN

  39. Your sock is nice so far. 🙂 Thanks for the sock pattern. I still have not mastered a plain sock, but maybe someday…

    Tinas last blog post..Wow Has It Been Over a Month?! :0

  40. Lisa Bartell says:

    I could make some footies for the “Socks for Soldiers”. I bet some cool soldier in Iraq would love them!!

  41. Oh, wollmiese — I thought it was just in my imagination.

  42. I love that colorway! I would love leftovers!! Thanks for sharing!

    faroutmoms last blog post..i looked it up all by myself

  43. I would LOVE your leftovers! <333

    Annastasias last blog post..That was a bit bizzare.