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Sundew,byΒ Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK,Β using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

Post Fling Post

I returned home from The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling late yesterday afternoon.


I’ll tell you up front — I never took my camera out of my bag. Yes, I am lame. πŸ˜‰

I was too busy — teaching classes, catching up with old friends and meeting new friends, and basically having fun.

Here’s a blurry pic of me and Irish Diva Kate:


Why are we blurry? I’m clinging to Kate for dear life. And why am I clinging to Kate for dear life?

Because I am wearing her Steve Madden platform pumps with the 5″ heels.


My feet still aren’t sure what that was about . . .

Tempted Stacy was there, and I was so happy to be able to spend some time with her. And guess what? She gave me a skein of Lucky Lucy (the yarn I used for my Sprucey Lucy socks — pattern is on my free patterns page) to give away!


Would you like it? Leave a comment to this post by 4:00pm Eastern time on Thursday, April 30 and the Random Number Generator will choose a recipient!

Speaking of Lucy . . .


She’s happy to have her Momma home.


  1. Sprucey Lucy?! Yes please. πŸ™‚ And a scratch between the ears to the lovely real-life Lucy!

  2. Dr. Jackie says:

    OMG yes….I would LOVE to have it!!! Great seeing you again…I am winding yarn today to officially start the socks I designed in your class. Thanks so much.

  3. Who wouldn’t love to have a beautiful skein of yarn named for a beautiful cat?

  4. Alex Fagelson says:

    Looks like you had a good time. I’d be happy to provide a home for the Sprucy Lucy yarn.

  5. I want in!

    Mujercitas last blog post..I’ve been favorited (for the first time)!

  6. I LOVE the color of that yarn. And if I win, I should have it by the time I have your book in my hot little hands. Pick ME!! ME!!! Random number generator, PICK ME!!! P.S. Luna says hi to Lucy!

    Kims last blog post..That Mr. Tuttles (Again)

  7. I would love to knit the Sprucey Lucy socks with that beautiful yarn. Pick me please.

  8. Five inch heels?! That’s crazy talk!

    Jocelyns last blog post..Momentum

  9. Yes ma’am please.

    (and there’s only so much playing one cat can do before it’s not fun anymore.)

  10. Annie Driscoll says:

    I would love the Sprucy yarn!

  11. Sounds like the Spring Fling was lots of fun. I’d love to try the Tempted yarn. πŸ™‚

    stariels last blog post..I’m still knitting!

  12. I would love to give this beautiful yarn a loving home!

  13. I would absolutely love that skein of yarn. Lucky Lucy a beautiful color !

  14. Jenness in Tucson says:

    What could be better than knitting a pair of your socks with the actual yarn that you used?!
    Would love the get my hands on this yarn.

  15. It looks like that Sprucey Lucy would be just my color.
    Glad you had a good time at the Fling.

  16. So glad you had a great time at the fling. Wow 5″ heels. Poor feet. Yes I would definitely love a skien of Lucky Lucy, I love Tempted yarn. I bet Lucy is one happy cat to have you home.

  17. i’d love some Lucky Lucy sock yarn. Thanks

  18. LilChickadee says:

    I would most definitely like a skein!

    My 16yo sister would have loved those heels – she’s a bit a shoe fanatic. πŸ™‚

  19. I would LOVE to have that yarn. πŸ˜€
    Those heels look so not for me. hah. You are standing really well in them as far as I’m concerned!

    PMOYSs last blog post..Butterscotch

  20. i would love that yarn….thanks for all you do

  21. I’m glad you had fun. Maybe I’ll be able to go next year.

  22. I would love to knit the Sprucy Lucy socks with this Lucky Lucy yarn. I’m glad you had a great weekend!

  23. pick me…pick me

  24. Please please please enter me in the draw for the Lucky Lucy yarn. I’ve already downloaded the pdf and would love to knit your pattern in the same yarn!

    Paulines last blog post..Bruno Yarn

  25. Sounds like the Spring Fling was lots of fun. Would love that skein!!

  26. What’s not to love about anything named after Lucy?

    Kathy Ws last blog post..Trying to change myself yet again

  27. Yvonne in southwest Virginia says:

    Welcome back, Wendy! With the KOARC all to herself, did Lucy even notice you were gone? lol Love the sock yarn…and the book!

  28. I would be holding on to, I can’t walk in heals. Glad to you had fun and got to catch up with old friends and made new. Lucy looks very snuggly and happy to have momma home.

    Tonya Ms last blog post..Test Knitting and Shop Samples

  29. free sock yarn???? odds are pretty good…. count me in

  30. oops – loooove the new book, too

  31. knitopia says:

    Those shoes–yikes! Winning some yarn would be super!

  32. You’re a brave woman for even thinking about trying on those shoes! LOL

    Tabbys last blog post..Another busy week….

  33. me please πŸ™‚

  34. I love cats and I love yarn – can I have one or the other (or both)?

  35. Shannon H. says:

    Ooooh! I would love some Lucky Lucy!

  36. Who wouldn’t love a skein of Lucky Lucy?! Count me in!

  37. You’re just like I am – camera always IN bag, not taking photos of fun things. As consolation for all my missing photos, I’d love to win that skein of Lucky Lucy yarn.

  38. Northstar says:

    I’d love to have a skein of Lucky Lucy. Please pick me! (fingers crossed)

  39. Fun! I’m in!

  40. Marissa Shindell says:

    Already have the pattern. Now hope to win the beautiful yarn πŸ™‚

  41. sounds terrific..count me in!

  42. Kris Meacham says:

    I can’t wait to meet you at Charlotte Yarn. I know you had fun at Spring Fling with our friend Aimee. We miss her at knit night.

  43. I think I’d have a nose bleed if I tried wearing 5-inch heels! Looks like you had a wonderful time. I’d love to be entered in your contest. Thanks, Wendy!

  44. OMG! Sign me up πŸ™‚
    I got your book the other day in the most unexpected way. My husband knew I was having a tough month at work and needed a pick me up. He went on Chapters website, searched for knitting, then socks, and found yours as the latest release. He checked my bookcase to ensure it wasn’t already there and ran to the book store to get it. It was such a wonderful, touching gift from him. He included a little card with it letting me know how much he appreciated all that I do at work and home.
    I have already joined the Ravelry club and can’t wait to start knitting along a pattern at a time πŸ™‚


  45. Ooooh…yes, please! Piggy loves the Lucky Lucy colourway. πŸ™‚

    (Those are some serious heels!)

    yarnpiggys last blog post..Piggy’s got a hot date tonight

  46. I will try my luck again, but Lucy is popular!!

  47. Glad to have you back!

    Carols last blog post..Another meatless blog post

  48. Lovely yarn…pick me please!

  49. I would be holding on for dear life too, if I had on 5 in heels! Hope you weekend was terriffic.

  50. NewJerseyLaura says:

    What a great weekend! Count me in for your contest – I’m tempted!

  51. linda-kay says:

    Glad your back home. I know Lucy was happy to see you. And yes, I’d love that Lucky Lucy yarn! Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. Just printed out that pattern and would love a chance at the beautiful yarn…thanks!

  53. Glad to read a new blog entry!
    Nice Lucy shot.

  54. Oh, Oh yes please!

  55. Aw, I bet Lucy missed you! Such beautiful yarn to carry her name!

    Katheryns last blog post..quite the way to punctuate a statement.

  56. 5 inch heels? Ouch! But hey, I bet your legs looks killer in them.

    turtlegirl76s last blog post..So This is What Crack Looks Like

  57. The yarn is pretty; thanks for offering it. Glad you had a great time at the fling!
    I wore high heels once at 18 to be an adult……..almost broke my ankle and as an adult, put them away forever!!!

    Cindys last blog post..A Day in the Cave

  58. Linda in Dallas says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I’m on a sock-knitting journey. Despite my longstanding preference for dpns, I’m trying the two-circulars-for-two-socks for the first time, so I’m expecting to be knitting so fast that I’ll be going through yarn twice as quickly!

  59. Linda in Dallas says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I’m trying the two-circular-needle method, so I expect to be using up sock yarn twice as quickly as with 5 dpns.

  60. I’m glad you made it home safe & sound! It was great to finally meet you and laugh with you at the Fling. I’ll pop in when you come to the Yarn Lounge.

    I still need to contact L-B for a meet-up.

    I have none of Stacy’s lovely yarn in my stash and would love it, so please add me to that list of knitters wanting this skein! Thank you. :o)

  61. I love the pictures of Lucy at the end of every post – they make my day!

  62. Would love the new yarn! Haven’t bought any since the beginning of winter.

  63. Wendy, glad to hear you had a great weekend! Any chance you’ll teach somewhere closer to Richmond? I’d love that beautiful skein of sock yarn!.

  64. But Wendy, those shoes are simply GORGEOUS!! I know what your feel feel like, I am feeling it just looking at the picture — but it was worth it, they look AWESOME πŸ™‚

    I’d love to be entered, please! THANKS!

    Anastasias last blog post..So about that pizza?

  65. Veronica says:

    I would love to have the Lucky Lucy yarn – I love green!:)

  66. I wish I could twist around like Lucy.

    What could be better then a Lucy winning Lucky Lucy yarn for Sprucey Lucy socks?

  67. Marie Wilson says:

    Love to have the yarn…and I’m not even a cat person. I do love your sock patterns, tho. Marie

  68. Yarn is always tempting πŸ™‚ Glad you had a great weekend!

  69. Looks like a fun weekend! That yarn looks awesome!

  70. I love your new book. It is absolutely beautiful and so well written. There are several socks in there that I can’t wait to make. All the designs are wonderful.
    Thank you for a lovely book.

  71. anne marie in philly says:

    lucy may have missed you, but her daddy spoiled her rotten!

    now you have to make it up to her… πŸ˜‰

  72. Shoes and yarn in one post how wonderful.

  73. Betsy Watts says:

    Glad you had a nice time. And I’d love to have that yarn. Green is my favorite color.Thanks.

  74. I printed out your Sprucey Lucy pattern the other day but hadn’t decided which yarn to use yet. I’d love to win some real Lucy yarn!!

    AmyRs last blog post..Fearless Knitting and Crocheting

  75. Yay! glad you are home safely, Lucy needs a two parent family. Umn, hmnn 5 inch heels…ow.

    Elysbeths last blog post..And the…

  76. Would love the yarn.

  77. I would love to have a skein of Lucky Lucy yarn. I just finshed my first pair of socks Yipeee useing a cheep yarn and would love to try making some using some good yarn.

  78. Must say I love Love LOVE the new book. It just came this weekend and I’ve been taking notes and choosing yarns. If I were lucky enough to win the yarn, I would definitely be able to put it to good use!

  79. Glad to hear you had such a nice time!

  80. HeatherB says:

    Ok, this clinches it, next year I’m going!! I said the same thing last year but this time I mean it! πŸ™‚ I know Kate (kinda, a little) – she and her family are actually good friends of my boyfriend – what a small world. Glad you had nice weather (not that you were outside much, probably). Maybe the random number generator will take pity on me this time and award me the lovely Lucy yarn. πŸ™‚

  81. Hi Wendy. It was great to see you at the Fling. I’ve been on a green kick lately and would love to have a skein of Lucky Lucy!

    Lynns last blog post..Overloaded

  82. Michelle says:

    I’d love the skein of yarn! Waiting to get your new book…a fellow Loopy Groupie picked up a copy for me when she saw you at Knit Happens!

  83. Wow, those are some shoes! Glad you had a great time!

    Cindy (blackmoondog)s last blog post..Oh Hai

  84. Lovely Lucky Lucy!

    Kristens last blog post..Class with Sally Melville

  85. Lovely yarn…..

  86. Pass the yarn! πŸ˜€

    Laura N.s last blog post..5yo math

  87. I’d love to be in your random drawing!

    You’re a more powerful bipedalist than me to stay upright in those shoes!

  88. Stephanie Miller says:

    Yummmm…yarn named after my childhood puppy! LOVE it! =)

  89. I would love the Lucy yarn!

  90. I’m glad you had a good time! What a cute little monkey-guy. You didn’t explain him. I like him. I don’t “do” heels, no way, no how. I outgrew masochism long ago and now I live in Birkenstocks. I love having reached the age where I don’t care if anyone thinks my legs look sexy anymore. I only care that I can walk without killing myself and/or screaming with agony.

    I’d LOVE LOVE that yarn. Add me to the evil random number generator which never seems to deem me worthy. Hope springs eternal! sigh

  91. I love the pictures, blurry or not. The shoes look very nice, but tall! Sock yarn is lovely and I’d love it very much. : )

  92. Raye (mother of the other Jan 2 Wendy) says:

    I’m glad you had a great time at Loopy Ewe. I can’t wait to make the Sprucy Lucy socks…they’re next in the queue. I hope I win the yarn.

  93. Glad you had a good time. I’d love to knit with that yarn!

  94. I love your new book! Just got it and had it spiral bound. I would also love a skein of the sprucey lucy yarn.

  95. I’ll keep commenting until I win one of these things!

  96. Green is my favorite color! Love the book. I pre-ordered, so got it immediately on release. I look forward to learning toe-up!!

  97. Oh, I would love a skein of Lucy yarn. Sign me up.

  98. Bet you had a ton of fun! Glad you returned home safely to your loving family. I would love to have the skein of Lucky Lucy yarn. Thanks for being so generous to your blog readers.

  99. We just had our local knitting retreat this weekend, too. It’s Tuesday morning, and I think I’ve recovered now!

    Donnas last blog post..Knitting Camp

  100. Ooh, I’d love to try that yarn!

    Glad to hear your retreat went well!

    Beckys last blog post..Happy New Year – Year 4