My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Now We Are Eight

Eight years ago today, I starting blogging my knitting. While it seems like a million years ago, it also feels like it was just yesterday.

In honor of this auspicious occasion, if you leave me a comment and mention which of one my patterns available for sale in my Ravelry shop you might like to win, I will, throughout the weekend, arbitrarily and completely at my whim, send free copies of patterns to randomly selected commenters. Be sure you leave a valid email addy in your comment (email addresses are not displayed on the blog once the comment is published). Alternatively, if you tell me your Ravelry username in your comment, I can send the pdf as a gift through Ravelry.

This is for people who leave comments. Please do not email me. Please do not use the “Contact me” form from the link at the top of the page. To leave a comment, you must visit my actual blog (not respond to the entry emailed to you, should you be subscribed to my blog via email). Once at wendyknits.net, if you scroll down to the bottom of the post, you will see a link that looks something like this:

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Click on the link that reads “x Responses” and it will open up the single page for the post. You will then need to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see the form that you need to fill out to comment.

(All this “how to leave a comment” instruction might seem a little over the top, but every time I have a contest that requires the leaving of comments I get many, many emails from people who don’t know how to leave a comment.)

Onward.

Here is the state of the project I showed you yesterday.

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Ooh, a lace edging.

The yarn is Tilli Tomas Demi Plie. The color is “Natural.” I picked this up a couple of years ago when someone was having a great sale (kpixie, perhaps?) along with a pile of it in the Parchment colorway, which became a Hanging Garden Stole (a birthday gift for my sister-in-law — last year I think).

This yarn is 100% silk and has 290 yards to 50 grams, so it’s sort of a heavy laceweight. I love this yarn.

Oh, what is that an edging for?

You’ll see. It’s either going to look fabulous or be a monumental fail.

Have a great weekend! I hope to see a bunch of you at fibre space tomorrow.

Lucy sez:

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“I’m staying home. And I guess this means that Momma will be late coming home tomorrow. Hmmmph.”

Comments

  1. Happy Anniversary! I’m glad to have your blog to read. I really love the Sandvik Faroese Shawl-it’s beautiful.
    .-= biomaj5´s last blog ..It’s a good thing I’m not a werewolf. =-.

  2. Julia B says:

    Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your sock knitting books and your blog. I am currently knitting the Lacy Rib Socks from Socks from the Toe Up. I would love to try the Miss Woodhouse Shawlette. Thanks for the anniversary presents to your readers.
    Juliaknit on ravelry

  3. Carolyn says:

    Congratulations! I only started reading knitting blogs early last year, but yours is one of my favourites! I wish I’d known about it 8 years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

    If I had to pick a pattern – it’s quite difficult as I love all of your work – it would be the Order to Chaos Shawl. I thought it was breathtaking when you finished it, and it got me interested in making shawls!

    — geneticsgirl on Ravelry

  4. Wow – 8 years!
    congrats on your success. It’s inspiring!
    I am MASalter on ravelry and I have totally fallen for your Wrought Iron Socks. I don’t know if it’s the blue of the yarn, the swirls of the “wrought iron” but I have totally fallen head over heels for them. (I know there’s a pun in there somewhere; heels and socks. Oh well!)

    Congrats again
    Maggie

  5. Happy Blogiversary! I have so many favorites, but would love the Seaside Shawl or the Sandvik Faroese Shawl.

    Here’s to many more years of successful blogging!

  6. MaryLou says:

    Wendy, I would love to win a copy of the Lady Bertram Shawlette. I check your blog daily for updates on your beautiful projects and also to glean a bit of advice from Lucy (who is second only to my cat Darla for wise and witty if sometimes cynical feline observations). My Ravelry username is marylouc.

  7. I’m a little late today, so I missed the patterns — but as there are now 301 comments, the chances were pretty slim, anyway!

    I love, love, love the lace edging!!!
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..A Message from Robert Ringwald =-.

  8. Happy 8th anniversary! I’ve loved seeing all your gorgeous knitting, Lucy’s antics, and the rest over the years.

    I’ve had my eye on your Sandvik Faroese Shawl pattern for quite a while, so that’s the one I’d pick.

    Sarah (that’s my name on Ravelry, too)

  9. I have thoroughly enjoyed your writings and your patterns. I have used several of your sock patterns and have knit one of your shawlettes that will go to a little lady who recently lost her husband of 70? years. (They were both over 95!)

    I will see you tomorrow at Fibre Space. I now have all of your books and all will be signed.

    My favorite Ravelry patterns are: Farolasy, Sandivic Shawlette, and Lady Beram Shawlette.

    Noreen

  10. Happy Anniversary!

    I love the seaside shawlette- I’ve been drooling over it for awhile now! My ravelry name is violingirl. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= violingirl´s last blog ..In My Thoughts =-.

  11. Miss Woodhouse please. So lovely and just right for some yarn I have. I so look forward to your blogs. You make my day. Thanks for writing. I haven’t been reading for 8 years but now that I found you, I read every day!! Happy anniversary. I never win anything but my Ravelry username is SandyL8, just in case! Regardless thanks!

  12. Congratulations on the 8 year anniversary. I would most like to knit the Argus Shawlette. I’m Catiecat on Ravelry.
    .-= CatieP´s last blog ..Crazy Lace Hankering =-.

  13. Wow, it’s amazing how many of us come out of lurkdom for this! I love your Seaside Shawlette.

    Happy anniversary!

  14. Yours was the first blog I started reading, about 5 years or so ago. I have been reading it in my bloglines since then. I love it. I would love to knit Argus… I’m donnac368 on ravelry.

  15. Happy Anniversary … here’s to the next 8 years. I just finished reading Family Tree where the main character knits. She was knitting a Faroese shawl. I am new to shawl knitting so I would pick the Easy Faro Shawl.

  16. Eliana Bahri says:

    How sweet of you Wendy! Thanks for this sweet giveaway! Happy Blogiversary! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’d love to win the “Projects for Leftover sock yarn” patterns.

    Thanks again!

    Eliana (IknitCupcakes- on Ravelry)

  17. christine says:

    I’m on a shawl kick lately, and I just love your Seaside Shawlette.

    I’m girl-in-green on Ravelry!

  18. Frankie says:

    Congratulation on 8 years of blogging wonderful knitting! I’m really loving your Lady Bertram Shawlette — gorgeous! My Ravelry name is craftygal. Have a wonderful time at fibre space. : )

  19. Happy Anniversary!
    .-= May´s last blog ..Spinning 2nd and 3rd =-.

  20. Congratulations. I remember first finding your blog when you were knitting AS sweaters with yarn from Bovidae farms. Jim and Rose tole me to look up your sweaters because I was interested in using their yarn for an AS and was wondering if it would actually turn out well.

    I would love a copy of the Miss Woodhouse shawlette pattern.
    scknitter on ravelry

  21. Elizabeth H. says:

    Happy 8th Blog Birthday! Tomorrow is my 59th birthday. I love reading your blog & keeping up with Lucy’s antics. I’m constantly amazed at how fast you get things finished. You are so sweet to give away your lovely patterns.
    I’m lizardknits on Ravelry. I’d love to have the Printemps pattern.

  22. Celestine Getty says:

    How Generous Wendy. If you draw my name I would love to add “Miss Woodhouse” to my collection of patterns designed by you. I have the yarn ready and waiting.
    Celestine
    A/K/A Ravelry: Daisydog301
    daisydog1@zoominternet.net

  23. I would love to try the Faro Easy shawl. I also think that Lucy looks very comfy on the shawl in the photo! Love your patterns and your kitty!
    .-= andrea´s last blog ..Stitch Nation Collection Booklet Review (and giveaway) =-.

  24. Oh boy I was so excited thinking about knitting shawls I forgot my email address. My address is ahtomlinson@comcast.net and I love the Faro Easy pattern.
    .-= andrea´s last blog ..Stitch Nation Collection Booklet Review (and giveaway) =-.

  25. Hooray for Eight! I love all your shawl designs, perhaps Argus and Seaside best. I’m “smartymags” on Ravelry. Congratulations! Miss Whiskers says, “Hey.”
    .-= Mags´s last blog ..The Year in Review, continued. =-.

  26. Congratulations. Eight years is quite an anniversary. It is a tough choice with all those lovely shawls, but my favorite is the Lady Bertram Shawlette.

  27. Mearaid says:

    Congrats on 8 years! I love your Lady Bertram Shawlette, and my ravelry name is Mearaid.

  28. Clare Vickers says:

    *scritches Lucy’s ears* poor dear, having no momma to fuss over her all day.

    I’d really like the Miss Woodhouse shawl, and if I don’t win it, I’ll buy the pattern anyway. I’m on Rav as kittenchasesyarn.

    Oh! I got a copy of your new book! LOOOOVE!

  29. Hi, Wendy,

    I’d love to win a pattern for one of the circular shawls, but any of them would be great! I love your blog and your designs.

    Debbie

  30. YAY! Happy Anniversary!! I would love to try the Seaside Shawlette and my Rav name is mhardersen.

  31. 8 Years!! I can’t believe it has been 8 whole years. I enjoy reading your blog, you always seem fearless in your knitting and will keep at a project till it turns out perfect.

    If I were to wish for a pattern it would be, Making Tracks. I think is is super sexy!

    Congrats here’s to many more years of blogging!!

  32. Congrats Wendy! Signs of Spring socks

  33. Love the Gothic piece! Happy 8th Anniversary! My email address is: louisefperry@comcast.net and my Ravelry ID is: lfperry . Have a nice night!

  34. There you go again just being WONDERFUL. What goes around comes around and you are in for some really great blessings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Happy Blogiversary! I know I haven’t been reading you for eight years…but I bet it’s been five or so! I admire your work so much…and you were the inspiration for me to start knitting socks. (I bet a lot of people tell you that.)

    I’ve loved your Argus Shawlette pattern since you first showed pictures of it. So that would be fun to try. Ya know, so you could get me hooked on lace AND socks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Rav ID: Larheel)

  36. Happy Anniversary and thanks so much for blogging. It was a tough decision but the Lady Betram Shawlette won out. I’m Croberon on Raverly.

    Thanks

    Croby

  37. Congratulations on 8 years! I would love a copy of the Argus Shawl.

    See you at the Fling in a couple of weeks!
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Springtime in Colorado =-.

  38. dragonharrower says:

    I’m new to the blog, but after seeing your patterns, I’m definitely going to follow it! I love your Sandvik Faroese Shawl. It’s stunning to say the least. My ravelry username is dragonharrower.

  39. Gail Crews says:

    Congrats on your blog anniversary! Wow, 8 years. I love all of your patterns, but my favorite is Lady Bertram. It is beautiful!

    My Raverly name is sailgue
    My email address is jg.crews@wildblue.net

    I really enjoy your blog.
    Thanks.
    Gail Crews

  40. exonumist.

    I love Teddy and a circular shawl…….bet you’re surprised!!!

  41. Congratulations on reaching EIGHT years of blogging, Wendy! Wow! All your patterns are so lovely that it’s difficult to choose. If you gift me with a pattern, make it your choice. My (not too active) Ravelry username is stitcherdebbie.

  42. Congrats on 8 years!! Here’s to many more ๐Ÿ™‚

    You have so many gorgeous patterns that I want to knit, but I’ve been looking at your Sandvik Faroese Shawl as my next shawl, so if I get picked, I’d love that one. My Ravelry name is mslindz.

    Can’t wait to meet you at the Spring Fling in a few weeks!
    .-= MsLindz´s last blog ..Mmmm, Tamales (Oh and knitting, too!) =-.

  43. I would love to have the Order to Chaos to try as my first circular shawl. Happy blogiversary!

  44. Courtney says:

    Wendy Congratulations on 8 years! You are so awesome to have a contest. You know how hard it is for me to make decisions. Especially with your patterns! They are all gorgeous. I love the Talisman shawl & Miss Woodhouse! Keep inspiring me with your creativity! Some know me as Yarntramp.

  45. Congratulations on a long and successful blogging run! I’m just now getting into the world of toe-up socks and have so appreciated your guidance. In fact, I do believe your lacey ribs pattern is featured in my most recent I’m-so-proud-of-myself blog post!

    The pattern I covet the most is the divine Miss Woodhouse Shawlette. If The Fates are so inclined, I’d be delighted to receive it! My Ravelry name is Dawgawknit. Thanks for contributing so much to the world of knitting, Wendy!

  46. Happy anniversary! What a nifty idea! I’m a big fan of the Order to Chaos circular shawl. I’m RingedDragon on ravelry.

  47. Charmaine says:

    I would love the chevron shawlette….I’m glad it’s been 8 years..have been reading your blog a long time…my raverly name is:
    punkieknits
    Have a great weekend

  48. Congratulations! I would not mind the chevron shawlette if the RNG favors me. Rav handle: twotorties. Thanks!

  49. Kathleen says:

    Happy Blog-iversary to you!! I love reading your blog and reading Lucy’s comments. It’s so hard to pick just one pattern. I’m loving all of them but if I had to pick one to win……..Chrysanthemum. My Ravelry name is kathskrafts.

  50. What a lovely way to celebrate your blogiversary! For us at least ๐Ÿ™‚
    I kept coming back to the exonumist’s circular shawl (although now I’ll need to look up who an exonumist is!) – the different motifs seem to swirl around each other! I’m amacnevin on ravelry.

  51. Isobel Thomas says:

    You don’t look a day over 5! Must be the clean living! Keep up the good work.

    Well if I had to choose just one, it would be Lady Bertram (ofcourse).

  52. Kathy L. says:

    Congratulations on 8 great years! I have become a fan within the past year, but I never miss an update on your blog. Thank you for entertaining and educating me!
    I would love to try your Chevron shawlette and shawl. All of your work is just beautiful, though.
    My e-mail address is tklappin@charter.net and my Ravelry name is lappinpac.
    Thank you and here’s to another 8 years (at least)!

  53. Congratulations on 8 years Wendy!! I cannot tell you how much I look forward to your emails. Have a wonderful weekend.

  54. Happy Anniversary! I’m relatively new to your blog, but look forward to each entry (especially the photos of Lucy). My cats tell me that I need to make the Lucy socks, so that will be my choice. It was a hard decision! Thanks!
    Ravelry name is Spice46

  55. Allison says:

    Yay for your anniversary! I love your blog and your patterns! I would love to have the Miss Woodhouse Shawl pattern (I’m knitwitted on Rav)

  56. Happy blogiversary! Thank you for eight fascinating years! I must say I love your Argus shawl best of your for-sale patterns.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Addi Lace Clicks!!! =-.

  57. Paulette says:

    Happy 8th anniversary! I enjoy your blog alot — I’m still amazed how quickly you knit—very cool! I’d really like your Argus Shawlette pattern, if I happen to be one of your random picks, because I really haven’t tried lace patterns yet, so a beginner pattern would be great!! It’s a beautiful shawl!

  58. Congratulations on eight years of blogging.

    Also, congratulations on your new book. My copy arrived yesterday and it is fabulous!

    As for what pattern I would like to win, definitely the Exonumist’s Circular Shawl. I have just the yarn for it.
    .-= Silverlotus´s last blog ..Iโ€™m a Fool Give-Away =-.

  59. Bonnie H. says:

    Happy 8! I’ve learned so much from you. You’ve made me a better knitter. I like all your patterns, but I could really use your Projects for Leftover Sock Yarn pattern. I’ve been thinking about making a mouse for a friend’s cat… I’m lonestarstitcher on Ravelry.

  60. Eight years seems almost impossible. You were the first knitting blog I read. After several months of watching you knit fair isle after fair isle, one more beautiful and complicated after another, I turned to a friend and said that we too should start to blog. It has been quite a ride! Congrats on this and your new book.

    My choice of patterns, the argus shawlette. Lady Bertram is nearly finished.
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..walk with me wednesday.. otters again =-.

  61. happy blogiversary! Printemps is my favorite.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Visiting the frogs =-.

  62. Kathleen says:

    Happy 8 years!! Wishing you many, many more. I would love the Argus Shawlette pattern. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

    xxoo

  63. Happy Anniversary! I’m a new one to your blog, but love it! I’ve recently relocated and my knitting has been a good friend to me. Your blog brightens my day. Hope you have 8 more wonderful years. I’m tysgramum on Ravelry and my favorite shaw is the Faro Easy.

  64. Happy birthday! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time but this is the 1st time I’ve left a comment. Great blog, by the way. If I am a winner, I would love a copy of your pattern for Miss Woodhouse. My ravelry name is knittermaman. Thanks

  65. Happy Blogiversary, Wendy! If I could have one of your patterns for free, it would be the Chevron Shawlette and Stole – I am wenchfaery on Ravelry. ๐Ÿ˜€
    .-= wenchfaery´s last blog ..Hello all! =-.

  66. 8 years is incredible! Congratulations!

    I’m a sucker for Jane Austen, so I’d want Miss Woodhouse, were I to win.
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Status Updates =-.

  67. Happy anniversary. Faro Easy struck my fancy when you first published it, and it still does.
    .-= Sue V´s last blog ..Back to Doilywood =-.

  68. Lady Bertram. Congrats on 8 years! I am still hoping to knit the Luskentyre sweater that you blogged about early on. Someday…

    spinphd @ ravelry

  69. Wendy, while I’ve not followed you for all of your eight years of blogging, I have been aware of your knitting talents when I began knitting sox-2-at-a-time magic loop method.
    I’ve had my eye on your MIL Feather & Fan Scarf. Won’t need it for a while, our temp in mid-Missouri today was in the hi-80s.
    I am GerryH on Rav, also.
    Hugs, โ™ฅ
    Gerry
    .-= Gerry´s last blog ..New book on my shelf =-.

  70. Evy Franco says:

    I have recently discovered your blog and I am greatly enjoying it. I subscribe through google reader.
    I have the incredible good fortune to have a lovely daughter in law who rather shyly asked me last week if I would knit her a shawl. Would I! I think the Chevron shawlette would be perfect.
    On ravelry, I’m efranco.

  71. Congrats on eight great years! I’ve been reading for five of them! Just checked out the your Ravelry shop — I’d love the Order to Chaos pattern! I love the center motif! You’re awesome!
    .-= Meredith´s last blog ..Photoshop! =-.

  72. Becky Betczynski says:

    Congrats! I would love the chevron stole you recently finished. I’ve just started lace knitting and it’s awesome! Looking for my next project. ๐Ÿ™‚ on ravelry: breezy or miss_mcnay@Yahoo.com

  73. Allison says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’d love to receive your Argus Shawlette.

    I’m legalgirl on ravelry.

  74. Congrats Wendy! You have been such an inspiration for so many of us. Your knitting, your blogging, your devotion to all of us even on the days you don’t feel like it is amazing. You rock!
    xo,
    ~happyneedle
    p.s. oops! almost forgot, my current wished upon pattern of yours is the Chevron Shawlette and Stole ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. I’m so glad that you take the time to blog…I love watching all of your projects and designs come to life. I’d love to get Printemps and I’m also know as ActinideLady. Have fun being randomly kind!

  76. One of my closest friend’s mother died today. While right now, I’m spending time hugging my friend, I was searching for something for the 1 year anniversary. After the loss of my dad two years ago, I can attest that the first anniversary is really hard — the rest of the world has moved on and you mostly have, but also haven’t.

    I’m going to knit the Talisman shawl for my friend. Even if you select me, I’ll be purchasing a copy because I admire your work so much. Just wanted you to know how perfect your works seem for even the sad times.

  77. Congrats on 8 yrs blogging-I hope to attain that level someday ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the Seaside Shawlette, made me think of Monterrey, CA. โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ
    Rav ID: manyhorsesmane
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..ManyhorsesMane has logged 17 miles since Mar 8, channeling James Brown, "I Feel Goood" =-.

  78. Chevron Shawlette and Stole is the pattern I would love to own. Your productivity is amazing to me!
    Cathy@kevinbrewsales.com

  79. Happy Blogiversary! Should I be fortunate enough to be chosen as a winner, I’d select the sock yarn leftovers pattern set. Email is submitted and Ravelry name is DPUTiger. Have a great weekend regardless!
    .-= DPUTiger´s last blog ..April? Really? =-.

  80. I enjoy your blog and watching you create such wonderful patterns. I have many of your sock patterns but would love to get a copy of the Sandvik Faroese Shawl. It has been a while since I have had the chance to make one for myself!

    Congrats on the blogiversary!
    Ladyblue792 on Ravelry

  81. Happy Blogiversary! I really love the Order to Chaos Circular Shawl. My user name on Ravelry is: luvs2knit
    .-= Trish´s last blog ..Back from the Dead =-.

  82. Happy blogiversary! I could let Lucy choose for me, but I think Chevron is really nice and I like the option of either shawl or stole. Ravelry ID is yarntailsdms
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..The Finish Line! =-.

  83. Congrats on 8 years!
    Since I am forced to chose one…I have to go with the Faro Easy.
    But I am really looking forward to your Gothic Spires pattern ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am Angeleyz14 in rav.
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Another giveaway! =-.

  84. Congratulations on 8 years, Wendy. You have done an amazing amount of knitting, blogging, book and pattern writing in that time. Hat’s off to you! Thanks for your toe-up sock patterns in particular. I’ve had a lot of enjoyment and success with them (I find it painful now to knit top down!) My favorite pattern in your Ravelry shop right now? Chevron-shawlette-and-stole.

  85. Hard to choose but I love Argus! Happy blogiversary!
    ~I’m sewknitful on ravelry~
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Earth Hour, Schmearth Hour. =-.

  86. CaroleP (ohio says:

    Happy 8th – hope you have many more!
    I’m cappycat on Ravelry, and today I love the Chevron Shawlette and Stole. (tomorrow I have another one ready ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    Lucy is a treat! it’s amazing how you seem to know what she’s thinking! Also own a cat who ‘talks’ to me so I understand the connections. Love how she places herself on your creations. My cat walks completely out of her way around mine.

    Keep the beautiful things coming, can’t wait to see what the lace edging is for. Another shawl?

  87. What a nice contest! I have to admit, I’ve visited the Lady Bertram page more than once. chaimann on Rav.
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..Gone =-.

  88. Congratulations!! I would live to receive your Seaside Shawlette pattern. I just finished spinning 400+ yards of yarn that would be perfect for that pattern. Such a pretty shawl!

  89. Congratulations on 8 years! I would love to knit your “Sandvik Faroese Shawl.” I have finished your “Order to Chaos Shawl” and am getting ready to do “Exonumist’s Shawl.” Can you tell I’m a fan??? Thank you for all of your lovely work!
    pvbyt (Ravelry)

  90. Thanks for being here and sharing your life, Lucy, and knitting with all of us.
    Would love to try the FARO EASY.
    I’m HelenaHandbag on Ravelry.

  91. Congrats on your 8th blogiversary.

    I would love any of your patterns. Though I’ve been wondering how your do the shoulder shaping that you’ve mentioned when do a few of your shawls recently. I’d enjoy receiving a shawl pattern that includes the shaping. Your choice or I can try to actually make up my mind as to which of your patterns I wish to do first.

    Woo! Hoo! summer knitting here I come.

    Thank you for all the time that you put into your blog and patterns. I have really enjoyed (and expect to continue enjoying) your blog and books.

  92. Happy Blogiversary to you and smooches on Lucy too. My fluffy one-eyed monster is snoozing cradled in my arm and I’m typing one handed. She is very warm and I’m starting to overheat, but she’s so cute when she starts twitching in her sleep. My favorite is the flippy tail twitch!
    The lovely Argus Shawlette is the pattern I desire. alcatmom on rav

  93. Happy Anniversary to you and Lucy hope you have many more and Lucy gets some catnip for the special day. I look forward to you and Lucy every day. I love the order and geometry of Faro Easy, my favorite.

  94. Happy Anniversary!! I only wish that I had known about you and your blog from its beginning, so I really hope that you continue for many more anniversaries. I’d love to try lace knitting and have been looking at ‘Argus’ or ‘Seaside’ as a possible starting place. On ravelry I am retiredtoknit. And I keep hoping that you will be at Fiber Space sometime when we are visiting our granddaughter in Falls Church…..

  95. Congratulations Wendy! While I can’t say I’ve been here from the very beginning, if my memory is correct, your blog was the very first one I started reading ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the only pattern in your Ravelry store that I don’t already have is Lady Bertram… what can I say, I’m a fan…

  96. Happy 8th Birthday Wendy ! Or is it anniversary? Either way, congratulations and thank you…for sharing so many beautiful patterns and your talent with us, not so talented but wanna be oh so talented knitters ! I hope you have many more creative years left !!

  97. LaVelle Nott says:

    I really enjoy your daily blog, it amazes me the number of projects you can finish in a week. I am really impressed. If I am picked for your random gift, I would love to recieve the pattern for the Taliman shawl. I made a pair of socks from your toe up book, The Dead Simple Lace socks. They are my first pair of handmade socks and I just love them, keep up the good work on pattern making, you are great.
    LaVelle
    a big fan
    nottnott@wvi.com

  98. Hi ….Wendy & Lucy:
    Just wanted to let you know, that it has been enjoyable just getting
    the chance to read your blog during the week, I always check too see if you
    have posted on the weekends..I Love the Lucy pinups.
    If I get lucky, I want Seaside Shawlette.
    My raverly name is gailsfleamarket.
    Thanks again for 8 years of getting too see all the pretty knitting & traveling
    you do, your ONE of a kind… Gail Lucille.

  99. Aww, happy blogiversary from craftymands on Ravelry!!! I was just telling my husband the other day how much I love your Talisman pattern (which I would love to win!) and he said, “The Wendy with the cat on her blog?” :0)
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..I do still knit! =-.

  100. Happy blogiversary!!!

    If I’m picked I’d like the Sandvik pattern.
    KimmerAnn on Ravelry