My current work in progress:

Rose Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Wollmeise Blend, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.


Have y’all seen the online magazine Knitcircus?

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From their website:

Knitcircus is an independent online magazine; we publish quarterly and knit every day. Knitcircus features knitting and sewing patterns, interviews, articles, and reviews, with an eco- and socially-responsible bent. Check out the interviews, reviews, articles, recipes and pattern previews for free! If you like what you see, the pattern collection is available for purchase while that issue’s live.

I happen to mention it today because I have an article in the current issue, titled “Birth of a Sock” wherein I describe my design process and how a pattern ends up in a book.

The magazine itself is free, so you can read the articles and preview the patterns. As mentioned in the description above, you can then purchase the pattern collection for each issue online. (The pattern collection is very reasonable priced, by the way: 16 patterns for $7.50 — a great deal!)

Here are photos of some of the designs in the Summer 2010 Collection:

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Want to win a pattern collection or a one-year subscription? 🙂

Jaala, the editor of Knitcircus, has very generously offered ten copies of the Summer 2010 Pattern Collection and two full one-year subscriptions for a giveaway here. So that’s 12 winners in all.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Monday, May 24, 2010. The great and mighty Random Number Generator will pick the winners and I’ll announce them in Monday’s blog post.

In my knitting news, I have to report that I spent more time killing zombies last night (curse you, Plants vs. Zombies!) than I did knitting, so my progress is woefully little.

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Lucy is too busy tidying up to come to the blog.

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  1. Cool magazine -thanks for the opportunity for more patterns!

  2. Beverly (db81971) says:

    Thanks for the info about knitcircus, I am checking it out tonight!

  3. Cat Samalea says:

    The magazine sounds wonderful — thank you for the link!

  4. Thanks to you and to KnitCircus for their generosity. I had seen the magazine before but now I’ve signed up for their newsletter.

  5. plants vs zombies is so addictive, isn’t it? XD

    I’d not heard of knitcircus before now, but now I can’t close the browser tab with it in it! Thanks for pointing me to it! And I absolutely love your designs, my copy of your Socks From The Toe Up book just arrived. I want to knit up just about every pattern in the book, and friends have already started dogearring the designs they want! Now if I could just get that cast on down we’ll be good to go! ^_^

  6. I have been reading Knitcircus. Would love to win a pattern collection!

  7. I’d LOVE (♥) to win this one. Please pick me!
    .-= Geri´s last blog ..Visiting Our Nation’s Capital =-.

  8. This sounds like a great magazine. Thanks for the heads up.

  9. I’d love to win something from KnitCircus!
    .-= Malin´s last blog ..Stora Symässan =-.

  10. OMG – I LOVE Plants vs. Zombies!

    I’m really digging the Zen garden. I just bought a tree of wisdom (I think that’s what it’s called). SUPER helpful!

  11. Oooooh – lovely sock patterns. Of course it is all your fault, I got your book ‘socks from the toe up’ a few weeks ago and have become obsessed! ♥

    Would love to be entered for the draw.

  12. I’m so glad you talked about this magazine…I haven’t heard of it! I would love to be included in the giveaway. Thanks!

  13. Come on, birthday wishes, come on birthday wishes!!!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Whiskers on Wednesday =-.

  14. so does writing articles count towards the “myriad stealth projects”?

    please enter me for the random drawing,


  15. Plants vs Zombies is awesome. Just wait until you get lots of plants in your zen garden and have to log in every day “just to check on them real quick” and spend an hour playing minigames. 🙂

  16. Marina McIntire says:

    Yes, please! I used to get this in the mail and somehow, I seem to have fallen off their list. Probably my fault — missed a notice or something.
    Anyway, very eager to start getting this again.

  17. jo morgan says:

    We all come out of the woodwork when you have something delicious as a prize. Thanks for entering me.

  18. I love this magazine!! Would love winning this drawing!!

  19. Molly Kate says:

    Even when I’m not interested in your current obsession, I always find your blog worth reading ^)^ And Knitcircus is well worth a look…. it’s amazing to think that there didn’t used to be, and now I don’t think the knitting community can do without it. Knitcircus has a different model, but that’s what makes interesting variety. Thanks! (Bowing to the Random Generator Goddess)

  20. Could you ask Lucy to wave her magic tail and choose me?
    .-= Desiree´s last blog ..Brangelina Break-Up! =-.

  21. Bettina says:

    I’d really love to win this. You can never have enough good knitting idea’s…

  22. I would love a chance to see another knitting magazine love reading anything and everything knitting plus more free patterns. What else could you hope for.

  23. knitcircus is a greate resource…. the only thing bigger than my yarn stash is my pattern stash. thanks wendy!

  24. I’d love to win this collection. Thank you 🙂

  25. WoW! That is a generous giveaway!

    Speaking of giving things away, I have also given more time than I care to calculate playing PVZ.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Kneadless to Say =-.

  26. That’s so generous, and the magazine looks lovely 🙂
    .-= CrazyVet´s last blog ..אדון שוקו הולך לבקר חבר שלו =-.

  27. Pick me please oh great random number generator.

  28. dawn in NL says:

    What a great ‘prize’! Count me in, Wendy.

  29. Ooooh, I’d like to win a magazine sub please 😀

  30. Count me in! I’d love to win a copy.
    .-= Cina´s last blog ..Ursäkta röran! =-.

  31. I’d love to be entered in the chance to win. I look forward to reading your article when I’m off work tonight! I’ve always wondered how patternmaking works. (and socks, well, that’s just a given.) Thank you for the opportunity!
    .-= pmoys´s last blog ..Ramblings… =-.

  32. Thanks for the link!

  33. Mary Carver-Stiehler says:

    Oh GOODIE!!! another knitting magazine!!! Just to find the time to read it… The wee baby socks are so darling. God I could get out the new sock yarn that I have in a melon color and knit those in a day!! 🙂

  34. Oh boy, just what I need another knit magazine to look thru. Actually yes that is what I need (fun is good) Enter me to join the circus

  35. Beverley says:

    Yes please that would be great. Thanks for the chance!

    Cheers >^..^<

  36. Diane Liebenthal says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  37. Witchknit says:

    Wow those patterns look lovely. I hope the random generator picks me! Thanks as always.

  38. Me! Me! Please pick me!

  39. Marian Allen says:

    Interesting magazine – I like that you can purchase the patterns.
    Pick me!

  40. Catharine says:

    Pavonia is my favorite in the collection. Thanks for highlighting the magazine.

  41. Liz in KY says:

    Fun online magazine! I’d love to win a copy or a subscription…

  42. beetlejuiceknitter says:

    I am hoping to print out your article at work today , the best use of our work computer next to downloading itunes podcast updates !!!

  43. Thanks for the link, great online mag !!

  44. Susanne says:

    Hello to all and I would love the chance to win plus Lucy is oh so cute.

  45. I’d love to win.
    Will definitely check out the website.

  46. Looks good. I’ll definitely check this out.

  47. Always fun to read Knit Circus. Thanks for the chance to win!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..May Day Flood =-.

  48. Deirdre says:

    I’ve been reading Knit Circus since it started, and I look forward to every issue – patterns, recipes, lots of interesting stuff!

  49. Glad to hear about another knitting resource. About to check it out. Jane

  50. Thanks for sharing the link!

  51. Connie G. says:

    I recently discovered KnitCircus and luv it. Would love to win.

  52. Oooh, those little baby feet are too cute! I had never heard of knitcircus before this post. I’m off to look at it!
    .-= Heather Kinne´s last blog ..Moving On … =-.

  53. Thanks for the tip about the new online mag. I’ll check it out. And would LOVE to be picked by the Random Number Generator to win.

  54. KnittingKnails says:

    Hah! The infamous Plants vs Zombies, it’s rough on the knitting time.

  55. Please enter me in the drawing.

  56. Thanks for the info about Knitcircus. It is great hearing about new knitting magazines.

  57. Jennifer says:

    I love patterns!

  58. I love Knitcircus. Would love to win the patterns.

  59. oh I’m SO there, I’m looking forward to reading your article and I’m hoping the random number generator likes me. It’s my wedding this weekend, that’s gotta give me some luck right??
    .-= Saffity´s last blog ..Shhhhh =-.

  60. Nothing like a giveaway to generate some serious commenting……Thanks for the heads up about the new magazine!
    .-= Cindy in FL´s last blog ..Goin’ North =-.

  61. I like the sock patterns! The blue ones witht he ribbon are especially nice. Have been reading for a while (following CeCe’s progress against the lure of the iPad… :p I wonder what will win in the end!)

  62. knitcase says:

    Thanks for the link, what a good mag (and generous too)

  63. Please enter me in the contest. The on-line magazine and patterns look great!

  64. Wow that sounds awesome!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Winter Break 08-09 Knits =-.

  65. Julia B says:

    I would love this pattern collection. Thanks!

  66. Alice in Portland says:

    Went to Knitcircus and took a look. I really like it! Would love to win

  67. This is awesome!!! Yes I would love to win!!!! I cam gonna check out knitcircus…I have never heard of them 🙂

  68. Sure! Thanks!
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Updated Eyelet Dress =-.

  69. Sweet – a new online knitting resource! Thanks for sharing.

  70. Bridget says:

    Knitcircus!! I want to win!!

  71. I think it’s about time that I win something! And I’m loving the socks!

  72. Count me in!! Thanks bunches.
    .-= Sue H´s last blog ..Look What I won =-.

  73. Looks like a great new magazine!

  74. Another online knitting magazine! Count me in!!!

  75. Pam from Kansas says:

    I had not heard of Knitcircus and would love a chance for the patterns.
    BTW, love how your sweater is turning out. That yarn is gorgeous and I like the color pattern.

  76. Kathy Parcell says:

    Already added to my favorites! Thanks for the link Wendy.

  77. I would LOVE to win any of that stuff. That online mag looks great. PICK ME!

    I am enjoying seeing how that yarn is striping. The colors are so pretty. I wondered if it would be too much for that pattern (even though the pattern is pretty simple). Nope! Looks great.

  78. I really enjoy your blog.

  79. Karin R says:

    I think Lucy should come for a play date with Butterfinger

  80. Pick me, Pick me! Great giveaway. Thanks!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..One parting shot… =-.

  81. Anne S Patterson says:

    The new magazine looks great. Thanks for the info about it. I’d love the free patterns, of course!

  82. Stephanie says:

    Those patterns all look awesome! Great concept, too!

  83. Katie Ital says:

    Pick me Pick me!!!

  84. I would love to win this too….

  85. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  86. Cindy B says:

    Had not seen the e-zine, will check it out now. c-

  87. Sharon M says:

    Thanks for the info on the new (to me at least!) online knitting magazine. I love reading online sources for new ideas and techniques. Your cat Lucy is absolutely gorgeous!

  88. Thank you! Those baby socks look adorable!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Hello Stranger =-.

  89. Looking forward to reading Knitcircus. Thanks for the chance to win some patterns.
    Those zombies just keep on coming……

  90. very nice! Love the cover pattern.

  91. My brain was making odd associations so it had Lucy tidying up the zombies for you while you wrote.
    .-= Janis´s last blog ..i fall into the sea =-.

  92. Sylvia Beeson says:

    I love your books! Please enter me in the drawing on May 24.

  93. What a fascinating idea for a knitting magazine. I hope it is successful. I look forward to reading your article on socks. I have yet to make a toe-up sock, but have your book and will embark on a project ASAP.

  94. Roseanne says:

    Looks wonderful, thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  95. Hi, I just skimmed Knitting Circus and found it to be very appealing.
    Key word here being “skimmed”, I’m not clear as to whether one buys the entire set of patterns or has the option to buy individual patterns. ??? Thanks.

  96. Susan Oh says:

    Thanks for turning me on to this online zine! Looks very interesting!

  97. Patterns look great. Love the little shawl.

  98. Looks fun!! Can’t wait to see who wins!

  99. Zombie slaying is a thankless occupation.

    But thank you — I sleep better at night just knowing you’re using your Super Powers for Good, not Evil. (wink)

  100. Peggy Kraham says:

    great to find out about the online knitting magazine. love it.