My current work in progress:

Tawney Sweater,by Jenni Barrett, knit from MadelineTosh Tosh Sock, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

Fun Stuff

It might not surprise you to hear that I brought yarnie souvenirs back from my trip to Minnesota.

Check this out:

This is Shepherd Sock from Lorna’s Laces in a special colorway called “Minne-Toe-Ta” that I loved immediately when I saw it in Needlework Unlimited. Don’t think it is available anywhere else so of course I had to have it. Isn’t it fun?

And here is a skein of Kauni that was calling out to me the entire time I was there. In order to make it shut up, I had to buy it.

I’m thinking this will make a great shawl.

I got some more stuff, too!

My friend Keri of 3AM Enchantments came down to see me on Sunday and she brought me a Petite KIP Bag:

And inside was this:

Keri is dipping her toe in the colorful waters of handpainting yarn and she did this colorway with me in mind, I bet. I think she has a good idea of my favorite colors. 😉

She brought a few more skeins to show me and because I was lusting over this one, she kindly let it come home with me:

And because she is just an all-round generous person, she also offered me this skein to give away to one of you.

Who wants it? 🙂

Leave a comment on this post by 4:00pm eastern time this Thursday, May 27 and at that time the Random Number Generator will select a lucky recipient. Unsure how to comment? Check out my tutorial here.

In Work-in-Progress News

I am working on the front of d’Azur now. I’ll wait til tomorrow to share a pic because there’s not a whole lot to see yet.

In Lucy News

Lucy has settled back into the routine of having her Momma home now. In fact, she seemed kind of pleased to walk me to the door and send me off to work this morning.

A girl needs her alone time, you know.


  1. What a lovely selection of yarns you brought home. That bag is great! How generous Keri is to offer up a skein for you to give away.

  2. Cathy S says:

    Pick me, please. Thanks for another great give away.

  3. Beautiful colors – I can see why you were so tempted by them. Hope you had a wonderful trip and have recovered fully!

  4. Oooh that’s a pretty skein! Pick me please
    .-= Valerie´s last blog ..Summer! Summer! Summer! =-.

  5. sidney evans says:

    mmmm: yarnie goodness.
    would love to have the random number generator generate my number…that hasn’t ever happened yet, but who knows? this may be the ONE!

  6. lmgknits says:

    Beautiful yarn!

  7. Love the yarn, especially the one meant for you but the blue is very pretty too. So much yarn, so little time.

  8. kkkkatie says:

    THe yarn is very pretty, I would love to win

  9. Beautiful colour!

  10. Diana C says:

    Add me to the list of people who would love to receive the yarn you are offering.

  11. Myriad stealth projects is such a tease. I am on tenterhooks!

  12. Ooooh, that blue yarn is so pretty! Every time I see a 3AM enchantments bag I think to myself that I want one. I think you’ve just convinced me to pick one up.


  13. both of those last two skeins are gorgeous! with a capital “gorgeous.” so yeah, randomize me!
    .-= madison´s last blog .. =-.

  14. Tracey Carsto says:

    I love the comment that you had to buy the yarn to shut it up. Pretty yarn. 🙂 Glad you had fun. 🙂

  15. Such a great skein! I had no idea she was trying out dying.
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..Must be a record or something! =-.

  16. Henrycat says:

    What a gorgeous colorway! I’d love to win that. 🙂

  17. Ooooh pick me! Pick me!!!
    .-= Dana´s last blog ..Eek! A monster! =-.

  18. Lovely dyeing job by Keri! Is that a peek of pink in the sea of blues?

  19. Oh! So pretty! I love that blue. 🙂

  20. Kathleen says:

    The royal blue is fabulous! It’s my school color! I can see a pair of socks for under my jean skirt. I’m crossing my toes!

  21. christine says:

    What a beautiful color!

  22. The yarn and bag are so pretty. Hope you are getting lots of knitting done.
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Coriolis….. =-.

  23. Me please! That yarn is gorgeous. No wonder you came home with so many new yarny goodies 🙂

  24. That’s a beautiful colour – please enter me for the giveaway?
    .-= Sadie´s last blog ..Help, I can’t stop knitting! =-.

  25. Susan DeBettignies says:


    Such beautiful yarns. That blue with the dab of pink is calling my name. Please let the number generator pick me!

  26. Pretty yarn souvenirs! I also love the blue hues with the touch of pink. So pretty.

  27. Me! Me! Me!

  28. Stacy and the rugrats says:


  29. Keri dyes some pretty yarn there.
    .-= sprite´s last blog ..beautification, cheery, and tree boxes =-.

  30. ‘Yarn followed me home’, huh? Did you try that with kitties when you were a child?

    I know you’re definitely a green girl, but I’m definitely more of a blue girl, so the give-away skein is calling my name. Can it come home with ME?

    Hmmm – but the one above the give-away skein is also calling me…

  31. Beautiful yarn selections; Keri has a great color sense and a real niche in the dyeing arena-great job. I love to buy yarn souveniours!
    .-= Cindy in FL´s last blog ..Living… =-.

  32. Really like blue (well and green and purple and…)

  33. I would love to win the yarn. Is there enough for a shawl or shawette. I would make it for my sister for cool (LOL) Texas evenings on her patio.

  34. oohh pretty, glad you had a good time=)

  35. Wendy, how did you know blue is one of my favorite colors? Great acquisitions this weekend; you should enjoy them all tremendously!

  36. I love the fabric the bag is made out of. And the blue yarn is very pretty too. 😀
    .-= Caroline´s last blog ..GLEE – **SPOILER ALERT** =-.

  37. catspaw says:

    Well, of course I want it. That way I can make both the socks and the scarf that were in the Sock Lite package.

  38. Ooooh! Love it!

  39. MeMeMe!!!

  40. Pick me, pick me!!! The “Minne-Toe-Ta” is absolutely gorgeous, but the blue is calling my name and saying “come home with me”. Thanks for doing this.
    .-= Darlene´s last blog ..NW TREK Visit and Extreme Knitting =-.

  41. Bridget says:

    I’d love the yarn! I’ve been wanting to try a shawlette.

  42. Nancy N says:

    Beautiful! I would love to have it.

  43. I like all the yarns but blue is my favorite! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  44. I love Keri’s bags, and the yarns look yummy! Put me in the drawing.

  45. I had fun knitting with you this past weekend in Minnesota!

  46. That is some seriously pretty yarn. Here’s hoping the randomness falls my way!
    .-= Dorothy´s last blog ..The Black Hole of Knitting =-.

  47. Oh, I love that blue colorway – and I’d love to have it for my very own!

  48. Such pretty yarn! And my favorite color is the one up for give-away! Thanks

  49. I have one of her lace bags and 3 of her KIP bags. I’d love some of her yarn to put in one of them. 🙂

  50. Robin in VA says:

    Beautiful yarn! I would love to give it a good home, and I’m building up my stash in preparation for DC’s snow storm next winter!

  51. While green and brown may be your colors, I’ll go for blues everytime…but they’re all pretty!

  52. Beautiful yarn! Please, please . . . keeping fingers crossed!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Maisie Is Mad . . . But We Trotted =-.

  53. Yarn? I like yarn 😉 Please count me in!

  54. I’d love to win some nice yarn… Looking forward to seeing that new kauni in action.

  55. linda-kay says:

    That blue yarn is exceptional – please pick me! Thanks for the opportunity Wendy and Keri!

  56. Lots of great souvenirs, my kind of trip! Can’t wait to see what happens with the Kauni!

  57. Wow what great goodies. Please be mine blue yarn. ;0)
    .-= Mim´s last blog ..What’s Consuming Me =-.

  58. I’ve been thinking of dying yarn as well. Maybe the (gift) skein will rub off on me! They all look beautiful.

  59. Your new yarns are all so gorgeous! I especially love the blue colour in Lorna’s Laces

  60. Ashley W says:

    Love! Thanks for sharing the beautiful colors, and here’s crossing my fingers I win!

  61. I’d love yarn!

  62. Robin F says:

    I love the LL special coloration. She really matches the colors to the person or ocassion. Wendy knits sunrise is a perfect example. I have used Kauni for many projects. It knits up a little coarse but softens with blocking. The long color changes and surprises in the centers make it a fav or mine.
    I’m coveting that skein of yarn so I hope my number is generated.

  63. kleewong says:

    Wonderful yarn!!!!!!! I love the knitting bag–The knitting needles are so cute!

  64. Gorgeous. Way better than the one she gave you. This is the one I lust for.

  65. I love yarn souveniers! The problem I have, though, is that I place so much sentimentality on the yarn that I have the darndest time choosing a project for it. I don’t seem to have that same problem with other yarns!

    I’d love to win that yarn. It’s a beautiful dye job!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..How to Make a Shirred Sundress: The Instructions =-.

  66. Nancy Brrrrrrrrruce says:

    Notice my last name … It now has a bunch of extra “r”s because my feet are cold; they need blue hand dyed socks!

  67. arthella says:

    i’d love to receive the yarn giveaway!

  68. Jill S in NZ says:

    Lovely yarn – all of it! But please enter me in the draw for the blue stuff too – it’s SO pretty!

  69. OK I’ll try for the blue yarn – blue is quite the hot color this season …
    .-= margaret´s last blog ..MOTH-RA =-.

  70. Diane Tetreault says:

    Your souvenirs are much better than snow globes. Love the blue!!!

  71. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance!

    Keri did a nice job.

  72. I love Lorna’s Laces, they have such wonderful colors. I need the blue because it goes with my eyes!!


  73. Judy (lamazeteacher) says:

    How nice of you to offer this yarn. You would be absolutely right to think that I’d love to win it. Please put my name into the giant random number generator (does that look anything like the Wizard of Oz behind the green screen?)

  74. Cindy Upholzer says:

    This yarn is fantastic. I always enjoy viewing pretty new yarns.

  75. Love those colors! You are a sweetheart to give away a skein! I can’t wait to see what they all become!

    Thanks for the link too! I want to look her up!

    .-= Sherry Anderson´s last blog ..Open House!! =-.

  76. Love the yarns. I live in a “yarn poor” area. (Only 1 very small shop within 20 miles, and let’s not even mention the department store yarn.) I am in need of nice yarn since it is few and far between in my little neck of the woods. Please pick me for your beautiful yarn giveaway.

  77. Margaret says:

    Oh my~ I am drooling….. sorry for the mess. 😛

  78. Okay, she is just all around amazing!!
    And I love that colorway…need to know the name, even if I don’t win!!!
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Ooops….& a Giveaway =-.

  79. You never know! It would make a lovely small shawl….I already know for whom. My daughter who is getting married next March. Should have it done by then…

  80. Robin Diebold says:

    Yummy yarn!! I would love to get my hands on that yarn. Thanks for the chance

  81. Lovely colorway; may I have it, please? As usual, a hug for Lucy from our Victoria and Alberta. (Cats who think they are royalty.)

  82. That yarn is lovely! Went over to the 3AM site and her bags are just darling! That giveaway yarn looks luscious!
    .-= danielle´s last blog ..OWWW! =-.

  83. Gorgeous yarns! I love that blue!!
    .-= TheBon´s last blog ..Spring is for Spinning, Part 1 =-.

  84. What gorgeous yarn–please, please, pick me, pick me!

  85. Wow, how beautiful!!! I love blues. I’m pretty sure that there’s a hole in my stash just the right shape for that little pretty to fit into! ;p

  86. OMG! that yarn truly has some amazing colours, and I would of course love to win it. and everything you picked out for yourself is just super pretty too.
    best wishes from Iceland
    .-= Fríða´s last blog ..Mor og barn/Mother and child =-.

  87. Mary Mom says:

    That is a Lucious looking skien of yarn.
    I would like to win–number generator-do you hear me?

  88. Beautiful yarn!

  89. Oooh, love the colors, blue is my favorite!

  90. Deborah Myers says:

    I want it, I want it, I want it! Blue is my all time favorite color. Gee, I hope I get it.

  91. Alexandra Daniels says:

    I don’t just want that yarn…I need it!!!!

  92. Thanks for sharing! I am so proud of myself for being able to post a comment without using the tutorial! 😉

  93. Sharon Amara says:

    Oh Wendy,
    That skein was dyed in MY colors! Lovely.

  94. Oh WOW love all the colors but the blue really is calling to me hopefully when I talk back to it my voice is the loudest and it chooses me to come home with, only time will tell. Thanks Traci

  95. Gorgeous gorgeous colors that your friend dyed! Please enter me in your contest – like I need MORE yarn!

  96. Amanda Fletcher says:

    Please, random number generator, pick me!! That yarn looks beautiful!

  97. Heather says:

    Lovely, lovely yarn!!

  98. RNG, please select me!

  99. Tammy Lew-Bourn says:

    Ohhhhh I covet it!

  100. picadrienne says:

    I promise I would give the blue skein a good home. I will love it and stroke it and find a lovely project for it, when it has properly aged. The aging depends on how quickly it tells me what it wants to be.