My current work in progress:

Rose CardiΒ by Andrea Mowry, knit from Wollmeise Blend,Β 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:

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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.

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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:

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And inside was this:

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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. πŸ˜‰

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:

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

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Who wants it? πŸ™‚

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.

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A girl needs her alone time, you know.


  1. Barbara Stern says:

    Gorgeous yarn! Looking forward to seeing what you design.

  2. Beautiful yarns!
    .-= RebKatz´s last blog ..Ah, work =-.

  3. Oh my! Pretty yarn! Maybe she will start selling online soon or somewhere we can get some of it!

  4. That’s very pretty yarn and blue with pink is the best. Please enter me.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Meg’s Shawl =-.

  5. Loving that blue yarn with that intriguing little splash of red/pink! Please pick me this time!!!

  6. Cool yarn! You know, Lorna is from my neck of the woods!

  7. OMG that is beautiful and looks like it would be pretty as socks.

  8. cdnbull says:

    lovely, lovely, lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. KnitMom says:

    Love the color! Thank you for offering it up. Hope I win.

    Can’t wait to see your next shawl with the Kauni.

  10. Pretty yarn! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you create with it.

  11. OrchidPaige says:

    Gorgeous yarns in your blog today! It must have been a fun visit. I also have a Lucy cat :))

    How cool to find a minne-toe-ta yarn! I’d love to find a state yarn from each one I visit.
    .-= km´s last blog ..A bit of this and that… =-.

  13. Wow! What yummy yarn!

  14. Oooh – they’re all lovely – but your giveaway one is in my fave colours πŸ™‚ Co-incidence? (yes, probably, I know πŸ™‚ )

  15. Oh, me, me, me – waving my hand high in the air here in Wisconsin! Blue is my most favorite color. Thanks, Wendy, for a chance to win!

  16. Beautiful!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Another pic… =-.

  17. Oh – can you fall in love with a yarn? I am all about all things blue/blue jeany. I just learned to spin about a year ago and for practice – I bought two BIG bags of some great blue/mix roving….and I’m not quite sick of blue yet : )

  18. Blue is the color of my true loves eyes…this yarn would make a wonderful scarf or pair of socks!

    Keeping my fingers crossed they come to visit me!!

    Love your daily emails and blog…not to mention your books!

    Keep up the great work!
    Say hello to Lucy πŸ™‚
    .-= Teresa Wertz´s last blog .. =-.

  19. Blue is definitely my color!

  20. Need more yarn for my stash, Wendy.

  21. Beautiful yarn – thanks for the chance to win it! My kitties are glad I’m home too, so we know how Lucy feels!

  22. Celestine Getty says:

    That yarn wants to come home to me. I am sending you silent messages….pickme…pick me…pick me.
    What beautiful yarn…..

  23. Beautiful! Please enter me for the giveaway! thank you!

  24. Lovely!

  25. Sylvia Jordan says:

    I want it!!

  26. oh me!

  27. Love that bit of red in amongst the blue!

  28. Pretty yarn! (And pretty Lucy!)

    Thanks for the contest!

  29. Keri’s yarn colours are lovely – please put me through the random name picker!!

  30. Linda F Piotrowski says:

    I absolutely love the blues and the slight bit of pink in the yarn. I would so enjoy knitting with it.

  31. bellatulips says:

    Wow! What a haul! And is that a hint of pink peeking out of that blue? Stunning! πŸ™‚

  32. Beautiful yarn. Must see if my daughter in MSP can get some of that Minne-Toe-Ta yarn!

  33. Beautiful yarn. Love that touch of red!

  34. Elizabeth A. Buckley says:

    Love them all!! but, will be happy to win one. peace, E

  35. Nice haul πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see a shawl from the Kauni.

  36. That yarn is beautiful – would love to have it come home to me!

  37. It’s blue! I love blue! πŸ™‚
    .-= biomaj5´s last blog ..I’m finished! =-.

  38. madonnaearth says:

    No, no, not them, me!!! lol

  39. Ooo… that’s gorgeous! I need more yarn like I need a hole in my head, but I certainly wouldn’t mind that skein finding it’s way into my stash anyway.

  40. The blue yarn is pretty and Lucy is beautiful as usual!

  41. That yarn is so beautiful! I hope I win! Thanks!

  42. Patricia Dixon says:

    Just love your blog, something new and exciting all the time..
    The blue is so beautiful…

  43. Pretty yarn! And a gorgeous kitty, as always.

  44. Yeah- I understand that yarn-calling-to-me thing, too.

    Enter me, please!
    .-= Mujercita´s last blog ..FO: Felted Cloche =-.

  45. AlisonL says:

    well, i never win, but its still fun to see the beautiful things you share with us. Here’s hopin’!

  46. Christa says:

    Love all the picks of yarn and I hope I win!!

  47. I’d love it!

  48. Kathi Jobson says:

    Oh pick me I would love to win that yarn. We have history together too!

  49. I love the yarnie goodness sharing post!
    .-= Rebecca Green´s last blog ..Knitting? Not so much =-.

  50. Oh my goodness – Keri’s yarn is beautiful! I’m already addicted to her bags, so I’m sure it won’t take much to get me hooked on her yarn πŸ™‚

  51. That blue is beautiful! I’d love to win it!
    .-= Tabitha´s last blog ..Finally, an apron for me! =-.

  52. CaroleP (ohio says:

    I’d love to see that skein made up – hope it’s mine!

    Give Lucy a hug for me. She’s such a sweety!

  53. Yarn always makes great souvenirs and you got some lovely ones. Love the Lorna’s Laces – it would be fun to knit with. I’m wishing Keri the best of luck with her dyeing ventures and hope to see some of her yarn one of these days.

  54. What luck!!
    *I* like blue!!

  55. I still haven’t decided if I read your blog regularly because of the great knitting stuff or because Lucy is too cute for words. Give me another year or so and maybe I’ll figure it out.

  56. How gorgeous! It reminds me of our peacock’s neck. I need to see about ordering some yarn from this talented dyer. Thanks for your generous offer to share. πŸ™‚
    Hugs to you and Lucy from Oz

  57. Beautiful yarns and I’m jealous! I’ll be in Minnesota in July, but I don’t think I’ll have any time for a yarn crawl.
    .-= LoriG´s last blog .. =-.

  58. COMMENT!!!

    The cobalt blue is soooooooooo deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, darrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk and mysteriousssssssssssss,
    and I love the one above it (3amyarn052510a.jpg) too!

    Miss Lucy, your Yarny Mommy has the BEST taste when it comes to fibers and kittehs-you are one lucky girly! β™₯β™₯β™₯
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..ManyhorsesMane shares Good Hair Days Grip Tuth side combs Grip Tuth Sidecombs from the 60s they sure don’t look 60 yrs old! =-.

  59. Teresa C says:

    Pretty colors! Actually, all three are very nice colorways.

  60. I checked out 3 AM after seeing your gifts, and I must say she has an eye for color. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks….

  61. Fabulous Colors!!! YES PLEASE!!!!
    .-= QuailKnits´s last blog ..And Life Goes On =-.

  62. Janet B from Cape Cod says:

    I’d love to make something for a friend who loves blue. I promise to give the beautiful skein a good home.

  63. that yarn is definitely suppose to be mine:-) How pretty, hope I am the winner!!! Thanks for all you share with us!!!!!
    .-= Ellen Griffin´s last blog ..Cousin Sock =-.

  64. Charmaine says:

    That yarn would look wonderful in my stash…just the color I need…all your goodies are wonderful!! have a great weekend..

  65. SweetpeaTX says:

    Beautiful yarn! Thanks for a chance to win the blue one…

  66. I had to say, “Minne – toe – ta” aloud a few times. Fun! The cat thought I was crazy!
    I’d LOVE that spare skein of yarn. So pretty.

  67. Love the blue yarn with the little bit of pink/red reminds me of a early summer sky just before sunset.

  68. Pretty yarn! Love the colors.
    .-= YuLian´s last blog ..Work Interferes With Knitting =-.

  69. All of the yarn is gorgeous! I am so loving that green!

  70. Looks like Keri has a great eye for color in yarn too!
    Me please for the giveaway!

  71. Cyndi J says:

    Beautiful yarns! Who wouldn’t love to have one of those?!?

  72. I have really fallen in love with handpaints lately….and from and indie dyer?! How great!
    I am from MN and hope you had a wonderful time in this great state.

  73. Deborah says:

    Blue yarn! It’s my favorite color. I hope I win.

  74. DCAlane says:

    I think I’d use that yarn right up!

  75. wow lovely!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Winter Break 08-09 Knits =-.

  76. Virginia says:

    oooooo, ahhhhhh, pick me, it goes with my eyes and I have the perfect project in mind.

  77. Yes yes Wendy – I want to win that yarn!!! Loved ALL the yarns, BTW!

  78. I think Kerri has some kind of magic creativity fairie in her house. Her bags rock and that yarn shows for signs of great things to come!! I Love that Blue!!! *apologies if this posted twice, my internet connection died the second I hit “submit”*

  79. You found some great yarn in Minnesota. The “Minne-Toe-Ta” is lovely, but it’s the blue hank from 3AM Enhancements that has me drooling. What luscious shades of blue! I’d love for you to send it my way.

  80. Hey, I’ve already got plans for that skein of yarn. How about a Swallowtail shawl?

  81. All of the yarn is simply gorgeous!

  82. KathyM in SE VA says:

    We have a lot of family in MN so understand how u had such a good time there! The yarn giveaway is gorgeous so put my name in the hopper. Also would like to know if there’s a way to e-order that kooky MinnieToeTa from Lornas πŸ™‚
    have a good holiday weekend!

  83. Barbara Petraske says:

    love blues and with a touch of hot pink – wonder what the FO would look like – would love the random number generator to pick me

  84. I do! I do! (hands waving frantically) I love those colors.

  85. Jean in Salt Lake City says:

    It’s a beautiful colorway for sure (you’d never know I collect blues, would you?). Please enter me into the giveaway, and tell Keri I’m looking forward to buying her hand-dyed yarn!

  86. LaVelle Nott says:

    Those yarns are really great. You have a very nice friend there.

  87. That is my color in more ways than one.. I have a few Ideas for IT.
    .-= Jean´s last blog ..Knit In =-.

  88. Kathie Brownlee says:

    I would love the hand dyed yarn!

    Kibby says, “Lucy, I live in the suburbs so I get to go outside. Mostly I sit on the front porch and watch birds. Its a grand way to pass the day.”

  89. Oooh, that’s pretty yarn! Add my name to the list for the giveaway!

  90. Mimi Lawrence says:

    Love the colors. All of my favorites!!

  91. Great purchases from the state of 10,000 lakes. I would like my name thrown into the hat for that awesome blue skein of yarn.
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..Don’t Be Alarmed – It’s Only Me =-.

  92. Love the blue that Keri dyed. I think I may have to track down some of the Lorna’s Laces Minnesota colorway too. Sounds like you had a good trip.

  93. What beautiful yarn!

  94. Karen Conolly says:

    Oh my gosh, what beautiful yarn and what a great dye job. Blues and purples are my absolute fav. Thanks for offering us a chance to fondle it.

  95. I read your blog every day and am amazed at all of the beautiful socks, shawls and sweaters you make. I also look at you tips and free patterns. I would love to have that skein of yarn.

  96. Stephanie Reynolds says:

    Love the yarn!

  97. That yarn is gorgeous. Whoever wins is very lucky.

  98. So kind to give us a chance!

  99. That yarn is gorgeous!
    .-= Casey H.´s last blog ..Foggy, Foggy Dew =-.

  100. Quiltnut says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous stuff anyone would lust after all of it. I would definitely start a shawl….Lucky you were so close to it all..