My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm 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. 😉

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? 🙂

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. My favorite color is blue.

  2. that is some gorgeous yummy looking yarn!

  3. Luscious yarns! Please add me! thanks 🙂
    .-= Claudia´s last blog ..Finished =-.

  4. MaryLou says:

    ..mmmmm…yummy yarn. And did I mention that blue is my color??

  5. Lovely shade of blue – and was that a shot of pink in the middle?

  6. wenchlette says:


  7. Wendy Kim-Luellen says:

    I love Kauni yarn! I just got some for the first time and am happily knitting away on a baby sweater. I also love hand painted yarns– the blues are intense!

  8. Since I missed the opportunity to meet you in DC. I really need the yarn to make up for it:)

  9. Blue’s my favorite color. Don’t you love MN??

  10. Donna in Ely says:

    Would love to win the yarn!! Today is DD birthday and I know she would love socks made from it. Thanks

  11. Therese says:

    Love your selections!

  12. kelly-ann (on ravelry) says:

    Wow…you brought home some yummy yarn. Thanks for offering one up to a reader!

  13. Thanks for the opportunity to win this gorgeous yarn!
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Perfect Curls on a Perfect Little Boy =-.

  14. I am a new knitter and have purchased all your books. I love knitting socks and hope to eventually knit all your sock patterns. Lucy is a charmer and I look forward to her “quips” as much as I do your emails.


  15. Jenny S says:

    oh so pretty… I promise to take good care of the yarn =-)

  16. I went to undergrad in MN, and I always loved visiting Needlework Unlimited. I still go back whenever I’m in the Twin Cities.

    Love the giveaway yarn!

  17. Dr. Jackie says:

    Oh please…can I win it?

  18. Thanks for another great drawing offer!

  19. Laura47 says:

    That stunning yarn just has my name written all over it. Really. The random number generator knows this. I’m bribing it with virtual socks. 🙂

  20. Sarelro says:

    Such pretty yarn! I hope I’m suitably random…

  21. Souvenir yarn is an addictive thing. I’m actually scouting out LYS for when I go back to visit my college town this weekend! XD Your friend is awesome to bring you all the gifties as well ^_^

    I’d love that yarn, that I would XD

  22. dorinda says:

    Oh how I lucky?

  23. Me me me.. I want today is my birthday.. what a happy girl I would be to win that yarn.

  24. Keri’s yarns are beautiful, Wendy! Thanks for counting me in.
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Blogger’s Quilt Festival #3 =-.

  25. Sign me up for some yarn! Woohoo!

  26. Crystal says:

    Sooooo pretty! My yarn budget is pretty much killed now (looking at getting kitties…) but I would love this!

  27. Allison says:

    I do! I do! Love the color. Need some inspiration to get over a knitting block. Thanks.

  28. Pick me! Pick me!! I love Blue!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..I can knit in my chair! =-.

  29. Me Me Me! Please!

  30. I wouldn’t mind winning that lovely yarn. Looking for some pretty colorway for a small lace shawl. But aren’t you getting a bit overwhelmed by all these comments?

  31. Great stash enhancement! 😀

  32. MN is the best (though I might be slightly biased)! Hope you had a fun trip!

  33. Hi Wendy –

    Love the new stuff you brought home. My passion is knitting socks, so I’m going to
    check out the yarn you bought. Love the little tote!

  34. Minnie-toe-ta??!!? he-hu-ha-hilarious!

  35. woolpiggy says:

    What gorgeous yarn! A very generous prize.

  36. Theresa in Italy says:

    I can see why you were lusting over that skein of Keri’s yarn! She does great bags, I shouldn’t be surprised that she’s so good at dyeing yarn, too.

  37. Christina L says:

    I love anything that’s free especially yarn:)

  38. Christina P says:

    Please pick me!

  39. Wendy I am Drooling you treasures are just wonderful and your giveaway is calling to me. I live down by the beach and I see the glorious shades of the sea, sky and starfish 🙂
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..Bloggers Quilt Festival =-.

  40. I hope it picks me.

  41. Those are my colors. Love your blog.

  42. Ooooh new yarn!

  43. Nicholas says:

    What cool colors. I hope I get picked.

  44. Knitkitty says:

    Wow, those are some gorgeous yarns. I do love Lorna’s Laces yarn, and that blue your friend brought is so very pretty.

  45. Lorraine C. says:

    Really pretty yarns. I would be more than pleased to win it.

  46. I ADORE Keri’s Petite KIP bags!! DH bought me one for my birthday and it’s my favorite sock-WIP-storage bag. I’m soooooo jealous that you got such beautiful yarns from her, too. Count me in on the contest…I already have a perfect project picked out for that gorgeous blue yarn!
    .-= Ruthie´s last blog ..Hmmmm =-.

  47. Analisa says:

    Please, Please, Please! I’m not afraid to beg!!!

  48. Angie A. (Sybina) says:

    Shameless comment hoping for the yarn…although I read your blog all the time I don’t post much.

  49. Sapphire blue yarn….how yummy! You got some lovely souvenirs on your trip! Have fun with it 🙂


  50. What lovely blue yarn!! Glad you had a good time.

  51. Its a beautiful blue and I wish it was mine. Please let it be my lucky day!

  52. Lynette Holzer says:

    I love blue… haven’t worn it for years, but this year it sings to me.

  53. Spring Davidson says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  54. Theresa says:

    Love the yarn. So pretty!!

  55. Alexandra Wright-Cross says:

    YUM! that yarn is gorgeous. I would love to be the lucky winner. Thanks for all the nice giveaways you do on your blog!

  56. The yarn is beautiful!!! Don’t know if I am doing this right, but here goes. Would love to see the yarn on my needles!!!!!!

  57. audreayoda says:

    I’d love it Blue is my husband’s fav color

  58. Aussie Rosemary says:

    Lovely colours. Bet you can’t wait to get going.

  59. Jennifer says:

    Me! Me! Pick me!

  60. OMG! LOVE those colors! 🙂
    .-= Iris M´s last blog ..Where Has My Knitting Mojo Gone? =-.

  61. Nancy P says:

    Yeah – another chance to win something fabulous! Thanks!

  62. Donna from Muskegon,MI says:

    I hope I win, that yarn is gorgous!

  63. Miranda says:

    Oooh! I want it!

  64. Me too!

  65. Very pretty! Both the giveaway yarn and yours 🙂
    .-= Malin´s last blog ..Stora Symässan =-.

  66. All that beautiful yarn!! It’s enough to make you want to roll around in it!!! Enjoy!! I can’t wait to see you what you make from it!!! The give-away yarn is my favorite color!!! : )

  67. Nice blues… count me in too!

  68. Dorothy says:

    Oh you are such a sweetie to offer this yarn. It is gorgeous. Keri looks like she has the right idea on colour 🙂 and is very generous to offer this as gift to some lucky person reading your blog!! Lucy looks quite content!!

  69. dawn in NL says:

    Gorgeous yarn, how generous of you to share your goodies with us!


  70. jennifer Barron says:

    oh pretty pretty yarn

  71. Racedogmom says:

    I can’t make complicated items yet, but that yarn deserves a special pattern. I’ll check out your pattern collection in case I win.

  72. Jackie Byford says:

    awesome just my type of colours cannot wait to see what you make or design with these

  73. Love the shade of blue.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  74. Lovely yarn. Please enter me in the random number selection. Thanks.

  75. Knits for Preemies says:

    Love, love, love the colors of this yarn. Thanks for the give away opportunity.

  76. I usually lurk on here but today I shall comment because those yarns are absolutely beautiful! I shall definitely be checking out your friends blog to see if i can buy some myself at some point.
    G xx
    .-= Georgina´s last blog ..The Ingredients for Beautiful Knitting =-.

  77. Wow, no wonder you were drooling…love the colours. Count me in, please.
    .-= Donna´s last blog ..FO#41 and 42 and 43 (2007) Afghans for Afghan =-.

  78. Marlene says:

    And blue is my favorite color…..

  79. Lauri DD says:

    I too would love to give a good home to a wayward skein.

  80. Debbie H says:

    OOOH – that’s pretty I love blue. I would love to win it. Also, How can I get some of that Minne-to-a? I grew up in Minnesota and would love to get that yarn. Debbie in Alaska

  81. Pretty yarns!
    .-= Sewbeads´s last blog ..Groundhog Day 2010 =-.

  82. Ooh, that yarn is gorgeous!
    .-= Rhian Drinkwater´s last blog ..Socks, socks and more socks (to come) =-.

  83. Gorgeous yarn!

  84. Hi Wendy,

    Loving the progress of D’Azur, very pretty indeed.

    Loving the skeins you have selected and I would love to be included in the proze draw please!

    Many thanks x

  85. oops spot the spelling mistake !!!!!!!!

  86. helene harris says:

    yes, thanks, would love it.
    best wishes!

  87. Kathy L. says:

    Beautiful yarns! Please include me in the give away of that beautiful hank!

  88. Julie in Ma says:

    Love the color, what a pretty yarn!

  89. Who wants it?… I do I do, now your talking some of my favorite colours. I’m particularly taken with that flash of red, Hot Pink? I see. Minne-toe-ta looks really interesting I’d like to see it made up.

  90. I scored big this weekend at a holiday arts’n’crafts market – two skeins of hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn! The first is a merino/silk/bamboo blend, the second 100% silk. The colors are fairly similar to your give-away skein, but perhaps a bit more subdued.

    Petting yarn and cats just makes me happy!
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..This is making me giggle, over and over! =-.

  91. Beautiful yarn; beautiful cat–does it get any better? I think “no”

  92. Oooohhh! It’s beautiful. Thank you Keri and Wendy.

  93. Marian Allen says:

    I wish you were my personal yarn shopper! I would love to give it a home.

  94. oooooooh pick me, pick me! such pretty yarn.

  95. Who wouldn’t want free yarn, it’s gorgeous!

  96. Shirley says:

    Looks like you had a great time!
    The blue yarn is lovely, it reminds me of the ocean and northern lights.

  97. Natasha says:

    Me, please, for Keri’s giveaway yarn!

  98. Susan Murphy says:

    OMG gorgeous yarns!!!!!!

  99. Caty Bach says:

    What lovely, lovely yarn!

    I wish that I could have been at your workshop at Needlework. That is on my list of favorite yarn stores.

    I have your books. I cherish the first one….yes, for the content, but also because the center of the book is upside down. I find it funny and deal with it.

    The give away yarn is lovely. I hope to see the artist’s work around here!

  100. Oh, that blue yarn with the touch of pink could’ve been pulled from my favorite colors! I went over to her store but she is nearly out of yarn now. I hope she dyes up some more! It’s lovely!