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.

Gothic Spires

Remember the Gothic Spires Stole I made a few months back? I blogged about it here.

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At the time I said that a pattern would be available eventually, and would include a scarf version. Well, the pattern is ready, and will be up for sale on Ravelry later this week. The pattern will also be available from Zen Yarn Garden.

The stole version takes 2 400-yard skeins of fingering weight yarn, and the scarf version takes half that amount. I used Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20, a 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Very VERY soft!

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In celebration of the release of the pattern, how about a giveaway? Leave a comment to this post by 4:00pm Eastern time this Thursday to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of the pattern AND 2 skeins of Serenity 20 kindly donated by Zen Yarn Garden. The winner can choose from among the colors in stock. (My stole is knit in the “Topaz” colorway).

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I returned home from TNNA yesterday. It was a great trip, but I am wiped out. Good thing I took today off from work. Lucy is helping me by demonstrating the fine art of relaxing.

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  1. that is lovely!!!!!

  2. Love the stole, the yarn sounds really nice, and so many pretty colors available! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. After four straight days of rain here in usually sunny Colorado, I could use a little yarny pick-me-up. So pretty!

  4. I love that stole and would love to win it!
    .-= Rose-Marie´s last blog ..Long time no write… =-.

  5. Lorraine C. says:

    Pick me. I love your patterns.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Lovely pattern and yarn!!

  7. Laurie Joslyn says:

    Beautiful pattern, I’m planning on buying it. Looks so stunning. 🙂

  8. Beautiful pattern.

  9. Oh, I love MCN, and would love a chance to try this yarn! Thanks for the chance!

  10. oh, I would love to try out one of your patterns, so please enter me in the drawing.
    best wishes from Iceland
    .-= Fríða´s last blog ..Nuværende projekter /Current projects =-.

  11. Zen Yarn Garden makes such beautiful yarns! And the pattern is lovely.

  12. heather says:

    this is just the stole pattern i was looking for to make for my bridesmaids

  13. Barbara says:

    Love the pattern and yarn, please add my name to the drawing.

  14. Ooohhh. Sure would love to try that.

  15. Lynette Anderson says:

    I love Lucy! And, I’m in awe of your ability to whip out newly knit wonders seemingly overnight. How do you do it? Love this pattern, too. Would love to try and make it. Thanks for the offer of a giveaway!

  16. I just received my first 2 skeins of this yarn and it is delightful. I would love to have the pattern and yarn. 🙂

  17. I would love a chance to win the pattern and yarn.

  18. Terry Wesley says:

    I love your patterns. This looks like a wonderful shawl.

  19. Lovely pattern. I would love to make it for my sister.

  20. Beautiful scarf. Thanks for the give a way. I really do hope I win!!!

  21. What a nice pattern!

  22. Sign me up for the giveaway! I never win stuff (well, at least, I haven’t won anything in quite a while).

  23. Beautiful pattern. I just started a pair of socks in the same yarn, so very dreamy!

  24. That is one lovely stole. You are so talented.
    .-= Tareshen´s last blog ..I’m actually pretty damned intolerant. =-.

  25. Mary Cooper says:

    Love this stole – it’s just beautiful!

  26. The scarf is beautiful. I love Zen Garden Serenity. It feels like heaven. Now if it just wasn’t 100 degrees….

  27. Carolyn says:

    Great giveaway – I also would love to be the chosen one!

  28. i’m a new-ish knitter and always looking for a challenge.

  29. Michelle says:

    I really like the pattern. I’m not so fond of shawls, but I think I would use a stole often.

  30. That’s a lovely pattern and the yarn sounds luxurious. I would love to have them!

  31. That is beautiful!

  32. Count me in, I’d absolutely love to try that pattern and yarn!

  33. Sarah/Scienceprincess says:

    It’s lovely! Please pick me, Mrs. Random Number Generator.

    Thanks for offering it to us.

  34. Beautiful scarf and yarn.

  35. Oh please, Great Random Number Generator, pick me! I would love to knit Gothic Spires! (Thanks Wendy, everybody LOVES a give-away!)

  36. Lovely scarf. Great blog. Please add me to the draw.

  37. a yay for a giveaway!

  38. Love the pattern. Love the daily dose of floofy Lucy.

  39. Jennifer W says:

    What a beautiful shawl!!!

  40. Heather M says:

    Oooh. Pretty. Thanks for doing giveaways! It’s always fun!

  41. Ok, even though it is about 100 here today, you make it sound so soothing to the touch! It looks yummy!

  42. Leslie F says:

    Precioussss! Will it be my precioussss?

    Thanks for sharing!

  43. Lovely yarn, lovely pattern, beautiful cat,

  44. Melanie says:

    I love “Serenity” – so incredibly soft. And that’s a beautiful pattern. Can’t wait to hear about TNNA!

  45. Tell us all about TNNA. I live through the eyes and experiences of others for all but the local fiber fests. (However, Black Sheep Gathering occurs this weekend 25 miles from home and I’ll be there, experiencing for myself!)

  46. Nothing like a cat to model good relaxation skills. Shawl looks lovely. Would love to try my hand at making a copy. Rest up!

  47. That’s a beautiful stole. Thanks for the contest!

  48. Pretty, pretty! Enter me, please!

  49. Katherine Hutter says:

    This is just beautiful. Both the pattern and the color. Can’t wait for it to be released!

  50. adamboysmom says:

    lovely as usual! Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Karen in Baltimore says:

    Beautiful shawl — definitely will be added to my wish list.

  52. Beautiful. Please count me in!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..welcome to 35 =-.

  53. Kathi Jobson says:

    That is beautiful pattern and beautiful yarn. I just knitted my first lace scarf using Koigu, now I’m hooked on lace knitting. I guess if I don’t win it I will have to buy it. Hope you get time to relax and catch up on your rest.

  54. caquinn says:

    Knitting shawls has become my new addiction.

  55. Such a lovely stole. Please include me in the drawing.

  56. Beautiful design! Keep them coming!

  57. That looks soooo yummy and soft!!!
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..MD Sheep and Wool =-.

  58. Adrienne says:

    The design is lovely.

  59. Yes please! You’re so awesome to have these giveaways. Love your pattern…..and your Lucy!

  60. Congratulations on the release of another gorgeous pattern!

    Hope you’re feeling rested after a nice day off. Can’t wait to see the progress on your sweater tomorrow.

  61. Lovely pattern, and yarn. I’d certainly be happy with it. Please make sure the AC is on so Lucy is comfortable.

  62. chris Floraday says:

    Love the pattern! Wanting to try my hand at lace knitting, would love to have the pattern and yarn to go with. Keep up the beautiful work and tell Lucy to take it easy!

  63. Lovely pattern, and the yarn looks heavenly. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    .-= Gayle´s last blog ..Who knew bees would chew up wood? =-.

  64. Ooh! Me please! I love to knit the lace shawls but it turns out that I actually prefer to wear the scarf/stole shape instead. And as it happens, I’ve been wanting to try Zen…

  65. Lucy so has the right idea. I wish I could take some lessons today myself, but my boss might frown on that (good thing he doesn’t know about the knitting under the desk). I would be delighted to be included in the drawing and possibly feed the must-knit-wtih-super-soft-fingering-weight-yarn habit.

  66. Beautiful pattern!

  67. Debbie B says:

    Another wonderful pattern from Wendy. Thanks for the giveway.

  68. Nice pattern. A copy with yarn would be great.

  69. Windy Brown says:

    I need that pattern and the yarn also. I LOVE cashmere.

  70. KatherineR says:


  71. Lauri DD says:

    Please add my name to the list. Thanks for sharing.

  72. Giveaway!!! YAY!! Smooches to the beautiful Lucy.

  73. The scarf is lovely. So is Miss Lucy.

  74. Would love to win the pattern giveaway. How lovely!

  75. What a lovely pattern and it looks like gorgeous yarn too.

  76. Love everything about this pattern and the yarn too!

    Hope this means Lucy didn’t miss you too much.

  77. kfennelly says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

  78. Beautiful design and yarn. Pick me please!

  79. The stole is lovely, and I am a HUGE fan of Zen Yarn Garden ANYTHING…Thanks for the giveaway, and for blog posting so soon after TNNA!

  80. dawn in NL says:

    Oh, if you were to force me, I suppose I would take it off your hands 😉


  81. I would be honored to get the pattern for such beautiful items. Thanks for offering them!

  82. Great pattern and lovely colour!

  83. Oooh ooh! Pretty! I would love to win this.

    (currently working on my random number generator mojo, to generate my number….)
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..Traveling Woman =-.

  84. Welcome back! I hope we get to hear some more about TNNA after you’ve gotten some rest. Thanks for the contest–I’d love to win!

  85. Beautiful! There’s nothing more to say…just “beautiful!”

  86. joyce t. says:

    Me, me, pick me!!

  87. Beautiful pattern and lovely yarn. I would love to knit it.

  88. Cathy S says:

    I would love the pattern and the lovely yarn; thank you.

  89. picadrienne says:

    Oh, that is a lovely prize. I wish I could join Lucy in her relaxing. I do have our office kitty, Romeo, relaxing on my desk.

  90. Well that is an offer that can’t be passed up! What a pretty shawl.

  91. Shirley. in PA says:

    Please add me to the drawing, the scarf is lovely. Glad you had a good weekend.

  92. beautiful!

  93. Congratulations on publishing this lovely pattern, Wendy!

  94. Ohhh there’s a yarn I haven’t tried.
    Fingers are crossed..

  95. Love the color and pattern!

  96. rosearbor says:

    Gorgeous- that colorway and yarn really look great with the pattern.

  97. I would love to get my hands on this yarn and pattern. Hope today’s my lucky day 🙂 Thank you for doing a draw.

  98. catspaw says:

    Glad to have you back on the blog!

  99. So beautiful! Oh, and the stole isn’t bad, either 🙂 Thank you for the give-away! Daniela from France
    .-= Daniela´s last blog ..Commitment =-.

  100. That yarn looks gorgeous, especially in the stole!
    .-= Carolyn´s last blog ..FO: Last-Minute Ravelympics Hat of Awesome (aka Quincy) =-.