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.

Pretty Yarn

You may remember when I went to Minneapolis in May I got to see my friend Keri, who makes the lovely bags at 3AM Enchantments. Keri was starting to do some handpainted yarns and she generously gave me some to give away on my blog.

We got quite an enthusiastic response and Keri was delighted by how much you loved her yarn. So this week she sent me this:

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Four skeins of her lovely yarn. They are all superwash merino fingering weight, 400 yards per skein.

Who’d like a skein? 🙂

To enter the raffle to win one of these 4 skeins, leave a comment to this blog post by noon eastern time this Sunday, July 18. Don’t know how to leave a comment? Check out my little tutorial, here.

The great and mighty Random Number Generator will choose four winners from among those comments on Sunday.

You might want to hop on over the Keri’s site if you like her pretty yarn. She is running a fun special on yarn purchased in July.

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my latest shawl. I’m working on the pattern and will have it available soon. I’ve been having a bit of a rough week, so please pardon the blog silence. Hopefully things will settle down soon and the blog will return to normal. Well, what passes for normal for me anyhow. 😉

Luy sez:

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That’s some pretty yarn! And it was dyed by my boyfriend’s mommy!”


  1. Very pretty yarn – I would love a skein. Feel better

  2. Very pretty yarn, it looks like Lucy approves!

  3. Mary Cooper says:

    VERY VERY VERY pretty!

  4. Georgeous kitty and beautiful yarn! Would love to be included in the raffle.

  5. Wow! I would love a skein of this lovely stuff.

  6. Wow, thats some beautiful yarn!

  7. Heather H says:


  8. Love that yarn! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Oh, pretty indeed! I’m drawn to the green (Emerald City, perhaps?), but they’re all beautiful.
    .-= ccr in MA´s last blog ..A Tale of Two Basils- and Two Cats =-.

  10. kelly-ann (on ravelry) says:

    What gorgeous yarn. I hope you week settles down and things get back to normal very soon 🙂

  11. Melissa says:

    Oh I’d love to win some of Keri’s yarn. I bought some when she first had it on her website after seeing it here on Wendyknits. It’s even more gorgeous in person.

  12. Lovely yarn!
    Hope the shoulder and back issues improve.

  13. I would love to knit something pretty out of pretty yarn!

  14. I love the blue and the greens that she dyed! They’re so vibrant.
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Cables- Cables- Everywhere! =-.

  15. mary fontaine says:

    I’m so sorry that you are having health issues. Hope you feel better soon. Love the yarn.

  16. Please please please oh mighty random number generator… I’m just starting to knit lace and those are soooo pretty.

  17. ohhh! I would take very good care of the pretty yarn 😀
    .-= Tempestteapot´s last blog ..Ohthat explains it =-.

  18. I have to say your blog title is incorrect -that’s not pretty yarn, that’s gorgeous yarn!

  19. Such very lovely yarn! Gotta go visit 3AM Enchantments ASAP!

  20. Stickweaver says:

    So sorry to hear you’re having a bad week. I hope things get better soon.
    I thought it was you and Bob? So sorry, my mistake!
    All hail the great Random Number Generator! Love the yarn!

  21. We’re not hearing much from Keri these days, and I miss her! Her yarn is pretty!
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee =-.

  22. Oooh, such lovely yarn! You know, I was just talking about how low on sock yarn I’ve gotten…
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Yup- more mittens =-.

  23. Dorothy says:

    Gorgeous Yarn!!! Hope you are feeling much better or at least having a much easier week soon!!! Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of fun things!! Lucy we need a picture of your boyfriend!!

  24. The yarns are beautiful, and you are very kind to offer it to us. Thank you!

  25. Oh! It’s so pretty – I would love a skein, please!!

  26. Karen Scheer says:

    I would love a chance at the yarn. Thanks a lot.

  27. Lorraine C. says:

    Ohh! I would love to win lovely yarn!

  28. I’m game for possibly winning some pretty yarn. Love the cat too.
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..Marinating in the juices =-.

  29. Scotlynn says:

    There is a small hole in my stash just begging for one of these beautiful skeins! If Lucy needs pointers on being your nurse, just have her e-mail me.

  30. Beautiful yarn – fingers crossed!

  31. Ooooh! Purty! Me, please!

  32. That yarn looks beautiful, would love to try it.

  33. Wow those colors are great, I always hear great things about the yarn and the bags, but haven’t gotten around to trying it yet.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Day 58- Nice to be back =-.

  34. 3 AM, about the only time I haven’t done some knitting. Lovely yarn!
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..More Estes Park Wool Market =-.

  35. Oh yes, please and thank you for the chance to win such lovely yarn! And good thoughts going your way to help you feel better.

  36. Meredidth says:

    Gorgeous yarn…oh great random number generator…choose me!

  37. Gorgeous, gorgeous, yarn!

  38. I am a sucker for pretty yarn, what can I say?

  39. Diane Laughlin says:

    lovely yarn…

  40. wow; that is gorgeous yarn!!

  41. Sharon Amara says:

    Feel better Wendy.

  42. dorinda says:

    Love the yarn..maybe I’ll win this time. dorinda

  43. What beautiful yarn. I especially like the green colorway and the blue one. Thanks to you and Keri for sharing!

  44. sandy tanner says:

    love it, love it, love it

  45. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance!

    I just bought two copies of the Woodland Stroll shawl. One for me off of Ravelry and I sent one to a friend through the Loopy Ewe (along with the yarn– b-day present). I obviously think it’s awesome.

  46. Pretty yarn pretty please.
    Wendy, we WON the Chase Community Giving contest!! $20,000 for our machine knitting program in Bogota!!!

  47. Alexandra says:

    Hey Wendy, I loved meeting you when you were here in Minnesota. Would love a skein of that beautiful yarn

  48. Shelley says:

    Beautiful yarn, please add my name to the drawing.

  49. Oh, the shawl IS lovely. I had to enlarge the photo so I could really see it. How did you applique the kitty onto it? (wink, wink)
    .-= Desiree´s last blog ..No Proble-Oops =-.

  50. monica b says:

    oooooooh so pretty, how can you bear to part with it? Can you visualize our smiling faces? I regulary donate craft and art suplies

  51. Oh that’s beautiful yarn! I’ve never knitted with the hand-dyed or hand painted yarns before, but would love to try with one of these! 🙂
    .-= Deb – Mom of 3 Girls´s last blog ..I haven’t forgotten… =-.

  52. talustree says:

    Beautiful yarns. Spent the day with dye pots and a friend but would love to knit something from Keri’s hands.

  53. Lovely colors, lovely wool.

  54. Peggy Patterson says:

    I would love to have some yarn. I am having hand surgery, and this future knitting would give me something to look forward to during recovery.

  55. So pretty – would love to win a skein! thanks

  56. Love her bags–I am sure I would love her yarn.

  57. Paulette says:

    Beautiful yarn! Thanks for the give-away! Would love to win one~

  58. diane tetreault says:

    Gorgeous– and one is pretty than the next!

  59. Oh, how pretty! Would love to give them a good home!!
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..Pretty Alpaca =-.

  60. Oh those are all gorgeous! I just tagged her shop as a favorite on Etsy. 🙂
    .-= Ina´s last blog ..What does a mirror have to do with left-handed knitting =-.

  61. yay! a chance to win yarn! how great is that?!

  62. Heading over to her site to check out her yarns.
    .-= tiphanie´s last blog ..276- An irate visitor =-.

  63. Kathryn says:

    This is my first contest entry, so, I’ll pray!! Let’s see, is this a need or a want? WANT. The yarn colors a beautiful.

  64. The yarn is beautiful. I’d love to be entered for the drawing.

  65. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, I just adore that beautiful green! Many thanks to you Wendy, and to Keri for your generosity. Feel well soon.

  66. I hope your weeks gets better! I would really, really, really love a skein of that yarn…

  67. Yummy yarn! I hopped over to her blog – she’s sounds like a great woman to hang around with!

  68. Ooh, pretty, pretty! And to think I just bought a bag strap from her – I should have looked farther.
    .-= Barbara-Kay´s last blog ..Just Saying… =-.

  69. Thanks for the chance!

  70. Very beautiful yarns! Thank you for being so generous in sharing them with us. Sending a hug especially for the not so good days, but also because you are a very sweet fellow knitter & lover of cats! 🙂

  71. Susan Murphy says:

    Wow!!! I would love some. Thank you sooooo much!

  72. Linda R says:

    I’d love to be included into that drawing-by-random-number-thing – thanks!

  73. 3 AM – what a great name! I’ve done some of my best work at 3 AM! : )

  74. Mary K. Bayer says:

    3A.M.’s yarn looks beautiful, I would live to be a proud winner of a skein.

  75. Very pretty indeed. Thank you for running a contest even during a rough week.

  76. The colors are beautiful! Thanks for giving us a chance to get one.

  77. It looks so touchable!!! I love it, will have to get some. Beth

  78. Can’t wait to see the yarn. ;~0

  79. Oh, please. I need to make booties for a newborn. . . Thanks for sharing!

  80. Please enter me in the drawing. I’m on a yarn diet but that is just for buying yarn, not winning it.

  81. That would make such a lovely pair of socks! I’d even try them toe up.

  82. Lucy has a boyfriend? She always struck me as the independent type. Perhaps he is her boy toy?
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Thrusters and double unders =-.

  83. They’re all really pretty, but that one on the left with all the blue is just calling to me…

    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  84. Jincey08 says:

    The yarn is very pretty and I’d love to create something from it! Thanks for sharing!

  85. Pretty yarn! Could I have some, pretty please?

  86. That’s all gorgeous yarn. Are you sure you can part with the green skein?

  87. Carolyn says:

    I would LOVE one of those skeins!

  88. Pick me please.
    And take care of yourself.
    .-= Ida´s last blog ..Fee- Fi- FO- and Frog =-.

  89. Beautiful colors! I’d love some–thanks for your generousity-

  90. Wow, I love them! I have several of Keri’s bags, and now she’s dyeing yarn. Awesome!!

  91. Kathleen says:

    What very pretty yarn! Oooo, pick me, pick me!

  92. Such pretty yarns and wonderful colors! Sign me up, please.

  93. Crystal says:

    Wow, such beautiful yarns (yes, I had to go look at the Etsy shop – the Vineyard colorway is wonderful! Along with Cottage, That I Want, Shot Through the Heart, and wow, I better stop before I get into trouble)

  94. Kristi ~ Ohio says:

    Keri’s yarn looks great and I love her bags – I have quite a few. I would love to win.
    Thanks Wendy and Keri!

  95. Lovely. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. hope to be knittin’ with it soon

  96. Heather says:

    Pretty, pretty yarn!!

  97. OOOOOOO! That’s some beautiful yarn! Having a hard time deciding what colorway is my favorite!

  98. Sooooo pretty

  99. Ooh, yes, please sign me up for the drawing for the 3 a.m. yarn!

  100. my mouth is watering just *looking* at the picture! I’m sure they’re even yummier in person (which I’d *really* like to see 😀 )