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.

New Issue of Knitcircus

The Spring 2011 issue of Knitcircus is up!

Spring2011 Cover small 185x240 New Issue of Knitcircus

In this issue you will find my article: “Do-It-Yourself  Aran Design.” I hope you enjoy it.

This is a spectacular issue — lots of beautiful patterns! And be sure to check out the scarf contest.

As usual, the extremely generous editor-in-chief Jaala Spiro has authorized me to give away two one-year subscriptions and ten pattern collections from this issue. Want to win one? Leave a comment on this blog post by noon eastern time on Sunday, February 6 to be entered in the drawing.

I have no knitting content for you here because I have done no knitting. So all you get is a photo of Lucy.

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I think she’s a little confused about the concept of Groundhog Day and is trying to avoid seeing her shadow.


  1. Carla in MT says:

    Wow – what an issue!! Great articles, too. I like your article on Aran designs. My fav patterns are Kalina Hat, Squirm hoodie, and Sweet Tart top (but I would convert it to a baby dress…)

  2. Do hope you are healing quickly!! Lucy looks like she does not care about any ol’ groundhog!! Would love to be in the drawing. Thanks for the invite!!

  3. Please enter me for a chance in the drawing. I hope your hand is healing well, and that you are taking care of yourself.

  4. Corinne in CA says:

    Wendy, hope your hand gets better quickly, but in the meantime, we enjoy Lucy’s contributions. I’d love to win the subscription!

  5. I was just trying to design my own Aran… I need to win that subscription!

    I love your blog.

  6. Count me in! Hope you are back to knitting soon!
    SuzyQ´s last blog post ..What I learned in 2010

  7. Rosemary Reitz says:

    What a beautiful magazine and I loved your article. Hope I am the
    lucky one. Rosemary

  8. Rosemary Reitz says:

    Sorry. The first response was not the right e-mail. What a wonderful
    magazine. I loved your article. I hope I win. Thanks, Rosemary

  9. Blinkiebloo says:

    Hope you’re able to do some knitting soon, must be very frustrating!

  10. “All” we get is a photo of Lucy! Ahem! Don’t tell Lucy that.

    And I hope your hand feels much better on a daily basis.
    Sue´s last blog post ..Gails Quilt

  11. This would be an amazing prize, especially as I am on a pattern/yarn/everything diet!

  12. Winning a subscription would be lovely but even more important, thanks for the Lucy pictures – they start my day off in a lovely way. Happy Hand Healing. Must be misery.

  13. Hi Wendy,

    Lovely giveaway. Missing your wonderful knitting recently so I will enjoy your article in Knit Circus all the more.

    Healing thoughts for your hand.

  14. sandy tanner says:

    Hope you’re feeling better

  15. I hope you get better soon with your hand. I want to jump into the pot for the drawing!

  16. I’m so glad to see you’re still enjoying knitting stuff even if it hurts to actually knit! That was a great article.

  17. My cat sleeps like that all the time. She must be really scared of her own shadow.
    CraftyCripple´s last blog post ..Woolly WIPS

  18. I hope you’re feeling better!!! And keeping your sanity with all the one-handedness!! We miss you around here but you getting well is the most important thing!!

  19. Barbara Andrade says:

    Oooooh, sign me up. Hope you heal quickly. Hi beautiful Lucy cat!

  20. Loved your article in this edition. I can’t wait to try my own aran sweater. There were some other great patterns this time. Especially like the idea of the Spring Sky Socks. Wishing for a spring sky….and a Knitcircus pattern collection….

  21. Wow, count me in for the drawing!
    and get better soon!

  22. Hi Wendy,

    Please enter me for the draw. I do hope your wrist is continuing to improve, frustrating I’m sure but take care.

    Cute pic of Lucy, I love the film Groundhog day I have watched it many many times.

    Best wishes,

  23. Amelia Sear says:

    I would love to be chosen!

  24. Oh, Great Random Number Generator, please pick me.

  25. I hope your hand heals quickly. It must be driving you nuts not to knit! Please include me in the drawing …

  26. Hm, would you pick a Norwegian reader?!

  27. I miss the pix of your projects, hope you’re back to knitting soon.

  28. Great giveaway! 🙂
    Becky´s last blog post ..A Taste Of Spring

  29. June Blythe says:

    Fabulous giveaway.

  30. Congrats on the article!

  31. I would love a subscription, if they’ll do overseas :).

    I hope your hand is not too sore to stroke Lucy, that would be a real tragedy!

  32. Knitcircus!

    Hope the hand isn’t too painful.

  33. Hi Wendy,
    I am happy you are able to post anything on your blog and hoping your hand is healing. Lucy playing groundhog – so cute.
    Shirley´s last blog post ..Starting Over in 2011

  34. heleneharris says:

    thanks for chance to win. hope you are on the road to recovery!

  35. Beautiful Shawl on the cover. Enter me please. Thank You
    Anita´s last blog post ..Are My Sons Too Big For Their Britches

  36. Comment.

  37. would love to try out this magazine!

  38. I would love a subscription! Recover soon!

  39. I am fascinated by Knitcircus. What a great concept!

  40. I sometimes wish I was Lucy… especially now as I look out at 4 feet of snow… hope your hand heals quickly.

  41. Ruth Porter says:

    Have a quick recovery and start knitting. I’m sure Nurse Lucy is taking great care of you (between her naps, that is.) Please enter me in the drawing.

  42. Pam Huang says:

    I hope your hand heals up pronto! With all the snow we’ve had here in the midwest, there’s been plenty of knitting time>

  43. Ooooo Knitcircus. Fun fun. Hope your hand is feeling better.

  44. The magazine looks gorgeous! I’d love, love, love to win a subscription!

  45. Oh I would love to win something!

  46. Oh! I really love your Aran! I will definitely have to read that article!
    Michelle´s last blog post ..Secrets revealed!

  47. Having broken my wrist last summer, knitting helped the OT process. But really lost a lot of speed and could not knit for long periods. But this too did pass. My cats were good cuddlers for the nonknitting times. cd

  48. Arlene Hoose says:

    So sorry about your hand. Hope all mends quickly.
    Would love to be the winner.
    Thanks, Arlene

  49. Angela Jenkins says:

    I just love Lucy. My son’s cat is beautiful, but has no personality. Our gray tabby is the sweetest thing! Love your blog!

  50. Not knitting must be driving you crazy, hope the hand heals quickly and the pain is gone ASAP. My Feisty Cat loves seeing new pics of Lucy! She tries to kiss her through the screen. Love having a chance to win.

  51. thanks for the giveaway! I hope your hand heals quickly!

  52. Looks like a fabulous issue!!

  53. KnitCircus is a great magazine. Would love a subscription. Good patterns and articles. Thanks Wendy for all you do.


  54. Congrats on the article, and I hope the healing process is going well so you can enjoy knitting again soon!

  55. I love the column and the looks of Knitcircus- count me in.

  56. I have NEVER seen an issue of Knitcircus – would love to get my hands on it. 🙂

    And I MUST know – did Lucy see her shadow?? Will spring return soon?? I’m buried under 2 feet of snow in Chicago right now – DESPERATE for relief. 🙂

  57. I love Knitcircus! What a great prize!

  58. I hope your hand heals soon! I would go nuts very soon without my knitting…

  59. I hope your arm is doing better. Take good care of it! Don’t rush into “doing” too fast. Better an extra week of healing than a lifetime of off and on pains! Been there, done that!

  60. I had a broken elbow once and could not knit for a year. It almost drove me crazy. Strange though – it didn’t bother me at all that I couldn’t do dishes or push the vacuum cleaner! Hope you pick my name in the drawing.

  61. Awesome giveaway! So does Lucy anticipate 6 more weeks of winter?
    Angela´s last blog post ..WIP Wednesday 2-2

  62. Would love to win one of your generous prizes! 🙂 Thank you!

  63. Would love to read your article. Please put my name in the drawing. Hope your hand is healing.

  64. Continue to love Lucy and your site. Thanks to you and Jaala for the contest!

  65. Please don’t hurt your hand when you pick me! Hope your hand heals quickly.

  66. Hope your hand gets better soon. I’ll go check out your article now!!!

  67. I would love a subscription to Knitcircus! I hope your hand heals quickly. I miss my daily fix of Wendy Knits.

  68. Oooooh–pick me, pick me, pick me!! If it doesn’t hurt your hand too much, that is.

  69. Hope the healing is going well. Two friends and I have signed up for Sox in Chincoteague in April. We are counting on a complete recovery by then as we are looking forward to meeting you! Thank you for another great opportunity to win.

  70. Please count me in!

    I hope your hand is healing well. Just a few more short weeks and hopefully you will be healed enough to resume your normal activities.
    Seanna Lea´s last blog post ..Take any heart! Take mine!

  71. Hope you heal fast! Love that magazine – would love to win!

  72. I would love a subscription. I am so sorry about your accident.

  73. I would not object if you picked me. Hope the hand is healing.

  74. Susan D. Smith says:

    Just wandered over to Knitcircus and was impressed with this issue’s contents – I’d love a subscription!

    Hope you’re on the mend. Looks like Lucy didn’t see her shadow, either. Maybe spring IS on the way sooner rather than later (though the sub-zero temps here in Central NY wouldn’t make you think so!).

  75. Fun!

  76. What a wonderful issue! I hope you and Lucy are staying warm and comfortable.
    Jennifer´s last blog post ..Something new

  77. I’d love to win! Hope you’re able to get back to knitting soon.

  78. Yes, Please!! Pick me! Pick me!
    Hope your arm feels better soon. I can only imagine your frustration and I dread the day that I may not be able to knit…for any length of time!
    Lynn B´s last blog post ..Constant Contradictions

  79. You didn’t say — so I hope it is safe to assume that you are on the mend! I would love to win a subscription. Ear scratch to Lucy.

  80. Throwing my name in the hat for a subscription!
    Hope your hand heals quickly!

  81. I would love a subscription. Your article sounds just like what I’m looking for.

  82. Congratulations on another published article — you are the Aran expert, for sure. This is the first I have seen of this magazine. It looks great and I hope you pick me!!

  83. Me,Me, Me, Pick Me!
    And please get well soon. At least when I broke my foot I could pack it in ice and knit all day long! I can’t imagine! not being able to use my hands!! At least you have beautiful Lucy to comfort you.:-)

  84. Love the picture of Lucy – she looks almost exactly like my Sophie (another sealpoint ragdoll). I’d love to win a subscription!

  85. Cool!
    Hope the healing is going well – altho I am sure it is beyond frustrating!

  86. Please pick me!

  87. Lucy looks very comfortable. I’d like to be napping too! And of course, I’d love to win in the drawing… 🙂

  88. A drawing! I love drawings! Pick me!

  89. Hope I win! I am off to look through the new issue. Thank-you for a chance!

  90. Another generous giveaway from Wendy!
    Congrats on being published again! 🙂

  91. I’m sorry to hear about your hand, but you have a warm friend to keep you company. She’s gorgeous. Please count me in for the drawing.

  92. Sure, I’d like one.

  93. Love Lucy!

  94. Truly miss your regular blogs. How can you stand not being able to knit. I sometimes ponder that concept since my mom was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Anyway, sending positive thoughts for you getting better, and WOW what a great thing to be able to win, if possible. Thanks.

  95. Judith Smith says:

    Hope you heal quickly

  96. Jeanne Palermo says:

    Count me in! Hope your hand is recovering.

  97. Take care of yourself. Enter my name please.

  98. Mrs. Meg C says:

    I hope you feel better! I miss reading your updates, but I’m glad you’ve gotten what might be a well-deserved break. (Though knitting is more of a vacation than not knitting in our book!)

  99. Wow! What a great gift!

  100. I want to win. Pick me.