My current work in progress:

Beadwork, by Jade Starmore, knit from Wendy Guernsey, using 2.75mm needles.

Love is All Around

Here it is the last day of June. Where did the month go? For that matter, where has the year gone? It seems like it was just January.

My little scarf/shawlette thingie is done, see?

It’s really more of a scarf than a shawlette.

It used about 250 yards of fingering weight yarn.

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Creme de Menthe colorway, to be exact.

I’m very happy with it!

Using the same construction technique and lace edging, I plan to make another one that is more of a shawlette — it’ll have a deeper “body” so it is longer from top to bottom. More about that on Sunday. I’ll offer the two versions together in one pattern.

Gotta love a two-fer.

Other things to love . . .

We Love Lynn Zimmerman

My buddy Lynn Zimmerman is doing her second annual Make A Wish fundraiser — all details are over on her blog. If you donate $5.00 via her donation page (linked to from her blog with detailed instructions), Lynn will send you a copy of Laura Linneman’s beautiful My Wish Shawl Pattern. You have until August 26 to make donations.

But wait, there’s more!

For every $10.00 you donate, you will receive an entry in a drawing for some wonderful prizes! Check out Lynn’s prize blog post for details on what you could win. There are some wonderful prizes!

Actually, I think I am being very altruistic mentioning this because if I didn’t, fewer people would know about it and I would have a better chance of winning one of those amazing prizes. Of course, the fact that the Knitgirllls talked about this on their last podcast means it is already out there. So I’m not being so altruistic after all.

We Love Vogue Knitting

Because they always send me wonderful books to review, and because they authorized me to give away free tickets to the upcoming VK Live market in Los Angeles to two of my readers. These two lucky readers, chosen at random from the comments, are Brenna D. and Cathie Jones. I have emailed you two and have sent your email addys to Vogue Knitting and they will be in touch with you.

We Love Potter Craft

A couple of weeks ago I got two advance-advance copies of my upcoming book (to be published August 23) Wendy Knits Lace from my publisher, Potter Craft. (I get a box of copies next month, but the printer sends a few on early and I always get a couple of those).

I kept one copy of course, and sent the second copy to my awesome tech editor L-B because after all the work she put in on this book, she deserved to be one of the first to have it.

Yesterday Potter Craft told me they are sending me another copy so I can do a blog giveaway now!

Who’d like it?

To be entered in the drawing for this advance-advance copy of Wendy Knits Lace, leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw a winner from among the comments using the Random Number Generator at about 4:00pm EDT next Thursday, July 7, so be sure and have your comment in by then!

Last But Most Certainly Not Least

We love Lucy!

Comments

  1. I’d love a copy of your book. I really enjoyed knitting the summer mystery shawl.

  2. kristine says:

    Have been admiring your lace work for some time, would love to add this to my small and slowly growing knitting books collection!

  3. Pretty sure I’ll be buying a copy as soon as it comes out, but it would be fabulous to win a super-advance copy instead!
    Sadie´s last blog post ..Crotchety

  4. Donna B. says:

    Whew, a lot of people want this! What am I saying — of course they do, they’re just like me!
    Donna B.´s last blog post ..Not the building but the beam

  5. I would love to get a look at this new book! How exciting!

  6. I would love to win a copy of your shawl book. Your patterns are always so well written.
    Beverly´s last blog post ..Feeling the Family Love

  7. I can’t wait for your new book Wendy! Fingers crossed on the drawing 🙂

  8. I would love to win your book! It looks so very nice!

  9. Your new book looks beautiful! I just finished an abbreviated version (translation: I ran out of yarn) of the Summer Mystery Shawlette and gave it as a graduation gift. It is slighty larger than your new project above – but it turned out great!
    I still have to block my full, with extra pattern repeats, Mystery Shawlette, and Island Time Shawls.
    Thanks so much for all your great patterns!
    I’d love to win the book. I could cancel my pre-order and buy more of your patterns – or yarn. 🙂

  10. Barbara says:

    The book looks amazing! I would love a copy.

  11. karen fogel says:

    Love your patterns…..Hope I win!!!

  12. Pick me please….my lace skills need improving!

  13. I’d love to win the book and have the courage to try knitting lace. The new pattern looks great. In the first picture it looks like you could call it a fichu… OK, I read too many historical novels…

  14. KathyM SEVA says:

    Just finished a little shawl and find that I just might get into this lace “thingie” – especially if I win the book. Great cover image too!

  15. knitengruven says:

    Can’t wait to get a copy of your new book! I hope I’m the lucky winner!

  16. I realy love your patterns and I’m glad to have some of your fantastic books at home. I would be very happy to be chosen for getting this new book from you.

  17. Jennifer B says:

    I love your socks books, and am looking forward to seeing the patterns in your shawls book too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. COOL!
    I’ve never tried lace ,but
    COOL!

  19. Marissa says:

    I am so excited to buy it but I would love to win a copy. Love your books!!!!

  20. Donna from Muskegon,MI says:

    I would love to receive your new lace book, I loved the mystery shawl pattern.

  21. Your book (is it really the 4th one already?!) looks beautiful. Congratulations!

  22. I love the shawls and CAN’T WAIT to see your book!

  23. Lia Domingues says:

    Ohhh, I’d love to receive a copy! (siiiiiiigh!)

  24. i’d love the book! Your projects are so beautiful and your patterns are so well-written!
    Sarah Warburton´s last blog post ..Stuck in a Scene

  25. Me, me. me!

  26. Melissa says:

    Well um, I’ve pre-ordered but I’d still love to win (I know a few knitters who’d love my pre-ordered copy as a Christmas gift). Thanks Wendy!!

  27. I have loved watching all of your lace projects evolve. I think that this must be one hell of a book and I would love a copy!

  28. Your new book has been on my wish list since the day you announced it, Wendy! I do like the way you write your patterns and I learned to work with a chart because of you! Thanks for counting me in.

  29. Gillian says:

    I’d love to win a copy. Thanks for your generosity.

  30. Hi Wendy!
    I’ve made and gifted both the Japanese Garden Shawl and your Summer Mystery Shawlette – Fun patterns and loved that the stitches got less instead of more!!
    Please enter me in your draw for one of your lace books!!
    thanks for the great patterns!

  31. Kathy L says:

    Please include me in the drawing. I love the lace work you do and would love, love, love a copy of your new book!

  32. Such a lovely cover. Well done. I’d love to have that bok.

  33. Thanks for your blog and all the time you spend to share with us. And of course I will be happy to win a book.

  34. O great random number generator – please pick me!!!

  35. Lucianne says:

    oooo, pick me, pick me….hey, my name is Lucy, too…

  36. I love lace, thanks for putting up the book for a drawing!
    Kelie´s last blog post ..Tour de Fleece 2011

  37. Great blog and I would love to win your book!

  38. Paulette says:

    Your book looks great—would love to win it!!

  39. Melissa says:

    Don’t forget we ALL love Wendy!

  40. I’d love to win! I’m making a similar shawlette right now, but I think I like your edging better. I guess I’ll have to make it too! 😀
    Anth´s last blog post ..House Parties

  41. Stephanie H. says:

    Yes please pick me mighty random number generator.

  42. Paulanic says:

    Oh yes, I’d love a copy of your book early. Can hardly wait for it to be released!

  43. I would love your book (although I am still working on my KAL shawl)

  44. I made my first lace project from your summer mystery shawlette. I am hooked. Can’t wait for the new book to be released. By the way, I was recently wearing the shawlette while in an elevator with Lily Chin. She made the comments “lovely shawl pattern & beautiful work”. Sure made my day.

  45. Carla in MT says:

    I love knitting lace!! I can’t wait to see the new book. And the Mystery Shawlette was really fun to do. thanks.

  46. G. K. Green says:

    Not one but two books to give away? How generous! Please enter me in the drawing … You taught me how to knit socks, and I can hardly wait to see what new things I’ll be learning about lace from your book! Thanks for writing it … gkgreen on Ravelry

  47. Debbi Downs says:

    Lovely cover… bet the inside’s even lovelier… 😉 I have just recently become completely besotted with lace. Finished my first lace shawl recently, Faroese Lace from “A Gathering of Lace” Currently working on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi shawl… Fantastic stuff, lace is! 🙂

  48. Your book is on my Amazon wishlist. Can’t wait!

  49. I am a lifelong crocheter but your patterns inspire me to try lace knitting!

  50. Finally getting the Summer Mystery shawl going! Actually I’m 2/3 through the first repeat of Chart C. I have never made a bottom up shawl and love the feel of knitting rows faster and faster. The design is beautiful and entertaining to knit. Definitely, would love to see more of Wendy Knit lace designs.

  51. I’m just starting to get into lace, so I’d love the book. Thanks for the chance.

  52. I do love your patterns. Everything you make is gorgeous. And thanks to your publisher for the lovely give-away! I will be buying this if I don’t win it, I can’t wait to see it!

  53. How lovely your cover photo is, enter me also in the giveaway!

  54. Can’t wait to see this book!

  55. This looks a great book – count me in please!!
    I love your little shawl!

  56. Really enjoy your blog and would love your new book.

  57. Melissa HB says:

    I love this giveaway, I signed up to be notified via Knitpicks when your new book becomes available. Thanks 🙂

  58. All of a sudden I feel hungry for mint chocolate chip ice cream! The scarf is adorable and I’m already wondering which of my stash yarn will be the lucky one. So excited for the new book!! With your books all I seem to want to knit are shawls and socks. 🙂
    Cathy E´s last blog post ..Back in Business!!!

  59. That was awfully nice of Potter Crafts to send you two books for giveway! Have a great Fourth!

  60. Kris Peters says:

    I’m a beginning lace knitter and would LOVE to receive a copy of your newest book. I really like the way you explain things!

  61. I would love a copy of your latest book. In fact, I have it ordered at Amazon. I love your books and patterns. I have made several of your socks and now am getting hooked on lace knitting after completing your mystery shawl, which was only finished this week due to an inconvenient fractured radius. I remember your frustration when you broke your hand this past winter and now I can truly say I feel your pain. Since the cast has come off, it’s still painful to knit for long periods of time, but I’m using it as my therapy!

  62. Yvonne in Southwest Virginia says:

    Looking forward to your new book’s release. Love your lace!

  63. What a lovely looking book! I could always use more shawls.

  64. Way down here where some one will see,
    I sign my name, quietly.
    Anet

  65. I love the new little scarf/shawlette! The color is fantastic! I’d love to win a copy of the book – thanks so much for the chance! 🙂

  66. Amanda Hume says:

    “Oh, Oh, Pick me, Pick me!” I say while madly waving my hand in the air! 🙂

  67. Please….please….please send it to meeeeee!!!

  68. Marcie Marugg says:

    Congratulations on your new book – it looks great!

  69. Loved doing the knit-a-long with you. So fun! Would love to knit more pretty things from your book. =)

  70. Stephanie says:

    I love your patterns – your books are awesome!
    So glad you have completed your Lace Book!

  71. Your scarf is very pretty!!! I really enjoy your shawls.
    Robin´s last blog post ..Newest FO!!!!!

  72. Courtney says:

    I would love to have a copy of the book, but MOST of all I would love to have a Lucy. I love knitting Lucy’s mom’s patterns, but blocking them is a hassle because I don’t have a Lucy! I have several companions of the feline persuasion, but none of them is as talented as Ms. L. regarding blocking. Does Lucy perhaps do consults/training sessions?

  73. I love the new shawl/scarf Tango and Two Step. The shape is so wearable. I can’t wait for your new book.

  74. Oh, Wendy, I follow your blog daily and LOVE your patterns; especially the lace! It would be such a treat to win a copy of your new book. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. :o)

  75. Sue Noetzel says:

    I loved knitting the mystery project and I would love to receive a copy of your new book!

  76. Congrats on the latest book Wendy! If I dont’ win a copy I am going to head over to Amazon and reserve my copy. And I can’t wait for the shawlette pattern to come out. I see it being a great Christmas present to knit a few special people this year. 🙂

  77. Geraldine Scott says:

    I would love to win a copy of your new book! Thanks for doing this!

  78. I love your books!

  79. I, too, would love a copy of your book. I am fairly new to lace knitting and need inspiration! I enjoy your blog. Thanks.

  80. I am enjoying working on Japanese Garden, my first lace project. I enjoy your blog and always love seeing what Lucy sez! 🙂

  81. Shawnna says:

    I love your work! I would be very grateful to win your book 😉

  82. Your lace book looks great!

  83. Fingers crossed – would love to win a copy!

  84. You’re always so generous with your giveaways!

    Hope your 4th was fabulous!

  85. Henrycat says:

    Late but not too late – I would love to win a copy of your new book. And the new scarf is lovely!

  86. Knitkitty says:

    Where do you get your creative inspiriation? You seem to have a never-ending source for it! I love the idea of a lace book from you!

  87. Excited about your new book! Hope I win a copy!!

  88. Your lace shawls are always so pretty! I really need to try knitting one sometime!

  89. I would love to have a copy of your new book. wish me luck. Thank you!!

  90. TROIKIRK says:

    I love your lace and would love your book.

  91. I would love to win a copy of your new lace book. Your knitting inspires me!

  92. I’d love a copy of your fantastic new book!

  93. Margarita says:

    Congratulations on your new book!

  94. Ruth Ann says:

    Because of your excellent explainations, I knit socks. I know that if I use your book, it will help my lace knitting. Hope to have an early start. Thanks, Ruth Ann

  95. I am really looking forward to your book. I have just recently gotten into lace knitting and would love a whole book full of your beautiful patterns.

  96. I would to have a copy of your new book……and will have it one way or the other. The new scarf pattern is so feminine, moving that to the top of my project list.

  97. I’m new to lace knitting and would love to have one of your new books. I know the patterns will be gorgeous.

  98. Me please! I’ll end up with it one way or another, but winning it would be nice.

  99. Eileen Bunn says:

    I would love a copy!!!

  100. Please put me in the drawing. If I win I will give the copy preordered on Amanzon to my daughter who I turned on to your sock books! Your patterns are the best.