My current work in progress:

Kenmare, by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softknit Cotton, using 4mm and 4.5mm 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. wow; over a thousand comments!

  2. I would LOVE a free advance copy but I’ll be buying one when its released. But a copy straight from your hands would be so much better!

  3. Thanks for the great patterns, Wendy! i really enjoyed the mystery shawlette knit along (made 2!) and am looking forward to the book. So, pick me !!! 🙂

  4. Ohhh, I can’t wait! If your new book is as wonderful as you sock books, which I’m sure it is, it will be yet another “must have”. And yes, we all love Miss Lucy, how can you not?
    LizA.´s last blog post ..1st Day of Summer…

  5. Such a cute little scarflette! I would love to win a copy of your new book of lace. I love lace! I am playing Tour de Fleece, and I am spinning yarn that will one day become lace.
    Sarah´s last blog post ..On Your Mark, Get Set, Spin!

  6. Diane Rizzo says:

    I love this new pattern. I would also love to own your new book!

  7. Sonja Poor says:

    Over a thousand comments! It’s like a lace lottery. Maybe I will be lucky. If not, there’s Amazon. Your book is on my list over there. I had such FUN with the Summer Mystery.
    Sonja Poor´s last blog post ..I wished I owned a string store

  8. I love your shawls and I’d be ecstatic to win your book!!! 😉

  9. Wow – over 1,000 comments. I would love to win your new book.

  10. Sue Nelson says:

    Looking forward to your new book! I would love a copy. Our new kitties, Tundra and Marmalade say Meow, meow to Lucy.

  11. Arlene Hoose says:

    Would love a copy of the new book. Pick Me!!!!

  12. Loverly scarf “thingie”! Soft green, one of my favorite colors too. I’d dearly love a copy of your newest book! I jumped right into lace knitting as soon as I could make a halfway decent SSK, and have never looked back. I’m on the final chart for the Seriously Simple Shawl (my Camp Loopy project!), and still having fun despite having to frog back parts of it twice (and having to play chauffeur for my DD & her BFF this weekend).

  13. Pick me, please! 😀

  14. Kristine M. says:

    I would love to have a copy of your new book! I can’t wait to see it & decide which pattern to make first.

  15. Congratulations on your new book! You are responsible for the success of my earliest socks. Thank you!

  16. Well this is on my birthday list and my birthday is August 29 so it would make a great gift.

  17. This book is on my wish list 🙂 I am keeping my fingers & toes crossed!

  18. I’d love to win your new book. All your designs are fantastic!

  19. I’m always loving lace — I’m looking forward to the new book!

  20. Kari W. says:

    I would love to have a copy of your book.

  21. you do such lovely work!
    come on, random number generator-pick me, pick me!!!

  22. Jo Anne WM says:

    Oh, the box – what a tease.

  23. Count me in!
    I love the little shawlette.

  24. The cover of the book looks lovely. It would be lovely to win one, but I will buy one if I don’t!
    Thanks!

  25. I’d love a copy of your new book! Especially because it’s lace knitting. 🙂

  26. Carol B says:

    I can’t wait to see the book, whether I win a copy in the drawing or not! When does the box get unpacked??

  27. Maryann Lee says:

    I would love to have copy of your new book. I am knitting my first lace shawl now. I definately think that lace knitting will become a passion of mine.

  28. Commenting! Thanks for the opportunity!

  29. Of course I would love a Wendy Knits Lace book. Who wouldn’t? Hope you had a nice holiday weekend!

  30. Count me in 🙂

  31. I’ve knitted a little bit of lace (Summer Mystery Shawlette, and now I’m working on Butterfly Lace Stole), and I’m amazed at how much I LOVE it! I would love to have a copy of your book! Keep up the good work!
    Cara

  32. I’m currently obsessed with knitting lace shawls – the mystery shawlette got me going! I’d love to win your book (though I’ll likely buy it if I don’t win)!

  33. Christine says:

    OH I’d love to win! I have not tried and lace yet, but if this book is as good as your sock books I should learn quickly!! THANKS

  34. Kathleen says:

    Your designs are devine! I can’t wait to see your book!

  35. Nicole d says:

    I cannot wait to get this book!!! You knit the most beautiful lace.

  36. Suzanne says:

    omg — over 1000 comments. Bravo 😉 Looking forward to your new lace book.

  37. Becky L. says:

    I’d love a copy of your book. Your work is so pretty!

  38. Kathleen says:

    I can’t wait to see the new book, and would LOVE to have an advance copy of it!! Congratulations.

  39. I love lace patterns that are long edge first – there are simply not enough of them. Thank you for writing a collection.

  40. Andrea W. says:

    Needless to say…”I WANT IT!!!!”

  41. I can’t wait until your latest book comes out! 🙂 Of course, it would be awesome to win an advance copy, too.

  42. Your book looks amazing!!!!!
    leah´s last blog post ..Hard to imagine!

  43. I like lace knitting and more patterns are always fun.

  44. Two-Step and Tango are great!!!! Can’t wait for the pattern and can’t wait for your new book. Pick me, Pick me!!!! (And if you don’t, I am still buying it!)

  45. Shalanda says:

    I love your lace shawls! I would love a copy of your book but if I don’t win it, I’m sure I’ll buy it. 🙂

  46. That’s a gorgeous scarf. Almost as gorgeous as Lucy

  47. OOOOHH lace. I need another lace book….

  48. Oh, I heard about this book soooo long ago and I tried not to think about it so I wouldn’t feel like I had to have it…..but….I really, really want one!!!!! Your books are the best!

  49. I would love a copy of your new book! Please enter my name in the drawing.

  50. Rebecca says:

    I can’t wait to see what is in this book!

  51. Hi Wendy!!!!!

  52. I can’t wait for the lace book to come out! I just got some lovely new fingering weight yarn, and it needs a project!

  53. Can’t wait for the book to be available; it’s at the top of my list to buy…but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to have a free copy from you!!!

  54. I’ve been watching all the lace knitting on the blog and would love to have one of these books.

  55. I’d love the book! Ohhh lace…….

  56. Your little shawlette looks beautiful, it’s such a gorgoes color of green.

  57. I’d love to have the book!

  58. Cynthia says:

    Me, me!

  59. Barbara Fredrick says:

    A new lace book? By you? — I want it!!! I want it!!! I want it!!!

    Barbara

    PS Princess sends love to Lucy. Princess is too hot to go after moving yarn end right now.

  60. Of course I’d like a copy of the new book – it would go so nicely on my knitting shelf alongside your Toes Up books. C’mon, RNG!

    Give Lucy a skritch from me, ‘kay?

  61. I’d love a copy of your lace book.

  62. Hugs for Lucy! Shawls for me! : )
    Elysbeth´s last blog post ..Pettine Pettiness

  63. Looking forward to seeing your latest book in the bookstore! Congratulations!

  64. I just finished my summer mystery shawlette – and I’m working on socks from your Toe Up book. I’d love to receive a copy of your new book!
    Carol´s last blog post ..BLEND 1961 100% Merino

  65. Y’all’s shawls from balls just awe. 😉

  66. I really love the look of the skinny shawlettes & am eager to see the patterns in your book!

  67. chandra says:

    Would love to be entered!

  68. Patricia says:

    I am so excited to see your new book!

  69. I’m very excited about the Tango/Two-Step patterns, so pretty! Also about the new book ~ lots to keep us busy this summer.

  70. Ohhh, I’d LOVE to get an advance copy! I’m so excited for this book 🙂

  71. Would love to win the book, your patterns are well written and I learn alot from your books.

  72. Congratulations on the new book! 😀
    LittleWit´s last blog post ..Sticks N Stitches Reminder

  73. Lovely piece, I can’t wait to see the new book.

  74. desiree nicholls says:

    I love yr blog. I look forward to reading it every couple of days. Would love a copy of the book as well.

  75. Denise Katz says:

    I just LOVED the mystery shawl and i really love the new ones you have done. Please pick me for the book (of course i will buy it anyway, but it would be great!)

  76. I really enjoyed knitting your Summer Mystery Shawlette and would love to have your lace book!

  77. Oooo , I’d like it please.

  78. Ooh, I love Potter Craft–and I love Wendy Knits! 🙂

  79. Kristin says:

    Lace would be fun – ewspecially for summer!

  80. Kristin/HLMauera says:

    Your new book looks lovely! I’d love a copy!
    Kristin

  81. So far, my lace knitting adventures have been just that. Perhaps your book will make them a little less adventurous. Congratulations on yet another publication!
    Teri S.´s last blog post ..Gone Again

  82. ahmcguffin says:

    The shawlette is lovely. Consider me in for the drawing.

  83. I really like you work and lace is one of my very favorite things to knit. I look forward to your book whether I win it or buy it.

  84. I cannot wait to get a copy! Congratulations!!

  85. I want the book! Love the shawl!

  86. All this stealth knitting suggests yet another book is in progress!? I’m REALLY looking forward to your book on lace knitting — the adventures with sticks and string never ends! Thanks, Wendy!

  87. Random number generator, please pick me!

  88. Tonia Van Dyk says:

    I’m a late comer to the party, but I’m managing to sneak in under the deadline. I have both of Wendy’s sock books, and am looking forward to seeing the new one! I know it will be just as beautiful and full of gorgeous items.

    Can’t wait till the new pattern for the shawl/shawlette comes out. They’re fantastic!

  89. I love your lace and would love your book!

  90. Therese says:

    I would love a copy of the book – if I am not one of the lucky winners I will hit the bookstore to buy – can’t wait!

  91. Celeste says:

    I would love to have a copy of your book. You write beautifully clear instructions and your patterns are a pleasure to use.