My current work in progress:

Cornflower, a design from Marie Wallin from her pattern collection entitled Meadow. It is knit on a size 3.25mm needle with Sincere Sheep Cormo Sport in the Hathor’s Gem colorway.

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!


  1. I cannot wait for your new book–If I am selected, my wait will be less. 😉 Yippee!

  2. I would love the copy of your new book!! Love your scarf/shawlette thingie too.

  3. I think Lucy would be happy if I won. I’m sure my cat, Ten, would. It is almost Ten’s, well not birthday, but foundling day, when she showed up and we became people with a cat. I’m sure she’d view anything I received as a treat for her. Oh cats.

  4. oh my goodness! I Wendyknits Lace book?!? YES PLEASE! 🙂
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  5. Diana C says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I have several of your sock books but not of your lace.

  6. Carol Hall says:

    Thanks to Wendy and Potter Craft for this awsome give a way .

  7. Pretty lace! Me please!

  8. Book!

  9. Mary G. says:

    I had so much fun knitting the mystery shawlette, I would love to win the book! Thanks for running the give-away . . . and happy Independence Day.

  10. Jennifer and Patty says:

    We’ve become avid shawl knitters due in large measure to your lovely patterns, designs and photos. We are anxiously awaiting the publication of your new book. We would love to have a copy. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your books, patterns and blog.

  11. Your shawlette is beautiful! I love the edging! I would really like to have a copy of your book. I haven’t tried lace yet and I’d really like to try it!

  12. Heather says:

    Oooh, me please! I love your patterns, and I can’t wait to see what’s included in the book!

  13. Would love to win – I knit mostly lace and am in awe of everything you design. Stay cool over the holiday weekend.

  14. I love the new scarf.

  15. karen ward says:

    I love the shawls (and scarves) that you’ve designed!! 🙂

  16. Sharon Moon says:

    I just bought 1100 yards of some lace weight yarn at the Stitches South. I need that book!!

    Thanks for all your sharing with your stash and gifts.

  17. I’d love it!!!

  18. Debbie H says:

    I would love a copy of your book. By the way, Lucy looks fetching today! Debbie H

  19. Suzanne says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the book. Love the new scarf thing and can’t wait to see the larger version.

  20. btownknitter says:

    I love the new shawlette and can’t wait until you release it. I have some Pagewood Farms Alyeska yarn which would be perfect. Oh, by the way, I’d love the book!

  21. The green shawl is beautiful and summery! and yes, please sign me up for the book drawing!

  22. I would love to win your book!

  23. Paulette Schirmer says:

    Thank you for new addictionts, your lace book would definitely add to it. Keep up the great work!

  24. Paulette Schirmer says:

    Thank you for new addictions, your lace book would definitely add to it. Keep up the great work!

  25. I love the “thingie”. How long is it? I noticed that your thin-necked model could wrap it and tie it in a very attractive way. Do you think it could work that way for a normal human? It’s definitely going on my to-make list! And yes, I’d love to win your new book.

  26. The book looks interesting – and will be on my to-buy list even if I don’t get this copy…
    GailR´s last blog post ..A time to remember

  27. We certainly do love Lucy. Your new book looks awesome, and I would love to have it. 🙂

  28. here’s to chance.

  29. I would love to have that book 🙂

  30. Jill B. says:

    I am very excited about your lace book! I would love to win an advance copy!!

  31. So many people after your new book! Here’s to hoping I win. 🙂

  32. The new book looks great. I would love to be a winner. Your new little scarf is super cute too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Can’t wait to see your new book…would love to win a copy. I aspire to be able to knit such beautiful lace pieces. Hopefully with the help of your new book, I will!

  34. Pick me! Pick me! Thanks for the contest!

  35. I would adore a copy of your book! I would love to win it, but if I don’t get picked, I will buy it anyway. lol

  36. It would be great to get your book. I love all the shawls you make. Thanks for having these giveaways.

  37. We love Wendy and always love blog give-aways. I love lace! I would love the book!
    Jeanie Babbage´s last blog post ..It has been a year!!!

  38. I love the Shawlette. I can hardly wait to see the pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win an advance copy of your book!

  39. So impressed with your abilities to design!

  40. Marilyn says:

    I luv, luv, luv Lucy. She is precious. I also love all your designs and would be thrilled to get your book. Just started knitting lace and this would be an inspiration.

  41. The scarf – shawlette is yummy. Can’t wait to see the larger version. Gotta love the Lucy Cat!

  42. I would love a copy of the book! Pick me pleeeease 🙂

  43. Janet (JazzyJStitches) says:

    Love that little scarf/shawlette. A beautiful use of one of those darned half-skeins of fingering. And the lace book is already on my wishlist, but would love a free copy!

  44. I’m addicted to knitting shawls right now and your book would be wonderful to have!

  45. You sure are talented. Please enter my name in the drawing for the book. Each one seems better and better. I don’t know how you can sit down and just generate such beautiful patterns! Lucy is tops in my book. She appears to have quite an attitude, just like my Scooter! Happy 4th.

  46. Sherry Anderson says:

    I can’t wait to get your book! Whether I win it or buy it it will be a prize in itself! I’ve gotten into lace kntting in the last year and absolutley love it! Can’t wait!

  47. Love is all around, indeed!
    Would love an advance reader copy, and really looking forward to this twofer set!
    Blessings to you and Lucy!

  48. Charlotte Kunkel says:

    Love, love, love your shawls and would LOVE a copy of your new Lace book!

  49. Ok I`m in big trouble now I want that book so very much, I need that book. I love your other books I own two sock books from you that I just love, they are my go to books for toe ups. But Lace Knitting I want to knit lace and alot of it. So if I win or not I will be buying that book I know how wonderfully you explain in your how to`s. I want to buy it for all of my knitting buddy`s in my knitting group….because if I show them my copy the will drool all over it

  50. I would love to win your new book.

  51. Theresa says:

    I would SO love to have your new book! I’ve been good and deserve it :c) so PLEASE pick me!!!!!

  52. Nancy N (n2n on ravelry) says:

    Me! Me! Ooo ooo ooo! Me!
    Lotta love.
    And very generous with spreading the love around.

  53. Gail Rector says:

    Me! Me! I do!!!
    And I love your little scarfie thing it’s like an elongated lace collar….. really LOVE IT!

  54. a two-fer pattern, donate and now leave a comment, got it.
    lovely photo on cover.

  55. I have your new book on my wish list on Amazon. I just love your shawls, shawlettes etc.
    Looking forward to the book..

  56. I love knitting lace. You do such beautiful work. I would love to add this book to my collection.

  57. Melissa Repasky says:

    Thank you for offering a copy of your book! I would love to have one!

  58. Oh, count me in – love the scarf and looking forward to the shawl.
    Who wouldn’t love to get a copy of your newest book.
    I’ve been big into knitting t-a-a-t sox
    lately I’ve found lace and shawls, etc.
    Hey! to Lucy.
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  59. Learning to love lace. Would love the book, and would also love to get the pattern for the new “minty” scarf/shawlette.
    Rusty Boyd´s last blog post ..Published Finally!

  60. Have been wanting to really dig into lace…now is better then later.

  61. I can’t wait until this book comes out!

  62. sharonmassena says:

    I love, love the little green scarf. Is there a pattern for it?

  63. sharonmassena says:

    I love, love the little green scarf. Is sther a pattern for it?

  64. I just finished the Summer Mystery Shawl. I now am officially a huge fan of your patterns–so easy to follow! Can’t wait to do more.

  65. This is a must have book! I only hope I get picked!

  66. Lynne S. says:

    I would love to have a copy of your new book! Thanks for the giveaway. The scarf/shawlette is pretty; looks versatile and easy to wear. Good stuff.

  67. New book ….. Would love to see it! Thanks for the chance to win! Looking forward to your new patterns!

  68. Amy Hintzman says:

    Love your newest shawlette! Can’t wait to see your new lace book!

  69. I’d love to win the advance copy, but if ot, I am all set as I have preordered it! Can’t wait to see it!

  70. I already pre-ordered a copy of your book, but I would really like to have an advance copy and I would give one to my granddaughter.

    I love the scarf/shawlette thingie. I am not very tall, so I really prefer smaller shawls and this one looks like a real winner for me.

  71. Christine says:

    AAAARRRHHHHH!!! I went to order the book the other day when, at checkout, I was notified it wasn’t released yet!

    Wouldn’t it be lovely if I won it? before everyone else could get one bwaahahaha…… just kidding.

  72. Priscilla says:

    I love lace and your book looks amazing. I would love to win a copy!

  73. I have already pre-ordered your book from amazon, but it would be so much more fun to win it!! You are the reason I am knitting lace and using charts!! Thanks for great patterns!!

  74. Jeannette in St. Louis says:

    Oooo, me, me, me…..I love to knit lace!!

  75. Please, please, pick me! I’m just back to knitting after a month hiatus (repetitive strain injury) and I’m about halfway through the Summer Mystery Shawlette. I need something new to do! (Love the lacy scarf–can’t wait to see the shawlette version!) And since I forced myself to learn to read charts with the KAL, I’m ready to practice something!

  76. Oh please Mr Random Number Generator pick me, I need more Wendy lace to knit ! Miss Woodhouse is almost done. Up next is the Shetland Border Shawl.

  77. Shannon says:

    I just knit my first piece of lace and now I can’t stop thinking about it! I hope I win!

  78. Linda Piotrowski says:

    I would love to receive a copy of your book. Thanks for your generous heart. I think Lucy is a beautiful kitty!

  79. cecilia says:

    Even if I do not win, I have already ordered one and am very excited about the publishing of your book. Have a great weekend with Lucy. All of my furry friends say hello. cecilia

  80. I’m a 70 yo knitter and have just gotten hooked on lace for the first time in way over 40 years of knitting. I NEED your book ….. I have all your others which I love but my heart aches for this one! …..I’ll even be your surrogate mother or grandmother whichever fits your age. ;o) Hugs

  81. I’d love a chance for the book. & yup we love Lucy!

  82. Not to put too much pressure on you – but hope your pattern comes out soon. I’m knitting a small scarf/shawl for a friend and I’m just not feeling the love. Your scarf looks like just the ticket! Can’t wait to see the other one.

  83. dmchrist says:

    Would love to when your book!!!

  84. I love your little scarf/shawlette thingie. Wish it was in the book!

  85. I already pre-ordered the book, but I would really like to have an advance copy and I could give the other one to my granddaughter.

    I love your scarf/shawlette thingie. I am not very tall so I like smaller shawls and this one looks like a real winner.

  86. cathy s says:

    please pick me; I love your books–I own two of them!

  87. Beautiful scarf…. you have no idea how much I am coveting that lace book!

  88. Oh sign me up please! I really enjoyed the kal on Ravelry and I’d love to have your shawl book (I have both of your sock books…they are great). Thanks.

  89. Love lace/love your designs!

  90. Please pick me–or Kezzi (my Lucy look-a-like).

  91. Margaret says:

    Sure hope I am the lucky one to win the book.

  92. Vicki aka Dragonfly7673 says:

    I can’t wait for this book to come out and I’d love an advance copy. 😉
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  93. peggy connolly says:

    Oh Miss Lucy, you’re a doll!!

  94. Chris in CA says:

    Oh who could not want your book…
    Meredith and Marshall say hi to Lucy

  95. After joining the Summer Mystery Shawl KAL, I’m looking forward to your new lace book even more! Also, love this new shawlette/scarf pattern you just designed – must add to the (already too long) queue!

  96. limedragon :-: Harriet says:

    I look forward to the two-fer shawlette/scarf pattern! And the book too – can’t wait. Maybe I’ll be the lucky winner! : )

  97. Hi Wendy, I love both your sock books and have knit several of the designs. I love your shawls and am getting ready to start the PI shawl. Please pick me. I love to win with a winning designer!! Can’t wait for the new book to come out. I’ve got it pre-ordered.
    Thanks very much.

  98. Your scarf/shawlette is beautiful. But then again pretty much everything you knit is!

  99. Annabel says:

    Luv all of your shawls, can’t believe you get all that knitting done….all the time.
    Would love to get the book, never win anything….

  100. So interested in that shawl. Can’t wait for the pattern to be released.

    Oh, and pickmepickmepickmepickme!!! 🙂
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