My current work in progress:

1. Strandwanderer, designed by Lea Viktoria, knit from Wollmeise Merino "Pure" in the "Zenzi" colorway on a 3.25 mm (U.S. size 3) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

First Things First

My lovely friend Rachael is giving away a copy of Wendy Knits Lace on her blog. She will draw a name tomorrow (Monday), so there still is time for you to post a comment to enter the drawing.

Second . . .

My Winter Gauntlets pattern is now available for sale in my Ravelry store.

Third . . .

I’ve spent the weekend working on another Super Slouch, using yet another lace pattern. Teddy helped me.

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And I finished it.

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This is Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the “Grove” colorway. I used my Super Slouch pattern (available in my Ravelry store here) but, as I said, used a different lace pattern. The Super Slouch pattern currently has two options for lace. I will add this third option to the original pattern, so you will now have three choices — it’s a three-fer!

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Those of you who have already purchased the pattern (thank you  very much!) will get an email from Ravelry when I’ve updated the pattern, so you can download the new version.

Here is my yarn for my Camp Loopy Project III, well, one of the skeins of it, anyway.

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Hand Maiden Swiss Silk in the “Boreal” colorway. I’ll be able to start on this tomorrow! Can you guess what I might be making from it?

Lucy sez:

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“I’ll help you wind it up, Momma!”

Comments

  1. Aside from your obvious talents with knitting, pattern writing and photography, I have to say I think I get the most pure enjoyment from your captions under Lucy’s pix. That, too, is an art form. Thanks for it all!

  2. Beverly (db81971) says:

    guessing a beautiful lace cardigan?

  3. One of the lovely new sweaters from your new book?

  4. Teddy! Smoooches!!

  5. Thanks for another chance to win your book! Lucy, as always, looks lovely!

  6. speaking of the slouch pattern, which I’m looking forward to fully making, what do you do after first four rows of knitting, do you cast off? I’m just not sure what is next? thank you!

  7. Thanks for the link to Raechel’s blog, I added her book “Knitting a Heart Back Home” to my reading list. I am guessing you are knitting a sweater.

  8. Gorgeous colorway you have chosen for the Swiss Silk – are you going to make a shawlette?

  9. Love the hat…will have to get that one…and I think the picture of Lucy is AWESOME!!!

  10. How about a shawl out of the Swiss Silk??

  11. Oh boy, I can’t wait for the new lace book! I bet it’s GORGE.

  12. Once again, you just amaze me with what you design – I want to knit everything!!!

  13. Lucy is just waiting to get into that 100% silk yarn.
    Ohhhh, this is one yarn this gal should get. Lovely.

  14. Just bought my first Wendy knitting book– would love to add Lace skills to my talent bank.

  15. Are there instructions on how to make ‘less slouchy’ for small hair people? Want to start a winter hat.

  16. Ooh, thank you, I’m just doing the ribbing on the hat now, and I really like that new lace pattern. Maybe I’ll try that one.

    And thank you for the note on the ravelry page about the waste yarn. I was a little freaked out to just pull the yarn out and not put the working yarn on anything, but it makes a great edge. Very cool, thank you!!

  17. Kristine M. says:

    That yarn is lovely! I think it’s going to be a new shawl or shawlette.

  18. Well, I might have an idea of what you are making with the Boreal, but it would be easier if I knew how much yardage you were working with.

    I started my Camp Loopy Sweater this morning. I’m a big whopping 5 rows in, and wondering if I can manage at least 2 hours of knitting a day.

  19. Love the new slouchy Hat, will look forward to downloading all 3 patterns.

    Lisa ;-)

  20. I should not be surprised that Teddy looks so good in a slouchy hat. You knit it and !he’s Teddy! Silly Suz…….

  21. thanks for adding the third hat pattern! how nice of you!!

  22. hi – I love working lace in the round, like your super slouchies; also cowls, tea cozies, et c. I use a serving plate to block berets. I pin one side of cowls, then insert a towel and pin the other side.
    But I don’t know how to handle other shapes like a beanie or tulip-shaped hat. Presently, I have an “OK” shrug and a pretty “meh” tea cozy, both of which are potentially fabulous if only I could figure out how to block them to make the pattern shine.
    Any blocking tips?