My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Friday at Last

Well, in spite of the rain and gloom yesterday I was able to take some photos.


Here is a shot of Izzy with my new shoes. The shoes are part of a sad story. I’ve been limping around on a bone spur for the past six months and as a result have stretched and inflamed ligaments in my right foot. I finally broke down and went to the doc the other day. He said no going barefoot at all and I have to wear these orthopedic inserts in my shoes, like for the rest of the year.

Okay, I live to go barefoot. As soon as I get home from work, the footwear comes off. That’s bad enough. But the other problem is my cowboy boots. If I have to wear shoes, I wear cowboy boots. I have over 100 pairs of ’em. Hot pink lizard? I got ’em. Turquoise snakeskin? I got ’em.

Well, my foot is swollen and with the added bulk of the heel insert . . . I . . . can’t . . . wear . . . my . . . boots.


So I went out yesterday and bought two pairs of shoes a half size larger than normal. You’re looking at the brown ones. I also got ’em in black.

But today I’m wearing New Balance walking shoes. It is, after all, Friday.

End of sad foot story.

I finished Dave’s Socks!!!!

And I started my Dad’s socks:

Dad's socks

These are also Regia 6, same as Dave’s.

And I did manage a Valtos pic, here. I’ve finished the armhole decreases and am working my way up to the neck.

So that’s the knitting update.

The latest sniper attack was in Manassas, Virginia. Real close to where my brother lives. Who knows where next? I’m now afraid to go to a gas station.


  1. I’m very sorry about your boot-less-ness. (I would definitely hate not being able to be barefooted.

    Valtos looks *marvelous*! and congrats on the fo.

  2. Hi Wendy, Love your site. I’ve been knitting for around a year and have checked here often. Especially since you’ve started blogging. Hope you overcome your foot problems.
    Laura in SC

  3. Oh Wendy, I feel for you. I had the same problem with my foot a year or so ago and it is agony. It also seemed like it would never get better. But, after months of always wearing shoes and getting a custom orthotic to wear daily, the problem did clear up. So have faith, it will go away and you will wear your fab cowboy boots again. You’ll just have to be careful with your feet in between wearings.

  4. Thanks guys! Yeah, I’m being a good girl and wearng the shoes I’m supposed to. Kathy, thanks for the advice and encuragement! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ohh, new ballence. I just got a pair for my birthday; I’ve never owned a nice pair of tennies. Unbelivelably, these shoes have me wearing socks… every day. Guess I can make them now, huh?


  6. My mother had “bone spurs” and had one surgery to remove them. Years later, they returned. Not wanting surgery again, she began researching alternative medicines/treatments. She found a reflexologist who, with just a couple of treatments, disengrated her “bone spurs.” He said that, “Most bone spurs are not calcium/mineral deposits, they are tendons, muscles & stress knots.” I was a skeptic until my mother proved me wrong.