My current work in progress:

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


July Contest

Here’s what you gotta do:

Tell me what your favorite fiber-related festival is. If you have the info, send me the dates and any website for the festival. I’ll compile a list if fiber festivals and post them on my website at a later date. Email me (see the “Contact Me” link in the sidebar) by 5:00pm Eastern Time this Friday, July 18, with your entry, to be added to the drawing for this prize:

20 skeins of Berroco Sensuwool:


The color is sort of olive green — color on my monitor is pretty true. This is 80% wool, 20% nylon, worsted weight (5 stitches to an inch on US 8 needles) and 96 yards to a 50 gram skein. You get 20 skeins, enough for a fairly large project.


The ever-wonderful Lindsey-Brooke sent me this:


This is a lavender wand, made from L-B’s own lavender stalks. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s going straight into my yarn stash to scent it nicely and ward away any unwelcome beasties.

And L-B’s kitty, Lucky, sent these for Lucy:


This is a package of very dainty napkins, perfect for my little princess to play with! Here she is, resting after playing with one of her new toys:


Lucy and I say thank you very much to L-B and Lucky!


I finished my current pair:


These are knitted from Regia color number 5163, using my generic toe-up sock pattern and size 2mm needles.


Made some progress on Frogner:


That’s Lucy’s little head at the top of the photo. She’s inspecting my work.

So that was my weekend. Hope yours was good too!


  1. Tevilla says:

    The napkins are almost as pretty as Lucy! What a fitting gift.

    all your knitting this weekend inspires me. While I am still a SLOOOWWW knitter, I get more done becasue I am motivated by your productivity.


  2. The frogner is looking fabulous — I really think it’s gorgeous. The socks are also cute as can be — like Tevilla I’m a slow knitter, so when I see what you’ve accomplished in one weekend I nearly fall out of my seat. You’re an inspiration, that’s for sure.

  3. Lovely gifts Wendy! You and Lucy enjoy them now, d’ya hear?

    Frogner is a real beauty. I am in love with the green you chose. Excellent sockage, too. I’m off to check out your toe-up pattern now…

  4. Kristin says:

    Wow, did you get a LOT done on Frogner! I just love those cute napkins for Lucy. I’m sure she’s relishing her role as princess. I read a funny quote once on a knit list (can’t remember which one): “To a dog, you’re family. To a cat, you’re staff”

    Can’t wait to see your Fiber Festival compilation page when you’re done with the contest. They are few & far between around here (I’m in Chicago).

  5. Oh, how beautiful! Everything (and *one*) is lovely! Pet Lucy for me, please. I like (and my Moka loves to receive) “twiddle pets”: I scratch her back while wiggling my fingers down her spine. Oh, the purrrs.
    Would you have any good advice for a new blogger?
    Thanks so much! Your blog always brightens my day.

  6. Clever lavender wand – what a neat idea! Frogner looks like it’s made for you – I can completely picture you in it.

  7. the blue socks are wonderful, i like the lines it made up! Isn’t Lucy such a lucky lady, even gets mail! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Hey Wendy – Frogner looks great – I like the high contrast. The ready made version has a ribbon front placket that looks very pretty. Does the hand-made pattern have the ribbon as an option?

  9. I love how Frogner is progressing……. I made those socks in that colourway with frosted glass beads for my daughter. One of her favorite pairs.

    Wendy, you yarn goddess you, I have a question…. Are you just a fast knitter in general or does it depend on the project? Or better yet, do you go into denial on a project and let it linger for a long time? I seem to be real fast on some projects, and real slow on others, regardless of difficulty, yarn, size or needles. I don’t think it’s the lack of enthusiasm for a project or the yarn either… (Anyone else have this issue???)

    Lucy is such a lucky kitty to revered by all… Lovely napkins for such a lovely kitty!

  10. Hi,Wendy! Your knitting often gives me new ideas–Frogner, to this point, looks like it would be a perfect pillow cover design. Lucy looks rather smug with her English garden napkin! Yes,Lucy–you are very special! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hi Guys! Yes, Lucy is very full of herself — thinks she’s very special to get presents in the mail!

    Mary, the Frogner pattern doesn’t offer the option of the ribbon band — I checked out the link you posted and remember seeing it like that. Very pretty!

  12. Wendy, I will assume you have ordered Birks to go with those newly completed socks. I am considering taking my newest skein of Trekking to the Birk store instead of waiting until the socks are done. Pitiful, huh?

  13. Well…since you asked, my favorite fiber festival is the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival held every fall In Essex Junction, Vermont. Of course I’m partial because I used to live in Vermont and loved it there. But that’s where I got my first big exposure to spinning, and all sorts of fiber work. Of course it took me a few years to finally pick up a pair of needles and knit but I’ve started and I’m learning as I go.
    The web site for the Festival is

    Thanks for your blog, I enjoy it. I obviously have a lot to learn and am probably on the tortoise scale of knitting speed, but I enjoy seeing what you create, reading your commentary and looking at new pictures of Lucy.


  14. Hi Wendy,
    your colorwork knitting is just superb! I wish I was so fast. I look forward to reading your blog every day and seeing how far you have gotten on each project.I am going to try your toe up sock pattern, my first toe up. What number of Opal Inspiration are you using now? Hugs to Lucy!