My current work in progress:

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



To Margaret in Chicago, the winner of the July contest, chosen by a random number generator.

And thank you to everyone who entered. I’ve compiled your list of fiber festivals, and the list is available here. They are in alphabetical order, by name of festival.

Good Weekend


Lucy seemed relieved to see us leave for my brother and sister-in-law’s beach house. She claimed she was going to take a nap, but she may have been planning her own little party . . .

So down at the beach, my brother and sil drove us past this house. Quite a mailbox, huh?


And they couldn’t let our visit pass without driving us through the trailerpark.


There is no way this photo can capture the true horror of the trailerpark. Suffice it to say that I thought places like this existed only in bad comedies.

So we were glad to get back to their house and hunker down for the rest of the day!

I did finish my transit delay socks:


And I started a pair using Opal Inspiration #5026. Photo of that tomorrow.

Happy Monday, all! Tomorrow . . . cute animal photos!


  1. Nathalie says:

    loverly socks Wendy – have been visiting your site religiously for a few months now – how did you get the sock stripes to line up? Is there a trick to lining them up? Cheers, Nat from Oz

  2. Kristin says:

    LOL…love the trailer park shot! These things still exist? Too funny ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad you had a good weekend. Lucy was only chatting online with her kitty friends. Sydney says “meow”.

  3. And what you can’t see from that photo is the plastic pink flamingos (and other assorted kitsch), confederate flags, pit bulls . . .

  4. Those trailer parks exist all over southern West Virginia (probably all over WV, but I’m in the southern part). Down here they’re called “fishing camps.” Every time I drive by one or 10 of them, I think to myelf, “That’s *sooooo* West Virginia!” (I moved here from not-so-sophisticated Columbus, Ohio, so had only a modicum of culture shock.)

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wendy, Thanks so much for lisitng the many Fiber Festivals. I found out we have two in our area that I was not aware of. Will definitely plan to attend. Might also plan some trips to others (my hubby owes me after spending several weeks at woodworking workshops–:)

  6. The TD socks are my favorite of all the self-striping socks you’ve done – they would look great with my Birks.

    How’s the hand healing? Banged mine on the oak headboard while blocking a shawl and had needles and pins for about a week which gave me some idea of what it must be like to not be able to knit. Not fun!

  7. Now that is one scary mailbox! LOL!

    Hope you had fun with your brother and SIL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Just be sure and check your credit card statements to be *sure* Lucy was only napping! A cat who knows how to order things online can be very, very naughty!


  9. Many congratulations to Margaret! Enjoy your prize!

    You did a lovely job on your socks. I’ve never seen the self-patterning yarn matched up so perfectly!

    And thank you for compiling the list of fiber festivals. You go through too much trouble for your fans, and we appreciate it.

  10. Those transit delay socks remind me of the T in Boston – The Red Line, The Orange Line, The Green Line, and The Blue Line.

    Makes me miss beantown!

  11. Trailer Parks = Tornado Bait

  12. Hey! I live in that Trailer Park!

  13. Just kidding Ed! It just seems that tornados are invariably drawn to trailer parks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Daisy Mae Kalikak says:

    Wendy, I think I saw you Sunday! Me and my brother Cletus was in the trailer 2nd from the left knockin’ booties! We been getting it on since he was 12 and I was 8. And that was about 20 years ago. His boyfriend is okay with it, and my husband Earl don’t mind neither. I don’t see nothin wrong with living in the park. We got meter electric (there’s a change machine down by the Pepsi machine), and a water hookup, including hot water when we need it. Y’all gotta stop by next time you’re in the neighborhood. We’d love to see you. Bring that cute little kitty – my pit bull Fred likes to do it kitty style as well as doggie style (if you know what I mean). He ain’t never had no complaints from the ladies. Bring that cute thing you’re dating, too – boy, howdy, I’d take my teeth out for him!