My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Stash Enhancement

Okay, here’s how I increased my stash on Wednesday.

First off, two skeins of extraordinarily yummy Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn — a gift from L-B. This is Bluefaced Leicester and it’s wonderful!

blueface Stash Enhancement

And look at this darling little wooden box. L-B put Lucy’s catnip mouse in this, and now Lucy and I are having ownership issues!

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At Knit Happens I ordered Daletta yarn for Ingeborg, so that will be forthcoming. I also bought a skein of Trekking sock yarn.

trekking Stash Enhancement

I’m a sucker for browns!

And I was lusting after this beautiful kettle-dyed Manos, two skeins of which begged to come home with me.

manos Stash Enhancement

I got two pattern books for Noro yarns.

norobooks Stash Enhancement

And I bought something else to make a gift for someone who reads my blog. So it will have to remain a secret.


Here’s my Flora progress. I made it past the garter stitch bottom band into the pattern. Yay, me.

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By the way, the Flora button I showed you the other day was purchased online from


starmoreshirt Stash Enhancement

This is an Alice Starmore tour t-shirt and two skeins of Regia tweedy sock yarn, sent to me by Mia in Maryland. What fun! Thank you!

March Contest

Winner announced Monday!

Critter Knitters Knit-a-thon

Official start of this project on Monday. Gentlepeople, start your needles!


  1. wendy, thanks for the button info 🙂 can o please ask what color manos yu got, that yarn is yummy!

  2. Vanessa, the color # is 110 — isn’t it wonderful?

  3. Yey stash enhancement! I bought the Cornelia Tuttle Noro book last fall I think with the hopes of making Julita or Karlso, but alas… The book sits in my pile of “maybe one day.” Beautiful colors in that Manos – almost makes me want to give up on my monochramatic theme!

  4. I bought the Cornelia Tuttle book when I was in Seattle last and am making the bag on the back in Manos #101. Also want to make Casper for first GS who should be making his appearance any minute now. Manos is my new favorite yarn for misc. knitting, but I will probably use Kureyon for Casper.

    Ohhh, just Googled for Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn as it was mentioned to be a favorite at MSW last year but not on-line yet – and now it is! And what a beautiful web-site.

    Thanks Wendy, I found some great fiber to spin on my new wheel:o)

  5. What are you going to make with the Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn – it is mouth watering as is the Manos yarn.

    Lucy’s yesterday picture was priceless!

    Have a happy weekend Wendy and Lucy.

  6. Love that Bluefaced Leicester; any idea yet what it’s destined to be?

  7. What’s the story behind the Alice Starmore Tour T-shirt?

  8. Ooooh, that Manos is to die for!
    I’ve been reading The Spirit Trail for a while but didn’t even realize she had yarn. Thanks for the tip 🙂

  9. Bluefaced Leicester rocks! So soft and squishy…the colorway you bought is beautiful!

  10. Wow! Wendy Johnson in an honest-to-goodness yarn shop? Really!?! Do the ladies at Knit Happens even have a clue what a monumental occasion this was?? 🙂 Hee Hee! Nice to see ya, L-B!

  11. I’m still giggling about the cashmere mouse – it makes such perfect sense for a gal like Lucy! Perfect giftie.

  12. Yes,Geane, I’m not a phantom!I guess if Wendy can enter a real yarn shop,I can show my face! 😉

  13. Hey, Wendy!

    Is that yummy Manos, by chance, the “Stellar” colorway? If so, I, too, gave in to temptation and nabbed two skeins that became a Multi-Directional Diagonal scarf. It came in very handy when snow struck Puget Sound in January and my thin blood thought I was still in California! ;D

  14. I’m having Manos envy. Looking forward to seeing what magic you work with it.

  15. I saw the following and thought of you –