My current work in progress:

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


A Blur

That’s what today at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival was: a blur.

Phyl and I went up together — here’s Phyl at the wheel: a woman with a mission!


Right inside the front gate, we saw Carol.


I was pleased when people actually showed up for my book signing!


Rachel H. came to the festival all the way from Toronto, and asked me to sign a book for her friend. She showed me her friend’s email message to her:


I met a group of Ricmond knitters — do you recognize these ladies, L-B?


And I witnessed a group effort to get Phyl’s yarn untangled. Between the three of them, Phyl, Kel, and Holly got the job done!


I include this photo just because it’s a good shot of my hair.



Speaking of Hair

Lucy had her regular Saturday morning appointment with her stylist, Mr. Ian. Oh yeah, her winter coat is pretty much history now!


“How cute am I?”


I bought some yarn, both at the festival and elsewhere, but I’ll talk about that tomorrow. Along with socks and other assorted subjects!


  1. Nancy J says:

    What a wonderful day for you! Fun pics, too!

  2. Glad you had fun…….and thanks for sharing the photos….nice to put people/names together……does Phyl have a chauffeur’s license?……..nice to have someone drive,isn’t it…….as for Lucy’s castoffs……will these be saved for spinning?…….is Mr. Ian solely for cats? or can Oprah call on him for her dogs?

  3. That really was a whirlwind tour. And you still had enough energy to make a post? Good for you!

    Miss Lucy looks adorable with her summer look.

  4. Wish I could have been there! Your hair looks great.

    Speaking of hair, how do you keep Lucy from getting mats? I have this terrible problem with my kitty and I know the groomer thinks I’m horribly neglectful. I just can’t run a comb through her undercoat which is where all the trouble starts. Now she’s had her mats cut out and looks sort of like a French poodle. Sad.

  5. Picked up your book today. I’m loving it. I’m also very happy to see that Lucy made an appearance. hehe

  6. Oh, looks like a fun and lovely day!

  7. Wow! That woman came all the way from Toronto (my neck of the woods)! That’s awesome! I should have asked her to get your signature too! I’ve been looking for your book in Toronto but I haven’t been able to see it. It come up on the Chapters (our major chain bookstore) computer list . . . but they don’t have it in stock. I’m going to have to order it. Maybe they’ll get some for stock too.

    Hee hee . . . love the pic of Lucy! I think it’s funny when cats do that. Such a dangerous position to be in if they were wild animals . . . our kitties are way too domesticated

  8. I think your book is just outstanding. A great read and I can’t wait to start one of the projects!

  9. Emma in Baltimore says:

    No fair wearing sunglasses! My fiance, my future inlaws, and I did not see you!!

    Oh well, I still love the book, even if it’s not signed.

    Hope you had a good day.

  10. Your day sounds like it was lots of fun

  11. Nice hair shot! Sounds like a fun day, wish I was there ๐Ÿ™

  12. I couldn’t find you at the festival … had my book and everything ๐Ÿ™ What a day, what a day!

  13. We did have a great day! Thanks for the t-shirt. It was also great to use as the multi-purpose Wendy’s Here! sign.

    I loved meeting so many other bloggers. And so very thankful to Holly, Kel and Dani (who joined a tad later than the pic) for untangling my yarn. Knitting Bloggers are good people.

    Have a great week!

  14. I noticed you signed the book with your left hand. Do you knit left-handed as well (passing stitches from the right hand to the left)?

  15. Thanks for the weekend update on MS&W! Can’t wait to see the purchases! And the hair (yours) looks fab-oo! Lucy’s too!
    Off post topic, but let me tell you how much I’m enjoying your book! What fun to read your personal history and yarns about yarn. I’m up to the point where Knit Happens happened. Although I don’t have a LYS (hear the violins?), I also experienced the same knitting transition. Norwegian sweaters a bit boxy. Need better shaping. Sweaters in one color okay. Need better fit.
    I wonder if that’s an aging thing. Or a body through aging thing.
    Nah – must be a wiser knitter thang.
    It’s fun to read about your design skills progression as well. The more I read stuff like that, the more I’m inspired to experiment.
    And I pulled a Wendy! I’m tired of too many WsIP, so I finished everything on needles to only have one project at a time (socks and little projects excepted, natch). The last item I’m finishing up is a Norwegian cardi – but I cropped it so it’s a better ‘fit,’ stopping at the waist so it doesn’t look the same size as my hips.
    Sorry for the length of this comment. I really only wanted to say GREAT BOOK! FUN READ!

  16. I’m just thrilled to be looking my “best” for a worldwide audience! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But seriously — it was great meeting you, Wendy. I look forward to seeing you again at SoXperience 2006!

  17. Brigitte says:

    Oh, that’s funny! I can’t believe Rachel showed you my pleading e-mail! (You’re the best Rach, I so owe you a beer on Friday night!)

    Wendy, I’m so thrilled you signed my book! Thanks so much, I’m such a fan of yours (not a creepy one, don’t worry!) and your knitting. Hey, maybe there’ll be a WendyKnits Part Deux?!


  18. I found you!! It took some searching but realized that you were ensconsed with the “bloggers on the hill”. Thanks for signing my book, and for taking the time to answer a couple of questions I had.

    Looks like you had FUN.

  19. I looked for you yesterday at the front of the Main Hall around 1 – how did I miss you? My son had your book in his backpack, all ready to sign! Oh, well, it was a wonderful, yarn-filled day, though sorry not to have met you!

  20. It was great to meet you! Thanks for bearing with my cranky self! I was much better after I ate. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t wait to see you in NYC!

  21. I adore MSWF but couldn’t go this year. THANKS for the photos; looks like a great day was had by all.

  22. That is a good shot of your hair. And, uh, a really big shot of Lucy’s hair! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds like a fun day at MD Sheep & Wool…wish I could have been there!

  23. I am wondering are you coming to the Charlotte area for your book tour?

  24. Just saying thanks for the inspiration. I have taken up knitting again thanks to you. I have yet to master the toeup sock pattern, but I am tenacious. I shall do it, with your instructions. The big thing is that I am now back into the groove, and I do find that it relieves job stress. There is nothing akin to picking up needles and making something (albeit simple at this point after many years of not doing it) to make me touch base with what really matters.

    Thanks so much, Wendy.

  25. It looked like so much fun at MS&W. My sister Sally went today and called me from there — I told her she had picked the wrong day!! Oh well. Lucy’s tail poof peeking out between her back paws is adorable.

  26. Hi Wendy,
    I just finished reading your book. I had to order it through my local Chapters but it didn’t take more than a week to get it. Lovely! I enjoyed every word and am looking forward on working on some of the patterns soon – just have to choose the first one!
    Thank you so much for a great read!

  27. Hi,Melanie & Suzanne! The mysterious sunglasses are throwing me—Mira & ??? Who am I missing? I tried clicking my heels three times and repeated “There’s no place like Md. Sheep & Wool” but it didn’t work.