My current work in progress:

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


Stitches Bound

There will be no blog post tomorrow because I’m heading up to Baltimore in the morning for a nice long weekend at Stitches with L-B.

The other day someone asked in the comments how to recognize L-B and me for “real.” Apparently my field guide was not specific enough. ๐Ÿ˜‰

L-B and I consulted and came up with the following:

L-B is just an ootch under 5’3″ tall. Wendy is just an ootch under 5’6″ tall.

L-B has long (though she had it cut today so your guess is as good as mine!) greying hair, hippie-style. Wendy has light reddish brown hair that badly needs cutting — it’s about 150 different lengths, the longest being shoulder length. And it hangs in her eyes.

L-B has beautiful blue eyes and will not be wearing glasses. Wendy has green eyes and will be wearing glasses.

L-B will be wearing birkies, Wendy will be wearing tan Earth shoes in the “Hippie Vegan” style. I expect we’ll both be wearing handknit socks.

That’s the best I can narrow it down for you.

Speaking of handknit socks . . .

The first Butterfly Sock.

Butterfly Sock 101007

Butterfly Sock 101007

This shows the color better:

Butterfly Sock 101007a

Butterfly Sock 101007a
Lucy Sez



“My daddy will be looking after me this weekend. I know he’ll put catnip on my favorite fish toy for me!”

Okie dokie, I’ll be back for a quickie post on Sunday. Hope to see some of you at Stitches!


  1. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    Here’s wishing you and L-B a fabulous time at Stitches!
    Lucy and the KOARC will surely miss you.

  2. Have a great time!

  3. Been lurking for years, but first post…

    Have a GREAT time at Stitches!!! I’ll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way next week…

  4. Have fun at Stitches!

    que te pase bien la cirugia.

  5. Hope you and L-B have fun at Stitches! I decided not to go, even though Baltimore is just a short drive from Alexandria…

    And, the Butterfly looks fabulous!! : )

  6. Have a fantastic time, grrls! The KOARC is in good paws.

  7. take pictures!

  8. ellen in indy says:

    que tenga buen fin de semana/have a great weekend

    i’m too far away to consider going, but i’m looking forward to hearing about it. friends who went to stitches midwest continue to rave almost 2 months later.

    and i hope the surgery goes even better than you hope.

  9. Have a fun weekend Wendy. I am loving your sock patterns ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. ladyoftheloom says:

    Oooh darn. I am going to miss out on fun at Stitches I just know it.

  11. Have a great time, and come back with lots of yarn!

  12. I’ll be looking for you and L-B!
    I’ll be the middle aged and “pleasingly plump” one with long brown hair, blue eyes and a petite brown-eyed, brown-haired sister.

    BTW – what is the easiest of your sock patterns? I’ve only made 3 socks – I’ve got second sock syndrome.


  13. Have fun, take pictures. I’m so jealous. I’ve never been to a “stitches” but I’ve always wanted to. Some day my Stitches will come.

    How long have you and LB been friends?

  14. Have a marvelous time, and please fondle some yarn for me. And pet a fiber-bearing animal for me too, if you like!

  15. Hope you and L.B. have a great time at Stitches. I’m sure you will find some yarn. Right! Will be thinking about you.

  16. NewJerseyLaura says:

    Have fun at stitches! You’ll be a celebrity sighting :).
    Just got my S(p)ock pattern from the Loopy Ewe. Can’t wait to make a pair with that winning name!

  17. Marianne Y says:

    I hope you and L-B have a terrific time at Stitches, and that the weather cooperates for you! I also hope you find tons of yummy yarn that you like, and that you actually buy it! I’m sure that the KOARC and Miss Lucy will have a great weekend.

    I also send you my thoughts and best wishes for your surgery and recuperation next week and thereafter. Hang in there and take it easy! Take care. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Marianne Y says:

    PS I forgot to tell you that I am building quite a collection of your sock patterns from TLE now. I ordered two more today. I think that brings my collection to 7 or 8 by now.

  19. Have a great time! I’m just glad Rhinebeck is coming up soon, or I’d be REALLY jealous….

  20. I wish I was tagging along with you and L-B this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful time and buy lots of fun stuff to show us.

  21. hope you and LB have a grand time at Stitches. Wish I was there to tag along in my own birks. Play hard, buy lots… you know, add to that fiber IRA (?)
    you deserve it.

  22. Say hello to my friend Karen Alfke. She’s teaching several classes. And have a great time.

  23. I hope you and LB have a wonderful time – going with a good friend is the way to go!

    I’ll be sending serious good vibes your way next week – surgery is never fun and with the doc telling you to expect pain I can only go OUCHIE!! But you know we’re all hoping for you to have as successful an operation as possible with a quick and easy recovery.

  24. Theresa in Italy says:

    Oh, how I wish I could be there! You and L-B have a marvelous time, buy lots and lots of yummy yarn and fiber, wave regally to all of your adoring fans! And we’ll be holding a good thought for you next week! In bocca al lupo, as the Italians say.

  25. Love the latest sock! Have a great time at Stitches. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Butterfly sock pretty. Have fun! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. That leaves you a lot of latitude. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. have a great time at stitches! i’m sure lucy will miss you!

  28. Have a wonderful time!

  29. Have a great time! I’m going up later today with my best knitting buddy, so we’ll be sure to look out for you.

  30. I’ll be looking for you at Stitches! I’m going with my knitting friend, Janine. This will be our first time there and I can’t wait for the Marketplace! Best of luck to you next week for surgery.

  31. Have a great time!

  32. Stock up on lots of yarn and enjoy yourself!

  33. Have a great time!

    Are those beads in the Butterfly socks or just the flash reflecting back through the lace?

  34. Have a great time at Stitches. – I’m debating going, too – want to, but “shouldn’t”. Make sure to stock up for projects to keep you occupied while you’re on the mend! My thoughts will be with you for a speedy, easy recovery.

  35. Wendy- Have a blast at Stitches. I still haven’t recovered from SMW in August.
    A whole wall of Socks That Rock- it coulda been fatal!

  36. Recently you wrote about QUIVIUT (?spelling?) and said how wonderful it is….I have just returned from the Knit and Stitch show at London’s Alexandra Palace, and now TOTALLY know what you mean…..but at ยฃ34 for 100 grams (about $65/2oz) I simply couldn’t justify it….but now have it on my ‘longings’ list!!! Keep on knitting Wendy, often think of you!
    Fran, Aylesbury, UK

  37. QUIVUIT…..I read about this a while back on your blog, and had never seen or heard of it. I have returned yesterday from the knit and stitch show in London, UK, and now I can say I know EXACTLY what you mean, it is really gorgeous! Sadly, at ยฃ34 (about $65) for 50g it was way outside yesterday’s budget, but definitely to be added to the ‘someday’ list! Greeting to you from here in the Uk, Fran

  38. QUIVUIT….2 comments, I thought I’d lost the first one….sorry! (still true though!) Fran

  39. Where are you? Did L- B and you get sucked into some kinda of vortex??

    I cant wait to hear all about your trip!!

    ( On a personal note I completed my first toe up magic loop sock. It’s on my blog. I used your heel method, which worked out swell I thought)


    ps kiss Lucy dee for me and I double dare you to walk over and change the channel on KOARC.