My current work in progress:

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


Autumn Day

I woke up this morning to a dark sky.

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I noticed when I went out yesterday that suddenly the leaves were starting to turn. Today some of them are falling.

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It’s about time!

Here’s the sock I pictured yesterday:

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It’s pretty, but even the subtle stripes in the  yarn are obscuring the lace pattern too much to please me, so I’ve set it aside. I’ve started  something different.

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New Sock 102407

Lucy, on the other hand, is doing what I feel like doing on a dark afternoon.Lucy 102407

Lucy 102407

Excuse me while I go join her!


  1. Marianne Y says:

    Hi Wendy. I am so glad that you seem to be doing so well! Welcome to Autumn 2007, including the dark, sometimes gloomy skies, like we have in Michigan. (Sorry) I love your lace in your sock from yesterday. It is true that the striping camoflages some of it, but the lace pattern itself is beautiful! Is it somewhat stretchy? I look forward to the time that you put it together the way that you are happy with it, as I love the pattern! Get well soon!

  2. Aussie Rosemary says:

    I thought all Americans referred to Autumn as Fall. You lucky things – it is only going to get hot here and we still are in drought.

  3. Really?! I think the tonal greens look great with that lace! I’m a fan. That new pattern is pretty neat too! Stay dry!

  4. Love the pics of Lucy i bet she is everybit as cuddly and nuggly as she appears in the pictures!! She is doin exactly as my 2 girls are, sleeping in a warm comfy spot.

  5. I’m so glad to hear its cooling down. I’ll be running the Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday in D. C. and I’ve been training in snow and ice for the past month. Keep up with your speedy recovery and pets to sweet Lucy.

  6. I am so jealous, it has been in the 90s here, and we are breathing ash. So here we sit banished to the indoors as the canyons to the North, the mountains to the East and San Diego to the South goes up in flames.

    I absolutely love the latest sock pattern and am getting inspired. Have a few projects to finish first.

    I hope you are recovering well and quickly.

  7. I love the green of the abandoned sock…
    Glad you are feeling better. Take it easy, and see if you can work for a short week next week. Let Lucy take care of you.

    Up in NJ, the leaves are well on their way to being at peak. I personally love this time of year. It’s nice and cozy. I especially love Snow Days!!!!!

  8. LUCY has the right idea

  9. It’s tough to “pull the plug” on a sock, but if the photo is showing “true color” I agree that the stripes aren’t so subtle that the lace will be the prominent element in the design. Greens are beautiful, though, for another pattern. Take it real easy, so your recuperation continues!

  10. I really like the green sock. *g*

  11. Did you get rain? We have had 3 days of lovely gray rainy days in Western NC-its been heavenly!Wish there was some way to send some to CA- Glad you are doing soo well!

  12. We could sure some rain out here where half the state seems to be going up in flames. This is the worst I’ve ever seen it and it’s going to get worse. The first lightning strike we have up in the Sierra is going to set the whole thing off becuase it is drier than dry.

    Oh, and Miss Lucy? It’s a good life, isn’t it?

  13. very glad that you’re doing ok and continuing to post for all of us out here in cyberville. i’m curious what yarns those are (both the green stripey one and the latest robin’s egg blue one). do tell!

  14. ok, just found the green one (sorry ’bout that) in the previous post is shibui sock. did you also tell us about the blue?

  15. Glad to see you’re coming along so well! Lucy sure has the right idea!

  16. Lucy so has the right idea. I was noticing this weekend how fast fall fell here too.

  17. Theresa in Italy says:

    Ah, fall at last! Lucy’s got the right idea. At our house it’s the dog who keeps looking for a snug place to nap. Like my knitting chair.

    I have to agree with you about the lace not showing up against the stripes, but the green tones are lovely. (Green is supposed to be a “healing” color, or so I’ve been told.)

    Keep taking it easy, it’s great that you’re feeling better.

  18. Love the green tones, and the lace…but not together, like you said. Something with moss stitch? That blue! Yummy, can’t wait to see what it is going to grow into.

    Lucy always looks like a delicate ballerina to me.

  19. I really like the green sock. I can see the lace pattern but maybe not as much as you would like. Still, I believe they will be beautiful when finished.

    Glad to hear that you are getting out as well as napping with Lucy. Both are important to your healing. I hope you are getting stronger everyday and will soon feel better than ever!

  20. Michele in Maine says:

    In my next life I shall be a cat on the lap of a knitter!

  21. Dr. Jackie says:

    Looks like the blue one is going to grow into the same lace pattern…hmmm?

    Enjoy the fall weather! You and Lucy should be curled up in a comfy chair with some knitting and a latte (it’s good for your back!). Looking forward to that pattern in the new Loopy Office soon!