My current work in progress:

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


Weekend in Photos

Here’s a photo for those of you who were concerned by the lack of chocolate on my kitchen counter.

The cake I was making is a Boston Cream Pie.

And for those of you who were concerned that the yarn on my counter was in danger of having food spilled on it — trust me, not enough actual cooking goes on in my kitchen for this to be much of a danger.

Here’s Teddy, hanging out with a friend.

We went to my brother’s weekend cottage for a barbecue yesterday. Here’s the only photo I took, of the side of his fridge.

You can tell he is a car guy . . .

Lucy stayed home and went mountain climbing.

And I finished the second Six-Pack Sock.

Here’s a close-up:

Tune in tomorrow for some pix of closing up the hole at the top of a heel, and a giveaway to celebrate the unofficial start of summer!


  1. Shirley, in PA says:

    I love Boston Cream Pie. Great mix of flavors. Your latest sock is gorgeous. And Lucy looks so cute at the top of the mountain. Glad you’re having a good holiday weekend. You earned it.

  2. I LOVE these socks. I need to make them.
    Hope your weekend is wonderful.

  3. Yikes! You know Lucky gets nervous when he sees Lucy way up there!

    Love the Six-Packs! Am I just getting too much time off this weekend or can you also see in that design a girl’s head in her hands with lace sleeves?

  4. Great socks……..gorgeous cake……enjoy both.

  5. That Boston Creme Pie looks delectable! Our kitty went mountain climbing last night. Took us forever to locate him at the top of the closet. 🙂

    Dame Wendys last blog post..Squares: The Details

  6. Great looking socks..I have made a pair or two in the past year but need to get more comfortable with the instructions before I could tackle a pair like that. But it does give me something to look forward to..:) I also loved the pic of Lucy yesterday with the crossed eyes…how precious

  7. That sock is ridiculously awesome!

  8. I think your Boston Cream Pie and I are destined to be friends. Glorious, delicious friends.

    kates last blog post..Knitter with a capital K

  9. Oh, I love that sixpack design! Any chance of them being available soon? pretty please?
    And that cake just looks awsome! Will have to search for a recipe soonish – had never heard of it before.

    Karens last blog post..joining fever…

  10. slimsdotter says:

    That sock is amazing. You have produced some awesome designs lately–each one I see I think is better than the last… this one is definitely my favorite… hmmm, whatcha making now?!!

  11. Love the socks they really are a master piece. The cake looks even better now. The picture of Lucy is really cute.

  12. I liked the Six-Pack pattern on the other socks, but I REALLY like it on the sides on this new pair of socks. It looks more lace-like, too.

    Liz E.

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  13. I had a cat who used to love jumping down on things (and people) from great heights. Lucky Lucy isn´t like that, or that Boston Cream Pie would have been in trouble…
    And those sophisticated Sixpack Socks. Love them1

    Johannes last blog post..Still Life with Moose

  14. Ummmmm, yummy! Cake, of course, but especially those socks!! Happy unofficial beginning of summer to you and Lucy.

    Sandra Ds last blog post..Locally……

  15. Pensguys says:

    Mmmm….looks good! Cute Lucy! My boys love looking at her each day to see what she says. PRETTY socks.

  16. Bev in SC says:

    Wollmeise! I am so jealous. I’ve been trying to get my paws on some of her Spice Market for about 4 months and can’t find anyone anywhere that has Wollmeise in stock in that color…. or practically in any color!

    Coke for breakfast? You must be a Southern lady.

  17. noallatin says:

    I love those new socks. Is the pattern going on sale at The Loopy Ewe soon?

  18. Would love to have the recipe for the boston cream pie, Wendy. The “Six Pack” socks are gorgeous. The changes to the center motif worked out great. Hope you had a great birthday celebration and that everyone was happy with their birthday cakes!

    Elizabeths last blog post..Pajama socks

  19. Oh how I wish we were at the start of summer, instead of looking down the barrel of winter!

    Donnas last blog post..Flicker-ish

  20. Pretty. The design reminds me of fairies.

    sprites last blog d.c.: national geographic museum at explorers hall

  21. Mmmm. Boston Creme Pie …

    Those are great socks – seems like an especially good pairing of yarn and pattern.

    Bridgets last blog post..Three Day Weekend, Hooray!

  22. That is a seriously pretty sock. I love the way the chevron leaf goes right on wandering down the foot.

    LisaKnitzs last blog post..Birthday Socks

  23. I’m so envious of how quickly you knit socks! And they all look so nice.

    Hope Lucy enjoyed the view!

    Melissas last blog post..Time Marches On

  24. It looks like Lucy and Miss Lulu have been conspiring again. First, Miss Lulu was on top of the refrigerator. And, now, Lucy has one-upped her in elevation! I’m afraid to see what Miss Lulu will try now that Lucy is the champion so far.

    Dave Danielss last blog post..Look! Little Kittens!

  25. We were in your part of the world last week. That was me, waving at you.

    I had fantasies of seeing you on the Metro, but alas, it was not to be.

    Janice in GAs last blog post..Off again!

  26. looks great, the sock!

  27. Boston Cream Pie has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. 🙂
    Lucy is quite the dare devil.
    Linda in Kansas

  28. Ah hah! there was a birthday at your house 🙂 Happy belated best wishes of the day. May the year ahead be filled with bliss.
    Boston Cream Pie. I haven’t thought of those in ages – how wonderful it looks!
    and a great sock too… hey, girl, you are just rockin along with those socks!

    Teyanis last blog post..Surprising knitter friendly places

  29. Charmaine says:

    Growing up that was my fave cake. When I visited my Grandma she always had one waiting for me..YUMMM..haven’t had one in a long time..maybe time to back also..have a safe holiday

  30. “Mountain climbing” — LOL!

    Deborah (aka Mt. Mom)s last blog post..Getting Stripes with Space-Dyed Yarns

  31. Ummmmm…..looks so yummy your cake….
    as well as your new sock ! Conglats for the new beauty. Very noble.

  32. Theresa in Italy says:

    Awsome socks. Like L-B, I also see a girl with her head in her hands wearing lace sleeves (and I haven’t had too much time on my hands this weekend so it isn’t because of that)! Will definitely be stalking this pattern. (Oh, who am I kidding? I want them all!)

    Boston Cream Pie, mmmmm! Hope you all had a great party!

  33. hi there… can I have a piece of cake?? Looks yummy!

    When my Cat, Zoe, was a young kitten, she used to climb to the top of my bookshelf speakers, which were on speaker stands on top of my entertainment center. This made her be inches from the ceiling. Your photo of Lucy reminds me of that! Zoe is 16 now and still quite spry but no mountain climber. We used to say that her favorite perch was high atop Mount Stereo!

    Hope you had a nice visit at your brother’s place, even if you only got a photo of his fridge. (Unfortunately I often take only those kinds ofphotos at events, too.)

    Happy Federal Holiday! I’m spending mine at the swim club. Then it’s back to the grind on Tuesday. Yuck.


  34. Please can I come and play at your house? Cake AND sock knitting? Sounds like heaven to me!

    Amelias last blog post..Wonderwool

  35. HeatherB says:

    Love the sock! The cake looks delish too – like a big boston cream donut :-). Also, from yesterday – the yarn you were “flaunting” are the two most wanted in my Loopy Ewe wish list. I was green with envy seeing them so nonchalantly in your kitchen.

  36. Wendy- Is Lucy in the Himalayas or Mount Everest?

    Lorraines last blog post..Techno Tard

  37. Gorgeous socks!!

    Heidis last blog post..always losing my Blistex (not anymore)

  38. I think the statement that your brother is a car guy just may be a bit of an understatement 😉

    LOVE the socks! When will they be available and where please?

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  39. Oh, that’s a lovely pattern!

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  40. As a fan of your blog I thought I tag you with a meme to learn a little more about you. Cheers, Cindy

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  41. Linda in Chicagoland says:

    Love your brother’s frig decorations. I had to look twice, but I spy with my little eye the MINI Cooper wings–my personal fav!