My current work in progress:

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



Well, you didn’t really expect coherent blog posts two days in a row did you?

I am currently obsessed with Plurk. I just joined last night and am yearning for more Plurk Karma so I can get access to the animated emoticons.

What? You think I’m odd because I want to be able to put a dancing banana in my plurks? Okay, yeah, I see your point.

Are any of you on Plurk? I’m WendyKnits there. (Imagine that.) You can sign up for Plurk here.

We did not get a lot of sleep last night, courtesy of some serious storms. I was laying awake, listening for sounds like approaching freight trains, in case Lucy and I needed to go hide in the bathtub. (Lucy was surprisingly unconcerned, considering the dramatic weather. I guess she is smarter than I.)

Six-Pack Socks

My Six-Pack Socks pattern is now available at The Loopy Ewe. Get ’em while they’re hot.

Book Giveaway

There were 275 entries in the drawing for my copy of The Tenth Gift, and the random number generator chose Knitnana. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.

I’ve been working on the second Swan Song sock.

And Lucy wishes Avery were here so she could play with her!

I don’t feel like knitting. I think that is a sign that the world is about to end . . .


  1. Mary Pat says:

    Stormy weather here in Nebraska too. I decided to knit though the sirens last night; but only after I put the kitties in their carriers in case we needed a fast escape to the basement.

  2. *Gasp!* I lost all feeling in my body for a second there. I think I read something crazy.

  3. You don’t feel like knitting? Circle the wagons!

  4. Must be lack of sleep that’s driving you a bit out of your comfort zone… Lucy will help get you back on track as long as you can find the Wildside Salmon.

    Nancys last blog post..Mitten along

  5. If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have a clue what was going on the world. today I learned about plurking and got a weather update! I think ravelry is enough on line excitement for me though 🙂

  6. Barbara-Kay says:

    Well, if I couldn’t be the lucky book recipient, I’m glad it’s going to Knitnana. She and the Meezer can have a good curl up and read.

    Speaking of curling up with a cat, perhaps an early evening of it will put you back in the pink.

  7. Plurk is the cat’s paws! Two first-joints up!

    HighDefs last blog post..In the Shade of the Freeway

  8. I understand the feeling about being up all nite with storms we were there a couple of weeks ago. Wish this stormy weather would let all of us from the midwest to the east have a breather for a while 🙂 Tim for a cuddle with Miss Lucy and a fall asleep o n the couch while watching tv I say.

    Danielle from SW MOs last blog post..Dang its getting hot here

  9. Congrats to Knitnana! I met her recently at the Sedalia Fiber Festival in the Virginia Blue Ridge. She makes nifty bags for us bag hos. She’s making me one with kitties doing all kinds of kitty things to yarn and other knitting stuff.

    Sometimes you feel like a knit sometimes you don’t…

    Timmie Bs last blog post..Fiber Festival in the Back of Beyond

  10. Now you’ve done it, Avery was SO excited to recognise her name when I showed it to her! As long as Lucy’s idea of “playing” involves being chased all about the house they should get on just fine.
    Hope your storms go quickly!

    Katheryns last blog gets more brilliant every time you watch

  11. Hi Wendy, Sorry you didn’t  sleep well last night but I’m sure Lucy did.   Congratulations to Knitnana I hope y0u enjoy the book.  To Wendy thank you so much for the sock sizing lesson.  I’m the same size as you.  Received my Loopy stash today.  Can’t wait to start  another one of your patterns.    Hope you and Lucy have a great weekend.  

  12. I guess I wasn’t too worried about my safety – I slept right through the storms, lol. And no knitting? Was it today’s heat? I know I was looking forward to knitting this evening and after taking a stop at the farmer’s market near my office (mmm strawberries!), I think the energy was nearly sucked out of me from being outside. Think I’ll be camping out in my apartment this weekend with the heat wave coming… Hope you and Lucy stay cool this weekend! : )

    Amys last blog post..I’ve been tagged…

  13. I’m Jadielady on plurk! Also on Twitter, Pownce, and Ravelry

    Jadieladys last blog post..Just a random update, and another Sedalia photo!

  14. How strange you haven’t felt like knitting! I haven’t done any since Wednesday morning, and I’ve not had the desire to, either. I thought I was the only one and was feeling a bit lonely about the whole thing. Now I know I’m in good company. I’m off to check out Plurk! New things are fun things!

    Megan S.s last blog post..I want a new drug…

  15. I’ve been eschewing all forms of extra online tools after Ravelry encouraged me to also join flickr. Ravelry and blogging can take up a lot of valuable knitting and crochet time without any additional help from something like Plurk (note: I don’t know what Plurk is, but I am trying not to find another habit forming online addiction).

    Seanna Leas last blog post..Want some yarn?

  16. I’m RogueTess on Plurk (and Twitter). I’ll friend you! helenmosher of is there, too.

  17. The things we learn from you. I believe I heard about Moo cards from your blog. (BTW, I just received nmy 1st order & couldn’t be happier with them). Honestly, until your post I’ve never heard of Plurk. At some point, I’ll probably feel curious enough to investigate. Though lately, I’ve been feeling somewhat discouraged by the various “sites”. Sometimes some of these things seem like a popularity contest similar to when we were all in High School. I could go on, but this isn’t the place to express my thoughts because what I’m feeling has nothing to do with the love I feel for your blog.

    On another note, isn’t it funny the little things that our furry friends get worked up about, but then give them a huge scary storm and it’s no biggy?

  18. Theresa in Italy says:

    You don’t feel like knitting? Now I’m scared….

  19. Don’t worry Wendy – – it happens to the best of us sometimes – – when you just don’t feel like knitting. I always wonder too if the world is coming to an end when I sit down in my fav knitting spot and just don’t feel like it. Very rare occurence indeed. Just relax, pet Lucy, have a glass of wine – – it too shall pass. Have a good weekend – – I have your six pack in my shopping cart! I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR BOOK IS OUT!!!


  20. I’m having a bit of a non-knitting spell too. Most of this is caused by have a new baby in the house (my daughter’s). I spend a lot of time after work and on weekends hanging out with him, trying to alleviate her sleep deprivation. Noah has that radar that if the knitting bag opens, he will get fussy. How do they know? I still need to put needles in his hand so he’ll be a knitter-I wonder if there’s an age cutoff for that? He just turned one month, so I hope I’m not too late! 🙂 I’m currently working on Jeanie (sock yarn shawl on Knitty), and maybe I’m getting tired of it. I really want to get it done though! I hope your knitting interest is rekindled soon–don’t Plurk your life away!

  21. Argh…’have’ = ‘having’ in my post. I hate typos! Must fix it!

  22. Hey, you say “dancing bananas” and I’m in … no questions.

    Have a great weekend … you and Lucy.

    fireflys last blog post..I can plant a tree

  23. Hi Wendy,
    This is off topic, but I found Kauni yarn on a website this morning ( didn’t have much to do at work at 4 AM ) and I remember you used it to make a sweater in the near past. My question(s) is – would you use it again? How well did it stand up to the knitting? What size needles did you use?
    I have a design I’m thinking about using this yarn in and would really appreciate any info you could pass along.
    Also, have you ever used Noro Taiyo? What is your opinion on it ( good and bad ).
    Thanks, Benita
    Time to go back to Lurksville.

    Benitas last blog post..

  24. I almost didn’t feel like knitting today, either, what with the humidity finally starting to kick in this afternoon – but no way was I riding half the Blue Line during tourist season without *something* to keep my hands busy! (Maybe a wool sock wasn’t the *best* thing to be working on, but…)

    CraftyGryphons last blog post..… the yarn snuck up on me and attacked. Really.

  25. OK…I just joined Plurk too…but can’t figure out how to find you on it!

    BalletMommys last blog post..Seascapes-Lionfish

  26. The stuff I find online never ceases to amaze me. Who would have thought that a blog about knitting and cats could be so popular. I’ll have to point my mom in your direction. She’s been an avid knitter since I was ever so small. She’ll love it here.

    Top Rateds last blog post..The Very Best Digital SLR Cameras

  27. Thank you, Wendy! I’m looking forward to the book – we had the storms the night before you did, then you all got them. Big Sis lost a lot of limbs down almost to Mount Vernon…I’m glad you and Lucy were safe! I assure you she would have let you know if there was a problem – mine did when the tornado rolled thru!

    Knitnanas last blog post..TGIF – Remember That "Sleep" Comment?

  28. Ooh, have you tried Twitter? I’m on both, but I think Twitter is easier to follow – I’m sagebrushboheme.

    I love the daily pictures of Lucy, today’s is especially cute.

    Jaimes last blog post..scary meme

  29. The sound of approaching freight trains is exactly what the Loma Prieta Earthquake sounded like in 1989. Scary. Back in the day when we had a brand new 1984 mac (no disk drive, no fan) we had lightning & thunder in SF (highly unusual). Our window was open and I told the DH I was scared. He immediately went into the next room and unplugged the mac so it wouldn’t get fried if we were hit by lightning. What a guy!

  30. The storms keep going north or south of us, frustrating my gardener hubby, not that we need any more, to quote him. But I just dug out some Regia Cotton & started a sock for a neice. Kinda splitty, but great for this 88% humidity we have around here in north central Iowa.

  31. I just signed up for Plurk as well. Watch out, that stuff can be a serious time sink. The hours just fade away when I start reading peoples Plurks. What is a “Plurk” anyway?

    Top Rateds last blog post..The Very Best Digital SLR Cameras


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