My current work in progress:

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


Remember These Socks?

The formerly unnamed socks pictured above are now called Walk the Plank Socks. The pattern is now available for sale from the Sanguine Gryphon’s etsy shop.

Oh, and the Swan Song Socks pattern is now available as a freebie download from The Loopy Ewe’s free pattern page.

In current knitting, here is an artsy photo of my Nanner Sock in progress.

It poses gracefully on my desk to show off its heel in progress.

Show-off. 😉

For those who asked, this sock pattern will not be made available to the public. It’s a freebie I doodled up for my Plurk buddies. Sorry!

Here’s what it looked like outside my window as I arrived home from work:

And here’s what Lucy looked like moments ago:


  1. Ooh! Love those Walk The Plank socks! Must. Knit. Faster.

    Opals last blog post..Mission Accomplished.

  2. Don’t know how you do it. I will never be able to catch up on your patterns.

  3. Lucy is much prettier to look at. Don’t waste your time looking out the window. She needs your undivided attention.

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  4. Lucy Rocks!!

  5. Walk the Planks look very pretty at The Sanguine Gryphon!

  6. Sometimes I wish I were a kitty just so I could tuck my face into my tail and make the world go away for a while. (The mental picture of doing that in my present incarnation is scary…)

    Lisas last blog post..Excess Baggage

  7. Aren’t I glad I’m a plurker!

    saras last blog post..Hopped Up On the Queue

  8. Lovely socks! I especially like the “peachy” color of the Nanner sock, very appropriately summer-y 🙂

    Your weather is so very suitable for knitting and cuddling the lovely Lucy. She is sooooooooooooooooo sweet! luv.m.

  9. I really like those socks, wish I could duplicate myself to be able to get everything done I want to knit.

  10. Wow! You’re always so generous with your free patterns. I just checked them out on the Loopy Ewe. Thanks doesn’t even convey the gratitude for such generosity.

  11. I must agree with Jennifer at 6:15 a.m. You are very generous with your free patterns. Thanks for thinking of us!

    Danieles last blog post..Huh . . . is that a basket?

  12. Thanks for the sock pattern information. It looks like your getting the weather we had last week.

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  13. All of the socks you make are beautiful! I wish I could get more into knitting socks. I knit one pair and started on another, but it didn’t really hold my attention like other projects. Maybe if I try again with an interesting pattern, it will be able to keep my attention throughout the entire pair of socks.

    KnittinKels last blog post..It’s a stream, its a river, no, it’s a flooded street!

  14. I love the Walk the Plank socks. (And they’re even more gorgeous in person!)

    Christines last blog post..RIP Monkey Sox!!!

  15. Only, after you said the pattern was only for your Plurk buddies, you could have said (and justifiably so) “Nanner, Nanner, Nanner …”

    Did you ever get your dancing Ba-Naner on Plurk? I haven’t been back recently to check, but by now I’m hoping you have a dancing sea monkey or something on top of the dancing banana.

    Warmest wishes,

    fireflys last blog post..Feminine ways

  16. Okay, I bought the Walk the Planks pattern and found a colorway of Sanguine Gryphon’s Sea Sock that I liked for this pattern. This yarn is only 378 yards per skein. Will that be enough? I’m a skinny-footed 8.5. My foot’s my only skinny part.

    Timmie Bs last blog post..Getting ready for Summer of Socks 2008

  17. I am also knitting furiously to get ready for SOS08 and have collected so many patterns I want to do thta I’m gonna have to gopthrough my patterns and yarn yet again!! I agree the weather outside makes for some Prime Lucy Cuddling and Knitting Time 🙂 Dont forget to Knit while you Plurk!

    Danielle from SW MOs last blog post..WWKIP Day take 2… actually its not but…

  18. Karin K. says:

    Hello Wendy,
    Thanks for the free pattern of the Song Swan socks!, i am started knitting with it;)
    o dear it is a rainy day by you, here is shining the sun:D

    Your plurk banana sosks looks great!
    A big hug for Lucy:D

    Karin from the Netherlands

  19. Barbara-Kay says:

    Sigh. I understand (she says in Eeyore tones). Just wave your bananas in front of me, then give them to someone else. It’s okay.

    Thistles taste better, anyway (says Eeyore).

  20. Waahhh! I need the Nanner Socks! Please?

  21. Lucy has the right idea. Love the Walk the Plank socks.

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  22. Erratum with the Swan Song Toe-Up Sock PDF:

    The Notes explain in great detail that one needs two sizes of needle for this pattern–but under Needles, it only specifies one size, US 0/2.0mm. Is this meant to be the larger needle or the smaller one? My gauge on fingerling mostly-wool sock yarn hovers around 8 st/in on US 2/3.0 mm in stockinette, so, er, I’m no help–but if I know whether the smaller or larger needle is supposed to be US 0/2.0 mm, I can extrapolate for myself from there.


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