My current work in progress:

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


Sock Timeline

Thursday morning:

Friday morning:

Saturday morning:

Sunday morning:

This is the first sock of the pair. I’m calling the design “Ida’s Delusions of Grandeur” and it is knit from Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the “Pansy Golightly” colorway on 2mm needles. Knitting on the second sock will commence almost immediately.

Lucy sez:

“You woke me for that?


  1. I am in awe of your sock progress. Gorgeous pattern and gorgeous yarn!

  2. Another winner -color and design totally work together!

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  3. I have 3 pairs of socks that haven’t been touched in MONTHS. Then again, I’m doing more spinning these days (and yet I’m spinning sock yarn).

    But Wendy works AND plurks and still gets more done than I do. *boggle*

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  4. Wendy, Your socks are absolutely stunning. Have a great day. Tell Lucy it was worth waking up for.

  5. Thanks for feeding and caring for the blog. I really enjoy my daily connection with other knitters and get so much insight into what can be created.

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  6. It’s beautiful and totally worth waking up for!

  7. I love how you are thinking in terms of Timeline! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Wonderful sock…I have delusions of knitting that well….

  9. wow! that is some fast knitting!

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  10. I love the new design! And you are such a fast knitter!

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  11. Kathy Sue says:

    It looks like that design might make a nice scarf. Can’t wait to buy the pattern. And, being a purple girl, I have to say how gorgeous that color is!

  12. My moms name is Ida, guess what sock pattern I’d like to make for her birthday this year. I love them

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  13. I am in awe of your speed at designing and knitting.

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  14. That is a gorgeous sock! I can’t wait for the pattern. Generally I don’t like lacey socks all that much…but this one I love.

    And the color’s gorgeous, too.

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  15. Those are great socks with a perfect name. I like the timeline. How many hours do you think you knit each day? Or maybe that’s a post for another sock day timeline.

    Have a great Sunday.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous, Wendy! The pattern is especially stunning in that color. I am so looking forward to the pattern.


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  17. Simply beautiful

  18. Oh my! What a lovely colorway! That pattern is gorgeous too!

    I simply cannot figure out how you do this! When I win the lottery, I want to knit socks as fast as Wendyknits. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Hello wendy all that I can say is wow!!!!!!!!need a test knitter ?

  20. I’ll be awaiting the appearance of an “Unspeakable Chicken” pattern with bated breath.

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  21. I still can’t get over that color. Great design!

  22. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!!

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  23. Wow ! Impressive. Love the color

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  24. I’m still so in love with this sock!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. The new sock is stunning! Will this pattern be for sale soon?

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  26. Really lovely. Did I miss how you came up with the name.
    Tell Lucy that socks are always worth waking up for ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Beautiful!

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  28. I love the pattern and the yarn. It’s very regal looking.

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  29. Ooh, pretty pattern. You are so talented.

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  30. That’s gorgeous! Is there really an Ida, or did you jut make the name up? I just bought my first skein of Smooshy, and I’m dying to knit it up. I’ve heard such good things about it.

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  31. Timmie B says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the new pattern. Ida’s Delusion is beautiful.

  32. Really like this pattern design. Very pretty color, too.

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  33. I have been knitting ferociously to finish just one sock. How you do it is a wonder to me. I love that pattern though. Can’t wait to see where we can get it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. Theresa in Italy says:

    Wow, that’s fast! You leave me in the dust! Pretty design, lovely color, can’t wait for the pattern!

  35. Love the Name and Design! Very Pretty the color and design go very well together.

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  36. Beautiful! Ida sure is getting stuff named after her lately, isn’t she? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  37. You are amazing! You knit so fast! Is there a reason that you do one sock at a time vs. two at a time? Just wondering?

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  38. Zowie, that is some spicy yarn and pattern! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lucy, I love your bedroom eyes!

    Who’s Ida? luv.m.

  39. Debra I says:

    It’s already been said, but I’ll say it again — Great color and pattern design! I have a skein of Smooshy in that colorway that’s starting to whisper to me, “let’s do Ida’s Delusions of Grandeur.”

  40. I do believe it is more than the purple and toe-up that has me loving that sock.

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  41. Wow, that’s a cool design. I like it. I want it.

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  42. Michele In Maine says:

    Love the pattern, love the yarn, love the color~! Are you releasing the pattern to the world at large?

  43. These socks are indeed “Grandeur”!

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  44. I am just so amazed at how fast you knit your socks. They are always so perfect looking. What method do you use for starting them? Do you do only one row of knitting before you start your increases? They are just so perfect……………..