My current work in progress:

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


Mmmmmm . . . Hot Java!

Last night I finished the second of the Ida’s Delusions of Grandeur socks.

To recap, these are knit from Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the Pansy Golightly colorway, on 2mm needles. The pattern will be available for sale at The Loopy Ewe, probably in a couple of weeks.

I will be sending Sheri three new patterns soon — this one, the Einkorn socks, and the Ribbon Candy sportweight socks. I’ve been remiss lately in finalizing sock patterns so I’ll make an effort to get these three to her by the end of the month.

A completed sock project means only one thing chez WendyKnits: a new sock project!

As promised, I started knitting with one of my new skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Select Supersock, in the Java colorway. Oh my, is this yarn ever yummy! It is softer than the regular Supersock, but still has the tight twist I love so much in sock yarns. and the colorway is simply wonderful!

Speaking of wonderful, I managed to snag some Wollmeise from The Loopy Ewe this week.

Why did I want these two colorways particularly? Look at the labels:

My uncle’s name is Frantz and my grandfather’s name was Emil. ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of wonderful, look at the surprise that was waiting for me when I got home today:

This is a giant gourmet fortune cookie, sent to me by the totally awesome Dani. Thank you, Dani! I can’t wait to dig in!!

Lucy sez:




  1. I gotta be quicker on that Wollmeise… how do you do it?

    Lucias last blog post..Basking

  2. The Delusions of Grandeur socks are absolutely gorgeous!

  3. I LOVE the delusions of grandeur socks! I’ll be looking for the pattern at the Loopy Ewe.


    Penny in Kentuckys last blog post..Knitter’s Connection 2008

  4. Love the socks! And holy cow, is that cookie as big as it looks?!?

  5. So what does the fortune say?

    Lisas last blog post..Crisis Time

  6. The Ida socks are quite lovely. I am very amazed at your sock imagination! Enjoy that fortune cookie!

    sandys last blog post..196. How a manicure would remind me of Nancy Drew

  7. Timmie B says:

    I hope you’re sending some more Twisty Bits to Sheri too. I slept through that one in sneak-up.

  8. I’ll bet that Lucy didn’t even try to look guilty, did she? I know our cats don’t even when I find them on top of the kitchen cupboards (route: chair, table, counter-top, top of refrigerator, top of cupboards – only the chair is fair kitty territory). {g}

    Plain Janes last blog post..Catching Up

  9. Because you’ve used lots and lots of sock I want your opinion, is Wollmeise really all that people say it is?

    Cheekyredheads last blog post..Projects leading to projects

  10. Good grief, I’m wondering how you do it on the Wollmeise too. I completely give up. I NEVER get any and the frustration is just too much (yes, I’m whining).

    That fortune cookie looks great – will you share the fortune once you crack that baby open? ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Okay, Miss Wendy, I have 2 bones to pick with you.
    1. Stop hogging all the Wollmeise when some of us drones keep missing it.
    2. Stop creating a gorgeous sock pattern every other day or you are gonna put some of us out of business.

    It’s a good thing you’re a nice person or I’d be forced to hate you out of envy. (;

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  12. I go away for a while, and you’re all techy on me! Vey cool as the socks are gorgeous! I miss your socks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carols last blog post..Can’t think of one…

  13. kourtni says:

    I havent read any of your blogs in A LONG time. as in almost 6 months! but those are some sweet socks you got there!!! I promise I’ll be back soon!! hehe… ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Love your socks ( as always). I have to ask, is Lucy busted because she’s not supposed to be sprawled out on the table? We all know she does whatever she wants, because she’s too cute to not let her do what she wants.

    Sherrys last blog post..Ready to be gifted

  15. I love the yarn! My son is names Emil. Let me know if you ever want to destash/sell it. You socks and blog are both great.

  16. Hooray for actual on time delivery! It was seriously not easy to refrain from dropping hints, but the timing and surprise factor made it worth the effort ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

    Danis last blog post..With much appreciation

  17. I am liking the new socks so far! Well, lusting after is a more accurate verb, but Lucy has delicate feelings.

  18. Lordy I love that new yarn, it is 222222222 beautiful. What a colorway! And your latest sock project is positively DEE-LIGHT-FUL! I remain amazed at your flow of creativity!

    Lucy is NOT amazed that she is busted! Nor does she care! She is 22222 cute to worry about it! ๐Ÿ™‚ luv.m.

  19. I’ll be watching Loopy Ewe for the Ida pattern.

    Aunt Kathys last blog post..Thursday- Is your brain turned on?

  20. One day I’ll be fast enough to snag some Wollmeise ๐Ÿ™‚

    saras last blog post..Awwww. You Guys!

  21. I am trying in vain to make enough TLE Purchases to become a Loopy Groupie… I love the new sock – it almost looks like kites (seems to me “Go Fly a Kite” would be a stellar name! Just sayin’)

    Poor Lucy. Tell her she’s not the only one that gets busted. Miss Two Fingers said to say

    “I feelz you pain”

    Megan S.s last blog post..It kept me up until 1 am!!

  22. Love the socks!

    Like Lucy thought you wouldn’t notice when she jumped down, sending the table cloth crooked.

    Barbara-Kays last blog post..The City Girl and the Great Depression

  23. Luv, the Ida socks, luv the smooshy yarn and LUV the luverly LUCY – and I’m really luvin’ the new sock that makes me think of the heat coming off a Steamin’ Cuppa Joe!!

  24. Wendy, is there a way you can tell Sheri to separate the patterns that are sport weight from the rest, it is really hard to search for sport weight patterns in the website as you would have to open each pattern one by one to see which ones are fingerweight and which are SW. That will be great! Now that I know that the Ribbon Candy socks are SW I will be waiting for them to post the pattern so I can buy it. Thanks!

    Marlenes last blog post..Babylegs

  25. Love that Java colorway! Great looking pattern, too. Can’t want to see it progress. I think you should just “give” Lucy the table. She thinks it is hers anyway….. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Danieles last blog post..Monkey’s and Matchy-Matchy

  26. newjerseylaura says:

    Beautiful socks ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see the Grandfather colors in grandfather socks.

  27. Cats demand “rent” from us in one way or another…Usually its our undying devotion to them or it can be just showing us that they can do whatever they want whenever they want! My 12yr old cat when she was an only never got on the table until the day her daddy came home from Annual Training and now since we dont use it anyways all 4 of them have decided its theirs!

    Danielle from SW MOs last blog post..I dont have an interesting title today

  28. There is something about the Idaโ€™s Delusions of Grandeur socks that make them my favorite I have seen of your designs so far. It must be a combination of the colorway and the pattern stitch that touches me in particularly well. They remind me of some of the prettiest wildflowers we have growing out by our barn.

    Nicely done, sweet Wendy.


    fireflys last blog post..In celebration of a friend

  29. Socks are beautiful and love the color. Have a great weekend.

  30. Hmm, Franz and Emil were Jo’s sons’ names in Alcott’s “Little Men.” Sequel to “Little Women,” of course! Cool!

    Julias last blog post..Mittens for the Apocalypse

  31. Hi, this is my first time here and your socks are lovely. Just curious what method you are using to knit them. Thanks!

    Mirandas last blog post..Ho- hum Thursday..

  32. As much as I love the pattern? That lavender colorway is scrumptious! Lucy…Lucy…Lucy. OFF the table, hon.

    Knitnanas last blog post..SOS ’08 Socks Finished

  33. I’ve never even gotten close on the Wollmeise. Do you think there will ever be any hope for knitters like me?

    Love the new pattern. The CTH really shows it off!

    Marions last blog post..New Books

  34. Theresa in Italy says:

    Sorry to be late to the party; we’ve had computer issues recently. Love the Delusions of Grandeur socks! Can’t wait to find out what fortune was hidden in the depths of that cookie! And is it just my impression or is Lucy spending a lot of time on the forbidden table lately?

  35. zhengzhijia says:

    Hi send to me this theme thanks

  36. Now that’s what I call a cookie!

    Diannes last blog post..Cooper on Thursday!

  37. Hi Wendy – I did a pair of socks a few years ago using CTH Java. And sadly, the yarn did not seem to hold up as well as some other – the socks got pilly and shabby-looking very quickly. I ADORE the colorway (those little glints of eggplant, olive, and navy blue) and am toying with the idea of doing some type of shawl/wrap (maybe that darn Clapotis!). Good luck with your Java!

    Dusas last blog post..Weekends