My current work in progress:

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


In the “I’m So Excited I Can Barely Stand It” Department

My upcoming book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Publication date is April 14, 2009. Thanks to reader Tracy who just pointed it out to me!

(The cute little canary toy that Opal sent LucyΒ  is made by Super Fun Pet Stuff, by the way. It looks like they’ve got lots of alluring pet toys. I think I’ll be doing some holiday shopping there!)


  1. Sigh. That is way too long to wait. Although my sock queue is probably longer than the wait πŸ™‚

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  2. Congrats! The front cover photo is gorgeous – I can’t wait to see the patterns inside! It will be SO nice to have a sock book that I don’t have to think about “turning” all of the charts and instructions in the book to be toe up – will definitely be adding it to my wish list!

  3. Love the cover!!!

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  4. Did you see the offer of a free pet toy in exchange for a picture of your pet playing with one of their toys? Lucy, get out their and “earn your own”.

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  5. Congrats! What an accomplishment. It has duly been added to my wishlist! Just in time for Christmas shopping!

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  6. Juanita says:

    Fantastic!! I can’t wait for my copy…
    Did you sneak any Lucy pics in there?? πŸ˜‰

  7. That really is exciting, I can’t wait until it comes out. Looks like a great book.

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  8. Susan B says:

    Just pre-ordered mine!! (Don’t you just love/hate one-click?)

  9. How exciting! Can’t wait until April…my goodness how fabulous to have a full book on toe-up. Love. It.

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  10. Wow! that is so exciting. I wish your tons of book signing venues.

  11. Congratulations!

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  12. How wonderful! But April. . . . something to look forward to!

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  13. My birthday’s the 15th. Guess I know what I want for my birthday.

  14. Awesome! Maybe this will get me to make a pair of toe up socks. Really, I want to — I’ve even printed out your generic toe up sock pattern several times. I just chicken out whenever I sit down to do it. Silly, I know.

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  15. Congratulations! I LOVE the cover and know the content will be absolutely exciting, wonderful and challenging. Bring it on!

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  16. The only socks I’ve ever made have been your toe-ups, a book of them will be fantastic! (*So* long to wait, though!) Congratulations!

  17. I’m looking forward to this book, because I have yet to get the hang of toe-up socks. I always knit top-down but would like to learn toe-up as well! I recently bought “Wendy Knits” and am reading it now – great book! Can’t wait to try some of the patterns (but right now I am in Summer of Socks mode!!)

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  18. Wendy
    Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered my copy. Can’t wait.

    I enjoyed your other book and will be looking forward to this one.

  19. WOW I can’t wait to have some extra money to order that. It looks great!!

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  20. WooHoo thanks for the heads up! I just placed my order and will be collecting yarn in anticipation.

  21. Timmie B says:

    I’m excited about your book too. I love knitting your designs. Have a great weekend.

  22. Congratulations, Wendy! Looking forward to the book.

  23. I can’t wait to get it, I’ve been waiting for a good toe up sock book.

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  24. Congrats!

  25. Woohoo! Congratulations. I just pre-ordered mine. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for all sorts of lovely color photographs. The socks and the photo on the cover are amazing! I can hardly wait to knit them all. Best of luck with the sales.

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  26. Wendy:
    Will Unicorn be handling it for those of us on the retail end? If not Unicorn, who? And BTW, whose arm do I need to twist to have you do a signing outside Philly complete with wine and chocolate (and maybe some takehome catnip for Lucy)?

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  27. I love the socks on the cover and look forward to your new book.

  28. That’s so exciting! I love the cover, too–it’s adorable.

  29. So that’s why you never answered me! CONGRATS!!!!!! Can’t WAIT πŸ™‚

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  30. krayola says:

    Great cover Wendy! Congratulations on your latest book; I look forward to owning it!

  31. Congrats! Now I just have to wait until the release date. sigh

  32. Kourtni says:

    Yea!!! You have a new book coming out!!!! But next year?? Aw man!! I really like the cover!! Congrats!! I can’t wait to read it!!

  33. Congratulations, Wendy! Woo-hoo! Toe-up Rules!

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  34. Dr. Jackie says:

    Congratulations! I just pre-ordered mine…gotta love Amazon Prime (free 2-day shipping all the time…).

  35. But I can’t await until next spring!
    (whine… grumble… pout)

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  36. wowowowow I know what my next birthday present is!


  37. Shawnee says:

    What a thrill! I just pre-ordered…look out sock yarn vendors, everyone will need to add to their stash in anticipation of April ’09!
    P.S. Started your Seaweed socks today. Oh, our Mr. Mosey (top tom-cat around here) says to tell Lucy, “Hey!”

  38. The book looks beautiful Wendy. Congratulations! Maybe you should think about coming out West for a book signing? We have lots of knitters here. Just saying.

  39. Wow! Good looking book and full of your toe-ups! I can’t wait.

  40. I just added the book to my wish list, no money yet to reserve, but I will before April.

    How exciting for you, congratulations

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  41. wow wendy !! i’m so thrilled for you !! i’ll be heading off to amazon as soon as i finish typing. btw, who do i have to sleep with in order to get a signed copy ??? please tell me you managed to squeeze the the nanner socks into the book. i talked myself out of joining plurk just before the pattern was released thinking …don’t need another addiction, nope, ugh,ugh. by the time i saw the pattern it was too late…but the book should help soothe the sting a little. my PAS (pattern aquisition syndrome ) okay, it’s an addiction, hates knowing there is a pattern of yours i don’t have and can’t get. gotta get to amazon before i depress myself. Again, way to go !! i sooo love your patterns.

  42. P.S> for everyone. don’t forget to link to amazon through ravelry. must keep our ravelry healthy and well funded.

  43. Congratulations, Wendy! I love the cover. I just finished my first toe up sock since I took your class at the Spring Fling. I’m hooked. I’ll definitely be adding your book to my collection.

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  44. ChristyH says:

    It is terrible! I have to wait 9 months before I can get your book. NINE months!!!! That is an eternity. I am really looking forward to it.

  45. Sharon G says:

    That’s a long time to wait, but on the bright side, it will be just in time for Summer of Socks 2009!

  46. Jocelyn says:

    It’ll be here soon! Congrats!

    Can I get on the list of shops that would like you to come and teach?!

  47. congrats! HUGE!! Love hte cover!

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  48. What a pretty cover!

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  49. Congratulations on the book, it looks beautiful and fun. Lucy must be so proud of you.

    You have my very best wishes with lots of sales in high volume, rave reviews, and good things to come in the future.

    Warmest wishes,

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  50. The cover is lovely. I can’t wait to buy a copy. Congrats!

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  51. Great Job. Love the cover.


    PS. Does this one have more photos of Lucy?

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  52. anne marie in philly says:

    wOOt wOOt wOOt! πŸ™‚

    perhaps (emphasis on the perhaps) this book will get me to knit socks…

  53. Squee!!! I’m so going to go pre-order it! Yay!

  54. Juanita is right and all of a sudden I am intensely curious: I know you put some photos of Miss Lucy here and there in your last book, so what about this time? And are the socks modelled by different “models,” or what? I am interested!

    Congratulations, by the way. I have never knit a pair of socks in my life and I am terribly excited! πŸ˜€ Now you must know how my uncle feels, whose show is soon to air on Playhouse Disney – those final months before you foist your masterpiece on the public. πŸ˜‰

    Lucy looked so happy yesterday with her canary that I almost bought something for my cat Luther, but then I remembered that he’s so fat and lazy that he’s never so much as flicked an ear in a new toy’s direction. πŸ™‚

    Whew, there’s a mouthful for ya.

  55. …and into my shopping cart it went…congrats!

  56. It’s a long time to wait, but it’ll be a nice surprise when it arrives!

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  57. Wendy- Congrats on another book- well done. You managed to put out something different and useful- the knitting cognoscenti thanks you.

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  58. I’m excited about the book, but I’ve got to know. Are the Trilobite socks in there? I love that pattern. Nevertheless, I’m buying your book and really looking forward to it.

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  59. Michele In Maine says: