My current work in progress:

Sundew,byย Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK,ย using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

Chugging Along

Although I was very lazy all weekend and did little knitting Friday night or Saturday, I did get a “second wind” on Sunday afternoon and got in some good knitting time while watching movies. so the second Halcyon sock is coming along nicely.

In fact, all that’s left is the ribbing.

In a fit of efficiency never to be reached again, I’ve already written up the pattern and it is available as a pdf, here.

The pattern stitch is very subtle, so you can use a striping or variegated yarn with good results.

Hey, who wants my leftovers? ๐Ÿ˜€

As you may know, Wollmeise comes in 150-gram skeins. I have two balls leftover that weigh about 30 grams each, so about 60 grams total. Enough for a child’s pair of socks, right?

If you’d like me to send you my leftovers, leave a comment to this entry and I’ll choose one at random and send that person the leftover Wollmeise. One comment per person, please. I’ll pick a winner tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon.

So I am of course thinking aboutย  what’s next. I’ve worked up a couple of designs from which to choose.ย 

Speaking of sock designs, did you know that Aire River has a couple of new versions of their knitting symbol font available? It adds a couple new symbol choices for k2tog and ssk. There is a version 1.04 for the PC and, far more exciting, a version 2.0 for the Mac! I could not get the previous version (1.03) to display properly on the Mac, so I’m pretty excited about this. Thank you, Aire River!

Lucy is once again in hen-on-a-nest position.

The picture of contentment.


  1. There’s already 200 comments!! You’re offering a partial skein and there’s 200 comments!!

    Make that 201 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    datagoddesss last blog post..OK, maybe itโ€™s not Verizonโ€™s fault

  2. My 7 1/2 year old granddaughter loves to read your blog, not for the knitting but for Lucy. The videos are her favorites. She would love some socks from Lucy’s mom!
    Laura S.

  3. I would love your leftovers to make socks for my baby girl! She has her first birthday on Tuesday, so winning the blog contest would be a fun birthday surprise! Of course Mama will be knitting her lots of socks even without Wollmeise leftovers from Wendy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Put me in too! Someday I will see Wollmeise in person and I will be like all the cool sock knitters! I will totally be “in” then, you’ll see!

    Cins last blog post..I guess I’d been knitting a lot of socks

  5. It’s probably a mistake for me to leave a comment to enter for this contest, because on the off chance I win I’ll end up finding out just how amazing the yarn is and feeling even worse when I can’t get hold of any due to my poor timing skills.

    Ah well, worth a chance. Gorgeous sockies ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. I would love that wonderful yarn to make some socks for my little cousin!!! I have 1 skein of Claudia’s yarn..Those socks look yummy

  7. Thanks for the pattern!

    And if you haven’t chosen a “winner” yet, I’d like to be in the leftover’s raffle :).

    Marys last blog post..Sunday Already?

  8. Perfect for granddaughter socks!!

    Mz Mars last blog post..Photo Post!

  9. If I win, I will use the yarn for yet another pr of kids socks I’m making for the fall Afghans for Afghans campaign. Thanks Wendy!

  10. OMG!!!!! I don’t even need to keep it, I would just love to touch it… I have heard so much about the coveted Wollmeise.. I would just love to touch it, and maybe if no one was looking, rub it against my cheek a bit…

  11. I truly love the color of the Halcyon socks. Thanks for the pattern, too. I’m looking forward to your book.


  12. Julie aka Beadnit says:

    I’m looking forward to your new book.

    I would love to get some more Wollmeise. I have a skein from the Loopy Ewe sock club. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it yet, but, I like to pet it often.

  13. Oo, I want leftovers! I’ve been dying to try that yarn….and I have 2 children to knit socks for….

    That pattern is great, thanks for offering it!

  14. this might be my only way of EVER touching Wollmeise…and One of my grand babies would love to have new socks! Thanks for the opportunity of the drawing!

  15. I’ll totally toss my name into the hat for leftover sock yarn. I’ve never knit with Wollmeise before, and this would be a nice way to give it a go. Also, the colors are so lovely.

    Sarahs last blog post..Baby Suprise!

  16. I would love the leftovers! I have three little girls who love hand-knit socks! I have never worked with (or held) Wollmeise yet…but would love to! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Melissas last blog post..It’s been awhile…

  17. I just knitted a pair of socks that would fit myself, and only used 60 g of yarn. They even have legs! Not very high, but the way the recipient wanted. 60 g is a lot of yarn! Yes, please!

  18. Love the colors! This is beautiful!

  19. Linda in Chicagoland says:

    I’d love to try Wollmeise!

  20. Add me to the list – I’d love the leftovers.

  21. Cynthia A says:

    My daughter loves purple and blue and would be very happy to have a pair of socks made from your leftovers. Thank you for the chance to win!

  22. I would love to make some baby socks out of leftover Wollmeise! Everyone I know is having boys lately (six in a row. Seriously).

    Lauras last blog post..on stash

  23. Nice Socks! I would love to get to the Loopy Ewe in time to get some of this beautiful yarn. Oh well………..

  24. Paulette says:

    Thank you for the great sock pattern — again! You are very generous to continue to offer patterns for free. Really enjoyed your first book, and I look forward to your next one. I love the blue/purple Wollmeise – would love to see what it’s all about!

  25. my nephew would be awfully cute in happy bright socks.

    ps- love the newest pattern.

  26. Oh, Oh pick me, I want it!! That would make great kid socks. I have never been fortunate enough to get any, they are always all out when I get to the website.

  27. Me too – I’d love some…. I have 2 little nephews who’d fight over who’d get socks in that yarn (if they were old enough to know what they were fighting about!

  28. Thanks for the great sock pattern Wendy! Beautiful yarn too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Hi Wendy! I love the Halcyon socks. Please add me to the drawing. My niece would love a pair of socks in that color.

    Lynns last blog post..Hot.

  30. Those are beautiful. I love how the pattern looks and the color is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it.

  31. Timmie B says:

    Printed Halcyon pattern at work this morning and have decided to use the Sanguine Gryphon Azalea to make them.

  32. That shows your true colors, being able to give up some of your precious yarn…I know someone who had a baby boy last friday, Landon(the new baby) has yet to learn about Wollmeise and I have yet to knit with it.


    Purls last blog post..The guy hat

  33. Chialea says:

    Actually, 60g is enough yarn for a pair of socks for me… I may be 5’9″, but I have tiny feet!

    (Cute socks, btw)

  34. With so many of my friends deciding to spawn lately, this would be the perfect thing for creating some amazing gifts for their kidlets… So awesome that you’re willing to share!

    Lizs last blog post..โ€œItโ€™s a funny thing to say to a dancer, congratulations on your turned heelโ€ฆโ€

  35. Hi,

    I would love to have the left overs as I plan some color knitted mittens for myself!


    Karins last blog post..Week-end

  36. Gorgeous socks yet again Wendy!… and you are right … the striping/variegated yarn looks superb in the pattern!

    SilverPheonixs last blog post..In the midst of a chaotic day …

  37. Stephanie says:

    I have never tried Wollmeise so would like to know what the hype is about….or given the fact its hard to come by maybe I don’t?

  38. Woo, leftover Wollmeise?? Count me in, I have the perfect little person who would love to be the recipient of some new socks….

  39. If you don’t play, you won’t win ๐Ÿ˜‰ Leftoer wollmeise sounds like a really good reason to play though!

    Karen Ss last blog post..tiny bit tired…

  40. Wollmeise, which I’ve never tried, in my favourite colour? I’m so there!

    Beautiful socks, yet again!

    Gennys last blog post..bit by bit

  41. I would love to have that left over!

    Tuis last blog post..Lempiasioita / Favorite things

  42. Theresa in Italy says:

    What we won’t do for Wollmeise! And I am no exception. Sure, I’d be happy to take the leftovers off your hands—I’ll even pay the postage!

    Thanks for the Halcyon sock pattern!

  43. Please?

    *puts on cute face*

    What do you mean, that stopped working when I was ten? ๐Ÿ˜›

  44. Thank you for the lovely new Halcyon sock pattern. The new book looks wonderful!

    Angelunas last blog post..Another Year has Passed! Not possible!

  45. Wendy – I would love your Wollmeise leftovers. We can’t get it in England and I’ve never even seen any let along had some to knit with.
    P l e a s e send me your leftovers.

  46. I would love to win the Wollemeise. I’ve been hearing how wonderful it is, but never had any…Thanks for a great blog…I just found you…

  47. My littlest girl would love a new pair of socks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Molly Dybiecs last blog post..Bow Strings Tote

  48. Thank you so much for the Halcyon pattern, it looks great!

    I would love you leftover yarn, I have three kids that love handknit socks.

    Malins last blog post..Process or Product?

  49. Free pattern and some Wollmeise to possibly try. What a nice way to start a Tuesday. Thanks for the pattern…it is lovely.

    Donnas last blog post..Help Me Find This Sweater Pattern, PLEASE!

  50. Hello dear Wendy! I would love to have your leftovers!!!

  51. Liz in IN says:

    Late to the party again. I do NOT want the Wollmeise, fwiw. Not that the odds are very good of my comment being chosen. Just sayin’….

    We call that kitty pose “tucked up on little furry fenders”. I’m sure this is a literary reference, but I’ve never tried to identify it. Just something passed down through my family. ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Knitting your leftover wollmeise would be one way to make time go faster until we can read YOUR NEW BOOK !! Very excited for you

  53. Kim Bradley says:

    Wollmeise for baby socks! Please!

  54. Ann Rose says:

    A yarn giveaway? Shameful, how I run to sign up for the chance to win. Shame, shame, shame…

  55. Bonnie H. says:

    Wollmeise crumbs……I’d love them! Might make some baby monkey socks from the Loopy Ewe’s free patterns or just some anklets.

  56. Dawn and Stuat says:

    My cat Stuart just started purring at thought of knitting with wollmeise-
    Stuart and I have never been lucky enough even to see the yarn in person! Stuart say ppuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrtttyyy please Wendy=^.^=

  57. Okay, sure. Given that I’m making “leftover sock yarn squares” for a nice blanket and that this color would fit in well, I’d love the leftovers!

  58. Hi Wendy,
    I’ve never commented before, but a Wollmeise offer is too good to pass up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jessicas last blog post..Week 5, and my knitting bags

  59. Michelle says:

    The pattern is wonderful! I could certainly use enough yarn for a pair of children’s socks. Thanks for the offer!

  60. Hi Wendy,
    I would love to win your leftovers. I have never used that yarn (never fast enough to get it)! Thanks!!

  61. christen says:

    I love leftovers!

  62. I’d love to try out Wollmeise and blue is my absolute favorite color! Thanks for offering us the chance to win it!

    Cathys last blog post..Magic Loop progress

  63. My daughter would love a pair of hand knit socks in that color!

  64. Hello I like so many others have never tried wollmeise , would really love to .My kitty was hit by a car ,since she hated indoors and we live in the country she was out.Seems she was about to pounce a little bunny that was by the road (well you get the picture )next cat needs to like indoors (or be vegitarian)pet Lucy for me .

  65. NewJerseyLaura says:

    Love your new socks :). Love to win the Wollmeise :).

  66. I mostly just want to say good morning to you and Lucy … so, “Good morning ladies!”

    I’m having a cuppa right now and thinking how comfy Miss Lucy looks on her perch.


    fireflys last blog post..The accidental farmer

  67. Oh PLEEZZZE pick me – what a yarn for a try at socks!!

    Sue Hs last blog post..Move Along Folks

  68. Worth a shot….

    Adriennes last blog post..he’s a goofy goober, yeah.

  69. I would love to have your leftover yarn. May be my only chance to get some Wollmeise to try!

    Marions last blog post..Beginning of pair #3

  70. OMG, I covet the stuff, I’d love to have it!


  71. betshsu says:

    My feet qualify as child sized =).

  72. Love the socks and can’t wait for the book!

  73. Lori Bollinger says:

    Hi Wendy, I love reading your blog. I would love to have your leftover Wollmeise as I think that’s the only way I will ever be able to get my hands on any. My grandson, Jakob, would really appreciate the socks!

  74. I would love to find out what all the fuss is about!

    LaVernas last blog post..A little something about me

  75. Beautiful socks, and I’d love the leftover yarn. I think it would also make a fab edging on knitted panties ; )

    Have a great day, and thank you for sharing the new pattern.

  76. Lovely socks! I’d love to have your leftovers. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Meghanns last blog post..Learning to be disciplined

  77. Thank you very much for the offer! Thanks for sharing your new pattern as well!

  78. Ainsley would love some socks! And I’d love some Wollmeise ๐Ÿ™‚

    Melanies last blog post..Dyeing is fun and also messy

  79. There are always children that need socks!

    Helens last blog post..Yay kitty! and Knitty!

  80. Have I mentioned lately what a nice blog you have? Is the sucking up too subtle? Put me in the running, please!

    Melanie J.s last blog post..No point in dwelling…

  81. DebbieO says:

    I know a little girl who would love socks knit up with those leftovers!

  82. Elizabeth M. says:

    Hi– I don’t need to be in the pool for the left over sock yarn (what a generous offer on your part!) but it is helping convince me that I need to learn toe-up socks– not all sock yarn comes in such generous skeins and knitting top down I can get a little nervous!! Your sock book coming out in April will reveal all to me, right?! In the meantime, I have printed off your newest pattern (thank you!!) and am pleased that you have given people like me the option of double-pointed needles… (and a scritch to sweet Lucy).

  83. That yarn is lovely, and I still have never tried Wollmeise. I am amazed at your sock designing abilities! Do you ever knit a sock that is not your design?

    Jessi C.s last blog post..โ€œpossumโ€ yarn!

  84. Pick me! Please? I’ve heard about the crack that is Woolmeise, and would love to try it. I even have two small children, so both could wear the socks (not at the same time) but I could make something for the older one and save them for when his sister is bigger.

  85. lg in wv says:

    Wow – free wollmeise! I have yet to touch the elusive yarn, but I know my nephew would love a pair of socks. I have pre-ordered your book and can’t wait to start sock knitting.

  86. One sock knitter’s leftovers are another’s treasure. Choose me. Please.

  87. I can’t miss this opportunity to try the wonderful Wollmeise yarn and warm a little one’s feet. Thank you for doing this, Wendy!

  88. Kourtni says:

    Oooh!!!!! Free Wollmeise!!!!! I love Wollmeise!!!!!! Although I probally wouldn’t use it for socks…… or maybes I would!

  89. Thank you for sharing!

  90. I could get a pair for myself out of 60 grams! Or at least I could try. Or maybe some new socks for the little boy, so far he doesn’t have any for this winter.

    Sarah-potterknitters last blog post..Misfit

  91. I have a baby niece or nephew coming that would love some booties or socks ๐Ÿ™‚

    LittleWits last blog post..Seaming!

  92. to quote donkey…. Pick me! Pick me!

  93. Wollmeise would perfectly into my plans! Not diabolical…at least not yet…just Christmas gifts. Diabolical Christmas gifts could be interesting though.


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  94. Your Halycon socks are beautiful Wendy. Next up for me is a pair of socks for my daughter and I think they will be Halycon’s. Thank you for your generosity in providing the pattern as a PDF. Please count me in for your draw for the Wollmeise – I love to make baby/toddler socks.

    Karens last blog post..Family First

  95. I would love to make a pair of Wollmeise socks for my niece!

    I also would like to comment on how generous you are to your readers.

    startroubles last blog post..Lots of knitting

  96. I’ve never been able to snag any Wollmeise, so even leftovers would do!

    Dorothys last blog post..FO – Really!

  97. Woolmeise – this may be the only way I can get some!!!
    Please….send it to me!

  98. Mary Beth says:

    I have teeny, little feet, so those leftovers would make an entire pair for me! Pick me, please!

  99. courtney says:

    I do! i do!

  100. stephanie says:

    ooooohhhhhh! Perfect color for my grandson…..he’s already grown out of the first bootie/socks I knit for him. Pretty please pick me!!!!!