My current work in progress:

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


No Name Yet

My new sock design is still nameless. I haven’t given the naming of it much thought, so it still lacking an identity, the poor little thing.

But it is growing, like a good little sock. Once again, nested in a bed of Ragdoll fur:

And the sole, because the yarn knits up into such a gorgeous fabric:

Sorry, not much to say today. I have been singularly uncreative today. Perhaps I’ll have something coherent to say tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Lucy is still working on her “hen on a nest” pose:



  1. Timmie B says:

    How about Hemlock socks for your new socks? I know the yarn is Socrates and yesterday you supposed it was due to hemlock color. The “chevron-like” pattern looks like a hemlock tree branch. Now that I’ve given you my unsolicited suggestion. I hope you have a nice evening doing whatever you wish.

  2. needleglyphs says:

    How about adam’s rib cause the design sorts looks like ribs

  3. How about Ragdoll Socks? Since you keep posing them with the Fur. 🙂

    Tammy/DarthKnitters last blog post..Catching up again

  4. I think the pattern looks like an evergreen, so Timmie B’s suggestion is a good one.

    Plain Janes last blog post..An FO Weekend

  5. I like Timmie’s suggestion – she may be on to something there 🙂

    Karens last blog post..

  6. If she lays eggs I want one!

  7. JoAnn-WI says:

    I also like the Ragdoll suggestion. Unless Lucy has something better in mind to name them… I think she’s got that hen on nest pose down pat. Wish my dog could do that, it’s so cute.

  8. Ooh still loving the sock. I also like Timmie’s suggestion.

    Opals last blog post..There is no title.

  9. How do you keep Lucy from chewing on the cords of the circular needles? My kitties just LOVE those pretty purple cords on the Knit Picks needles. I left one on the bed a while ago and turned my body to get the TV remote and one of them bit through it in just a few seconds! Bad kitty!!
    Your new sock is gorgeous! I hope you had a nice day off today.

    Liz Rs last blog post..No hangover and mad photoshop skillz!

  10. Every time I see these socks, I want to sing “Zippadee-doo-dah, Zippadee-ay, my oh my what a wonderful day” Weird huh? Hope that a good nights rest comes to you tonight to rev-up your creativity. Hugs.

  11. There are some pretty good name suggestions, but I’ll throw out (no pun intended) this one: Soc’s socks! Get it? Soc(rate)’s socks? Man, sometimes I just slay myself! 🙂

    Lucy is such a lovely kitty. Makes me wish my Yodie was on my lap now! There’s nothing like “cat love” to warm your heart! luv.m.

  12. Jill D. says:

    To me it looks like fern fronds 🙂

    I love it when cats lay like that…..when my kitty would lay like that I called her “speed bump”. I think it’s funny when you put a folded towel or sweater on a bed and the cat will ignore the rest of the bed and lay neatly tucked in right in the center of the folded item! Kitties are so cute.

  13. I like the name Hemlock for the new socks as well. And while I’m very accustomed to my kitties sitting on my knitting, this is the first time I’ve ever seen a cat let the knitting sit on them!

  14. Oceanus. Just because of the colors.

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  15. Hariamrit says:

    I love the new sock pattern. Reminds me of wheat for some reason. Maybe since we are gathering feed for the winter. But regardless I love it.

    You are so creative Wendy. I think I find myself saying that about every new sock pattern you do.

  16. The socks are beautiful. Maybe you should call them “Highs and Lows”. Just like life – beautiful highs and unavoidable lows!

    I love it when you announce you haven’t named a sock – it’s kind of like saying you are going to hand out ice cream on a hot day! People come out of the wood work! (And I like reading their comments!)

    Megan S.s last blog post..Busy Busy Busy!

  17. Why not just call them the “Ragdoll Socks”?

    turtlegirl76s last blog post..Never Knit a Gusset in the Dark

  18. I think if Lucy had feathers, she would be preening right now! 🙂

    Danieles last blog post..Four Weeks to Go

  19. Wendy, I’m a little late on the book news – what a beautiful cover!! Congradulations. I love that it’s a hardback – they seem to hold up better and since I keep my knitting reference books…

  20. Patricia says:

    Another lovely sock- I love the blues and greens and the lace pattern really stands out.

    I call that cat pose the ‘bread loaf pose’- when they’re all tucked up nice and tidy, that’s what they look like.

  21. Love love love the new pattern!

    Sheri at The Loopy Ewes last blog post..What Bugs You? (and a Sneak Peak!)

  22. Whatever you call the sock, it is gorgeous. I LOVE that color.

    Sallies last blog post..Beautiful Box

  23. The pattern reminds me of fish bones. 😉

  24. This is gonna sound kinda strange but I think Lucy has already named your new socks… Hen on a Nest. I know they dont look like hens on a nest but Lucy has been in the same position for the last 3 or so posts at least since you started the socks anyways.

    Danielle from SW MOs last blog post..No Enterprise…You’ve got to be kidding

  25. Gina C. says:

    I used to have cats that loved to fetch and return small things, til I’d get tired of throwing….an innate talent. My present cat, despite many efforts to teach her to fetch, will not. Instead she runs after the toy, sits on it and assumes the “hen on the nest” pose.
    And the lovely socks…not very poetic, but the pattern reminds me of escalators – Escalator Socks.

  26. Pretty pattern. It also looks a little like a fern.

    Marions last blog post..Looking for pastel yarn

  27. Kathleen says:

    Love the colourway! The pattern reminds me of slats in a window shutter. I know, weird, huh?

  28. The Academy

  29. Or, going with the Greek and fern theme, The Olympian (ferns representing laurel leaf crowns given to winners.)

  30. Margie E. says:

    Hello, Wendy.
    The colorway of the yarn is beautiful…water-like. What about the title “Ebb and Flow” to capture the up-and-down movement of the stitches.

  31. Your post sounded a little “blue” Wendy, so how about In to the Blue as a name.

  32. ChristyH says:

    Your sock reminds me of the waves on Lake Superior. Just blue green splash upon the shore.

  33. It looks to me like the sock has the Ragdoll Blues and all that jazz. It just reminds me of that era.

  34. What a wonderfull Kitty ! So cute and smart !
    I love cats and have two myself ! 🙂

    Wish a perfect night !

    MingNoi aka La Salamandres last blog post..Avant que nuitée m’étreigne pour de bon éternel baiser me réveillâ.

  35. Lucy should start teaching meditation courses. Once you lay an egg, enlightenment is coming. 😉

    Flexible Knitss last blog post..Truth Heart (lg)

  36. Lucy always looks so soft and fluffy, I just want to reach through the computer and pet her… and maybe take those socks too, lol

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  37. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “you look very pretty today, cousin lucy!”

    their mommy says: “I wish you kids could sit that long!”


  38. NewJerseyLaura says:

    Love that color; love the sock 🙂 whatever it will be called

  39. Paula in Iowa says:

    Aside from ‘ooo wow’, my first thought is the pattern looks like a Native American beading style. Most elegant!

  40. Hen on a nest. That works well for Lucy as she has posed herself. When I had a 19 pound sealpoint Siamese who assumed a similar position (of course without all of Lucy’s fur although he had plenty) we considered him to look like the Barry Kliban “A cat is very like a meatloaf” cartoon.

  41. Sanguine Gryphon yarns are absolutely gorgeous aren’t they? I’ve been addicted for a long time. Creatively Dyed’s yarns also have that gorgeous in stockinette thing going for them. And I still think that the lace pattern looks like Hemlock leaves. (Well, what I saw of them in the Wikipedia photo anyway – lol.) So I suggest “What a Way To Go” for the name because those socks are so pretty that even if they were poisonous I’d be tempted to wear them.

    Ronnis last blog post..Doesn’t everyone plan vacation around yarn shops?

  42. Linda in Chicagoland says:

    Comfy Lucy! My cat has the same pose but on top of the a/c duct. At least the dog is thoughtful and sleeps on the cool tile floor.

  43. these socks are beautiful..I love the color!

    Brenda Kempfs last blog post..good morning!

  44. Lucy, your mama could use a little help naming that pretty new sock. Is that what you are working on while sitting like a hen? Do you have a name brewing under that pretty fur somewhere?


    fireflys last blog post..The accidental farmer

  45. Wendy, beautiful socks and I really love the color. Have a great weekend.

  46. How about Ragdoll Rag? The jazzy, rhythmic back and forth. They are like music to my eyes.

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  47. I would name it Walk Amongst the Pines. It makes me think of a path in the wood with the vague curving of the lacy ribs.

    Seanna Leas last blog post..when life is hard

  48. I really love the socks! I have two cats and neither one bother my yarn, a dpn sometimes but not the yarn. You must have A/C because my two girls are splayed out with the heat and not doing a lot of hen posing!

  49. +1. Who more? 🙂