My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

A Simple Sock

Because the Midnight Lace Stole is large enough now to be a bit unwieldy, I started a sock for the commute.

This is the lovely Kid Hollow Farm sock yarn I bought over the weekend, in the “Foggy Mountain” colorway. I’m doing a very simple sock because it doesn’t need a pattern to compete with the colorway. It’s just stockinette with a seed stitch placed at equal intervals to add a little interest. I love how this yarn is working up. I’m using my usual 2mm (U.S. size 0) needle and getting a nice firm fabric at 8st/inch. I have a feeling this sock will wear very well.

I am at the point on the Midnight Lace Stole where I am doing short rows at the end of the first side.

The short rows give the bottom edge a slant — very cool, no? After the short-rowing is done, I’ll knit the edging on, and that will be fun because there are more beads involved.

The Thirteenth Tale

I finished reading The Thirteenth Tale last week before going away for the weekend. I found it quite entertaining and even managed to guess part of the last plot twist.

Who’d like to read it next?

Leave a comment to this post by tomorrow (November 13) at 4:00pm EST, and I’ll randomly draw a winner who will receive my copy.

Lucy Sez

“Yes, she has the window open. No, I don’t want to talk about it.”


  1. I would be interested in the book!


  2. Kelly Primmer says:

    This book sounds really good! I SO want to read it!

  3. That is our city wide book to read this year, I was hoping to get to it. I am glad that you liked it, gives me something to look forward to.

  4. I would really enjoy reading that book! And your knitting looks wonderful, as always.

  5. Love the sock-it doesn’t look like mostly plain stockinette-excellent color. The shawl is coming along nicely!

    Cindys last blog post..Midweek

  6. You are such an inspirational knitter and have good taste in books. I am too intimidated to do socks yet, but like you am knitting a shawl. No where as complex as yours, or as gorgeous. And I think my cat is in love with your cat. He stares at the picture when I have it up. I haven’t read this book but it sounds really juicy. I would love to adopt it.

  7. I loved the book so don’t place me in the contest!
    But I had to comment – that sock? OH MY…cushy, squishy, yummy. I’m so into simple socks right now.
    Poor Miss Lucy, curl up tight, honey, next week’s going to be really chilly around SW VA, so maybe it’ll be cold enough in NOVA to convince Mommie to turn up the heat for you…

    Knitnanas last blog post..From Carrie

  8. Hello Wendy,
    I really love your sock!!! And I would like so much to learn how to knit with circular needles!!!! Everyone is talking about it!!!! Your knitting is always so inspiring!!!! And as I have said before, your yarn is so tempting!!!!!!

    Catherine Michèles last blog post..Ce soir, on brode!!!

  9. love the colorway! How do you attach your beads…i am guessing pre strung vs crochet hook? The book sounds interesting!

  10. I’d love to read the book!
    Beautiful colorway on the socks!

  11. Is your “seed stitch” pattern just K5, P1? I just had a similar issue with a yarn…too many color variations. Tried 3 different patterns before I just gave up and knit a plain vanilla stockinette sock.

  12. That sounds interesting, thanks for the book offer.

  13. I love to read!!! I would love that book and I promise to read it and then give it away on my blog!

    FarOutMoms last blog post..Cold Feet

  14. I would love a new book to read!

  15. That sounds like an interesting read. Please enter me in your contest.

  16. You are so funny with your Lucy comments and you seem to rule LOL
    thanks for the book offer

  17. Lovely sock! And, even though I am too busy to read right now, Christmas IS coming, and I will have some time then, so you can enter me in the draw, too. I’ll pass it on after I finish it.

  18. Looks like a good read – I’d love a copy!

    HBs last blog post..I’ve been a bad blogger…

  19. I would love to try this book, though if I don’t win it I will just check with my local library.

    Seanna Leas last blog post..not too busy to lose

  20. The book sounds wonderful!

  21. Ooh, I’d love to read The Thirteenth Tale next!

    meshalius last blog post..Stash Bustin!

  22. Sandy in South Dakota says:

    Oh, I just know that book would love to come to South Dakota.

  23. Would love to read the book!
    Your “on the needle” projects are great!

  24. Love the sock! Would love to read the book next!

  25. I love that colorway, it’s got such depth to the color mix….

    Rebecca Greens last blog post..I voted, did you?

  26. I’d love the book!

  27. Michele In Maine says:

    Don’t jump out the window, Lucy!

    I’d love my own copy of your book. I took it out of the library but it takes me forever to read anything (because I can’t read and knit at the same time, and knitting usually wins out). That way I could take my time!

  28. I would love a copy of that book! Pick me, pick me!!!!

  29. You can tell Lucy that in our house the windows are closed and the heat is on and it’s still only 65 degrees! Even lovely sulking won’t get very far obviously.

    Sarah-potterknitters last blog post..Halloween

  30. I like reading – pick me!

    Juices last blog post..Weigh In Woes

  31. I’d love to read that book. I’ve had it on my list for awhile but just haven’t gotten around to either ordering it or finding it at the library.

  32. Love the new sock color. I have never knit socks
    but maybe now would be a good time to try it!
    Would love to read the book. If I don’t win
    I will have to buy it. It sounds great.