My current work in progress:

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


News You Can Use

You no doubt already know this, but I’ll say it anyway. It has recently been brought to my attention that Jean of the Scottish Lamb is spearheading a hat drive. She is collecting hats to be delivered to Coalition for the Homeless in New York City. Details are on her blog, here. I understand there are prizes to be had. πŸ™‚

Lookie Here

The preview of the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Knit.1 magazine is supposed to go live tomorrow on their website. Why do I tell you this? Oh, no particular reason (she said, whistling in an effort to seem nonchalant).

One of the features in this issue is a piece with “Projects From Our Favorite Bloggers.” I was very flattered to be asked to contribute a project for this piece. Betcha can’t guess what my project is . . .

Yeah, of course it is socks. These:

If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you’ll see that there is a fun little cable-y thingie running down the sides of these socks. These socks are knit toe-up, and are made from Socks That Rock Heavyweight, so they’d be a really quick holiday gift, should you find yourself in need of such a thing. While the magazine doesn’t officially go on sale until December 16, you will likely be able to find it available sooner. And if you are a subscriber, you’ll have your copy sooner than Dec. 16.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I’ll be finishing my Midnight Lace Stole today.

I’m halfway done with the edging on the second side, so I ought to be able to finish this while watching a movie or two this afternoon.

I’ve got another stole to knit after this one, but I’m going to put that off for a little while to knit something quick that I discovered I could use.

Lucy is all a-twitter, wondering what it is.


  1. Thanks so much for helping spread the word, Wendy! The Midnight Lace is looking beautiful!

    Jeans last blog post..Here Come The Hats!

  2. cool socks! and thanks for the link to jean.

    martis last blog post..just a note

  3. Oooh, your stole looks amazing! Lucy looks so cute. You always photograph her really well.
    I think i’ll give those socks a try as soon as I figure out how to dye my merino. I’ve got to get on the ball with that.
    Have a great day with your new stole!

    Cookis last blog post..Travelling

  4. me too…me too…all a-twitter…lol…I’m sure whatever it is…it will be wonderful.

  5. NewJerseyLaura says:

    Love those socks! Love those socks in that color! Please let me know the color so I can get a skein in preparation for that issue πŸ™‚

  6. oh i’m really looking forward to that issue! there should be some interesting stuff in there πŸ™‚

    mais last blog post..grow like a weed

  7. What a BEAUTIFUL piece of knittery that is…congrats to you for having the patience. Lovely!!

    Emilys last blog post..The Torch Has Been Passed…

  8. Lucy could be a-twitter because:

    1) She got a twitter account or
    2) Mama turned the heat on.

  9. Congratulations on your pattern in Knit.1 ! I can’t wait to see Lucy posing on your Midnight Lace Stole. I also want to hear about your new project.

    Roseanns last blog post..Fair Isle Hats

  10. just curious how folks are going to buy the mag – they are not taking any subscriptions!


    sogalitnos last blog post..Make History

  11. Very nice socks. And they come at a time when I am seriously thinking about knitting myself some heavier ones. Hmmmm – I will have to think about this!

  12. The stole is gorgeous! Lucy is so cute when she is a-twitter. Even the tufts on the tips of her ears stand up!

    Katherines last blog post..Is It Christmas Yet?

  13. Raye, mother of the other Capricorn Jan. 2 Wendy says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the hat drive for NYC coalition for the homeless. I don’t know if you knew this, but I’m now president of Big Apple Knitters Guild, and we run several charity knit-ins as regular monthly meetings each year. The next one is December 13, so I am going to send an e-mail to our members with a link to Jean’s website. One of my pet projects for the guild is identifying charities which need our attention and focusing on their needs, so this is so timely. Thanks for the information.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  14. Margie from Maryland says:

    Love the socks – what size needles?
    LOVE the edging on the stole – looks really good!

  15. Those socks are gorgeous! I’ve been looking for a pattern like that. Does it have sizing for a men’s foot, too? I have got to get that magazine!

  16. Congratulations!

  17. Stole is very pretty. Thanks for info about hats for homeless.

  18. Congratulations on the publication!

    I don’t know if Lucy can stand much more excitement this month. Best throw a plastic pull tab her way to divert her.

    Barbara-Kays last blog post..Antidote for sock knitter’s blues

  19. I love those socks! I’ll definitely be picking up a copy of the magazine.

    jannas last blog post..Stop Me Before I Cast On Again!

  20. Lee Cockrum says:

    The socks are lovely, but is that a live model standing on top of the books?! It looks like it. Quite a precarious perch!

  21. Is it a cowl?

  22. Congratulations! I love that the picture of the sock is posed on top of knitting books. Very cute. The socks look adorable – and you’re right – they’d be a great quick knit for a last minute holiday gift. Thanks again. and congrats.

    Jennifers last blog post..Gifts Galore at the 2008 Creative Arts Festival

  23. Lovely sock pattern. I’ve never gotten Knit1 before, might have to make an exception this time. : )

    Margots last blog post..big changes

  24. Beautiful Lucy picture today.

    And an extremely busy and productive Lucy-Momma-blogger!


    Cathy-Cates last blog post..Boxes O’ Fluff

  25. Theresa in Italy says:

    Congrats on the sock pattern in Knit 1 (I’ll be looking for a copy on this side of the pond), thanks for the link to Jean’s blog, the stole is just beautiful, and now I’m all atwitter too, wondering what your next venture will be….

  26. Can’t wait to see your stole finished. The socks look quite comfortable. πŸ™‚ Congrats!

    LittleWits last blog post..Eye Candy Friday – Fall Colors

  27. Yeah socks!

    I am slowly becoming more acclimated to toe-up socks, so it is always nice to see another well written (just assuming, ’cause it is you and all) pattern coming out into the world.

    Seanna Leas last blog post..Falling down the rabbit hole

  28. You and Stefanie Japel in the same issue?! Now I know I need to buy it. (Plus that beret on the cover is adorable.)

    Jennifers last blog post..

  29. Great socks, AND a new magazine to look at!! Thanks Wendy! πŸ˜‰

    Danieles last blog post..Lots of progress, but no ceegar.

    Now I know TWO patterns I want to knit – your socks and Jared’s hat.
    And I’ve never bought that magazine before, so this is cool, too!
    Lucy, you’re looking especially lovely!

    Knitnanas last blog post..Sunday Again!

  31. Congratulations on your pattern. I am glad to see that they accepted one of your patterns, as Knit 1 has been a “beginner knit” magazine. So perhaps since I know your patterns for socks are well written and not at all average, the magazine is changing and trying to attract a broader range of knitters and ages.

  32. Congratulations on your pattern. I am glad to see that they accepted one of your patterns, as Knit 1 has been a “beginner knit” magazine. So perhaps since I know your patterns for socks are well written and not at all average, the magazine is changing and trying to attract a broader range of knitters and ages.

  33. Congrats on your pattern! I will have to check out that issue.

    Kellys last blog post..Twilight – The Movie