My current work in progress:

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


Just a Quickie

Hey there! I just have time for a brief blog post because I’m leaving first thing in the morning for my quick trip to Minneapolis. Have I packed? No. Have I thought about what to pack? No. Have I done laundry? No.

Hence the need for brevity here.

As I mentioned before, I am going to Minneapolis to attend the opening of the Bohus Exhibition at the American Swedish Institute on Friday evening. The exhibition runs through March 29, 2009, so if you are able, there’s time a-plenty for you to attend.

And I’ve got some other fun things to look forward to while I’m in Minneapolis. πŸ™‚

I did a bit of work on the new sock design today.


If I deem the pattern worthy (and at this point I think it is) it will be made available. All in the fullness of time.

I’ll be coming back home Saturday afternoon so I’ll be back and blogging on Sunday. Perhaps I’ll actually take my camera out and take some photos.

In the “Why, Yes, She is Spoiled, Why Do You Ask” Department

Lucy’s sheepskin came today. I tossed it on the floor and she immediately investigated.


She seems to have found it to her liking.


I moved it to the couch so she could sit next to me.


“This is nice, Momma!”


  1. Have a nice trip and Lucy looks very happy on her sheepskin.

    Timmie Bs last blog post..More about Knitting at the Lake

  2. It’s supposed to be in the mid-30’s tomorrow with an arctic cold front roaring through tomorrow night into Friday. If that helps you any with the packing for here.

  3. I think Lucy is so spoiled she stinks – I can smell her from here. Smells just like my kitty.

  4. Have a fun (and safe) trip to Minneapolis! I like how the sock is progressing – very nice πŸ™‚

    Lucy sure does seem to be enjoying her sheepskin. Spoiled kitty!

    MsLindzs last blog post..Sleepover, FO, New President, and Sock Club

  5. That sheepskin shows Lucy off to her ever-increasing gorgeousness! Have a great trip. I love the Twin Cities

  6. Have a great trip and I’m with everyone else – Lucy is spoiled, but deservedly so πŸ™‚

    Karens last blog post..She’s Here!!!!!

  7. Lucy looks totally blissed out, especially in the last photo.

  8. Our cat, Stubbins, has a sheepskin. He will use it to purr and knead himself into drooling bliss regularly. We call this catsturbation. He is gradually felting the sheepskin, it’s kind of gross but he lurves it.

  9. I can hear the contented purring in NorCal!

    Jamies last blog post..Simple Gifts

  10. Enjoy the cool weather in Minneapolis!
    Lucy looks like the happiest cat in the world on her new sheepskin.

    samoofishs last blog post..Mr. Aries Doesn’t Feel So Good

  11. Looks like you’ve been forgiven for turning off the heat.

    Have a good trip!

  12. The last photo of Lucy – she has the look of ecstasy! What a nice hooman you are to get her such a cushy throw so she can be next to you πŸ™‚
    Enjoy Minneapolis! Weather forecast calls for “chilly”. Have a safe trip.

  13. Have a good safe trip, Wendy, and try to stay warm.

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  14. Travel safely! Dress in layers!

    Megan S.s last blog post..I can haz yarnz.

  15. Your cat is quite possibly one of the cutest ever!

    Deineras last blog post..I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  16. Oh, Lucy you look so very cozy and divine on your new sheepskin throw. Your mama loves you so much, plus you are a bit of a rock star in your own right … so you look just right on that bit o’ fluff.

    The sock looks like a winner Wendy; hope you have a safe trip and a great time in Minneapolis.

    Warm wishes,

  17. I vote yes…. the pattern looks great so far

    morandias last blog post..Knitting Goals – 2009

  18. Iisn’t Momma sweet to get Lucy a sheepskin that just matches her coloring? Is it brown naturally or did you have it died specially?

  19. Have a blast, and pack the woolies for Fri and Sat. Tomorrow’ll still be good.

    Save travels!!!

    shellys last blog post..Dog tired and not done yet

  20. Oh,no! Wendy’s lap has been overthrown by a sheepskin! Oh, what a lucky girl you are, Lucy!

  21. Alice in Richmond says:

    Oh, I saw those! How lucky she is!

    Have fun in MN a-bohussing.

  22. I think it’s really cute how you spoil Lucy. πŸ™‚

  23. There’s nothing like the look of utter contentment on a kitty face, Lucie is one happy looking cat, have a great trip!

  24. Love the sock! And the pics of Lucy on the sheepskin are MasterCard Priceless πŸ™‚

  25. My cat Kramer says ‘I need that, get it now!’ (the sheepskin)

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  26. You’re coming just in time to miss the heat wave! Pack warm and you’ll be fine. I hope you enjoy the exhibit, I am planning on dragging my husband there soon.

    Elis last blog post..What have I been doing?

  27. Be sure to hit up Knit’n from the Heart in Woodbury!!!

  28. Where did you get such a nice sheepskin for Lucy? My cats Ruff and Rudy (the computer watching cats) are now jealous and want their own!

  29. I love your sock. Lucy is a happy kitty on her new sheepskin. Have a safe and happy trip.

  30. It’s a good thing that Mookie isn’t reading your blog. She would be hugely jealous, and there’s be hell to pay.

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  31. linda-kay says:

    I thought I sent a comment at 6:30, but I don’t see it and I can’t let this one get by………I got a package today! I’m so excited……..with sock yarn in my favorite color (red) and a challanging lace pattern, Ida’s Illusion of Grandeur (whatever was I thinking!) Thanks a million Wendy. Gizmo wants to know if Lucy would like some company on her sheepskin?

  32. Well, I can do the math – this is a 1-day work week, isn’t it?! Have a great time in Minneapolis, city of my college days. Eat some hotdish, ya, you betcha!

  33. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “damn, cousin lucy, our mommy has NOT bought US one of those sheepskin rugs! guess we are not worthy! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!” πŸ™

  34. What a fantastic expression Lucy has on her face in those last few pictures. What a sweetheart!

  35. Oh my! I can hear her purring from the opposite coast!

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  36. Have a safe and fun trip. I hope you take your camera — I’d love to see photos. Lucy really looks comfy. I hope she doesn’t tell my kitties about her new present because I don’t know where they are sold.

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  37. i’m already considering what yarn in my stash would work for that sock…
    don’t make us wait too long….

  38. Enjoy Minneapolis and the exhibit, which sounds wonderful.

    Lucy looks very cozy; I’m sure her new sheepskin will help soften the blow of your temporary absence. πŸ™‚

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  39. I really like the pattern on the sock.

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  40. Lucy looks so happy to be on her sheepskin I might have to get my Penelope one. I love the socks too and can’t wait to try them out.

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  41. It’s cold. Pack warm clothes. :o)

  42. I love the pattern, can’t wait till it’s available.

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  43. Aw. What a cutie!

    Jolynns last blog post..FO and New Yarn!

  44. The black sheepskin was a great choice! She looks very pleased. Have fun at the Bohus opening – we have had to postpone our trip until February 21st : (

  45. I think I want to be Lucy!

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  46. Really really nice sock! πŸ™‚

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  47. Theresa in Italy says:

    I can hear Lucy purring from across the Atlantic…

    Have a good safe trip and dress warm!

  48. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    Lucy looks beautiful on her new sheepskin.

    Enjoy your trip!

  49. Our cats would FREAK OUT over a sheepskin like that. Four of them are black so they’d disappear on it. πŸ™‚

    Kristis last blog post..Selbuvotter gloves in progress and chart chatter

  50. Have fun on your trip. And lucy looks adorable on her new sheepskin!

    adas last blog post..My son is sad

  51. Hi Wendy and everybody else. I bought a Bohus yesterday tha IΒ΄m planning to reknit take a look:

    Karins last blog post..I bought the Bohus

  52. LucyΒ΄s looking good on her new sheepskin!! My cat Sissela now wants to change her nice pillow to a sheepskin like LucyΒ΄s…. πŸ™‚

  53. Hi, Lucy! This is Tessa, Carmen, April and Sootz. Would you please ask your Mommy where she got the sheepskin from? We feel we need one, too!
    (The female posse from the Six Pack + 1)

  54. Oh, Lucy!! what a little queen you look like!

    Michelles last blog post..Hey, Hurry Up Kids, It’s Time To Leave For School!!

  55. Elizabeth says:

    That is one contented and very lucky lil’ miss!!! And what are kitties for except to be spoiled rotten? Did I say that? Oops….What I really meant to say was, “I hate cats”… (wink)

  56. Looks like we’ll have some brisk weather during your stay, too.

  57. What a good mama! Lucy’s contented expression is priceless.

  58. Hi Wendy,

    I hope you enjoy your visit. I hope we get a chance to meet at the opening.

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  59. Awwww cat bliss. My cats love fleece throws – I suspect there is a sheepskin in their future. I’ll look back thru your posts to see where you ordered it. Have fun on your trip!

    HBs last blog post..I missed Ten on Tuesday

  60. Have a wonderful time! I am looking forward to hearing about the exhibit!

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  61. My kitties don’t have a sheepskin….yet, but they are spoiled too. Of course, they wouldn’t call it that, they would just call it their due. πŸ™‚ Lucy looks lovely on her sheepskin, it really shows off her pretty fur.

  62. Is there an exhibit on Swedish Fish at this museum?

    Carols last blog post..Chicago recap, part I

  63. That dark sheepskin certainly shows off Lucy’s beautiful coloring. And who is taking care of the little princess while Momma is away? Have a good trip, and have some leftse for me!

  64. Very pretty sock, and very pretty (and contented) Lucy! Largo and Allegro would be in heaven with a sheepskin – I just may have to pick one up at Maryland Sheep & Wool. Spoiled? Naaaah.

  65. Lucy looks very smug and contented. πŸ™‚

    That sock is looking good!

  66. You are bestest mama ever! Good for Lucy. Have a fantastic weekend – – speaking of spoiled girls!

  67. My ragdoll Linus saw Lucy’s new sheepskin and he would like to know where he (meaning I) can purchase one.

    ps love the sock pattern! and have fun in MN this weekend!

  68. Stay warm! Going to Minneapolis at this time of year should give you plenty of opportunity to wear layers of your knitted specialties!

    I am halfway through your book and I just love it! I was only going to read one chapter, but I couldn’t put it down and ended up staying up several hours past my bedtime last night. Eek!

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  69. Have a great trip! It sounds like the exhibition is going to be fabulous (and I wish I could go too!).

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  70. Have fun! Lucy looks like the happiest cat with her new napping sheepskin. Very cozy.

  71. I want a sheepskin, too — Lucy looks so cozy in hers!

    kmkats last blog post..Hold onto your hats, it’s a three-fer day!

  72. Lucy looks like she’s absolutely smiling in that last pic! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your trip! Can’t wait to read about it.

    Jessicas last blog post..She likes it!

  73. Have a great time on your trip, Wendy!

  74. I’m new to blogging and have been following your blog for just a few days. I enjoy reading it, and love the pictures. You have a beautiful cat and treat her soooo well! How sweet to give Lucy her very own sheepskin. What luxury!

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  75. Hi! Tessa, Holly, and Ysabo want to know where you got the sheepskin. They are threatening to hold my yarn hostage…! πŸ˜‰

  76. Ok…I know someone else who’s every bit as spoiled and needs her own sheepskin….you’re creating a market, you know?
    LOVE the sock. Have a great trip!

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  77. Oh My Goodness. I love Lucy’s new pretty! Nice and comfy. She took right to it too!!

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  78. Welcome to Minneapolis, my home (and quite close to the American Swedish Institute)! I’m sorry that it will be so cold for your visit, but the institute is beautiful! Welcome!

  79. My mother-in-law volunteered at the Swedish Institute for about a hundred years. We visited it every time we visited her. What a lovely place.

  80. P.S. I hope you’ll blog about your time there.

  81. I’d swear I can hear Lucy purring there. Cats are meant to be spoiled anyway; you’re just doing your job. Good mama.

    Kathy in KSs last blog post..Some long overdue FO’s

  82. Lucy looks even more beautiful against the dark sheepskin.
    Have a safe journey.

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  83. NewJerseyLaura says:

    have a wonderful trip! now I am even more convinced that your “secret project” was a bohus for the exhibit πŸ™‚

  84. What a smart kitty mom, to get the black sheepskin that compliments Lucy’s beautiful coloring so well! And my Emily is joining the chorus of “Where did you get that? I need one, too!”

    Have a wonderful time in Minne-snow-ta, as my husband who grew up 300 miles north of Minneapolis calls it. Wear lots of knits. Eat some bars. Keep warm!

  85. My kitty Princess Puma says she wants a sheepskin, too! Lucy is so lucky! Stay warm, Wendy!