My current work in progress:

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


Arizona and Hawaii Have the Right Idea

I am not a fan of Daylight Saving Time. Just sayin’. Not only does losing an hour today annoy me, but I don’t like having it darker in the morning.

And to make matters worse, after turning my clocks ahead and going to bed last night, I was apparently abducted by aliens. I awoke this morning with three inspection stickers inexplicably stuck on the inside of my right wrist.


Apparently, Alien Inspectors 24, 34, and 64 deemed me acceptable for life on earth, because here I remain. Unless I am not really me, just a decoy placed here by the aliens, said decoy having been inspected by Inspectors 24, 34, and 64.

Actually, that makes a bit more sense.

And I’m sure it has something to do with this stupid time change.

Well, whether I am the real Wendy or just a cheap alien substitution, I apparently can still knit. Here’s my second kneesock:


Still quite a way to go on this, but it is coming along nicely.

Lucy does not like the time change either. See?



  1. Hey Wendy,

    I feel the same way about the time change. Especially in the mornings when I go to work and I’m out in the freezing dark, scrapeing frost off the windshield of my car. Yuck! UnGodly time to be out! And it was getting all nice and daylight in the mornings.

    tammy pells last blog post..Fun Stuff

  2. I abhor daylight savings time. I wish they’d just pick a time and stick to it, none of this switching back and forth every spring and autumn. Whose mad idea was this, anyway? Not that it matters. Calgon, take me away!

    Lauras last blog post..On socks and future flowers

  3. Indiana (at least my area of it) used to have the right idea, and then some politician decided (brilliantly, I’m sure) that businesses in our state were losing revenue because we were in a different time zone. I just wish I didn’t have to work on the days when the time changes, as I’ve so far worked every one.

  4. I’d like to thank you for the reminder that Daylight savings was today. No matter how much I try to ignore it, it just keeps rearing its ugly head. No wonder I’m so tired. 😉
    The new sock looks great by the way!

  5. Did you check Lucy for stickers? I wonder if she’s in cahoots with the alien inspectors.

  6. Whether you’re a Pod person who has snatched Wendy’s being or not, it seems that both of you can knit very well. Love the kneesock. Lucy, I hear ya about the damned time change. That is EXACTLY how I have been feeling this morning!

  7. ChristyH says:

    It is probably an evil conspiracy having to do with the time change. Check Lucy she is probably a double agent.

  8. Nancy in NH says:

    Casting a vote for the other side: This is always my favorite day of the year! The time change I hate is the one in the fall. (Perhaps if you lived further north?)

  9. Dorothy says:

    Oh I am with you about the time change. I drag around for days. The winter change is the same. Actually Alaska does have a time change. I lived there and use to wonder if they were trying for 25 hour days in the Summer as it is light from April until August with a couple of semi dark hours at the beginning and the end of this time frame. As I tell people I saw some of the most beautiful sunsets at 2pm and the most magnicent rainbows at midnight. By the wat I love the colour and pattern of your new socks. I do not wear knee socks because to me bought ones are uncomfortable. Do you find the hand made one are comfortable. Lucy has the right idea about the time change for sure!!!

  10. Dorothy says:

    oops, I cannot read this morning. Oh you can add Indiana to your list. I have put my glasses on now and can see better!!:(

  11. Well, as fast as you knit, I have always wondered if you were a real “human”. I think you were abducted long ago, but the re inspection was to make sure you can still knit at lightening speed! Last time they added a super design chip so you could write another book. Wow, I can’t wait to see what they added this time!

    Carol L Simmonss last blog post..Finally Finished $5 Quilt!

  12. Babyface says:

    I have a disease that’s killing me and the doctor’s don’t know what
    it is. One doctor said he thinks I’m here from another planet.
    I wish they’d send me back so I could be comfortable. Daylight
    savings time doesn’t bother me because I run on my own clock anyway.
    I just listen to my body. Of course I don’t work anymore. Love your
    sock. Wouldn’t you like to know what those inspectors looked like????
    I guess Lucy wasn’t tagged at all.

  13. anne marie in philly says:

    the person who thought that DST was a great idea should be taken out and shot.

    just sayin’…… :-s

  14. How could you tell if Lucy were tagged under all that fur??? And don’t you knit a little of Lucy in everything? BTW, Arizona doesn’t change either. I wish we didn’t. I’m with most of you. Pick a time and stick with it.

  15. Me too – just hate daylight savings time. Now the mornings will be dark again – and the missing hour will be missed all week.

  16. Well Lucy isn’t alone my two boys are looking pretty glum today as well.
    As for me when it finally sets in that it is daylight savings time, I feel all awkward and feel like something is missing, or I am all turned around. (It could be mental but we better not probe that subject to deeply). Well The socks look beautiful keep up the good work.

  17. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    I’m with you and Lucy. I’ve never liked Daylight Savings Time. I feel sort of disoriented and weird!

    Love your knee socks, though!

  18. I’m with you (or, I think it’s you – does a quick ‘alien’ scan on Wendy) on the stolen hour……love the knee socks!

    farm-witchs last blog post..Give Me Back My Hour…..

  19. I loooove daylight savings time. Now I can get home early enough to walk the dogs. I wish it would stick around all year. It’s changing back and forth I hate.

    If I were you I’d definitely buy a lottery ticket that included those numbers!

    LoriOs last blog post..Bagel making continues

  20. I’m with you on the Daylight Savings Time….I loved it when I lived in Arizona all those years and could actually have daylight at 4:30 AM. I sleep best in early morning darkness and love early mornings, so am not happy with DST.

    Nancys last blog post..Back in time

  21. i tell you not having any time changes for 13 years was sweet! Lol at the alien inspectors!

    turtles last blog post..Yup, and there was the floor (and pimps)

  22. I don’t blame Lucy a bit. Anything which messes with sleep can’t be good. I just read about the history of Daylight Saving Time, (they made a bit deal about there not being an ‘s’ on the word saving!) it seems good old Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea as a joke. He was living in Paris, noted the city slept in, as did he frequently, (homebound by illness he would stay up late playing chess) so were wasting all that free light from the sun rising early. He actually calculated the candles that would be saved if cannons forced the citizenry awake when the sun rose. Our merely adjusting our clocks seems much kinder!
    Love the knee socks!

  23. I actually am thrilled to have it lighter in the evening and it makes me believe that Spring truly is on the way. I’m at work from 7:30 to 6:30. Now it will be daylight for both commutes. I think I adjust pretty well to the time changes but I’m always so tired, it may be tough to tell!

  24. That is too strange and really funny about the inspection stickers.

    Mookie didn’t wake me early for her breakfast, because my clock was ahead of her stomach! A small blessing of the time change…

    pdxknitteratis last blog post..I feel lucky…

  25. The alien inspector stickers cracked me up! And surely it is no coincidence that all the numbers ended in “4”, right? There is a conspiracy afoot, methinks…

    kmkats last blog post..Saturday stuff.

  26. Patricia says:

    Love the new sock!!We’ve had lots of rain maybe we’ll have an hour less?? LOL

  27. I hope the aliens are not about to invade your body and your new measurements will be 24-34-64!

  28. Great looking sock…also I would like to thank you for the link you added to feed a hungry animal. I had and email that I would go to each day to do this exact thing and my dh deleted it and the emptied that file…so now I can do this each day while I read your words of wisdom.

  29. I hate daylight time too. I am a night owl who cannot totally wake up when it is dark. I have to anyway for work and it was getting nice that daylight was coming around 6:30 as I felt awake in the morning. Now I will drag around for a couple of weeks. I think it is an outmoded idea. I would love to just eliminate it altogether!

    KozyKittys last blog post..Thank you secret pal!

  30. It’s 6 o’clock and the sun is still shining. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Did you ever hear from the yarn shop that was using your pattern in a kit, or did I just miss something?

    Carolines last blog post..FOs

  32. PICAdrienne says:

    There has been much griping about the time change in our household. Especially since we got signed up for coffee hour at church this week. By the way, church made me think of you, as during the childrens time, there was a fashion show of items that may be purchased to help Heifer International, after the need for and purpose of Heifer International was talked about to the kids, and the rest of the congregation.

  33. Lynne E. says:

    The only thing that makes the Daylight Savings Time changes bearable is that our household is equipped with self-setting “atomic” clocks. I wish we could just stay on Daylight Savings all year round, if it’s so important to save daylight.

  34. Well, it’s always good to know that you’ve got approval, right?

    And, I agree. DSL is like jetlag without the fun of going anywhere. Ugh. I’m dreading tomorrow morning…

    –Debs last blog post..Beautiful

  35. Lee Cockrum says:

    You are so funny! I hate this time change too. It really knocks me for a loop.

  36. I’m with you, Wendy. I hate Daylight Saving time as well. Harder to get up and I really miss that hour of sleep. BTW, Someonw did the calculations and DST is now more costly. People in the hot regions get home earlier in the day and run the AC longer.

  37. I feel the same way about the time change. We live 21 miles from the western edge of a time zone, so we practically have Daylight Saving even when we are on Standard time, so the change for the summer is absolutely ridiculous. I am a morning person, and I really would like to see sun in the mornings before I go to work. GRRRRR!

    Janes last blog post..Thank You, Yarn Harlot!

  38. I so agree with you about the time change! After spending the first 22 years of my life in Arizona, DLS was a rude awakening when I first moved to Colorado and I’ve loathed it ever since. I hate it even more now that it starts earlier and ends later. My dad remembers the good old days when it started fairly late right before summer began and ended around the end of September. I could live with it if it were still that way. Dad was a farm boy and said that it used to exist so that farmers had more daylight hours to work during the summer and early fall when the farm was the busiest.

    I will say that it was nice to not have the cats bothering us for their breakfast quite so early this morning.

  39. Since I’m a night creature who doesn’t like morning, I don’t like the darker mornings either. I don’t participate in many outdoor activities and could care less about the extra hour of sunlight in the afternoon which will interfere with my 5:30 pm power naps.

    Timmie Bs last blog post..A trip to the farm

  40. Havinig to be at church at 6:30 this morning “body time” was really ugly, it’s bad enough when it is 7:30 when the choir has to reherse for 8:00 service. I have often wondered if anyone would mind if I took my knitting to church to knit during the services…

  41. Bonnie H. says:

    When I was in Girl Scouts we went to camp in the New Mexico mountains near Cloudcroft. The camp was called Camp Mary White. We did not observe daylight saving time while at camp.

  42. I don’t much like the time change, either. Did you know there are more heart attacks after the spring forward? (Not sure about the change in the fall.) And the energy-saving benefits are debatable, apparently. I don’t have air conditioning, so in the summer I’d like it if it got dark earlier.

  43. I don’t like DST either. I feel so disoriented today, and tired. Laughed so hard at L-B’s comment. How funny. It made my day.

  44. I like DLS in the fall. I just wish we could Spring behind too. I love gaining that hour. I hate losing that hour.

    Kellys last blog post..OWLs sweater finished

  45. Marlyce Swinnerton says:

    Although we’re supposed to save energy by having Daylight Saving Time, how much energy do we use changing all the clocks? and having to check the instruction manual on some of our gadgets in order to do it properly.
    Did you know that Chrysler estimates they will save $30,000 per year by removing all the clocks in the offices/factories, because of the cost of
    resetting all the clocks twice a year, and perhaps changing batteries etc.
    Marlyce in Windsor Ontario

  46. The Daylight Savings Time Wendy has been removed, and efficiently replaced with the Eastern Standard Time Wendy. See? You hardly noticed.

    Lucy did, though.

    Cathy-Cates last blog post..Silly Robins

  47. 24, 34, 64? Hummm…. I think that may be my measurements. LOL

    Sonja Poors last blog post..Teeny Tiny Aran

  48. LOL Wendy your are so funny! Thanks for the laugh…

    The sock is looking great! May I ask how come you have started to be interested in knee high socks all of the sudden?

    This I would like the pattern please!

    Marlenes last blog post..

  49. Wendy you are too funny! I stumbled around most of the morning trying to figure out what time it actually was. if it wasnt for cable TV I would still be screwed up!

    Eryka Jacksons last blog post..Get Felt Up at NeedleWork Unlimited (its a felting contest!)

  50. Living in Arizona, you would think that I would have a handle on the whole, “time change” thing…unfortunately, it only means that I never know what time it is–anywhere 🙂
    …and I wasn’t even stickered today

    Aesoxs last blog post..Themes…

  51. Barbara says:

    Daylight savings time doesn’t bother me–I’m not awake in the morning to miss the light then anyway, although this week my work schedule changes, so maybe that’ll mess me up. What I really hate is changing all the clocks–I’m bound to miss one or two.
    Your knee socks are lovely. I think you should call them Pine Tree Socks. I look at them and that’s what I see. Maybe the color has something to do with it.

  52. The time change doesn’t really bother me too much, probably because I have a hard enough time sleeping that 1 hour on the clock just looks like all of the other ones.

    Seanna Leas last blog post..trials and tribulations

  53. Theresa in Italy says:

    I hate Daylight Savings Time too, and why on earth are you all having to change your clocks so darn early in the year? Makes absolutely no sense. Over here, we have two more weeks of “real time” before we’re forced to move one hour ahead.

    If I thought it would make me knit as fast and as beautifully as you do, I’d be begging the aliens to abduct me!

  54. HeatherB says:

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who detests DST. I LIKE it light in the mornings and eventually, it will be light long enough in the evenings too. I say leave the darn time alone!

  55. AMEN & AMEN! to your paragraph 1.
    I am seriously thinking about changing work hours from 830 to 5!

    Cynthias last blog post..Changeling

  56. I live in Arizona and appreciate that we don’t change, but it’s hard to keep track of what time it is where the rest of my family lives! Also, just a btw….the Navajo reservation in Arizona does change to DST. That’s because the reservation is in 4 states and it would be way to weird to have some areas change and not others.

  57. Having lived in Arizona for many years, I always love it when the rest of the country has to “spring forward” and “spring back” every year. Although I am fairly good at remembering what time it is on the east coast, I still find it irritating that the 3 hour time difference doesn’t help with my cell phone service (which doesn’t kick in the night and weekend hours until 9:00 PM), and that’s way past my parents bed time in Florida.
    At least we never have to fuss with our clocks (unless the power goes out during a summer monsoon storm).

  58. Hey Wendy… thank goodness the Aliens left you here… I love your blog…lol

    You could move to Saskatchewan… we never change the time here!!


    Vickis last blog post..waiting…

  59. I concur. I was very unhappy when Indiana changed to DST. bleh

    Kellis last blog post..Plugging Along

  60. Remnds me of the time I went to the grocery store and got some bananas in Produce. Only when I’d made it through the entire store to the frozen food aisle did I notice the Chiquita sticker on my leg that said ‘ripe for tonight’. Small print fortunately, so I don’t think people were pointing and chuckling. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

  61. Right U R about the DST. However, I think you should play the lotto with the numbers! Seriously, it’s an omen! Love the socks and love that BEEUTIFUL green yarn. Love Lucy 2 !! luv.m.

  62. CaroleP says:

    I’m with you about DST. My body is still adjusting to that lost hour in Oct when we finally get it back. I like to sleep in and now when I wake up it’s already an hour later and I don’t feel like I got the chance to sleep in. I think Lucy agrees and the cats know.
    Were you sleep-knitting last nite ? (inspection tags?)

  63. Not only did I lose a perfectly good hour of sleep, but I had to be up and on a conf. call at 6:00 am this morning, followed by a conf call at 7:15, followed by a conf. call at 8:00 am followed by a conf. call at 10:30. I need a nap.

  64. Gretcheng says:

    Exactly! DST is just wrong. I don’t think it saves energy or anything else–it is meant to annoy those of us who prefer to live by natural rhythms instead of those imposed by the military-industrial complex. Perfect for a mass culture that thinks “prime time” is only between 9PM and 11PM… whenever that is. Keep on knitting!

  65. I think you should play the lottery with your inspection sticker numbers — and maybe some numbers from your birthday, KOARC’s b-day, and Lucy’s lucky month number (for when she came to live with you!!). Maybe alien contact can make one more lucky than usual. Can’t hurt to try (of course, if you win the lottery, I picture thousands of knitters world-wide, running out at night to thumb a ride on a flying saucer in order to be as lucky as you) !!

    Heidis last blog post..Christmas Knitting Shall Cease Until December 1, 2009 ! ! !

  66. I’ve been away for a while and am now catching up with you. This post is too funny! I dislike DST as well; I remember all summer long my mother would keep me confused by talking about “sun time” and I was never clear about what time it really was. Love the knee socks; looking forward to the tutorial.