My current work in progress:

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


A Tale of Two Socks

It was the best of socks, it was the worst of socks.

Actually, there’s no “worst” — all socks were behaving just fine, thank you.

We did a photo-shoot for the Rib and Cable socks.


The KOARC wore them on Saturday and pronounced them nice and comfy.


The pattern will be available for sale soon — I’ll keep you posted.

And I finished the first Aimee sock.


This pattern, too will be available when I finish it.


Thanks to everyone who voted for Gale Zucker at “Name Your Dream Assignment.” She has made it into the next round of voting!

Lucy’s dream assignment is this:


She is working to perfect her lounging around technique.


  1. I’d say Lucy has her technique down perfect. I give her a 10

    Idas last blog post..Celebrating a Blogiversary and the New

  2. i love the new sock..I may even pay the 5.95 for shipping to get the pattern…as much as that really upsets me to pay that much…

  3. It’s nice to see you design a manly sock. Now I just have to talk my Hubby to wanting to wear a pair. I think once he felt the softness, that’s all it would take…

    JoAnns last blog post..Chain Knitting

  4. Oooh, I especially like the Rib and Cable socks. Very nice!

    I’m a tougher marker than Ida…I think Lucy needs to stretch just a wee bit more. 9. ๐Ÿ™‚

    yarnpiggys last blog post..If it bleeds, it leads

  5. I especially love the Rib and Cable socks…very nice and appropriate for everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m a tougher marker than Ida…I think Lucy could stretch a wee bit more. 9. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    yarnpiggys last blog post..If it bleeds, it leads

  6. I *love* the Aimee socks!

    Jessicas last blog post..yarn & such

  7. Both look really nice. I have a girlfriend named Aimee, so I see I’ll need to knit that pattern for sure!

  8. The Loopy Ewe charges only actual shipping for patterns.

  9. Love the Rib & Cable socks, especially!

    yarnpiggys last blog post..If it bleeds, it leads

  10. Caroline says:

    I’m celebrating today, just managed to get back a special hank of sock yarn that I gifted to a friend last year for her birthday..she’s finally letting me knitting it up for her and we’ve chosen your waterfall pattern…oh and how many days do I have to wait for Amazon UK to deliver your book now!!

  11. That is what I need to work on, perfecting my lounging technique. At least I have Lucy to look up to.

    ChristyHs last blog post..Lookie what I got!

  12. Jeanmarie says:

    As a friend of Aimee….pink with butterflies…perfect…

  13. Sweet! It was the best of socks and the even best-er of socks!

    Hissy Stitchs last blog post..C’mon, c’mon baby now… Swatch it on out…

  14. Where can I vote for Lucy? lol

    Aunt Kathys last blog post..Saturday- Ouch Barbie is 50… Scary I am so right behind her.

  15. I just found your blog and I am learning to knit. Those are great socks. You have a beautiful cat, too. Is you cat a Himalayan?

    Rachels last blog post..I’ve been knitting

  16. Perhaps your next book will be “As Dictated by Lucy, Transcribed by Wendy” and will be titled “Lounging Perfected – or How Cats Rule the World” ๐Ÿ˜›

    Leslies last blog post..It’s April??!!!

  17. I would like to thank you for letting me know about the shipping at the Ewe…I was there the other day and when the shipping came up it was 5.95..I didnt know they adjusted that price at a later time…thanks again…

  18. anne marie in philly says:

    the east german judges give lucy a “10” for lounging, and the KOARC a “10” for sexy legs/happy feet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Hi Wendy! Just wanted to let you know you are the current featured Wendy over at The Wendy Channel. If you click on your name you’ll see the entire entry. We thought it would be great timing since you have a new book coming out!

    Wendys last blog post..Easy Way, Hard Way

  20. I cannot get over how much those rib and cable socks look like Man Socks. Both the color and the pattern are perfect. Good work!

    kmkats last blog post..Golden random.

  21. Beautiful socks, I dream of the day I am this accomplished.

    jadekittys last blog post..New, New, New

  22. Beautiful socks!

  23. The socks look great! ๐Ÿ˜€

    LittleWits last blog post..WIP – Vivian

  24. Love the manly socks and the Aimee socks. I have preordered your book and was asked if I thought this should be available on Kindle. Since I am a Kindle addict, I heartily agreed that it should be available on kindle so it could be with me at all times. Do the publishers ask you? Or was this just a sales gimmick?

  25. Love the socks, especially the Aimee ones.
    Miss Lucy looks so comfy. Don’t disturb her. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will be in DC this coming weekend for a Commandery/Masonic laying of a wreath on the WWII Memorial. A whirlwind trip, arrive Friday afternoon and leave Sunday mid-morning. If there were more time maybe I could meet you. That would be too cool for words.

    Have a great day.

    Judys last blog post..Spring is Here, or is it?

  26. I love the new pink socks, but I have a question. Where the toe ends and the design begins, there is a ridge where the stockinette stitch reverses. Is there any way to avoid that? It looks like it might be uncomfortable in a shoe.

    Lucy doesn’t need any practice at lounging — she’s perfect!

  27. I love the cable and rib sock…hubby needs a new pair of socks.

  28. Aside from the fact that you don’t have 4 kids like I do.. how in the world do you knit up so many socks so quickly! I am in awh..

  29. Thanks for the fun mental image of misbehaving socks ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve finally knit two hats from the pattern in your book and will be posting them soon. I’m hoping to work through the rest of your patterns to get me up a level from hats and scarves!

    Marys last blog post..Sunday breakfast