My current work in progress:

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


It Is Monday

. . . and blog fodder is thin on the ground today.

But I’m plugging away on the second Aimee sock

Andrea asked:

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.

Yep, that is simply the transition from stockinette to reverse stockinette — it looks 3-D because the sock is slightly too large for the model foot. And it is unblocked.  Here it is on my dainty hoof:


I can’t imagine that it would bother anyone in the shoe. If you can wear lace socks in a shoe, this would not be an issue.

Since I’ll be done with my second Aimee sock soon, I’m thinking about what’s next. This yarn is calling to me:


This is Tempted yarn, dyed by the lovely and talented Stacy in a colorway for me. It’s called “Lucky Lucy” and Stacy was inspired by Lucy’s St. Patrick’s Day photos.

It’s great to have talented friends!

Meanwhile, Lucy is wondering why anyone would want to wear a sock toe as a hat.



  1. I think you should knit Lucy from the Lucky Lucy yarn. Of course, being a cat, she may take exception to wearing clothes so maybe an i-cord choker?

    Timmie Bs last blog post..ENOUGH ALREADY!

  2. Your socks look great. I love the Lucky Lucy colorway. 😀

    LittleWits last blog post..It’s coming…

  3. Those are pretty socks & that is pretty yarn…..yummmmm.

    PS: Halloween says he’ll share his toys with Lucy anytime.

    Cindy Ks last blog post..Spinning Pretty

  4. Obviously, you wear a sock toe as a hat when you are going to a party costumed as a foot! (Or a sock)

    I love the Tempted colors, but I haven’t managed to get my hands on any of my favorites from Loopy Ewe. I think I need to get faster on the mouse button!

    Seanna Leas last blog post..knitting from the vault

  5. Very pretty sock. Love Lucy Lucy a beautiful color.

  6. Lucky Lucy is a great color – perfect for Miss Lucy. I just picked up “Mocha” from Stacy – she makes the best stuff!!

    Oh, and socks as hats? One must wear what fits when it’s cold, no?

    Megan S.s last blog post..Purple Lupines

  7. That’s what I read Lucy Lucy. Think it’s time to get my brain or eyes checked. However the Lucky Lucy colorway is beautiful. So appropriately named.

  8. Cute sock. Love the yarn named after Lucy. I can see that she didn’t let it go to her head…. It went to Teddy’s head instead.

  9. Do we have a Lucy inspired pattern to come with this Lucky Lucy yarn? It’s pretty

    Aunt Kathys last blog post..Sunday- Sometimes I Wonder…

  10. Teddy looks super cool as always.

  11. Wendy, I went looking for your book at the Barnes & Noble up the street in Towson – they said it wasn’t available. The library doesn’t have it, either. I guess I’m going to have to bite the bullet and order “Wendy Knits” from Amazon or something.

    Looking forward to the new book – I’m going to try to get to the signing on the 18th.

  12. cool sock design, love that new yarn your drooling over!

    turtles last blog post..quickie links

  13. Will you make a clover leaf pattern with the St. Patricks color?

    Karins last blog post..Mojos

  14. Theresa in Italy says:

    Very cool colorway, that Lucky Lucy. And I didn’t get around to commenting yesterday, but I’m looking forward to the pattern for those manly cable socks. Oddly enough, the guys in this house are just not interested in wearing lace on their feet. Go figure.

  15. Danielle from SW MO says:

    Lucy has been the inspration of not 1 but 2 colorways now 🙂 She definitley seems to have the Luck O’ the Irish with her in that regard. Teddy’s sock hat looks like it is about to become Lucy’s baby to carry around and talk to 🙂 My mom’s Balinese and Siamese kitties do just that, especially Kasey and Scratty.

  16. Love the Lucky Lucy yarn. That colorway looks inspirational. It is such fun to see your sock creations from the beginning to beautiful finish.

  17. love your new sock beautiful color too

  18. Wow, that is the most beautiful yarn…

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