My current work in progress:

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


All Lucy All the Time


The Sprucey Lucy Socks pattern is now available, in pdf format, here. You can also access it from my free patterns page.

And speaking of Lucy, check out these babies:


These are “Lucy” sock blockers from Chappy’s Fiber Arts and Crafts. Aren’t they cute? Lucy thinks so. πŸ™‚

You can find more Lucy sock blockers on eBay here.

By the way, Sheri did do a shop update at The Loopy Ewe last night and restocked the Sunflower sock pattern. My two new patterns, Aimee and Ribs and Cables, are both available there now as well.

Last night I did indeed start a new sock from my Claudia Handpainted yarn in the “Pink Cloud” c0lorway.


Not a whole lot of progress yet because I started, knit an inch or so of the pattern, didn’t quite like it, ripped it out, and re-jiggered. This is a simple “cloverleaf” rib pattern and I like the way it is working out. Because the yarn is variegated, I wanted something relatively simple, but still entertaining to knit.


Lucy Sez


For a blog post entitled “All Lucy All the Time” I see very little about me here . . .


  1. Thank you so much for this great pattern – you’re so generous…. and sweet. πŸ™‚ The new cloverleaf design (rollin’ in clover?) is lovely. Off to visit the Loopy Ewe…

    Thanks again,

  2. Thanks for another great pattern! Those sock blockers are adorable.

  3. The pink in the pink cloud is reminiscent of clover. Thanks for the pattern.

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  4. Another thanks for the pattern too. Also, received my copy of your book last week. It is absolutely stunning! I have had some of my knitting books wire bound (as in your post a couple days ago). I am planning on doing that with your book too, except that part of me wants to keep it as perfect as it is. Ah well, it’s meant to be used, right? πŸ™‚

  5. The new sock looks wonderful. I’ve downloaded Sprucy Lucy. Now to find just that right shade of green

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  6. For some reason I thought the post would be introducing a Lucy Cam. πŸ˜€

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  7. The Sprucey Lucys are ducky dandy! Thank you for the pattern.

  8. I love those socks! Thanks for posting the pattern!!!

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  9. Those sock blockers are awesome! πŸ™‚

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  10. I love how that pink cloud is working up, I really LOVE that colorway. Lucy’s comment made me laugh… too funny

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  11. Love the Lucy pattern, you are such a dear for sharing it. I love Chappy’s sock blockers and how cool to have them in a Lucy design.


  12. Thank you for sharing the pattern – it is a super sock.

    Poor Lucy. She’s so neglected!

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  13. Well, it was all Lucy, most of the time, unless you’re going to name that new sock for Lucy, too! Pretty, like Lucy.

    I’m going to go look at your new book on Thursday at my LYS. I’ve not been a toe-up knitter, yet, but I never say never to anything knit. The cover picture is beautiful, and I look forward to looking inside.

    Thanks for sharing Sprucey Lucy. And I love your new sock blockers!

    pdxknitteratis last blog post..Kai-Mei meets Lai-Wah

  14. Your Sprucey Lucys are great and thanks so much for the pattern! BTW, I enjoyed the review of your new book in Vogue Knitting (Spring/Summer 2009) — page 29. Nice words and well deserved, Maestro!!!

  15. Thanks for the pattern; just dyed some yarn today and know what to do with it!

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  16. Tell Lucy her BFF did not forget her this year and you’ll be coming home with gifts. I need a pair of the sock blockers!!

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  17. Thanks for another great pattern! They are going to be next on my needles! Lucy’s sock blockers are sooo cute!

  18. But Lucy…you have socks and sock blockers named for you. It’s all you girl.

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  19. Thank you for the sprucey-lucy pattern!

    The new sock looks gorgeous in that colourway… very pretty detailing!

  20. Thank you, Wendy, for the very cool pattern. I’ve already printed it and will keep it in your new book I just received. Love it!

    Maybe on Lucy’s birthday, you could dedicate a blog post for her….

    I really like the pink and gray together and the pattern is very interesting.

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  21. I love the sock blockers, they’re very adorable. And the new pattern looks awesome too.

    I have a totally random question that I’m not sure you’ll have an answer to, but I figure why not ask the expert anyway.

    So almost all of your patterns call for size 0 to get the 8 stitches per inch. What I’m curious about is I really like 1.5 and even 2 (sometimes, depending on the yarn) and I can often get 8.5 – 9 stitches per inch. Am I just knitting too tightly? Why this crazy discrepancy in gauge?

    I’m asking mostly because some of the lacier socks I’m scared to try because I’m afraid they won’t turn out right if the gauge is wrong.

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  22. RedfordPhyl says:

    Wendy, you are too generous. My biggest problem right now is deciding which of your patterns to do next. Oh, and I did buy a second copy of your book for my daughter. Her birthday is Saturday, and she fell in love with my copy.

  23. Thanks for the pattern – I’ll be casting it on next. The new sock looks like another pattern I’ll be wanting to make too. Your summer of socks 2008 pattern got me going on toe up and I don’t want to do top down any more. Many thanks and hello to dear Lucy.

  24. Ooh, lovely! I’ve got it downloaded and ready. My knitting group is going on a yarn crawl this Saturday and I’ll be on the lookout for the perfect yarn for this.

    Hissy Stitchs last blog post..Mmm… new sock yarn!

  25. Kimberley says:


    I just got your book!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to start knitting…but, where are all of the pics of Lucy?????!!!! The socks are beautiful, yes indeed, but wouldn’t they have looked EVEN better with Lucy sleeping/sitting/lounging nearby? I’m just saying….

  26. Precious sock blockers!

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  27. CaroleP (ohio says:

    Thanks for the Sprucey Lucy pattern. Since my color ink is about empty, my color pic looks more like pukey pumpkin. I’ll certainly do them in green tho.
    And you know the ‘real’ Lucy so well. I can just hear her say the things you say she’s saying……..I think I was a cat in my former life!
    The new book is a real winner, I think I want them all!

  28. Wendy, just got my copy of Socks from the Toes Up – love it!! It’ve been wanting to learn some new sock techniques and your book is just the tool I need. Thanks for the great work!

  29. Danielle from SW MO says:

    Thank you so much for the Sprucy Lucy pattern!! I will have to start shopping for the perfect green color to make them soon!

  30. Thank you so much for giving us the Sprucey Lucy sock pattern. Speaking of Miss Lucy, she says “If Momma is headed to Missouri, she’d better pay a lot of attention to me first, and bring me back a new toy, too!”

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  31. Wendy, thanks for sharing this great pattern! It’s in my queue! Kathy

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  32. You are a talented girl….love those socks!

  33. I’ve been really tempted by the Chappy’s sock blockers for what feels like forever. They are gorgeous, but I’ve always stopped myself because they are wood. I have a pair of acryllic see-through sock blockers (with the needle sizes drilled in), but I haven’t used them that often.

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  34. Michele In Maine says:

    Love the cloverleaf pattern. Reminds me a bit of the healthy spine socks (which I haven’t finished yet – but at least I’m on the second sock!). Great yarn color too.

  35. I love the new socks, pattern, and colorway!!! And Lucy’s sock blockers, too.
    (but yes, Lucy, there should have been at least ONE more photo of you, dear.)

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  36. traceymae says:

    those sprucey lucy socks are stinkin’ adorable !!!
    i love them !!

  37. Thanks for the Sprucey Lucy pattern! Luckily I am ending one pair of socks and am ready to begin the Sprucey’s!
    I absolutely love the colorway and design of your new pattern – and I just came back from my LYS… wonderful colorway as the one you are using…..I will keep searching.

  38. Thanks, Wendy. Sounds like Lucy might want to write her own post one of these days. Give her scritches from me, OK.
    You – Wendy – are inspiring.

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  39. Love the Sprucy Lucy socks. Thank you for the pattern.

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  40. Thank you for the free sock pattern!! Love it! I’m looking forward to seeing your current sock in progress — See you in St. Louis!!

  41. Wow, another beautiful pattern – and a freebie – I love it! Thank you so much.

  42. OH! Those might be the sock blockers for me! Thanks for the link Wendy!

    Love Sprucey Lucy – downloaded and queued!!

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  43. Dr. Jackie says:

    Love them both Wendy…thanks for making the Lucy’s available as a freebie. Gotta finish a couple of others first though…

  44. Thanks for the pattern. I just got some new sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe and I think it will be perfect for this pattern.

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  45. Wendy, you make me laugh. Not much progress on the sock! It’s all relative, but that’s a good two day’s worth of knitting for me. You are fast. Thanks for all the sock love! I’m starting my first toe up socks when your book arrives.

  46. Best. Sockblockers. EVER. (!!!)

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  47. Many thanks for making Sprucey Lucy a free pattern! I have some green yarn that I wasn’t sure what to do with, and I think this will be just right.

    And thanks to Lucy too, for inspiring the yarn and the pattern. πŸ™‚