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Post Fling Post

I returned home from The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling late yesterday afternoon.


I’ll tell you up front — I never took my camera out of my bag. Yes, I am lame. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was too busy — teaching classes, catching up with old friends and meeting new friends, and basically having fun.

Here’s a blurry pic of me and Irish Diva Kate:


Why are we blurry? I’m clinging to Kate for dear life. And why am I clinging to Kate for dear life?

Because I am wearing her Steve Madden platform pumps with the 5″ heels.


My feet still aren’t sure what that was about . . .

Tempted Stacy was there, and I was so happy to be able to spend some time with her. And guess what? She gave me a skein of Lucky Lucy (the yarn I used for my Sprucey Lucy socks — pattern is on my free patterns page) to give away!


Would you like it? Leave a comment to this post by 4:00pm Eastern time on Thursday, April 30 and the Random Number Generator will choose a recipient!

Speaking of Lucy . . .


She’s happy to have her Momma home.


  1. I think you were blurry because some toasty woman took the picture – lol

  2. So glad you had a great time! The yarn is beautiful and those shoes are… well… scary!

    Lauras last blog post..Lambies, Part Deux

  3. The Spring Fling sounds like so much fun! I do hope to get there one of these years!!!!!

  4. Glad you had a fun time at the fling and I wonder if those shoes were comfortable?

    Olivias last blog post..More Finished Objects!

  5. Those are some shoes! I don’t think they’d show off handknit socks very well, so they’re probably not the shoes for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love those shoes! Couldn’t dream to wear a 5″ heel, but they’re fun to look at!!

    Glad you had fun!

    Sending mojo to the Random Number Generator…. It can’t ignore me forever!

    Miss Knotty

    Regina Beachs last blog post..Oh dear. Ooooh dear. Oh my.

  7. Now those are some shoes!!!!!!! Wow!! Sending positive thoughts your way for some Lucky Lucy to come my way!

  8. Wow, sounds like you had a good time. I would love the sock yarn! And a question, have you re-dyed your hair since blogging about the henna? It looks so awesome.

    Jenna Ss last blog post..Tadpoles Sock Pattern

  9. Kate Lathrop says:

    HOLY COW! (faints) My pic on your blog! I feel famous ๐Ÿ™‚
    Glad to see Miss Lucy survived without her mommy this weekend, and it was so good to see you again this year!

  10. Heh…. those are some dangerously tall shoes! Not as tall as the giant inflatable you-know-what though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PlazaJens last blog post..Hello, I Must Be Going!

  11. The shoes are very cool but I think I’d have to hold on for dear life too! I love the crocheted Loopy. Glad you had fun and are home safe and sound.

  12. I was so disapointed that I couldn’t go this year, but reading about in on Ravelry and looking at your book and Cookie’s book gave me a vicarious experience!

    Cool shoes!

  13. I manage to fall if I wear shoes like that sitting down!

    Oh, please let me win the skein of Lucky Lucy. Please!

    (thank you)

    melanies last blog post..Let’s be friends

  14. Oh, that skein is beautiful!!!

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful time while you were there!

    Personally, I can’t wear heels that high, I’d be clinging too!

    I would *love* a skein of lucky lucy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cyd/Faireravens last blog post..Slow going…

  15. It was so great to see you at the Fling! Hope your “re-entry” to regular life is smooth…

  16. I would be flat on my face on those heels!! I’m glad you had a great time. The Lucky Lucy yarn looks beautiful!

    Adas last blog post..New Book

  17. I could never ever wear those shoes! Holy smokes!

    Mos last blog post..In the Mail This Week

  18. Yvonne Evans says:

    Would love this yarn.this week is turning into a bad one and so this is welcomed

  19. Sounds like it was a fun trip!

    The shoes are cute, but my feet hurt just looking at them!

  20. I would have been flat on the floor in about three seconds flat. But it would have probably been fun. And I’ve been admiring that yarn for days now. I *need* more sock yarn. Truly! (or not)

    I love the little loopy crocheted guy at the top.

  21. Those are dynamite shoes!!! No wonder you were hanging on for dear life. LOL
    I would love the Lucky Lucy yarn to make some fab socks out of.

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

  22. I love the Loopy Lamb! So very cute!

    And at least you were standing. I can’t wear heels of almost any kind or my face will spend more time on the floor than my feet. Go figure

    That yarn really is beautiful. Who couldn’t use more sock yarn, right??

    Deineras last blog post..You watch us run!

  23. Sounds like you had a blast ๐Ÿ™‚ Your Sprucey Lucy socks are next on my list to knit, how cool would it be to have the same yarn…Hope the ‘real’ world is kind to you as you reintegrate.

  24. Glenda Watts says:

    I LOVED your Sprucey Lucy socks (and Lucy herself is quite charming)!

  25. Sounds like a great time was had by all. I would have tipped right over onto my nose in 5″ heels, never mind just clinging to someone! My mom wears really tall heels (at the tender age of 76) and I am awed.

  26. Can’t imagine wearing 5″ heels, but love the yarn.

    Sallies last blog post..Spring in Texas

  27. Glad to hear you had such a good time! Standing in those shoes…maybe. Walking in them…never! ๐Ÿ™‚

    leahs last blog post..Good News/Bad News!

  28. I would love to have a skein of Lucky Lucy. If I don’t win, I’ll have to stalk Tempted’s site for some. Rooming with Darthknitter had some advantages–she taught me all her stalking techniques.

  29. My/ your sock book is arriving tomorrow. I am so excited. Everybody has stopped raving about what this sock book did for them, but I will start tomorrow. I have 2 balls of sock yarn waiting. The Lucies are also lovely, and I want to knit the sock one. But I am a slow kntter and I don’t know when this will be finished. Actually that’s not quite true – I have so many projects on the needle that everything only gets a small amount of time dedicated to them so every article stays on the needle a long time.

  30. jo morgan says:

    Hmmm — I have a brother in D.C. Why didn’t I use that as a reason (excuse) to attend Spring Fling? It looks like a blast. I love the yarn — please enter me in the drawing.

  31. Welcome back! Sounds like a good time was had by all. Of course I’d love to win yarn. I would be a very odd sock knitter if I didn’t.

    Emilys last blog post..I Just Gotta Finish this Level

  32. Still sad that I missed the Fling. Those shoes are awesome. I haven’t worn heels since I quit working outside the house. Miss Tempted was generous.

  33. I’m so glad that you had a great time!

    Liz Rs last blog post..FINALLY

  34. Serious shoes for a serious knitter! I’m so happy that you enjoyed yourself!

    Megan S.s last blog post..I’ll Take Shame for $1,000

  35. Glad to have you back!!! I bet the “Fling” was great. Maybe someday I’ll get there. Any hoo, I would love the yarn but I won’t get it ’cause I never win! I bet miss Lucy showered you with love when you got home yesterday!

  36. Looks like the Spring Fling was a lot of fun. Thanks for the contest! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jens last blog post..It’s a Fiber Factory!

  37. Those were some amazing shoes. What a great weekend. I hope we all get to do it again next year.

  38. Holy cow, 5″ heels? I can handle 3-4 but without much grace, and I’m certainly in pain if I’m standing up and walking around in them a lot.

    That Sprucy Lucy would look lovely in my stash. *Crosses fingers*

    Emilys last blog post..Where has the time gone?

  39. I’m glad you enjoyed your time at the Fling!!! I’m loving those shoes, even though I could never wear them. :p

    Angelas last blog post..Baby Hoodie Times Two

  40. Fling sounds fun! Maybe some day…

    yay yarn!

  41. LOVE the shoes!
    Glad to hear you had a great time at the Fling. Very envious! I hope to make it some year.
    Yes, please. I’d love to be in the Random Drawing for some awesome Stacy yarn!

  42. Glad you had a wonderful trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

    LittleWits last blog post..Sewing, sewing, sewing

  43. yarnbeans says:

    Cool shoes, but dangerous shoes!

  44. I would love this yarn!

    Welcome back! luv.m.

  45. Glad to see that your back home safely. I love your lucy pattern and looks like it will be other pattern in the Socks from the toe up KAL groups. So sending the random number generator some good vibes to pick me.

    Pam Kiess last blog post..Socks, socks and more about socks

  46. I would love to win Lucky Lucy yarn!!
    I would also love to volunteer to go with you to the next Loopy Ewe Spring Fling to be your faithful photographer!!! Serious!!
    Wendy, you need *people* and that I can be!!

    Michelles last blog post..What’s This?

  47. Just how tall is Irish Diva Kate given you were in 5″ heels and still that much shorter than her?

    Beautiful yarn.

    Tiny Tyrants last blog post..You Know You’re a Knitter When

  48. I had a great time in your class, and of course a great time at lunch. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to see that you made it home safely.

    Shannons last blog post..Giving a hedgehog medicine is not fun.

  49. Five inch heels? I’d probably break a leg just trying to get into them!

  50. Ooh pretty yarn. I’d love to win. I hope Mr. Random Number Generator selects me.

  51. I remember wearing spike heels and the heels slipping through the grates in the sidewalks. My shoe would come off my foot and I’d have to turn around and pull the shoe out of the grate. This was in St. Louis in the 60’s.

  52. Wow! You’re brave to put on those shoes – they would scare me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Welcome home! Would love the yarn, of course! ;}

  54. I had shoes just like that when I was 18, and I’m not going to say how long ago that was. I used to go dancing in them, and it’s a wonder I never broke my neck! I’m glad you had such a great time away, and I’m sure Lucy had just as much fun alone with her dad only she’s not saying.

  55. Man, that looks like fun. I’ve had eye surgery, so I’m stuck at home. ๐Ÿ™

    Pretty yarn, too. I love those greeney-blue colours.

  56. Cute shoes! I could always use a little luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Debra Johnson says:

    love the yarn! How appropriate is the name “Tempted?”

  58. I would love the Lucky Lucy yarn. Hope I win!

  59. Ohhhh…sock yarn! Yum!

  60. I would love the skein of Lucky Lucy!

  61. ikkinlala says:

    I’m glad you had fun, and I’d love a chance to win the yarn!

  62. love the yarn! spring fling sounds like fun…maybe someday!

  63. I would need a ladder just to get on those shoes!

  64. wow, gorgeous yarn! who wouldnยดt want to win it?
    best wishes from Iceland

    Frรญรฐas last blog post..Godt resultat / Good results

  65. Ooh, pretty yarn! I wish I could have gone to the Spring Fling… stupid finals.

  66. Sounds like you had a really nice trip. Love the shoes by the way – love the heels!!

    I’d love to be in the raffle, it’s such a beautiful yarn. ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Those heels are hiiiigh!

    I love Lucy and her yarn. ๐Ÿ™‚

    meshalius last blog post..Happy Earth Day!

  68. Free yarn always interests me, especially in those colors.

  69. I’ll give the yarn a good home. Thanks

  70. Seriously scary shoes! Excellent looking yarn though.

  71. Gretcheng says:

    Hoo boy, my feet start to cramp just looking at those shoes. But you’re styling!

    Ditto on the gauge discussion. I use US 00/1.75mm to get 7.5 stitches per inch, and I can’t seem to choke it down any tighter. But then, I do knit to relax! So with a longer pattern repeat I can only manage about four total and I have to fill in with knits or purls on the sides.

    Thanks for ever more cool patterns, and I hope I win the yarn! Cheers– Gretcheng

  72. Fingers crossed on winning that yarn, and while I’m here I’ll also mention that I picked up a copy of your book and I LOVE IT! So well-written, so clear, and such terrific patterns!

  73. Sometimes the camera just has to stay in the bag!!! Put me on the list for the sprucey lucy yarn!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Danieles last blog post..Bolts??

  74. When my cats want to show me they’re excited to have me home, they generally lay on top of me and demand to be petted. I think I like Lucy’s approach better ๐Ÿ™‚

    The yarn is lovely!

  75. Yarn!

  76. Hi Wendy, it was awesome meeting you this past weekend. Plus, I’m now on Plurk!

    Anas last blog post..Day 17

  77. Those shoes are crazy! I have trouble walking properly in a 2″ heal.

  78. Wendy, thank you for the beautiful, free pattern. Yes, I would love to have the yarn to knit the socks. Count me in.

    Just thinking about those five inch heels makes my feet hurt!

    Bess – Texas Knitters last blog post..Much too young to be this old!

  79. Would love to add the yarn to my “to do” list.

  80. Great looking yarn, but those shoes would scare the bejeebers out of me.

  81. Wow, the fling must have been a lot of fun! As someone who is 5’8.5 already I really don’t need shows like that, but I love them anyway! It is pretty fun to be over six feet tall ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. Bonnie H. says:

    I forget to take my camera out of the bag when I go to fun places, too!

    I’ll be offering up a prayer to the gods of the random number generator….

  83. A few weeks ago I pulled my wedding heels out of the closet and tried them on. I was able, with tremendous effort, to stand perfectly still in them. No wonder I changed shoes immediately after the ceremony.

  84. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I spent it quietly at home knitting the pink socks I started at the Knit Happens signing.

    Rosemarys last blog post..Recovered from Camp

  85. o-o the poor feet! Nice soks would make them feel better.

  86. The yarn is so gorgeous!

    TheBons last blog post..Cats? or The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men.

  87. Please add me to the list for the yarn! Those are some serious shoes!

  88. Donna in Ely says:

    Would love the yarn!! Shoes, not so much, but fun to try on.
    Donna in Ely

  89. Cute shoes! Though I doubt I’d have any better luck not falling over…

  90. You are a tiny little thing! Would love to have the beautiful yarn if my number comes up. Thanks for the chance!

    Joyces last blog post..Another Christmas come and gone…

  91. Love the shoes.. .right up my ally. Sad to say I was in St.L this weekend too, but up in the scary high arch with kids… high heels I do, swaying structures not so much.

  92. Tempted Stacey’s yarn is beautiful – so nice that you got to meet her and had a wonderful time at the Fling.

    Petunias last blog post..Shark Attack!!!

  93. That looks like it was fun. I’m knitting your Waterfall Socks pattern in Tofutsies, my first toe-up. Confused the heck outta me (wrap and turn? Why do I decrease here? Oh my head) at first but I got it. My only hope is that I don’t mess up the bind-off and make it too tight to go over my foot.

  94. Love the shoes, love! Would also love the yarn. Spring fling sounds like so much fun!

    Trishs last blog post..The Baby Hates It

  95. Michele In Maine says:

    So sorry to have missed Fling2! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

    Despite my large-ish stash, I don’t have any Tempted yarn so I guess I’d like to be added to the pot/hat?

    Welcome back. I”m sure Lucy is relieved to have her momma home!

  96. Love that color! Hope I win!

  97. Lovely shoes. Lovely yarn. Rather have the yarn, though cuz my creaky knees could never stand those awesome heels!

  98. Lori Beard says:

    Glad you had fun! The shoes are wild. And yes, I’d give that yarn a good home indeed. *grin*

  99. I love the Sprucey Lucy pattern and the Lucky Lucy colorway.

  100. Woo! It sure is weird walking in someone else’s shoes huh? Sounds like you had a great time!

    catherines last blog post..Looking Forward