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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. πŸ˜‰

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. Beautiful Yarn! Lucky Cat!

  2. HIgh heels, can’t remember the last time I tortured my feet with them! The yarn is beautiful and I’d love to be the lucky winner.

    Marjis last blog post..Sold!

  3. I’d love some free yarn. Please consider me entered in the drawing!

  4. Love “Lucky Lucy”, love green! Could it be “Lucky meezermeowmy”? Send yarn!

    Barbara-Kays last blog post..A rude surprise

  5. mmmmm, yarn . . . *drool*

    kristens last blog post..Surprise, surprise

  6. Welcome home!
    I’m hoping the number generator is my friend, cause I could sure use some luck right now!

  7. What!!! A chance for free yarn!!! I am so there…wait I want it here!!!

    I am glad you had a good time at spring fling. Maybe someday I can come.

  8. Janice/Obstiknit says:

    Hi Wendy–it was so nice to finally meet you this weekend! Please coount me in on the drawing!

  9. Would love to use that yarn to knit the Sprucey Lucy socks!!

    Kathode Ray Tubes last blog post..Some knitting and a new family member!

  10. Love the shoes, would love the yarn. Someday I will make it to the Spring Fling, maybe next year.

    Caseys last blog post..I knit too

  11. Looks like a great time was had by all! The yarn is very yummy :>)

  12. I would love to win the yarn! I know I have a lot of green, but it really is my favorite. Thanks for having the contest.

  13. Beautiful yarn – beautiful pattern you created! Would love to win the yarn!! Hope you tell us more about the Fling – must have been a fun time!!

  14. lovely yarn, would love to have it. if anyone named a yarn for my cats,it would have to be called Monstrous Max or Sprightly Starli!

  15. What could be better than to knit Sprucey Lucy socks in the REAL yarn? Count me in, please!

    And thanks for sharing the pattern–it’s wonderful.

  16. Oooh, I always want Stacy’s yarn! Great to see you again this weekend – it was a blast!

    Tammys last blog post..When in Doubt . . .

  17. Love the heels, but really love the yarn.

  18. thanks for the give a way, looks like a good time, and love, love the shoes,

  19. Linda Johnson says:

    I would love to win the sock yarn – thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Welcome back! I’d love to have a shot at that Lucky Lucy yarn!

    Sidra Vitales last blog post..sidravitale is writin’ (law stuff).

  21. Oh my lord, those shoes are amazing.

  22. Love the yarn and the shoes!

  23. I’d love to win the skein! Yeah!

    Allisons last blog post..Lacy Alpaca Scarf

  24. I bet Lucy’s glad to have you home – although I am sure she had a great weekend with KOARC! The yarn is lovely – what a thoughtful gift!

    Jennifers last blog post..A baby surprise – jacket

  25. Of course I’d like the yarn. I just downloaded the pattern yesterday, so the yarn would be perfect!

  26. Thought of you this weekend at Stitches South when I got some Lucy sock blockers. πŸ™‚

    Julies last blog post..This makes me happy

  27. The yarn and the shoes are lovely! πŸ™‚ I just got my copy of Socks From the Toe Up, and it’s lovely. I can’t wait to sit down and figure what to knit first.

    Heathers last blog post..Of Lifelines and Options

  28. I’d love to have yarn named after you little one!

  29. Ow! My feet hurt just looking at those shoes!

    aliceqs last blog post..Two pounds of yummy soft fiber

  30. The yarn looks great! I’d love to win it!

  31. I was planning a post on ridiculous heel heights mere seconds before I clicked over to you. What are people thinking with those shoes?

    Be that as it may, throw my name in the hat, please!

    kmkats last blog post..Of lemons and lemonade.

  32. I will sign up for the free yarn contest … but also want to say hello to you and Lucy. We have been so preoccupied with little Sweet Pea, and so sleepy from helping out during the night that we (and by “we” I mean “I”) have hardly been able to be online recently.

    Hope all is well with you and yours!


    fireflys last blog post..Tiny hand, big dreams

  33. Lovely yarn! I’d take it, THANKS.

  34. Glad to have you back!

  35. Those shoes are cute – but best to wear them sitting down from the look of it.

    The yarn is cute too – no “buts” about it!

  36. Heck yea! Count me in. That colorway is loverly.

    I think I’d break my neck in those shoes. Cute, but no way.

  37. That is really gorgeous yarn!

  38. Little Loopy looks very happy. Can’t wait to hear about Spring Fling!

  39. Glad you had a great time. Count me in for the drawing..I love that colorway!

    Nikis last blog post..Our Boy Baldwin

  40. Put my name in for the drawing on the Lucky Lucy yarn. πŸ™‚

  41. Beautiful yarn! Danger shoes!

  42. I’m completely addicted to socks! I’d love to have the yarn to make Sprucey Lucy.

  43. Those shoes! How does she walk in them? Ouch!

    I’ll bet Lucy is glad to have you home. I hear that your class was great!

    pdxknitteratis last blog post..Mitered square, redux

  44. Wow…those are some wicked shoes! I’d have been clinging, too! LOL

    I enjoyed meeting you at Fling this weekend. Your heels & toes class was great. Can’t wait to try my first toe-up sock now! Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Lisas last blog post..Checking in from Spring Fling!

  45. I would love the yarn. It is beautiful!!

  46. I’ve always been leery of heels that are almost as high as my foot is long!

    The little sock class I told you about continues informally; one of the three students is making fantastic progress but is bored by stockinette. It’s a good thing her yarn has every color of the rainbow in it with short repeats!

  47. melissa b. says:

    Sure I’ll enter you little give away! πŸ™‚

  48. Marianne says:

    Sweet….I would love some lucy

  49. Beautiful yarn for sure!

  50. Catherine Michele says:

    What a fun week-end you just had!!!! And the yarn is so beautiful!! I would love to have some!!!!

  51. Darla Jones says:

    that is some beautiful yarn….would love to win it!!!

  52. Rock those heels! The last time I wore high heels was almost 10 years ago…at my wedding. I’m much more comfortable in handknit socks and crocs now. I’d love the Lucy yarn. I wonder how my Rex would like it.

    kms last blog post..While putting the kids to bed tonight…

  53. Yarn for Sprucey Lucy socks? Yes please.

  54. please enter me in the draw for the yarn, it looks lovely

    CatiePs last blog post..Baby Shower

  55. Pretty color! And I love those heels. Must…resist…shoe…shopping.

    Angelas last blog post..Lucky…Squared

  56. Glad you had fun! I would love love love that yarn! Fingers crossed…

  57. Dude, my first thought was, you could twist an ankle in those things! Walking in high heels is a talent I truly admire in other people. Plus the sway you get when you do it well is awesome!

    I tend to make a horizontal landing in them within the first 15 minutes; ditto for open-toed sandals.

    madonnaearths last blog post..We have been dyeing yarn

  58. Looks like you had a good time — and WOW! Fantastic shoes!!! πŸ™‚

    bellas last blog

  59. I’ll have a go for that yarn! πŸ™‚

    camelamas last blog post..Gnomes, Beers, and Pizzas

  60. I would love some sock yarn! Yes Please!

    Angelas last blog post..Planet Purl Rocks!

  61. Bonnie Johnson says:

    I enjoy your blog and love to see what new things you create.
    I would love to win the yarn!

  62. Would love to win Lucy’s yarn!
    And those shoes…yikes! But then again, I’m pregnant and anything rising above horizontal is off limits for me right now….

  63. I’ll bet Lucy is glad to have her mommy home. She looks overcome with love. I would love to have some Lucy yarn to try your new patterns with. Please enter me!

  64. Lois Boulware says:

    Love the Sock Book!
    And this is beautiful yarn.
    From Boise, Idaho, Lois

  65. The fling sounded like so much fun. Glad that you could make it and that you had a good time. I hope that one of these years I will be able to party with the Loopies!

  66. I’d love to knit up some Sprucey Lucy socks in “Lucky Lucy.”

    Amy D.s last blog post..Even kittens don’t help

  67. I hope that Lucy appreciates her yarn! It’s as pretty as she is.

  68. I want I want I want!!! πŸ™‚

    Karens last blog post..A man and his tractor

  69. Hope I win!

    Twilights last blog post..Chaos Yarn

  70. ooooo…yes please! Name in the hat! Thx!

    Melanie J.s last blog post..Pensive

  71. I would love to win that sock yarn! Thank you, Tempted Stacy!

  72. Please enter me in the drawing for the yarn. Lovely yarn and your pattern is great.

  73. oooh!! sprucey lucy socks in lucky lucy colourway? yes please, i would love some lovely sock yarn…give me somthing to smile about other than yucky dissertation and horrible uni hand ins!

    p.s loving the shoes! wouldn’t it be lovely to wear hand knit socks with heels? do you think beautiful handknit comfy socks with not so comfy (but still very beautiful) shoes easier to walk in? mmm….

  74. That yarn is gorgeous! I’d love to win it!

    Allisons last blog post..Resisting

  75. Oooh, beautiful yarn. Sprucy Lucy socks is my favorite sock name, btw.

    5-inch heels? You are brave.

  76. Me, plz, for the lovely Tempted yarn. πŸ™‚

  77. I LOVE the new book. You inspire me to knit more socks! Thanks!!

  78. I got wobbly at the thought of 5″ heels, just reading your post! No thanks – my feet hurt at the mere idea of heels that high existing! Please add my name to your Sprucy Lucy list.

  79. Cute monkey!

    Five inch heels, eh? I’d have been on the floor with the shoes’ owner dragged down on top of me!

    sprites last blog post..weekend in review

  80. Yay, yarn! Maybe it will distract me at how jealous of everyone that got to go the Fling…

  81. Beth in Seattle says:

    Thanks for ANOTHER give away! 5″ heels – WOW – my feet have not seen anything like that since the teen years.

  82. Please enter me for the yarn. It’s so delicious looking! So many give aways lately!

  83. Those Steve Madden shoes are super cute! Not sure how well I’d walk in them though.

    Please enter me for the drawing too.

    Clestials last blog post..Yesterday

  84. I would love the chance to win that beautiful yarn.

    Sounds like you had fun at the fling.

    I’d break an ankle in those shoes but they are cute.

    Crystals last blog post..I was captured by aliens

  85. Theresa in Italy says:

    Please enter me in the drawing (and put ina good word with the Random Number Generator)—I’m always happy to give good yarn a home!

    Kudos to you for being able to stand at all (supported or not) in five-inch heels. I’d have keeled over like a giant redwood.

  86. I would really appreciate the yarn! Thanks for the chance!

  87. If I was wearing those shoes, someone would have had to have been carrying me!

    Nikis last blog post..It’s 5 – 5 – 5 months in one (post)

  88. I would love the yarn. I also would love the shoes although my feet would not.

  89. Please tell us more about the fling! I’m so jealous of everyone who got to go…

  90. Great shoes! If all I had to do was stand still, I could wear heels like that…

    Beautiful yarn. Of course I’d like to have it!

    Channons last blog post..Light β€˜n Lacy

  91. Kathryn Sigman says:

    Yarn for Sprucey Lucy socks, pretty please? I love Tempted yarn and I love your new pattern! Cool heels, by the way!

  92. The yarn is absolutely gorgeous. Please sign me up.

  93. Hmmm, would I like yarn? Why, yes please πŸ˜‰ Especially when it’s gorgeous sock yarn for Sprucy Lucy socks πŸ˜‰

    Karen Ss last blog post..Springtime philosopher…

  94. Why do all the avatars look like aliens?

  95. I just gave a copy of your Sock From The Toe Up book to a friend who wants to learn, but I am already planning my Sprucey Lucy socks for myself! πŸ™‚

    So glad you had a wonderful trip. I empathize with your feet. β™₯

  96. Sounds like you had a great weekend with friends and yarn. Love the heels, but my back is aching just looking at them. So long ago that I could wear cute, sexy shoes. Thank you for offering the yarn, please enter me in the drawing.

  97. Yes Please!

    Nicoles last blog post..Could YOU be a Canadian?

  98. I love following your every move and I’d love to have the yarn!

  99. Wow those are some scary shoes!
    I’d love to be added in for the yarn.

    Sarah-potterknitters last blog post..Some New Pots

  100. Here’s hoping lucky Lucy looks my way!

    Nicoles last blog post..I demand a shrubbery. Ni!