My current work in progress:

Tawney Sweater,byΒ Jenni Barrett, knit from MadelineTosh Tosh Sock,Β using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

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. Welcome home to this bizarre heat! I still wanna knit socks, though!

  2. five inch heels. Vertigo sets in thinking of them. But they are chic and stylish.

  3. Kristi ~ Ohio says:

    Hi Wendy, I would love Tempted’s Lucky Lucy yarn to knit my Sprucey Lucy socks. It was great hanging out with you at the Fling…Kristi

  4. Those heels are great! I’d love to have a chance in the drawing for the Tempted Sprucey Lucy sock yarn. yumm.

  5. How wonderful! I’m the same way about pictures, I have to admit. πŸ˜‰

  6. Looks like fun! Welcome back to the VA tropical heat –

  7. Those are super cute shoes. πŸ™‚

    Kimberlys last blog post..Home Again

  8. I don’t think I could ever wear heels that high without falling and hurting myself. And everyone around me. :p

    I’d love the chance to win that yarn, though. Such a nice colour, who wouldn’t want a chance to win it?!

  9. Yummy yarn! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

    Marlanas last blog post..Today is Tell a Story Day

  10. Those are some shoes! The Fling must have been such a good time. Some day I will attend!

    Elinors last blog post..socks for a manly man

  11. Welcome back to the eastern seaboard, which seems to have skipped spring entirely this year in favor of immediately moving into “bake” mode! πŸ™‚

  12. Please count me in the random number generator…I’d love some green yarn!

  13. Ohh… shiny yarn. Count me in for wanting to win it.

    Jaes last blog post..What kind of conservative are you?

  14. Wow, those are some high heels! I wouldn’t even be able to stand at all if I wore them!

    YuLians last blog post..Dyeing

  15. I would love to win that yarn!

  16. 5″ heels? No way! I’m only 5′ tall but I won’t go near the things! πŸ™‚

  17. Fabulous shoes. I’d love to get back into a job where I could wear them. Retail and heels just don’t seem to be compatible.

    So what is the story about how they ended up on your feet that day?

  18. Samantha says:

    I used to own 5″ heels. I do not own them anymore. Not worth it, even if they are pretty.

  19. KatherineR says:

    Love that Lucy (yarn!)

  20. Danielle says:

    I can’t even imagine thinking about standing in 5″ heels. Eek!

  21. I always wonder how some women manage to wear high heels all day and not look like their feet are being tortured..
    If I would be the lucky lucy, I think I would have to knit my very first pair of socks!
    What an adventure that would be!

  22. Would love a chance to win the yarn. Missed the blog and Lucy.

  23. Glad you had fun. I’d love to go to the Spring Fling some day. And that Tempted yarn is pretty.

    Jamies last blog post..just thought you should know…

  24. Freya in Californeya says:

    Welcome back! And, btw, Pick Me! Pick Me! πŸ™‚

  25. I’m in! I love the color and pattern. Thank you!

    Lisas last blog post..No More Haunted Mansion

  26. Lucy Yarn! I’m all about Lucy yarn!

  27. The Lucky Lucy yarn is lovely. I am TEMPTED to beg for it but I will just say I would love to have it. I didn’t know 5 ” heels existed. You were very brave to try standing in them!

    Katherines last blog post..Speed Knitting

  28. I would love to win the Lucky Lucy yarn to make my very own Sprucey Lucy socks!

  29. I would love that yarn (or maybe the shoes)

  30. Dawn in NL says:

    No 5 inch heels for me thanks, but the yarn, yes please.

  31. What a wonderful idea! That was very nice of her to give you that yarn as a giveaway… sign me up! πŸ˜€

    Chantelles last blog post..Skinny Me

  32. I love Lucy! We need to hear more about the Loop Ewe Spring Fling. Please share details!!!!

  33. Ooooo, that picture of those shoes makes my feet hurt.

    Pick me for the sock yarn!

    Saras last blog post..Rain-good for the yard, good for the knitting

  34. I love Lucy the cat, and would totally adore getting a skein of Lucy the yarn (so I could knit Lucy the socks!)

    thebookmistresss last blog post..Israel’s New Consul-General in San Francisco

  35. I used to wear shoes like that ,in my young
    I love your sock patterns and your blog.
    Elsie <

    Elsie Ogles last blog post..Lazy Day Down Memory lane

  36. I don’t know how some girls can wear five-inch heels and move around like they’re on barefeet!

    Glad to know you had a grear time at The Loopy Ewe.

  37. I would love to be entered to win that yarn. πŸ™‚ Your book is on it’s way to me from Amazon as I type this. πŸ™‚

  38. I am loving those shoes! Even better is the yarn. I would love to be able to have my own Sprucy Lucy yarn for some Luck Lucy socks. πŸ™‚

  39. Can you imagine what that yarn would look like with those shoes? I would love some Lucky Lucy!

  40. I like those shoes. I couldn’t wear them, but I like them! πŸ™‚

  41. Oh, I LOVE that little loopy! Was that something y’all made at the fling? Glad you had a good time. As for the shoes, I gave up high heels long ago. Broke a leg tripping on stairs in some in ’87 and broke the other ankle 17 years later, so no high heels for me! I do envy folks who can still wear ’em, though. I just wonder how they can manage to walk around all day in them!

    cindy (maxfun)s last blog post..All she wants to do is. . .

  42. Love your new book! And love the yarn, too πŸ™‚

  43. Love the shoes (I want a pair) and ooo purty yarn Please Please Please pick me πŸ˜€

    Sarah O Gs last blog post..My Family…

  44. Karen Scheer says:

    I’d love a chance at the yarn. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  45. Patricia says:

    Can’t wait to start the sprucey Lucy socks. Great Pattern as ususal .

  46. Those are killer shoes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Ouch – just looking at those shoes makes my feet hurt! I’d love the yarn – yummy colors!

  48. Glad you had a good time:) I’d love to win please

  49. Would love to have the yarn–I already downloaded and printed the Sprucey Lucy pattern.

  50. I definitely want that color, so I can knit more of your sock patterns from Socks from the Toe-Up which I finally got from my LYS today!

    Rebecca Greens last blog post..One sock down!!!

  51. Oh! That Yarn is Pretty. Add me to the generator please. And BTW I am enjoying your book.

    Anitas last blog post..Desert Sun Finished

  52. Love those heels! That yarn looks beautiful. I am planning to start my first toe-up socks soon. Working up the gumption to give it a go!

    Christinas last blog post..Happy Birthday Oma!

  53. Sandy in South Dakota says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……….I hope I win……….I love that yarn

  54. Alicia A. says:

    Glad you had fun. The weather here is hot, hot, hot, like those fab shoes. Thanks for sharing the yarn from Stacy :o)

  55. OMG those heels are taller than I am — and I would love a skein of Lucky Lucy…oh Random Generator please pick me…happy spring

  56. Heather M says:

    those are some kickin’ heels! And some beautiful yarn πŸ™‚

  57. I would love to have that skein of Lucky Lucy–I have the pattern printed and the needles ready!

  58. Add me to the list please. That colorway looks beautiful!

  59. Love those socks. Would like to give them a try in the “authentic” yarn, if the random number generator knows my number!

  60. Kate Hesser says:

    Oh, random number generator, please pick me for the lucky lucy yarn!

  61. Sounds like you had a great trip. And definitely, oh random number generator, please select me!

  62. Welcome back!

  63. Nice yarn, bizarre shoes, and fabu cat!

    Jennis last blog post..Butterflies vs. Water

  64. Oh, Wendy, I’m in love with the sock yarn, but most of all your book. You have inspired me once again to try something new and forget that old kitchener stitch…at least for awhile.

    I guess you could say I’m in sock heaven!

  65. Ooh, the 30th is my birthday. Wonder if it might be a lucky day for me? I figured I had to give it a shot. Could you enter me for the purty yarn? πŸ˜‰

    Bummer about not taking out the camera. I was looking forward to attending the fling vicariously through you. LOL But I think it’s a sign of being really busy and having LOTS of fun when you forget to take pics! Good for you!

  66. I am ‘tempted’ by that lovely yarn – love to be randomly chosen …
    those heels look very scary…

  67. Carolyn Malloch says:

    Pick me! I am on a sock knitting jag – – 4 pairs in a week and a half! All using my k2p2 ribbed version of your gusset with a difference pattern!

  68. You’re braver than me. I’ve given up on heels.

  69. Carolyn Malloch says:

    Please correct my email – – I left out the “e” in verizon on the last post (if the number generator picks me)

  70. Lovely yarn! I loved it the minute I saw it on your blog!!

  71. Cathy Johnson says:

    thanks for being so generous

  72. Well, of COURSE I’d love the yarn! I’d even start another pair of socks since I’m actually turning the heel in a pair right now – that’ll be 3 pairs done this year – without pushing myself. I guess hanging around with all the sockknitters is finally paying off πŸ˜›

    Leslies last blog post..Well, There Have Been Things…

  73. Stephanie says:

    I would love to try that Lucky Lucy yarn- it looks absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could have made it to spring fling, it sounds like everyone had a blast!

  74. Lovely yarn – not *quite* as pretty as the real Lucy, but still … Those shoes look like some serious foot pain!

    Joys last blog post..Purple!

  75. I would love to try that yarn. Love the color!

  76. Love that yarn color and after buying your book, I’m getting ready to knit my first “toe-ups” – just need yarn!!! Those 5″ heels are something else – glad you didn’t fall over like I would have.

    Darlenes last blog post..IT’S SUNNY – FINALLY!!!

  77. Sounds like you had a great time! I spent most of the weekend at a conference in Denver, but did manage to visit 3 previously unknown-to-me yarn shops on the way home.
    Count me in for the drawing – I can always use more yarn!!!

    Sarahs last blog post..That’s What I’m Talkin’ About!

  78. Janina the MomBeast says:

    Very pretty yarn! I am enjoying your book, and I’ve even joined the Ravelry group for the KAL. Now I just need some near-solid yarn to go with the patterns!

  79. pretty pretty. I like the shoes too.

  80. I love that yarn, please add me to the random number generator! Also, thank you for such a wonderful book! It is filled with so much helpful information! I’m really enjoying it.

    (aka Winston’s Mom)

    Magss last blog post..F.O. & Nearly F.O.

  81. I’m glad it was a great experience for you! The shoes – you’ve got to be kidding! 5″ heels? The yarn is lovely – I’d love to win! Sandy

  82. Mary Lou says:

    Dear RNG,
    Please pick ME!
    I am enjoying your new book very much Miss Wendy and I can hardly wait to cast on!
    Blogless Mary Lou

  83. A Good Home Looking for a skein of Lucky Lucy………

    Love it!



  84. GREAT SHOES!!! And that is some beautiful yarn!!

    Elaines last blog post..Lotsa socks!

  85. Add mine to the list of names who would love to have more yarn.

  86. A chance to win a skein of sock yarn? I”m in!

    Glad the Spring Fling was fun. : )

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  87. Kim in oregon says:

    4/30 is my birthday. Just saying.

  88. Glad you had a good time at the Spring Fling. The yarn is lovely, and I am sure Lucy missed you.

  89. Here’s hoping the number generator gods are smiling favorably on me.

    Curtiosity (Margaret)s last blog post..Loopy Spring Fling 2009

  90. The Spring Fling sounds fun and the yarn looks divine.

  91. I would love to try the yarn, so please RNG, please pick me??

    And **where** did you get the pattern to knit a Little Loopy??????

  92. Deirdre T says:

    Very pretty yarn.

  93. I’ve been thinking about attempting socks for a while now. Winning a gorgeous skein of sock yarn would definitely win me over.

    Mistys last blog post..Ready for Summer

  94. CindyCindy says:

    Did you have toasted ravioli or gooey butter cake? Hope you enjoyed your stay~!

  95. Hi Wendy,
    Wasn’t The Fling great this year? I had a ball.

    Angelas last blog post..Top Ten Things I Didn’t Hear This Weekend…

  96. I didn’t think that you were that tall. Hope I win, so that I can start another pair of socks from your lovely book !

  97. Welcome back! Cute Loopy!

  98. Ooh,ooh! My baby’s name is Lucy and her 1st birthday is fast approaching. Lucy Sprucey socks would be a grand thing to commemorate the occasion!

  99. at least those shoes are super cute!

    Barbs last blog post..New pattern