My current work in progress:

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


Little Loopy Is Not a Monkey!

Poor crocheted Little Loopy! Several of you saw the pic of him in my blog post yesterday and thought he was a monkey! He’s been very upset, but I managed to calm him down a little.

Crocheted Little Loopy is special. The Malabrigo people crocheted a few and sent them to Sheri. How cool is that? She very kindly gave each of the Spring Fling teachers one, and gave away the other two or three as door prizes. So no, he is not available, nor is there a pattern for him.

Knitting Update

I’m coming down the home stretch on my current project. Here is the first sock:


Here is the second sock:


Tune in tomorrow for a pic of the yarn for my next sock project, plus some sock yarn eye candy!

Hair Update

Yep, I’m still washing my hair with Chaz Dean WEN conditioner. Yep, I’m still henna-ing. My hair grows about one-half an inch every month so I re-henna once a month. Rather than just do the roots, I’ve been doing a full application of two parts henna to one part indigo. That’s why my color has deepened. In fact, there were some people at the Fling who did not recognize me right away with dark hair. Heh. I like being incognito.

Online Tupperware Par-tay!

Reader Amanda emailed me the following:

May 12th is the National Fibromyalgia Day of Awareness. I was diagnosed when I was only 20 years old and it felt like a death sentence. I was 20, but I felt like I was 90. I wanted to live like a 20-year-old, but I couldn’t. I had limitations that I HATED! I still have limitations, but thanks to the research that the National Fibromyalgia Association helps to fund I can live a much fuller life today than I did ten years ago. I can do things like knit every day now, when before I wasn’t able to and that’s huge for me, as I’m sure you understand.

Plus, there’s more understanding of what Fibromyalgia is and so my life isn’t as lonely as it used to be and that helps tremendously!

In honor of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day I’m hosting an online Tupperware party with all proceeds going to support the work that the NFA does to help those who suffer from this chronic pain disorder. For each piece of Tupperware that is purchased the buyer will be entered into a drawing for a Loopy Ewe gift certificate.

Here is the link to my blog posting:

Can you use some Tupperware? Please consider ordering from Amanda here. Remember, the party ends May 10.

Lucy Sez

I’m loving the toys that my BFF Pat gave my Momma to give to me! Thank you, Pat!





  1. Your socks look two different colors in those pictures.
    Can’t wait for the eye candy!

    Anas last blog post..Day 17

  2. You got that right Loopy is not a Monkey. Sending some Loopy Love his way.
    The two pictures of your socks look like they are different colors. I know that they are not though. Can’t wait for the eye candy!

    Anas last blog post..Day 17

  3. This may sound whacko but the pattern in the new socks reminds me of the grates that used to be in elevetar doors, back when there were elevator operators!

  4. I admit it. I thought he looked monkey-esque, even in person. Perhaps he is a sheep with opposable thumbs? πŸ˜‰

    PlazaJens last blog post..You Might Not Be Grown-Up Enough Yet.

  5. morandia says:

    Your hair looked fantastic. And yes, I would have never recognized you if someone hadn’t pointed you out.

  6. I hope the Malabrigo folks decide to make the little sheep’s pattern available. He’s a cutie.

  7. I hope the Malabrigo people make Loopy’s pattern available. He’s a real cutie.

  8. Wendy, thanks for the shoutout about my fundraiser!

    Your sock looks wonderful…and I just got done looking through my new copy of your book! It’s fabulous. I’ve fallen hard for the Serpentine Socks and I just happend to have a skein of sportweight yarn that’s been languishing in my stash forever just waiting for the right pattern. πŸ™‚

    Amandas last blog post..But You Don’t Look Sick

  9. traceymae says:

    are Lucys’ new toys handknit ?…..sooo adorable !!
    and do you henna for color ,or for grey coverage ?
    I am getting the salt and pepper scalp …ach !!
    must cover up greys …..never considered henna !

  10. I hope Malabrigo makes the Loopy pattern available. He’s really cute.

  11. Your new color is very becoming! I like it! Great ‘nother sock pattern, too. I’m getting all my yarns ready for the new books KAL on Ravelry. Anxiously awaiting June!!!!!

    Elizabeths last blog post..Stitches South

  12. patricia says:

    Is that a catnip parrot??

    The sock is lovely- the pattern and colorway work well together.

  13. I really don’t mean to pick, but is that sock a little big for the foot?

    And I’ve been thinking about replacing a couple of 30 yo tupperware things – they’re still good just who has 70’s colors anymore?? πŸ˜› thanks for the heads up!

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

  14. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “cousin lucy, you are sooooo lucky to get a new toy!”

  15. Thank you for the link to the FM awareness stuff. I’m zipping over there next. Oh, and the crocheted Loopy was SO not a monkey!! I saw that immediately. Cute!!

    Lisas last blog post..I’ve Almost Recovered

  16. Loopy is a Ewe. I see the monkey, but I’m going with Ewe.
    I love your hair. Having only photos of the lighter hair to go on as reference I have to say, I like the henna. It gave your complexion a glow about it. I henna’ed in my youth. It was an interesting look for a beach blonde to go with.

    My cross-eyed muffin sends Lucy a big hello.

  17. Poor Loopy. It’s an identity crisis. But very cute.
    Thanks for the link about the Party- off to check it out.

    elysbeths last blog post..And the…

  18. How is that not a monkey?

  19. Please forward to Lucy: You’re welcome for the toys. I hope you enjoy them. You are a very precious kitty and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You deserve to be spoiled.

    Pats last blog post..Knitting love

  20. The horror! Don’t tell poor Loopy – we wouldn’t want the ewe to get a complex!
    thanks for the link to the partay. I have a good friend who suffers from the fibro. My heart goes out to all who live with the disease.

    Megan S.s last blog post..It’s been a while, I know…

  21. Poor Loopy! πŸ˜‰ Looks like Lucy is enjoying her new toy. Tupperware ordered! I’ve been meaning to order new tumblers for the kiddos. I guess I kept forgetting for a reason. πŸ™‚

    Trishs last blog post..Lots of FO’s

  22. Lucy and a duckie! Does is have catnip? I don’t remember if Lucy likes catnip.

    kmkats last blog post..Beat those buttons to death.

  23. Poor little Loopy! He’s adorable–and so are the socks!

    Inas last blog post..Reverse garter stitch

  24. Oh Wow! You knit up socks so quickly! I’m jealous. I guess it comes with time and practice.
    That cause sounds great! If I have the extra money I’ll do my best to make my way over there. πŸ˜€

    PMOYSs last blog post..Yarn Giveaways

  25. How long does your conditioner last? I ordered some and while I like how my hair feels, I was a little gobsmacked by how much they recommend – 32 pumps for my shoulder length hair!! I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford it. How much do you use and how often?

    Dorothys last blog post..Coming and Going

  26. Liz in IN says:

    Poor Loopy. He has enough…um…issues…being a Loopy “Ewe” (female sheep) called “he”. Maybe he needs a parade!

    I’m glad your hair colour makes you happy — that’s what counts with chosen (even if one’s ‘choice’ is ‘leave it alone’) hair colour, right? It’s a statement.

    Is that a parrot toy? Lucy, are you a Parrothead?

    Fab socks, as always. Now socks…they make ME happy.

  27. Loopy is too cute! πŸ™‚

    LittleWits last blog post..Denial

  28. I really like how wonderfully textured your latest socks are. They just feel more 3D than a lot of other socks, including cabled ones.

    Seanna Leas last blog post..a race to the finish line

  29. My goodness! I am so loving that new sock! Also, I have to tell you Wendy, I’ve been using your modified slip-stitch heel (with a few changes) for my large heel and it’s wonderful! Thank you!

    Danieles last blog post..Bolts??

  30. poor loopy, the little ewe is developing a complex

    turtles last blog post..happy earth day!!

  31. Is that a felted duck or a felted parrot? Either way, it’s cute!
    And Little Loopy is cute to. Tell him I knew he was a sheep. Poor thing.

    Ann in CTs last blog post..New Pattern: Eyelet & Feather Socks

  32. Very cute but he is definitely a monkey :~)

  33. Louise says:

    How about calling the news sock pattern “Diamonds Are Forever”?
    I have to admit I thought Loopy was a monkey, too!
    Take care and please give Lucy a hug for me!


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