My current work in progress:

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


Best Laid Plans

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft a-gley.”

— Robert Burns

My plan was to finish the Honeycomb Socks and start something new this weekend. Instead, the weekend has been a series of naps. I’m close, though.


Speaking of naps . . .


Lucy is definitely on board with the plan!


  1. Mickie says:

    It sounds like a great plan to me. I am very tired today, I will follow your agenda.Lucy and all other cats love that plan. Your socks are beautiful. Have a great day.

  2. Mary Pat says:

    It is comforting to know that even Wendy needs to rest sometimes. You are a wonderwoman that works full time, writes books and knits more than anyone I know. And I add – does it all so well.

    Enjoy your restorative Sunday!

  3. I have a 17 year old Himalayan that looks like your Lucy. murphy is showing her age..she no longer jumps up on the dryer to sleep……..Have had major health issues that last few years…cancerous tumor behind her eye…herpes….detached retina..high blood pressure…she is seeing better now…for awhile was walking into things…she is a great joy to us..we will have her until she indicates she is suffering…
    Just started knitting socks in oct…15 pairs later…think i will try toe up..only because i like your blog and Lucy…was/am a quilter…but am enjoying returning to my childhood pastime knitting..


  4. Listen to your body and nap away!

    Carol L Simmonss last blog post..Life is Swirling Around Me

  5. You must have had a rough week. You are entitled to a restfull weekend. I am glad that Lucy is enjoying it with you.

  6. Apparently naps are “the” thing this weekend. My cats have been super quiet, and I’ve had more than my share of naps as well.

  7. Sheryl says:

    Rest–it’s that kind of day (although I woke up at 5)! I think you meant to finish the Bluebell Socks. I’m pretty sure the Honeycomb are done!

  8. I couldn’t find Dani for a couple of hours this morning until I went to start a load of wash. There she was, zonked out on her yellow blanket by the dryer. Actually, the yellow blanket is yellow with a bull’s eye of black from where she makes her nest. I think it’s the overcast weather, even I’m contemplating a nap.

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

  9. Sometimes, that’s the way the ball bounces.

  10. That’s why they are called “cat” naps. LOL

    Aunt Kathys last blog post..Saturday- Sock It To Me

  11. Lucy has the right idea! When she is rolled into a fur ball I can never tell which part of her I am seeing.

    Katherines last blog post..Just Thinking…

  12. Jeanne says:

    Naps are always a good thing…We should listen to our cats. I think I am so tired from all the walking at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I kept my eyes open for you but didn’t find you. I did see Amy Singer, though. All in all…a great weekend!

  13. What is this “finish something before starting something else” you speak of?

    Hissy Stitchs last blog post..Like I need another WIP? Bring on the Dragon Breath!

  14. anne marie in philly says:

    ’tis the kind of day that requires a wee bit o’ rest…steven and meredith and I did just that!

  15. Dorothy says:

    It has been rainy and dull all week end and I have had a very nappish weekend also!

  16. My plan was to finish my Daily Sweater and the same series of naps got in my way. I’ve got an inch and a half of sleeve ribbing to go and end weaving. Really like this pattern and will knit again.

    southparknitters last blog post..Looks like it worked…

  17. Kathy Sue says:

    Me, too. Lots of napping today. Sadly, no kitty to share it with these days.

  18. Danielle from SW MO says:

    My MIL came to visit ysterday so no naps were had except by the kitties 🙂 However I am sure had she not been here with the dull grey rainy weekend we would have been napping right along with the kitties! I did finish a pair of socks this weekend in time to gift them to her while she was here and they were very well received 🙂

  19. PS to my earlier comment–maybe we have the K1P1 virus aka the “ewe” flu or fling flu 🙂

    southparknitters last blog post..Looks like it worked…

  20. michele says:

    yep, you’re amazing. just picked up your book this weekend and it’s lovely and interesting. I’m leaping off the ‘toe up socks’ cliff and can’t wait to try. I read regularly, but don’t comment. I will try to do so more. Happy Monday!

  21. Nothin’ better than a weekend nap! Well, maybe knitting, good movie and a glass of wine (or cocktail of choice!) – – all at once of course.

  22. Ohhhh, what I wouldn’t give for a weekend full of naps. With my daughter and her new baby on the farm with us, I cannot even recall what it is like to not feel sleepy any more. Next time you’re napping, will you grab a few zzz’s for me?

    🙂 firefly

  23. Love, love, LOVE your new book!! I got it last week (ah, good mail!) and am so excited to finally have a book full of toe-up patterns. Maybe I’ll finally put my sock-yarn stash (which is ridiculously big for someone who has only knit 3 pair of socks EVER) to good use. Well, once my hand finishes healing and lets me get on with it.

    Thank you for such a great book with so many intriguing patterns.

    toni in floridas last blog post..Proof of intent

  24. Theres nothing better than an afternoon nap to recharge the batteries! It also means that I get to stay up later and do more knitting while there is something on tv.

    Shirley Grants last blog post..Unfinished Iclandic Jumper