My current work in progress:

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


Time to Vote

What Should I Name This New Sock Design?

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Here is the sock in its current state.


Not a lot of progress since yesterday because I wasted a lot of prime knitting time last night trying to resuscitate a dead printer. (The printer has since been declared a former printer, and a new one has been ordered.)

Also, I’m working on a very cool stealth project which will be revealed . . . in the fullness of time.

But, anyway, I am happily knitting along on my To-Be-Named sock. In answer to a comments question, the yarn is a multi-ply — 8 plies, if I’ve counted correctly. I’ve found it to be nicely non-splitty.

Alrighty. Back to the knitting.

Lucy Sez


I had a nice day today because Ms. Jackie was here to play with me today. Momma thinks she’s here only to clean, but I know she really comes to keep me company!


  1. Love the new sock! One of these days, can you name one of your designs after me if that’s not too much to ask? I really missed out on the Nanner socks. They could have been the Ana Banana socks….lol ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anas last blog post..Forgetful

  2. I like Echo socks, because the pattern actually reminds me of hawaiian quilting, which, I believe, may also be called echo quilting, but don’t quote me on that. Even so, really like the pattern.


    Miss K, who is supposed to be working. Back to it, I guess.

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

  3. Ohh! Stealth knitting – sounds mysterious!


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

  4. Wendy – love the current socks – I am a long time lurker and just got your book delivered yesterday – via the book depositry, and I would like to say thanks – the book is fantastic, delicous and beautifully presented.
    I especially love the construction notes and the different heel shapes for the toe up socks- I am an avid sock knitting – my now husband was seduced with socks, and is fondly refered to as the Sock Victim.

  5. Printers are the spawn of satan, as are scanners. Computers are merely their first cousins. Socks (and Lucy!) are looking good!

    kmkats last blog post..I went shopping.

  6. I voted for Echo Socks. They make me think what soundwaves would look like when standing in the mountains and you call out to someone, and you would here the echo.

    Lucy, I think you are right. Ms Jackie comes to play not clean.

  7. Socks… they’re a beautiful thing!!! And those are really pretty. You are very talented and I am very jealous of that! Rick-Rack for sure.

  8. anne marie in philly says:

    I have a live-in man that does my cleaning and cooking. LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Rick rack! Perfect! Stealth knitting project – can’t wait to C it!

    Kitty you are divine!!! What a delightful dividend… having a sweet kitty to pet after house cleaning! luv.m.

  10. Diamonds…are a girl’s best friend…I think someone once said! Love those socks!

  11. yay! it’s looking really good so far. I’m loving the sock.<3

    PMOYSs last blog post..Kaiโ€™s cutsew progress

  12. I voted on rick-rack…it`s a perfect name on a perfect sock…i would like to have it myself!! I have just started on my first toe up sock and it`s really,really fun:)

    Made By Ks last blog post..Fร„RDIG!!

  13. Jan W. says:

    My dad’s name is Ziggy! They look ziggy to me!

  14. I voted for Rick-Rack, too. Amazing how many folks I’ve talked to don’t know what rick rack is any more. Time for a comeback! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Inas last blog post..Knitting two socks

  15. Susan L ("knitsnknishes") says:

    Wow, I actually voted for the name that’s in the lead (at least at the present time); the pattern definitely reminds me of rick-rack! …I can relate to the printer woes; mine died on me this past Friday. It was going on either 5 or 6 yrs old, so it would’ve cost more to repair it than the thing was worth. I got myself a fancy-dancy new one, combo printer/scanner/copier. Just hooked it up yesterday. Woohoo! Technology is great… as long as it works!

    P.S. – It was great seeing you at KH at your signing, and again at the Spring Fling! I had to frog the sock I started in your design class; as one who normally does socks top down, when I finished the toe, I immediately started doing the lace pattern on both the top and bottom of the foot. Not good. (The margarita I had with dinner might have had something to do with that, or just the general distraction of all those friendly knitters!) Fear not, I have restarted the “Ringer Sock” – since you dubbed me The Ringer in class! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Willa Jean says:

    In the fullness of time. I love that phrase. Or anon. Projects will be revealed anon. yep

  17. I’ve got to go with Diamond Jubilee Socks, mostly because you’ve got them knit up in Cherry on Top – that makes them Cherries Jubilee!

  18. I voted

    Aunt Kathys last blog post..Tuesday- Take Two, Let The Show Begin

  19. I don’t know if you realize this, but Ziggy is the name of a pair of (toe-up) socks designed by Meg Meredith for Here’s the link:

  20. Haha, it’s an ex printer. Am I about the 20th person to say that? Monty Python is like a lifelong earworm.

    CarolineFs last blog post..and many many sheep.

  21. I went for “Rick-rack” because the lace does remind me of that, but also I like the sound of it; rick-rack socks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I voted for “Rick-Rack” also, but I think the traditional spelling is actually Ric Rac? Or did I just make that up? The socks are lovely, however you spell it.

    dawns last blog post..Craftsman Revival II?

  23. Kathrine Milani says:

    Hi Wendy:
    Love the socks. They remind me of frozen yogurt–the kind you freeze yourself. You have a fantastic website. Congratulations on your stunning designs.

  24. Love your new sock pattern! I can’t seem to find the patience to knit socks. Maybe it will come with time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shirley Grants last blog post..Circular Baby Shawl – Finally Finished

  25. My kitties love our housecleaner, and vice versa. They’re always sound asleep when I get home on Thursdays because chasing after Rosie wears them out.