My current work in progress:

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


Back in the Saddle Again

Yeah, back to the day job today. Back to reality. Yawn.

But now I’m looking forward to my next knitting trip, which will be two weeks from Friday, to Charlotte, NC.ย  It’s always nice to have something fun to look forward to, right?

And I finally finished unpacking all the stuff from my Oklahoma trip, so I can model my little sheep ears for you:


There are already photos of me resplendent in my sheep ears floating around on the internet, so there’s no reason for me not to share here.

The ears were a gift from a very fun group of knitters at the SWAK Knit-out who were all wearing their own sheep ears. They explained to me that they were “Baaaaaaaaaad Girls.” So I became an honorary Baaaaaaaaaad Girl!

Oh, and I did finish the second Rivulet sock while I was away.



And I started something new:


But I’ll talk about that tomorrow.

By the way, my two newest patterns are now available for sale at The Loopy Ewe. The Two-fer Socks:


And Highland Fling:


Highland Fling is a design I created as a freebie pattern for attendees of The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling last month. Now anyone can buy it! Speaking of the Loopy Ewe, the WendyKnits Sunrise yarn is now available for sale, and it is indeed at the Loopy Ewe (assuming it’s not all sold out). It was at S.W.A.K. over the weekend, so they may have some left as well.

Lucy Sez:


“Momma, why are you wearing sheep ears?”


  1. I love the ears! And I’m very excited to see the yarn is available. I forgot my cc today, so I can’t buy it yet, but soon!

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  2. OMG the Orange sock is soooo pretty and I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s progress. xoxo Stacy

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  3. You’re wearing sheeps ears because you’ve always secretly envied Lucy’s ears and their ability to swivel.

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  4. I love how the Rivulet socks look like they have water rivulets on them! & our sheepy ears are very nice, too!


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  5. They are all sold out! Just so you know. ๐Ÿ˜€
    The highland fling sock looks amazing~ I’m glad you had fun!

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  6. The ears are wonderful and the more I see of your hair the more I love the color…its so warm…I wonder how Lucy would look with lamb ears…mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy…

  7. Oh, dear Wendy–Highland Fling is far too romance novel-y of a title for those fit for a princess socks……

    Teddy wants ears…..he told me so……well, he might have told Hobbes who told me, but still…..

  8. Beautiful socks and adorable ears!

  9. HOORAY! you’re coming to NC! Do you have anymore details so i can plan to be there?

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  10. I fell in love with the Sunrise yarn and purchased two skeins today!!!!!

  11. I love those sheep ears!

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  12. Highland Fling looks fabulous!

  13. I love the highland fling socks! They are gorgeous. Micro thin cables are one of my favorite things in sock design!

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  14. The Rivulet sock is totally lovely, Wendy. :o)

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  15. Rebecca says:

    I live in a town just across the state line in SC and will not be teaching on Fridays so WHERE and WHEN — I am so there! Because I must tell you how you saved my sock-knitting life!! ;>)

  16. Muriel Correa says:

    I think you look absolutely adorable in your sheep ears! The socks look great!!! Can’t wait till I can knit like that. xoxoxo

  17. Megan S. says:

    Doesn’t reality bite?? At least you have some cute ears to keep you company!

    I really like the rivulet socks – that’s a great lace pattern!

    PS – Thank you for supplying a life time supply of patterns ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. You are quite cute in those sheep ears, I must say.

    We lived in the country outside of Charlotte, N.C. when I was a kid. That’s where I did most of my famous tree climbing, learned to knit from an aunt, and started baking my first biscuits, and caught my own fireflys in jars (I would never do that now that I have become one of them). It was a lovely childhood and I pined for our little dead-end street outside of busy Charlotte for years and years — really until I moved to this farm in NY from Los Angeles.

    Now our street has been swallowed up by the city and the woods I used to run through and climb my beloved trees in have been mowed down and replaced with some sub-division or other.

    I hope you enjoy yourself while you’re there, but watch out for the kudzoo.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ firefly

    fireflys last blog post..Pumpkin seeds and tea cups

  19. Cute ears! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Yay, you’re back … figuratively and literally. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. sheep ears, too funny

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  22. Since you are a baaad ass knitter, the ears make sense.
    I like the rivulet socks and the highland fling socks.
    I will have to queue them on Ravelry.

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  23. I love the Highland Fling socks – what an awesome pattern! Cuz I NEED more patterns!!!

  24. Loving the sheep ears! You truly are all over the internet in them!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The Rivulets are great, and the Wendyknits Sunrise sock yarn is perfect. I may have to pick some of it up (probably after it gets restocked!!) for the KAL. Go you!

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  25. I grabbed the Highland Fling pattern from Loopy Ewe cause I really love the look. I am hoping that the pattern can be adapted to man’s size 12 foot however. This may be a case of hope triumphing over reality.