My current work in progress:

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


Richmond Weekend

I had a great weekend in Richmond! The only drawback is that I developed a sore throat on Friday on the train going down, and by the time I came home I had a low-grade fever as well. Today it has blossomed into a full-fledged cold. (I’d like to blame the cold on being in a confined space on the train, but considering the incubation time needed, it’s likely I was already infected.)

In spite of feeling poorly, it was a fun weekend! L-B picked me up at the train station and we met up with fellow KnitPlurker Aimee (who drove up from North Carolina) for lunch. After lunch we met up with Frances, another NC KnitPlurker! We all checked into a hotel and had a fun afternoon and evening of knitting, talking, and laughing, joined by local knitters Lou and Alice.

Saturday was a book-signing at one my favorite yarn shops — The Yarn Lounge. We had a wonderful day meeting online acquaintances and seeing old friends again. There may have been some stash enhancement as well . . .

I’m not feeling up to a full post today but I wanted to say thank you to everyone involved for the fun weekend, and Lucy wanted to say thank you for the fresh catnip and for this:


“Thank you for my beautiful ultrasuede mouse, Issy!”


  1. you know – I took pics this weekend and I meant to get some up in time for you to use them since you were commanded to take pics – and then I didn’t. Had a GREAT time!!!

    Aimees last blog post..hmmmm….

  2. You’re welcome Lucy!!

  3. I totally forgot my camera so only have one phone pic of y-o-u….no red cold-related nose is showing though! I hope you’re knitting & resting & feeling better soon!

    Cindy Ks last blog post..Stash Room Re-do

  4. Nice to hear you had a good time… feel better!

    judis last blog post..itty bitty

  5. Yay, I am glad you are home safely. I am sorry you got sick but I enjoyed seeing you!

  6. Sorry to hear about your cold; I’ve got one at the moment, too. Summer colds are the worst, somehow. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

    yarnpiggys last blog post..It’s time to knuckle down

  7. It was nice to meet you Wendy! Glad to know I’m not the only one going Nucking Futs! 🙂 Sorry you fell ill… hope you feel better soon!

  8. Glad your trip went well besides the cold….take care..those summer colds are a real pain…

  9. Glad you had such a fun weekend, but so sorry that you are sick now. Take care of yourself and hope you feel better soon.

  10. So glad you had a good time. Feel better Wendy!

    Danieles last blog post..Stash Police, Sprucey Lucy and Ready for Round 2

  11. start the theraflu now! We worked a party tuesday and i woke with a sore throat wednesday, by that night it was a full on flu and only today and i starting to be able to get around and catch up on things and not have the elephant sitting on my chest. Vitamin c!!!

    turtles last blog post..My Happy Place