My current work in progress:

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


Free Peace


In a spurt of energy, I wrote up the pattern for “A Finer Peace Socks” that I finished last week. You can find it, in pdf format, here. The pattern is also linked to from the Free Patterns page.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, I’m working on both a stealth project and my new circular shawl.

The circular shawl is my own design. I’ve flung together a number of lace motifs and we’ll see what happens when it is off the needles and stretched out, because you can’t really tell much about it in its current state, can you?


I have 4 skeins of the yarn — a total of 1840 yards. I am pretty darn sure that I won’t need all of it for the shawl I’m planning, but I’d rather have too much than too little.

This yarn is really great, and this colorway has just enough variegation to be entertaining, but not enough to obscure my lace pattern.

Lucy Sez:


“I am embracing my innate fluffiness!”


  1. Can’t wait to see how your circular shawl comes out Wendy! Are you planning to sell the pattern when you’re finished and satisfied with the result?

  2. Love the sock… Look forward to the shawl…
    .-= Abimbola´s last blog ..Secret of Success =-.

  3. I can’t wait to see the finished shawl. I just finished my first shawl, its called Flowers, vines and hearts…I love it…got the free pattern on and used the same yarn. I can see how a person can get hooked on lace..I loved it..

  4. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “when you’ve got it, flaunt it, baby, flaunt it!” meows and purrs to cousin lucy!

  5. Lucy is incredibly fluffy. Could you explain a little about how you chose the lace motifs you’re using? I’ve only knit lace from patterns, but would love guidelines on how to pick and combine my own. Thanks so much.

  6. Thanks for the sock pattern! Of course, I have sic pairs of socks in progress (long story), but I know I’ll be getting to this one in due time!
    .-= Judith´s last blog ..Yarn Pix =-.

  7. That fluffy tummy needs some scritches…
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..Animals. =-.

  8. Wow- I hope this spurt of energy means you are feeling better! Thanks for the great pattern & drat- I only have one skein of the lovely Ella Rae!

  9. Hope you are feeling better Wendy! Thanks for the awesome sock pattern, too. Lucy, hang in there, soon you can snuggle on mommy’s shawl!

  10. Thanks for the pattern — I can’t wait to Give Peace a Chance.

    When I see that photo of Lucy, I want to stick my face in her fur and snorgle ’til the cows come home.

  11. Maureen says:

    Get well soon, Wendy. I just got your book and am just about to start my first toe-up socks. It’s a very attractive book, intelligently arranged, clear pictures. I congratulate you and your editor for avoiding the overuse of special fonts and text colors and colored blocks that render many current books unreadable.

  12. A thank you for the sock……… there going to be a new line of shawls, she asks.
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Spinning and Building =-.

  13. Dr. Jackie says:

    Thanks for the pattern Wendy! I really liked the Peace pattern when you first presented it, but was a little disappointed that it was heavier weight. Now it’s perfect for my knitting!

  14. Ohhh the shawl is coming out gorgeous already! I can’t wait to see more!
    .-= pmoys´s last blog ..Clean and Overspent =-.

  15. Dorothy says:

    Received my Loopy Sock club box today and absolutely love the pattern you designed!! Thanks!!

  16. Terrific sock pattern (as always). Thanks for putting it up.
    .-= Pam Grushkin´s last blog ..Battle of the Bobbi Bear =-.

  17. Thanks Wendy, love the sock pattern!
    .-= Bets´s last blog ..Mudbound by Hillary Jordan =-.

  18. Theresa in Italy says:

    Thanks for the sock pattern! And that is a lot of innate fluffiness to embrace, Lucy (although I think our resident four-legged family member might come close).

  19. Thank you! Merci! Grazie!
    .-= toni in florida´s last blog ..Sleeping Beauty captured in pixels =-.

  20. Thanks for taking the time to write up the sock pattern – and to give it to us for free! I’ll be adding that to my Ravelry queue. Must knit faster!!! Oh, and shawl looks great so far, too.
    .-= ConnieB in Ohio´s last blog ..Crappy 4th of July weekend =-.

  21. I love the extra fluffiness. Our kitty is a short hair, so I don’t get to enjoy such a display on a regular basis!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..searching for new running routes =-.

  22. Thanks for your generosity and your persistent posting. I am on the Peace Train.
    .-= Angie´s last blog ..But Then Again =-.

  23. Thank you for making the new sock size small. yea. me

  24. Hi Wendy, I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the new pattern, although I can’t seem to make the link work, it just opens an empty page?
    skritches to Lucy.
    .-= claire´s last blog ..a day of rest =-.