My current work in progress:

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



Just for fun, a photo of the sky this morning a little after 6:00am:


I love the sky when it has a pinkish hue!

Speaking of a pinkish hue, I am knitting along on Sandvik. I actually got a fair bit done last night, for which I congratulated myself a little more than was really necessary.


It’s a relatively easy pattern — you have a lot of the same stuff over and over so at this point a glance at the chart now and then does it for me.


It’s the purling back rows that slow me down because I get so bored.


I’m working on a design for a rectangular shawl that has lace patterning on every row — that’ll keep me awake while I knit!

Please to Note

If you want to be entered in the pattern drawing, you need to leave a comment on Sunday’s blog post with a movie title with a state name in it. I mention this because there are a lot of comments on yesterday’s post with state names.

To draw the winner, I go into WordPress and look at the comments for Sunday’s entry only, see how many total comments there were and generate the random numbers within that range of numbers. Then I can easily find the winning numbers from within that group of comments. The comments from other entries aren’t among this group. This is the least labor-intensive way for me to do it. I need to be spending time knitting on my pink blob, not entering comments in a spreadsheet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Anniversary, Loopy!

If you read Sheri’s blog (and if you don’t, why the heck not?) you will see that she’s got another anniversary contest going on — to enter, all you have to do to enter is leave a comments saying where you first heard about The Loopy Ewe on this blog post. Reading through the comments, it makes me very happy to see how many people I’ve enabled into shopping at The Loopy Ewe.

Loopy rules!

Lucy grudgingly agreed when I told her that she rules more.



  1. I’m there…and I thank you for the Loopy Ewe pointer…

  2. Yeah, yours was one of the first blogs I started reading when I entered the knitting world. I am pretty sure I found TLE through your blog around June 2007. And somehow ya’ll got me knitting socks and stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lucy does rule more – I mean TLE ROCKS and all, but Lucy is such a cuddlebug and, well, Rozz’s girlfriend.
    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..Share my pain. =-.

  4. Wendy – you know that Loopy and I both love you!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Sheri at The Loopy Ewe´s last blog ..From Then to Now, New Specials, and a CONTEST! =-.

  5. A lovely morning sky- lots of purple in there too!

    The pink blob is as lovely as the sky- despite being “a lot of the same stuff over and over”

  6. My sky looked almost that exact color last night!
    .-= GeekKnitter´s last blog ..Baby Knitting Update =-.

  7. I live near the shores of Lake Michigan, but all I can see from my kitchen window early in the morning besides other houses is a paper mill factory. I am okay with this because in the winter the sun light very early cast a golden pink glow all over the silvery side of the building which just lights up my heart. Winter is my favorite season.

  8. Pink skies are my favorite, too.

    Sandvik is pretty. I don’t mind those purling back rows. They allow me to space out!
    .-= pdxknitterati/MicheleLB´s last blog ..Searching for โ€œthe oneโ€ =-.

  9. In my case TLE introduced you to me. I bought some yummy Helen’s Laces to make my Sandvik shawl tonight. Can’t wait to see the finished piece.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  10. Ah, once again the excitement of a contest blinded my brain from reading the instructions thoroughly! Sunday!
    .-= miss sandra´s last blog ..Another One Down An Movin’ On =-.

  11. Of course I heard about Loopy through you!
    I love “discovering” through reading knitblogs!

  12. The pink blob is looking good! You sure do knit fast!

  13. In the spirit of avoiding purling back, I have a square shawl pattern that’s knit in the round…a triangular shawl could be done, too, couldn’t it? Or, I wonder what a shawl knit in the round with a steek would look like?
    .-= Sidra Vitale´s last blog ..sidravitale Mayor declares heat emergency in Boston. =-.

  14. I know I shouted out that I found TLE through your blog. You get so many of your beautiful sock yarns there that I just couldn’t help myself after a while. I resisted, but ultimately failed. I was doomed as soon as I clicked the link for the store.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..from the local farmer’s market =-.

  15. Sandy in South Dakota says:

    My father was in the Navy and they had a saying….”Red sky at night…..sailors delight”………..meaning the next day would be nice, “red sky in morning, sailors take warning”…..that there would be bad weather that day. I hope you didn’t have bad weather yesterday.

    The shawl is beautiful…..Hi to Miss Lucy

  16. Lucy is just wondering why you are stating the obvious.

  17. The shawl is coming along nicely! And … another one next??!?!! YAY!
    .-= Daniele´s last blog ..Seaweed and Collared Tee…. =-.

  18. Sandvik is so pretty, but then, since I think there is no other color in the world but PINK, I would think it is pretty!! LOL And what cat (ahem…feline-person…) doesn’t rule??

  19. I forgot to tell you: You get bored with purling…I just get so relaxed that I fall asleep. Knitting lace takes me FOREVER because of it!!

  20. Heh, I was one of those comments, perhaps you saw among the throng. Wondered for quite a while about TLE icon, then after one yarn and then another beautiful yarn on your blog came from this place…had to check it out. Yah, you betcha!

    Sheri’s wonderful service kept me coming back!
    .-= Cathy-Cate´s last blog ..Saturday, Leaving Camp =-.