My current work in progress:

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


Finally Done

On the commute home yesterday I finally finished my second Mallow sock. Ta-da!


To recap, I knit this from Madeline Tosh sock yarn in the “Malachite” colorway on 2mm needles. And in a spurt of energy, I even wrote up the pattern, in 3 sizes. You may download it for free in pdf format here.

It’s also listed on the “Free Patterns” page. It’s been a while since I posted a sock pattern, hasn’t it?

Now I’m down to just one bloggable project, my True Love Stole. Here she is, lounging in my office chair:


Yes, she accompanied me to work today. I knit on this baby during the morning commute, which was interesting as it was a particularly bumpy train ride. Lace and bumps don’t necessarily mix, so I did exercise some caution.

I also did a few rows during my lunch break, but the stole stayed in its very cute tote bag for the trip home as it was too crowded on the train for me to unfurl it and knit on it.

But if I did, I probably would have gotten some funny looks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meanwhile, Lucy is wiggling. While she ponders the wonderment of her existence.



  1. Lovely sock and thank you for giving the pattern to us.

    Progress on the stole looks good and it seems at home just lounging around on your office chair!

  2. You are so right that bumps and lace don’t go together. As I have recently discovered, violent sneezes and lace are also not a good combo.

  3. The socks are gorgeous, and the stole is breathtaking.

    I can’t tell you how comforting it is to know that when I turn the heel on my Diagonal Lace sock, I won’t have to pick up wraps! Woohoo!

  4. Thanks for the sock pattern, Wendy. YOU ROCK!!!
    .-= mzundercover´s last blog first handspun =-.

  5. Gorgeously green socks, Wendy! And the stole is looking fabulous. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Ripple Socks =-.

  6. Love the socks. Think they’ll be next on my list. Thank you for making them available. And Lucy is just begging to be picked up and cuddled.

  7. Lucy is so precious. I’ve enjoyed watching her over the years. Your knitting is amazing. I haven’t been knitting over the past couple of years, but would like to get back to it. I’ve always been scared of lace. Can you recommend a good beginner’s lace stole?

  8. Nice sock pattern. I’m adding it to the back of your book. When I finally finish the top-down pair of socks I’m working on, I’ll finally be ready for your book. I’m pitifully slow at knitting.

  9. Love the sock pattern. I have already printed it out. I am currently making your Dead Simple Lace socks. The Mallow sock will be next. I have the perfect white yarn for them (then they will be Marsh-Mallow socks – giggle).

  10. both the socks & stole are lovely. love the color of the socks.

  11. beautiful fiberlicious creations! (yes, lucy your fiber is beautiful too)

  12. The stole is truly beautiful!

  13. Theresa in Italy says:

    Thank you for the sock pattern. Did you say you plan to write up the stole pattern as well? Hope so, because it’s really lovely (as are the socks—didn’t mean to offend the socks…)

  14. My size 6 feet bless you for giving us instructions for a “small”! It’s a gorgeous pattern, and I love the color.

  15. Thanks for the pattern-it is beautiful. Glad you are making progress on the shawl! Congrats on the nice highlight of your book and sock in the latest KnitPicks catalog!

  16. The new socks are gorgeous! I will not be a broken record about the Madeleine Tosh colors…

    I understand about the bumpy and crowded trains. I often knit my socks standing up, because there is rarely a free seat available when I get on the train after work. The most memorable occasion of this I was knitting a huge double thick scarf that I was using (hey, it was cold!) as I worked on it.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..I cannot be trusted =-.

  17. As green is my favorite color, there is no way I would NOT like your socks. They are gorgeous. The shawl is looking really good too. I commend you knitters that manage to work on several projects at once. Every time I try to do that I get so totally confused nothing really gets done. I guess I’m just a “one item at a time” type of knitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you so much for the gift of the sock pattern. Now I will have to find some lovely green in my stash to knit them up with. Have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. margieinmaryland says:

    THANKS for the sock pattern – especially for including a large size.

    Also, I really like the yarn you picked for the shawl KAL. I looked at the web site and fell in love with the Christmas colorway…..

  19. terrific socks…thanks so much for the pattern!

  20. Love that green of the socks. Perhaps one day I’ll manage to score some MadelineTosh.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Launch of Chrysler Crown pattern! =-.