My current work in progress:

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



Who needs a clever title, eh?

I left the True Love Stole at home today. It’s hot and humid here, so not having piles of cashmere draped on my lap on the train seemed like a good idea. It was a good idea — they apparently have turned the air conditioning off on the trains.

This is what I did on my commute.


Cute little devil, isn’t he? Here he is with his buddies . . .


These little guys are prep work for a workshop I’ll be teaching late in October  at SWAK in the City in Oklahoma City (see this page for more information) — What to Do With Leftover Sock Yarn. Should be a fun class!

But this weekend, I’m heading down to Virginia Beach to KnitWits for fun and classes. Since the last time I was in Virginia Beach was when I was around 4 years old, it is about time I went back, don’t you think?

I’m leaving early tomorrow morning and returning home Sunday afternoon. Depending on my mood and state of exhaustion upon my return, I may not blog until Monday.

So have a good weekend!

Lucy is not sure how she feels about having me away this weekend . . .



  1. I am signed up for that class (need a dancing banana) I am really looking forward to it!!
    .-= Stacy´s last blog ..School has started! =-.

  2. have fun
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..CH-CH-CH-CHANGES =-.

  3. hmmmm, will anyone name themselves Stacy for these classes? 🙂

  4. I lovelovelove VA Beach although I have not been there in probably as long as you. Be sure to have crabcakes and hushpuppies! (although considering where you live, they are not the novelty to you as they are me).
    Enjoy your trip regardless! Seeing the ocean and the national seashore is priceless 😀
    .-= Mo´s last blog ..Nothing gets finished in the summer =-.

  5. well, she gets her daddy, one assumes, but this is getting to be a bad habit of mama’s, so maybe she is not happy…………

  6. Wow the beach! Sounds like fun! Don’t forget to shake the sand out of your knitting before you leave!
    .-= betzi´s last blog ..Impromptu Virtual Knit Night =-.

  7. Awww….. SWAK is sooooo close – I need to check the calendar! ACK. No, I’m booked up for the whole month of October with all KINDS of stuff. I’ll have to think of what to do with leftover sock yarn myself. Might try knitting more socks in the mean time so I have leftovers to work with. heh

  8. I’ve been doing a lot of those lately. I’ve got about 60 or so.

  9. Don’t worry, Lucy – I’ll be at SWAK in October for your mom’s class. I will take good care of her, and send her home with a care package for you from Slick. He really wants to come meet your mom, but I just can’t bring myself to confine him in the car for that long!

  10. Here’s a silly question, what does Lucy do when you’re away? Does she stay home alone, or go visit friends?

    (Just curious as we’re looking to get a cat in the near future)

  11. I’m making little crocheted squares out of leftover sock yarn – I wonder if we’re making the same thing 🙂 ?

    I thought I was having a hot flash on the metro yesterday evening – good to know it wasn’t actually me – but was lack of air conditioning
    .-= Claire´s last blog .. =-.

  12. WOW Knit Wits is about half a mile from me. I have to get over there yessssssss I do.
    For non Virginians, Wendy will be about 20 miles from the actual beach. How wonderful you are heading down here. Have a safe trip!
    .-= Suzann´s last blog ..Like a Hobbit =-.

  13. Ok, today I saw something similar on Barknknit’s blog …
    check this out…
    What a great idea for both of you!

  14. Uh-oh… would those squares be for an afghan??? Better warn your students it’s a highly addictive project…. I call my the “crackghan” because I get the jitters if I don’t get my daily fix….

  15. 😀 I love the little guys – I should really get back to knitting socks so I have more options for my blanket (I’ve gotten all anal about having the same yarns and colours too close to each other, which is making adding squares a bit of a problem…)

    Have fun!

  16. Stephanie Areson Earl says:

    I’ve been a fan of yours for about 2 1/2 years, since I googled “toe-up socks” as a newbie sock knitter. Thank you for being such an inspiration and encouraging me to branch out in my knitting habits. I’ve been a crocheter since high school, but knitting intimidated me. I recently finished your Grape Arbor Shawl, which is the biggest knitting project I have finished so far. Thanks for all your help!

  17. Safe traveling!

  18. Very cute! Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Ina´s last blog ..When the knitting instructions are complete, what do you do with the leftover yarn? =-.

  19. So glad you will also maybe have some time to enjoy the Neptune Festival out at the beach. I was just in your neck of the woods this past week, and popped into Knit Happens. What a great little shop. Looking forward to meeting you and taking the class.

  20. By the time I was done work last night I felt like Thursday was the height of creativeness. Super creative. Maybe even mega creative.

  21. Have a great time!

  22. penelope dubois says:

    I would love to join the workshop for the little sock blanket squares, but I live in NH. The joining of them is tricky to me. Anyway, I once lived in Springfield, Va for years. Miss the weather! Maybe you’ll have a pattern! Penny

  23. margieinmaryland says:

    oh wow, Wendy – I’M going to Virginia Beach this weekend – I’ll see whether I can find Knit Wits

  24. I love your cat!

  25. Had a super blast today in your class and lunch! There were several “lightbulb” moments…

  26. I’ve been making a mitered square blanket out of sock yarn – haven’t messed with it all summer, but it’s about 3’x3′ and I haven’t duplicated a square yet – my squares are 41 st cast on, so about 20 st square. What’s great about this is all the squares are colors that I like – mostly green and brown. When I think I’m done, it’ll look great over the foot of my bed.