My current work in progress:

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


Hot Hot Hot

Today is Columbus Day and I have spent the day reclining on the couch, one hand trailing on the floor, a la Greta Garbo Camille. I have done no knitting and very little else that can be even remotely considered productive.

But I did have a great, action-packed weekend at Sip n’ Knit in Maitland Florida.


Gotta love a shop that has a giant sheep standing outside.

And here is my very favorite employee at Sip n’ Knit:


This is Tucker and he is adorable. Period.

What I will not miss about Florida: the heat and humidity.

What I will miss about Florida: the wee tiny lizards that are everywhere.

While I realize that this blog post is a pretty lame weekend wrap-up, it is the best I can muster today.

Except a heads-up — I hear that Stacy put the kits for the Stacy Shawl up for sale over the weekend. Just sayin’.

Lucy sez:


“Hey! Who is that dog in your blog post?”


  1. Whiiiine… and I’m stuck at work grading papers and prepping for lab. At least I’ve got under-desk knitting for when my attention flags.
    .-= HissyStitch´s last blog ..Raising the roof – literally =-.

  2. This blog post is not lame! Don’t you deserve a day of rest from knitting? I think you do. Tucker is the cutest little guy I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for including him in this entry. Have a good day.

  3. margieinmaryland says:

    Tucker is cuuuuute!
    I wonder whether he is a Border Terrier – we have one…..

  4. I too loved the lizards in Florida. Until they got into my car and decided that my legs were a playground – as I was driving. EEK!

    I also had a car frog for a really long time. He was very nice and helpfully ate all the bugs that hung out in my car.

    Sounds like you need the rest! Enjoy πŸ™‚
    .-= Virginia´s last blog .. =-.

  5. You should have brought a lizard home for Lucy; our cats love to chase them-southern mousies! Glad you are home safely.
    .-= Cindy in FL´s last blog ..Gallivanting Conclusions =-.

  6. What do you do with all of the pictures of Lucy after you have posted them to your blog? You must have an inordinate number of them by now. Or do you periodically delete those that aren’t favorites?
    .-= Chantelle´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving! =-.

  7. martha in mobile says:

    The green daytime lizards are anoles; the pale speckled nighttime lizards are geckos. It’s considered lucky to have geckos in your house, though no one I know actually feels that way. Glad you had a good (though hot and humid) weekend!

  8. Elsie Hughes says:

    Tucker is cute, but Lucy is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. That looks like a life-sized Serta (counting sheep) sheep!

    Nope, I don’t think this is a lame post either. And you know….at the point where you feel an obligation to do a bunch of writing or if anyone feels an obligation to knit, then we’ve sort of lost the whole fun-factor, right?

  10. We will so miss you here in Florida…it was such a fun time with lots of learning and more laughing. I am actually 1/2 way thru my first sock and haven’t stressed yet. I noticed in an earlier blog that you winkled up a chocolate cake as well as winkling stitches; well we will just have to winkle you back to Florida!!! Glad you got a chance to relax today. Keep laughing

  11. I always liked the lizards too. I’m told that when I was little, I got a couple of them to bite my earlobes and wore them like earrings. I don’t remember that, but I do remember them dangling from my fingers. They’re tenacious little suckers. Know what’s funny? The pet stores sell them for about $6 each.

  12. Celestine Getty says:

    We miss you so when you travel but if you want a day of rest or if you want to write just a short note, don’t feel bad. I do have one complaint though, I spend too much money after reading your blog. However I don’t want to complain too much because I love, love, love everything I buy. I am so looking forward to knitting your Stacy shawl and the yarn looks so yummy. You do enable us yarn lovers.
    Thank you Wendy.

  13. Sorry you’re UTW (under the weather) but damn! Your hair looks great.

  14. Cute Cute Cute!
    .-= Alice in Richmond´s last blog ..9.25.09 Harrisville Loom Revival =-.

  15. Everyone needs to relax and vegetate once in a while to replenish their resources. You had a very busy weekend, so you earned your day of “being.”

    I can’t handle the humidity and heat in Florida either. I don’t know how they do it, but I would shrivel and die…….. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the notice on the Stacy Shawl. I ran right over to Etsy and got mine. Talk about timing. It was the last gorgeous green they had at the moment.

    Have a good week. πŸ™‚
    .-= Sandie Knapp´s last blog ..Cable Motif Soap Bag – to knit =-.

  16. Debra Simon says:

    Tucker is adorable! He would be a great match for our yorkie, Toots! I envy the time you spent in FL. I’m in 42 degree iN.

  17. Selling wool in Florida must be a rather daunting task.
    Over here in the chilly north itΒ΄s almost freezing already.
    .-= Johanne´s last blog ..At High Spede =-.

  18. 28 degrees here this morning!! I could use some heat &
    humidity right about now. Love Tucker’s name and he
    sure is cute. Rest is good sometimes, but now its Tues.
    so start knitting!!

  19. I remember the little lizards from when we lived in Florida as a child. My brother used to put them in his pockets and my mother would wash them. She refused to put her hands in his pockets and take them out. It was always interesting to take out the laundry to hang it on the line to dry. πŸ™‚

  20. How great to have a day off! I thought I’d comment because I was at my local library yesterday and it occurred to me to check out knitting books (I don’t know why I never thought to do it before.) I checked out a whole slew of them but my favorite, by far, is your sock book! I’ve used your toe-up pattern before but I feel like I’m constantly searching for a nice little lace, cable, or aran pattern to add to the leg. Your book is the perfect thing! I want to make every sock in it! I think I may have to go buy my own copy!

  21. I just love the florida lizards. And they are every where! That is one thing I do miss about visiting Florida, well that and the Gulf.
    .-= Rebekah´s last blog ..New Project While Elizabeth is on Haitus. =-.

  22. LOVE the sheep!
    .-= Muriel´s last blog ..SATURDAY! SATURDAY! SATURDAY! =-.