My current work in progress:

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


Okay, So There Was a Little Yarn

Remember the pile o’ packages from Monday’s post?

There was a little bit of yarn in one of them:


The green is Madeline Tosh Lace — (colorway called “Grove”) .It’s 100% merino (superwash) with 950 yards per skein.

The variegated is their Pure Silk Lace, which is 100% tussah silk and has 1000 yards/skein. The colorway is “Wren.”

I have purchased these yarns purely for research, honest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Flippin’ Burgers!

I found out that there is a bonus video from the creators of the Polymer Clay Cookbook — how to make burger charms! Watch and learn:

Still plenty of time to enter the book giveaway — see yesterday’s post.

Oklahoma, OK!

I’m off to Oklahoma City tomorrow for a weekend of fun at SWAK in the City. I’ll be teaching toe-up sock toe and heel techniques, but will also be debuting my new class on things to do with leftover sock yarn. Here are a few of the things you can do:


No blog post tomorrow or Sunday, but I’ll be back Monday. See you then!

Lucy sez:


“How can you go away and leave this?”


  1. love the green, been my obsession lately~ have a safe trip!

  2. Wendy:

    Another option: Toys

    I have a pattern for a toy sock monster — can be made from sock yarn (but I got a skein of DK in a monster-ish solid color) and needs little individual socks, no two alike, made from, yup, leftover sock yarn. So the kids can change his socks…. and there’s no second sock syndrome involved.

    Rav link
    etsy shop

    No affiliation and it’s in my to do list. I’ve been saving bits and pieces of sock yarn, quite a challenge for a person who does not (yet) knit socks, but I’ve made two ties for DH from Jitterbug…….

    Susan (sjanova)

  3. Shirley. in PA says:

    I love that photo of Lucy! How can you leave her???? Your new yarn looks good enough to eat. Have a great trip.

  4. Have a fun weekend! Love the cute leftover sock yarn projects. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Sheri at The Loopy Ewe´s last blog ..Multnomah #2 and Scarf Thoughts =-.

  5. I love the bookmark and the earring, and the tiny socck as well. Can’t figure out what that tiny green bag is for though.

    Will you make the pattern for the bookmark and earring availiable?
    .-= Rose-Marie´s last blog ..Lots of news =-.

  6. ooohhh — did I see an eyeglass “chain” there? most interesting as is, of course, the mouse.

    I have to agree with Lucy, though. How can you master yourself enough to leave her???
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Politics, Anyone? =-.

  7. I’m always interested in things to do with my leftover sock yarn (other than knit even smaller socks). It’s my annual craft season, so I’m always making little things to sell (that are not under copyright/are my own design). Or at least I will be as soon as I finish the shawl I’m working on.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..not just socks =-.

  8. anne marie in philly says:

    yes, how COULD you go away and leave poor lucy?

    but she will probably have plenty of fun with her daddy! get out the catnip now…

  9. Thanks for doing the research on the polymer clay kitchen book. That video is fun!
    Have a safe trip this weekend.


  10. Have a wonderful trip and a fun weekend. Are you planning a small booklet with the patterns for what to do with leftover sock yarn? I’m thinking it would be really popular! Just sayin’…..

  11. I watched that video, entranced. She makes that look so easy!!! Have a great weekend.
    .-= boutrosbabe´s last blog ..Setting Up Accounts =-.

  12. Thanks for sharing the video link! She makes it look so easy!

  13. OMG I almost wet my pants….that video is awesome…but I lost the seeds…lol..I would need much younger eyes for that one…but tomorrow my to do list includes buying clay…and some pastels…gotta try this…thanks for being so multicrafty…and remembering us …

  14. Oh, my. Lucy does “pancakes” too. We have Norwegian Forest Cats and they’re known for that. Some on their back, some on their tummy, some legs back, some legs out to the side. Amazing how flat they can get. We call it “flat cat” syndrome.

  15. Have a safe trip, and have superfungoodtimes at SWAK. Wish I could come up! MK

  16. I do love working with clay–even tiny things. What a cute book!

    .-= E. Engman´s last blog ..CRAFT IN AMERICA SERIES =-.

  17. annalilly says:

    What a deft hand at such teeny bits of clay! Wow!! Oh, and I just knew at least one of those packages had to have some yarn… Have a nice trip.

  18. I am hoping you will share the patterns for the leftover sock yarn – they all look like quick knits and fabulous stocking stuffers!

  19. Lucy is the queen of cuteness!

    Love the idea of the eyeglass croakie. I’ve been knitting lace headbands for my daughter (similar to your bookmark) from my leftovers lately.

    Have fun in OK!
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Custom listing for Julielynnth =-.

  20. Oh, I love those things you can do with leftover sock yarn items!! That sounds like a fun class!!

  21. I mean really – – how can you leave that?

    Have a good, safe weekend Wendy!

  22. Here’s another project for leftover sock yarn (free pattern by me):
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..The day after. =-.

  23. Cannot wait to hear the results of your “research” you are planning for that gorgeous yarn. Have a great week end. You will be knitting so I know you will. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Great ideas for the leftover sock yarn . . can’t wait to see more! Have a great weekend.
    .-= Lea-Ann ´s last blog ..Say it with me- =-.

  25. I was in Tulsa last weekend and earlier this week – I should have stayed a couple more days and driven over to OKC. I visited SWAK in the City over the summer – it’s a great shop! Have fun!
    .-= janna´s last blog ..Where are the pictures? =-.