My current work in progress:

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


I Have Already Booked My Flights

For what?

For KnitNation!


Back in July, Socktopus Alice asked me if I’d be interested in going to London in July 2010 to teach at a knitting expo she and Cookie A were putting together.

Would I? You bet your Addi Turbos I would!

So yes, I am on the teacher list, and in very illustrious company. The event is July 29 – 31, 2010 at the Imperial College in London. There will be three days of classes, two days of shopping, and a Ravelry party.

The class schedule will be up in a couple weeks’ time, and class sign ups will be open on the 1st December.

You can go to the KnitNation Website to sign up for their email list to receive notifications. There is a Ravelry group: Knit Nation Summer Expo 2010 Group and a Twitter feed: KnitNation.

The end of July seems a very long time to wait, but I’m guessing it’ll be here before I know it.

Meanwhile, I’ve made some very nice progress on my Cloister sock.


Amazing what one can accomplish when it is the only thing one is knitting. But that will soon change — I’ve got a number of projects lined up and I will likely start at least one of them this week.

Lucy has taken to sleeping on her sheepskin, even though it seems way too warm in my condo. It’s averaging about 74 degrees in here and that is at least 5 degrees warmer than I like. The outside temps during the day have been in the 60s  and I just can’t get the temperature any lower inside. But it’s supposed to be a bit cooler over the next few days. I live in hope.


I zoomed in on that peaceful scene to catch this:


Paw Floof!


  1. I hear London calling!
    Adorable kitty paw!

  2. I so wish I could go to Knit Nation, but there’s just no way I can swing it. On the plus side, I did book flights to Maui for us for next year. 🙂

  3. YAY! I can’t wait!

  4. Because her paws are so furry, does Lucy ever ‘hydroplane’ on linoleum surfaces? (I’m sure if she did it would be in a very dignified way.)
    .-= Sidra Vitale´s last blog ..sidravitale after all the talk online, I enjoyed "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" far more than I expected. =-.

  5. My boyfriend and were headed to the UK anyway. I think now I need to change his mind on the time frame 🙂

    My kitties too have the excessively furry feet. They skid like cartoons on my hardwood floors, which is generally hilarious (this includes “running in place” when they’re trying to get going because there isn’t enough friction there).

  6. I wish I could go to London too. Looks like a fun thing.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..This weasel won’t pop =-.

  7. The Brits will love you! The sock is looking good, is it as squishy as it looks?!
    .-= Cindy in FL´s last blog ..A Different Kind of Day =-.

  8. London you say, interesting. Hmm…wonder if I can save up enough money til then. *keeping my fingers crossed*

    I love that floof!

  9. LONDON? Wow!! How very, very exciting for you.
    Your sock is coming along beautifully. Because of that particular sock I had to buy that yarn.

  10. Tina slave to four says:

    Sounds like fun.

    Floofy feet seem to beg to be touched! So nice and soft and attached to such a lovable creature!

    PS… not to rush you, ‘specially with all the upcoming projects. When can we expect to see the pattern for your True Love Stole?

  11. So. Jealous. London is my very favorite city. You’ll have a blast!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Signed, Sealed, Delivered =-.

  12. Kristi ~ Ohio says:

    Congratulations Wendy, this is awesome. I love it that the first sock Cookie ever knit was one of your patterns. 🙂

  13. Wow, are you going to have a blast in London! I am green with envy.

    The Cloister socks are coming along nicely. I followed the link to the images and I think the color you chose to knit them in is appropriate for what the pattern represents.
    .-= annalilly´s last blog ..Mending =-.

  14. wow. I was so confused. I thought, why is she blogging about July in November..and then I actually read every word you typed… and saw the 2010!! That’s so exciting!! thanks for posting about it! I’m going to put that on my calendar and maybe I’ll be attending one of your classes.. hehe
    .-= Aesderina´s last blog ..Something New =-.

  15. Congrats!! You are in some very good company for classes in London. It would be so much fun to go “home” but I just cannot swing it. Will look forward to reading all about the fun you are having though!! As always I love the new socks!! I love Lucy’s “paw floof”! So soft I am sure.

  16. Robin Conner says:

    Awe paw floof, I miss that. I had to put my sweetpea to sleep last month, he was 14. He had the best paw floof i loved to play with it and tickle his toes.

  17. Now That seems like something worth saving up for! What fun.
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Red and White Project Bag Set =-.

  18. “Paw floof” cracked me up 🙂

  19. It sounds like a fun event. I’ll be looking forward to your pictures!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog two: already behind =-.

  20. cute, cute, cute paw floof!