My current work in progress:

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


Bits and Pieces

Just a few brief notes from the weekend . . .

News Item One:

There is a turkey stowed in the fridge. Lucy is hopeful that there will be some sort of interaction with said turkey later in the week.

News Item Two:

The Random Number Generator will chose the winner of the Kristin Nicholas book tomorrow evening.

News Item Three:

I finished some socks.


News Item Four:

I started more socks.


News Item Five:

I had a brief encounter with a squirrel:


News Item Six:


Lucy is napping.


  1. Great squirrel pic! I’m also loving the finished socks.

  2. Perhaps it’s better that you had the interaction with the squirrel and not Miss Luce-ums… and I love the red toppings on your socks!

  3. Maud Steyaert says:

    So *that’s* where “xx responses” is! (you probably hear that a dozen times a day :-/ )

    Was excited to learn that there’s yarn in a colorway named Maude, though I think they misspelled it “slightley”. 😉

    Thanks for sharing your creative passion with us all, Wendy.

  4. Lucy can nap with a “skwerl” right outside? Amazing! My cats would be hurling themselves against the windows.
    .-= Hissy Stitch´s last blog ..Guuuuhhhh… =-.

  5. linda-kaye says:

    I’m loving those socks – when will the pattern be available?

  6. Wonderful socks, teddy bear, squirrel and of course, Lucy!

  7. Love the red trimmed socks!!!!
    .-= danielle´s last blog ..Depressing =-.

  8. I just love the sides of those socks. Imagining a whole sock with that pattern…
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Halloween Tale =-.

  9. Cathie Jones says:

    Loving it all. The heel that you seem to prefer looks really nice . . . when you do it. I’ve only tried it once (from your book), and it was a mess. Ripped it out and did the easy one with no wraps. Not as glamorous, but functional. I’ll try this one again with an easier yarn than Zauberball.

  10. I’m sure your Lucy looks at your turkey just like our chocolate lab looks at ours…..a dream come true!

  11. I am owned by 8 kitties and 1 dog (but we don’t call her a dog to her face, she thinks she’s just the biggest cat here!) and so far they are unaware of the turkey sitting in my refrigerator. Thursday afternoon around 2 pm, well, it’ll be a fight to just get it out of the oven without being mobbed. Plus, this year is going to be interesting because of the two kittens. TK and Radar absolutely LOVE anything poultry, and with Radar being blind I’ll have to be extra careful….I know he’ll be under my feet every time I’m in the kitchen! Gotta love them though. :^)
    .-= Debra´s last blog ..New photos!!! =-.

  12. love the new socks, lol at squirrel encounter! when is lucy not sleeping?

  13. margieinmaryland says:

    Cute socks – for a moment, I was all excited because you had put a red border on the top….

  14. #6 is hardly news, by any traditional definition. And I love the squirrel picture!
    .-= toni in florida´s last blog ..The photo… at last! =-.

  15. Nice socks!

    My mother never stuffed turkeys, though mother-in-law always did, so hubby thinks they should be. One year was defrosting a frozen one in our laundry room – a chilly room when not doing laundry and where the door could be kept shut to keep out the cats. My visiting mom kept going in and poking at the turkey, convinced it would thaw out and I would poison everyone.

    Thanksgiving morning, hubby sat up in bed and said “Where’s the cat?” – the largish Bengal who usually slept with us. You guessed it, cat had spent part of the night in the laundry, where mom had apparently let her in while poking at the turkey. Cat had thoroughly shredded the turkey, never touched the pumpkin pie next to it. My mother, who thought I would poison people with stuffing, thought I could “just cut that part off”. Yeah, right. Too late to thaw another bird – we had pot roast that day (hubby had to go look for horseradish in the limited number of stores open but it was quite good), and I made another turkey over the weekend, after threatening mom regarding staying away from it while it thawed.

  16. Bonnie K. Hall says:

    I, too, love the red-topped socks! Just enough color contrast. Your squirrel encounter reminds me of my encounter with nature this morning at dawn as my border collie/newfoundland and I left the house for our first walk of the day. We were greeted by a group of deer standing in our front yard. Needless to say, the surprise freaked all of us – me, the dog and the deer who bound off into the woods.

  17. That’s a great photo of the squirrel. My husband found one that was nibbling its own bit of Halloween candy late last week.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..a little bit of everything =-.

  18. Socks look lovely! And I love the squirrel pic. So cute, but looks like it’s ready to attack!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Pattern: Olympic Red Mittens-Vancouver 2010 =-.

  19. Hi Teddy!!! Long time no see!! You’re lookin’ good!

    I saw a blind squirrel cross the street today. No punchline.

  20. It looks like you really surprised that squirrel — great picture 🙂

    Hope you and Lucy have a great Thanksgiving!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..More Rocky videos =-.