My current work in progress:

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


Happy Thanksgiving

It’s a very foggy day here — and seems to be getting foggier by the minute!


In a couple of hours I’ll kick into Thanksgiving dinner preparation mode, but I wanted to stop by and wish you all a happy Thanksgiving — or a good Thursday, which ever applies.

Things I’m thankful for:

  • I have a good job and a comfortable home. While neither are perfect, I am very fortunate that I really don’t need anything.
  • The contact lenses the eye doctor gave me yesterday to try out are much better than the ones I had been using for the past year. Yay for good vision!
  • I did most of the Thanksgiving prep yesterday so I can relax and have fun for a good part of today.
  • Lucy. It’s amazing how much joy one small kitty can bring to my life.
  • Every knitter who has bought and enjoyed “Socks From the Toe Up.”
  • My amazing circle of friends, both “imaginary” and real. I did a lot of traveling in 2009 in support of my book and every place I went, there were friends to meet me at the train station or airport. You all have no idea how much this means to a girl who does not travel well.

Lucy sez:


“I’m gonna sit here and watch for the turkey . . . “


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. And we are thankful for you, Wendy; the time you take each day to share, inspire, and enlighten us. Have a wonderful day with Lucy. Oliver and my Lucy hope your Lucy gets all the turkey she wants.

  3. a glorious day for you and yours, wendy! we are thankful for all the YOU do!!!! and – lucy brings us joy too!
    .-= Susan Mohr Krupke´s last blog ..Festival of Trees 09 =-.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I have to make a request, though….can we get some Thanksgiving “paw floof?” πŸ™‚
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving! =-.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy and Lucy!! Slick and I are thankful for having you both in our (somewhat virtual) lives. So much so that Slick has already claimed half the turkey breast for Lucy … silly kitty!
    .-= Kyrana´s last blog ..KIP Bag – Glittering Holiday =-.

  6. Mason says, “Lucy, you’ve got the right idea. I’ll be over in a bit.” Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy, from my family to yours.

  7. Wendy, thank you so much for your marvelous book. I started knitting again in May back at the basics and I’ve got four pairs to make for various people for Christmas. Your book removed a lot of the fears I had about knitting and made me feel like I really could do some of these miracles with yarn.
    Since today is a special day I wanted to make sure I said thank you to the person whose brought me quite a bit of joy these last few months. Now can you refer me to a great sweater book?

    ; ) Happy Thanksgiving to you, Lucy, and all of yours

  8. May you and Lucy enjoy the day.
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Halloween Tale =-.

  9. Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you Wendy!
    .-= (formerly) no-blog-rachel´s last blog ..Another California Invasive Pest Warning =-.

  10. A very Happy Thanksgiving from Canada. I think I might have turkey today to honour your holiday. I am thankful for family and friends, good yarn and good knitting needles, knitting blogs and the mulitude of knitting patterns in the world,

  11. Keep looking, Lucy, that turkey is there somewhere! Happy Thanksgiving to you both.
    .-= ccr in MA´s last blog ..Pre-Thanksgiving Thoughts =-.

  12. Happy Turkey Day to you, too! Give Lucy an ear skritch from me πŸ™‚
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..Thanksgiving. =-.

  13. Kate Lathrop says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Wendy and Lucy! Thank you for your AMAZING books, sharing your talent, and for being an all around terrific person πŸ™‚ Hope to see you again at next year’s Fling – I have new shoes just for the occasion!

  14. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for the fun time we had when you were in OKC and for the Socks from the Toe-Up book. I probably wouldn’t have gotten very far in sock knitting without it.
    .-= biomaj5´s last blog ..I’m also tempermental =-.

  15. Happy Turkey (well actually, the turkey isn’t) to you and Lucy and whoever you are sharing with!

    Didn’t realize you “didn’t travel well”! Neither do I, though with the right accomodations (in both senses of the word), I can manage to have a decent time.

  16. Happy Thanksgiving,Wendy!
    Enjoy your day and give Lucy a hug from me!

  17. Happy Thanksgiving to Wendy and Lucy! Thanks for brightening up our lives with your daily posts!!

  18. Happy Thanksgiving Wendy. I too am thankful for you, your books and your blog. Thank you for all you share with us.

  19. Happy Thanksgiving!
    ItΒ΄s a good thing to stop and think about everything we have to be greatful for every now and then.
    .-= Johanne´s last blog ..Oh, rats! =-.

  20. Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Wendy and of course Lucy. ( dark or light meat Lucy?)
    And to all the sockettes who read here.
    Thanks for the book Wendy, as it finally conquered my fear of socks. I’ve been trying to knit socks since the 90’s and never found the help I needed and gave up. Now I have no fear of trying anything with needles and string!
    Now, I shall climb into my bed for a little R&R.

  23. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy. I’m grateful for the way your blog makes each day richer and happier for me. I’m grateful for the internet that slices and dices the distance between people who might not ever have met without it.

    Thanks for being there.

  24. Happy Thanksgiving. My Mr. says that is a proper fog. He’s from “round the bay” Newfoundland and that made him think of a nice spring day with the fog rolling in off the ocean.
    .-= Dorothy´s last blog ..Forgive me, Reader =-.

  25. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Wendy! I’m thankful for you: Your blog got me interested in knitting again, you’ve made a difference in my life!

  26. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank YOU for being such good knitting company and for sharing Lucy with us.

  27. My Truffles was right there every time I went towards the kitchen today. Now, after a full tummy of turkey she is snoozing. Bet Lucy is too. My ferrets Chloe and Phoebie love turkey too!1 Happy Thanksgiving!!

  28. Sorry Wendy, but I must object that your contact lenses and Thanksgiving prep rank higher than Miss Lucy! πŸ˜› I think a re-order is necessary.

  29. Happy thanksgiving! May your holiday be filled with warm atmosphere, delicious food, and great company!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..mailing packages =-.

  30. Hi Wendy!

    Just wanted to say “thank you” for sharing yourself (and Lucy) with all of us out in the blopsphere . . . . I look forward to stopping by to see what you and your furbaby have been up to; it’s always one of the highlights of my day!

    Blessings to you and happy holidays!!!

  31. Thank you for sharing your wonderful knitting and your knitting insights, Wendy! And the kitty insights are great too!

    happy turkey to you and yours!
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Aquadots Project Bag Set =-.

  32. Pam Howard says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Orlando area. Please please, who made the sock knitting bag that you bought during your Virginia Beach class. Thanks. Can’t wait to get the next book. Pam

  33. Marietta Thompson says:

    Hi – I’ve got a silly (stupid?) question – – I intend to buy your book. I’m a long-time sock knitter & love your patterns (have several!). If it is sold by Amazon (as opposed to a brick & morter bookstore), do you get the same $$ from the sale. I’m a bit of a rebel in that I prefer that you get all the residuals that you deserve from your labor. It seems so easy to order from Amazon, but the prices there make me suspicious. Someone’s not gettin’ their share. You? The publisher? I really want to be sure that books are forever available to us (may not be possible – – may be too late in the game for that already). Like I said – probably a silly question……………………
    Knit On & Laugh about it !!!

  34. Wendy, I’ve been on and off the Internet the last few months, so I think I missed the discussions about your NEW book – I just saw the Amazon ad today. Congratulations! What’s the new book contain? I’m an avid fan of your first two book, so of course I”m looking forward your newest work.

  35. And I’m grateful I found you, Lucy, and Socks From the Toe-Up and next year, I’ll be grateful for Toe-up Socks for Everybody!! I am a complusive toe-up sock knitter because of you…Happy Thanksgiving.
    .-= Knitnana´s last blog ..Look What I Unearthed Today? =-.