My current work in progress:

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


And That Is the Weekend That Was

How is it possibly that holiday weekends can whiz by so quickly?

We had a lovely Thanksgiving and the turkey was yummy. Lucy had her own little plate on the floor next to the table and she enjoyed her turkey dinner as much as we did.

I finished my diamond lace socks:


A close-up:


As I mentioned, there are knit from ShibuiKnits Sock in the “periwinkle” colorway.

And if you look at them side by side, you can see the difference in the yarn, even though it is the same colorway and same dyelot:


One sock striped and one didn’t. It’s always weird when that happens.

Name That Mitten!

Thank you to everyone who suggested a name for my mitten design. There were so many wonderful names you guys offered tht it was hard to narrow it down. But we finally have and we have chosen a name: Celtic Frost.


Several of you mentioned this name, but the prize goes to the commenter who offered it first: Cathie Jones. Cathie has been emailed and will receive a kit to knit these mittens.

As you recall, I designed this mitten for the Dye Dreams Four Seasons Mitten Club. The kit will be available soon, so if you like the design but did not win, you can still make ’em!

New Project

I started something new. Here’s a sneak peek:


More later!

Lucy Sez


“Why can’t we have Thanksgiving every week?”


  1. CathieJones says:

    Wow! Can you say “excited?” Yes, I am. Thank you, Wendy, for the contest, and I can’t wait to get the kit and start my first mittens.

    I was able to snag some of the Shibui periwinkle, so there will be some pretty socks in someone’s Christmas stocking this year.

    And now, since I have shingles on my face and can’t do much else, I’m off to finish the Zauberball socks.

  2. Celtic Frost is perfect name. Congrats.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Christmas Knitting C minus 30 =-.

  3. The periwinkle is gorgeous.

  4. But, what is that new project? Some kind of hat? I tried to get the periwinkle, but they were all sold out! Glad you picked a name for the mittens. They are beautiful. I never tried knitting mittens, but someday I may try those. Have a good evening.

  5. I’m glad Im not the only one who makes up a seperate holiday meal for their cats ( I thought I might be weird or something…)

  6. P.S. No Valerie, you are not weird and neither is Wendy. My three dogs got their holiday meals too – turkey with gravy and stuffing – they sure loved it!

  7. great mitten name! Congrats, Cathie! And … such nice socks!

  8. P.S. and P.S one more time! Wendy, I noticed that one sock is bigger (looser) than the other. Is that a defect in the yarn? I don’t see any striping or lack of striping – it probably doesn’t show up on my screen very well. I am now concerned about that yarn!

  9. Wendy- I love the socks! Will you have the pattern up for sale? Please give Lucy an ear scratch for me ( I have 5 cats). Mary K

  10. Very nice. It looks like a new shawl in the works. Can’t wait to see it all stretched out and glorious (if I’m even close to correct).

  11. Lovely socks and a wonderfully fitting name for the mitten!
    .-= Kristi aka FIber Fool´s last blog ..Ten Current Favorites for Cyber Monday =-.