My current work in progress:

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



I am at a loss to explain how it got to be December. It seems like it was just June — where did those five months go?

For no reason except that it amused me, here is a photo of the sky at about 8:00 this morning.


Yesterday it was grey and miserable. It’s pretty darn chilly today, but nice and bright.

As much as I like rain, it does make it difficult to get good blog photos. Here is a natural light photo of my lace project (as opposed to the flash pic I posted yesterday):


That may show the emerging pattern a bit more. Still, it is nigh on impossible to get a good photo of lace in porgress, given that it is unblocked and smooshed up on a needle. You’ll just have to use your imagination.

Because this is a smaller project — a shawlette — I’m hoping to have it done by the weekend so that you don’t have long to wait to see what it really looks like.

Free Knitting Patterns Online

Check out this post that lists 25 spots online to find free knitting patterns. Some I knew about, but there were a couple that were new to me. Bookmarked!


Registration for KnitNation will be opening up soon — 6:00am GMT tomorrow (December 2) which makes it 10:oopm PST tonight (December 1), which makes it 1:00am tomorrow my time. I think.

Please sign up for my classes so I don’t feel like a loser. They are fun and informative. Honest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lucy Sez


“Whenever you get around to doling out the leftover turkey, I’ll be right here.”


  1. Karen S. in VA says:

    I certainly found your classes fun and informative! Thanks for teaching the Reston SnB last August.

  2. If I were going I would certainly sign up for your classes!!! You are not a loser…..sheesh.
    (I bought your book twice. For myself. It was one of two that I *had* to replace after my bad event in June. Don’t be silly.)

  3. The shawlette is right up my alley. It looks great even on the needles. You are most definitely NOT a loser. Gosh. You are one of the nicest people on the planet. Thanks for all your knitting and blogging enthusiasm.

  4. ahhh, if only I could get to London – then I would absolutely sign up for your classes and cause nothing but trouble pretending to be someone else ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving =-.

  5. cathiejones says:

    I am absolutely giddy……using my new Droid! Looking forward to checking out the free pattern links.

  6. I wish I could go to London, or even take a class of your anywhere less exotic than my small town, but Murphy turkey would miss me too much ๐Ÿ™‚ You are not a loser and I am sure your registrations will be through the roof!
    .-= Mo´s last blog ..Getting Started With Lace =-.

  7. If I could afford to go to London, your classes would be the first thing I signed up for. After the airplane. Because you are SO not a loser. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Hello December! =-.

  8. I’m going to attempt to sign up for at least one of your classes tonight…we’ll see how crazy it gets…

  9. myra Harrell Fleming says:

    Hi Wendy… Do you spin suzy’s fur? I have a cat that keeps on giving…I have been spinning, Ms Pennelope, tortoise color and it is turning out stunning. I have added 1% wool as a binder, for strength more than anything. I will send a pic when I have it all spun up on a skein. So proud of my kitty. Enjoy your blog and suzy sez

  10. I would LOVE to attend KnitNation but that’s not going to happen this year. Thanks for the free pattern link. That makes me feel a tiny bit better. I hope you have a fabulous time!

  11. Hi Wendy, I got a spot in your afternoon class on the 30th. Incidentally it is the day of my 40th birthday:-) Champagne, anyone? Daniela
    .-= Daniela´s last blog ..Well, I learned =-.

  12. I booked your Saturday Toes and Heels class. I’m really looking forward to it!

  13. Is the color of the shawlette a brown? Can’t really tell on my monitor.

    Hey, if I could get to London, believe me, I’d sign up for your class!

    By the way, how long are you going to keep sweet Lucy waiting for her turkey leftovers? She looks soooo sad…
    .-= annalilly´s last blog .."Ribbit" =-.

  14. You are NOT a loser. I’m sure your class will be full, too far for me to travel though:(
    Thanks for the link to more free pattern sites….just what I need, more stuff;)

  15. Wendy your class at the Loopy Spring Fling was the best! I still use what I learned on my toe-up socks. I so want to go to London – just waiting for that lottery ticket to come through.
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Orange Circles Mini Bag =-.

  16. LOL – I’m sure someone will show up to meet you!

  17. Hi Wendy. I hope and pray that you will make available that pattern for your shawlette (by whatever means). I just purchased the Dream in Color Baby and size 5 addi turbos for that purpose. This is my number one favorite item to knit. Thank you in advance.

  18. YOU, a loser? Piffle. I’ll bet your class sells out and people will be waiting to attend it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. And then today was gray and miserable again. What gives, DC?