My current work in progress:

Tawney Sweater,by Jenni Barrett, knit from MadelineTosh Tosh Sock, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

Slowly I Knit, Millimeter By Millimeter

Here is my progress on CeCe:

It is a wee bit longer than it was yesterday, as I only manage to do a couple of rows a day. Because the body is knit in one piece up to the armholes it takes approximately forever for me to knit a row.

I have a bit of a conundrum. I’ve got a couple of time-consuming stealth projects I am working on that have rather tight deadlines, yet I want to have knitting to show on the blog. Since this, after all, purports to be, you know, a knitting blog.

When all else fails, do a giveaway.

I have this here book:

It is Color Knitting the Easy Way by Melissa Leapman. What’s the easy way? Stripes and slipped stitches, so that you are only ever working with one color at a time. There’s a lot of great info in this book — discussion of the color wheel and theory, step-by-step instructions for mastering techniques for knitting stripes and mosaic knitting, a treasury of stitch patterns, and a number of cute patterns for both stripe and mosaic knitting.

If you’d like to enter to win my copy of this book, leave a comment on this post by noon (Eastern Time) on Sunday May 2 and the Random Number Generator will choose a winner.

In Other News

I’ve updated my Travel page and removed events that have passed.

My next event is May 7 – 9 in Charlotte, NC at Charlotte Yarn. Check their website here for all the details!

I think Lucy is planning another party.


  1. Robin Conner says:

    Put me in the drawing. Have a great weekend.

  2. I truly need a book like this. Give Lucy a hug from me (and Ruby, my tortie). Love your blog even though I hardly ever say anything! 🙂
    .-= Claudia´s last blog ..Finished =-.

  3. Tanneke says:

    knitting mm. by mm. – I know that very well because of a very bothersome carpel tunnel an painful arms from fibromyalgia. The trouble is all my projects are that way and as soon as I am idle to rest the poor bod the mind thinks of new projects. Thanks for the opportunity to whine a bit!!!!

  4. What a fab book!

  5. O jOY! another conTest!

  6. what fun! a giveaway! and i could really use a book on color knitting!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog much to say =-.

  7. LeslieC says:

    My color work needs help. Please pick me.

  8. Barbara says:

    The book looks great.

  9. shirley ryan says:

    Oh… I love color stuff!

  10. Woo hooo a new book giveaway…..can’t have too many books!!

  11. I’m all about finding the easy way to do things. Thanks for doing so many give aways.

  12. Looks like a very interesting book! I did my first color work project last summer and I would love to try/learn some more.

  13. Would love a new book to read

  14. Marjorie McLaren says:

    I’d love to win the book! Thanks –

  15. I’d love to add this book to my library! Thanks for the contest.

  16. Bonnie says:

    I need this book!

  17. The book looks interesting and Lucy looks fabulous, as usual.

  18. Suzanne says:

    It was so good to see you at Spring Fling! I would love that Melissa Leapman book…

  19. I would love a copy of the book!

  20. Eliana Bahri says:

    Hi Wendy! You’re so kind to offer this wonderful giveaway! I’d love to have this book, to be more knowledgeable about color knitting 🙂

    Thanks again!

    Elly- (IknitCupcakes on Ravelry)

  21. I just love your blog! I get so much help with knitting from you. and that book looks awesome please count me in if it’s not too late!
    .-= Shannon K´s last blog ..A Different Child =-.

  22. Thank you for offering your book! Enjoy the weekend.
    .-= Sharilyn´s last blog ..Meanwhile…. =-.

  23. Good luck with the sweater! Every knitter can always use more books. This one sounds like it has lots great info.