My current work in progress:

Pitch by Emily Greene, knit from Elsawool Cormo worsted on a US 6 needle


Have y’all seen the online magazine Knitcircus?

From their website:

Knitcircus is an independent online magazine; we publish quarterly and knit every day. Knitcircus features knitting and sewing patterns, interviews, articles, and reviews, with an eco- and socially-responsible bent. Check out the interviews, reviews, articles, recipes and pattern previews for free! If you like what you see, the pattern collection is available for purchase while that issue’s live.

I happen to mention it today because I have an article in the current issue, titled “Birth of a Sock” wherein I describe my design process and how a pattern ends up in a book.

The magazine itself is free, so you can read the articles and preview the patterns. As mentioned in the description above, you can then purchase the pattern collection for each issue online. (The pattern collection is very reasonable priced, by the way: 16 patterns for $7.50 — a great deal!)

Here are photos of some of the designs in the Summer 2010 Collection:

Want to win a pattern collection or a one-year subscription? ๐Ÿ™‚

Jaala, the editor of Knitcircus, has very generously offered ten copies of the Summer 2010 Pattern Collection and two full one-year subscriptions for a giveaway here. So that’s 12 winners in all.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Monday, May 24, 2010. The great and mighty Random Number Generator will pick the winners and I’ll announce them in Monday’s blog post.

In my knitting news, I have to report that I spent more time killing zombies last night (curse you, Plants vs. Zombies!) than I did knitting, so my progress is woefully little.

Lucy is too busy tidying up to come to the blog.


  1. Oh, yes please, to Knitcircus goodies!
    .-= Myriam´s last blog ..Plugging Along =-.

  2. Count me in for the contest please!

    Although one of the huge reasons I like perusing knit patterns online is the ability to buy just the one I want. I get that it’s a good deal for the number of patterns but what if you only like one of them? I guess that’s still not a bad price, but I’d rather have the option to pick and choose. Just my two cents.
    .-= Susan B´s last blog ..Day 138: May 18, 2010 =-.

  3. Wait for me ……. good grief, how did 100 people beat me to the blog???

    I’m still loving the colors and striping on that sweater. I’m anxious to see how it goes together ….. after all the zombies have been killed, of course.
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..Return to Nashville =-.

  4. Thanks for putting me on to this

  5. It is realy a nice magazine, that little lacey number is pretty cute!

  6. I’m always too lazy to go over there – this is just the motivation I need – both the link and the prize!

  7. add me to the competition for the Mighty Random Number Generator’s attentions/affections.

    and I’m going to have to check out Knitcircus! Love those little ruffly socks!

  8. I just looked at Knit Circus the other day – love the patterns.

  9. Please add my name to the list of those who would love to receive either a subscription or a pattern collection. Nice!

  10. Gloria Alvarez says:

    Never pass up a chance to take your chances!

  11. Melissa says:


    This is so kind of you to ask the editor to do this for you and us. Very nifty.

  12. Sounds fun! I need something to jump-start my knitting mojo. Heck of a dry spell lately. ๐Ÿ™

  13. keebler says:

    Sounds like a fun magazine.

  14. Michelle says:

    Such pretty sock patterns, of course I’d like a free copy! Thanks!

  15. Kathleen says:

    Those baby socks are the cutest! I have several nieces who need presents!

  16. Stacy and the rugrats says:


  17. Willa Jean Dooley says:

    Thanks for the link; it looks like a great mag. I’m going back now to finish the article!

  18. I had not heard of Knitcircus. It looks nice…hope the non-sock patterns run to larger sizes…

  19. anne marie in philly says:

    ME ME ME ME ME (cause it’s all about me!)

    now to check out your article…

  20. Your sweater looks great! I like the striping.

  21. Such a fun prize, and you don’t have to mail anything at all to the winners! LOL

  22. Gloria Alvarez says:

    Always one to take my chances!

  23. Another source to keep me buying yarn and knitting. Cool!


  24. Love the giveaways, sign me up!

  25. I love the patterns. Your sweater is turning out very nice.
    .-= YuLian´s last blog ..More Spinning =-.

  26. *wave wave*

  27. DCAlane says:

    I love those pink socks!

  28. Knit circus, what a neat idea and I would love to be a winner :>) Please tell Lucy she is loved even when she is ignoring us!

  29. I was just looking at KnitCircus the other day… looks good – I’d love to win!

  30. Suzanne says:

    I haven’t heard of Knitcircus before and I will go check it out.

  31. Please count me in!!! Love the color of shawl you are making one. So pretty!!!!!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Not Good News!!! =-.

  32. Suzanne says:

    Looks like a great knitting magazine!!

  33. The magazine sounds like a winner. Hug Lucy for me.

  34. Maud Steyaert says:

    Thanks, Wendy.

  35. Wow, that’s great! Please count me in! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And thanks to you and KnitCircus…

  36. Lesley Duckworth says:

    Would love a copy!

  37. I can’t wait to view this issue! I love reading articles and looking at new patterns! Second to knitting that is! Thanks Wendy!

  38. Yes please! Knitcircus – yay!

  39. Robin May says:

    I’m up for some new summer knitting patterns!

  40. Madeline says:

    Clever concept. I like that it also includes sewing.

  41. This is the second time I have seen this magazine mentioned recently, and I am curious. I would love to win the patterns too!
    .-= Eli´s last blog ..COLD!!! =-.

  42. Thanks for sharing the new to me site. Off to explore.

  43. Ooh, looks like a fun prize!
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..My Personal Cat =-.

  44. It is a great magazine. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  45. I just checked out Knitcircus. Thanks for letting me know about this great on-line magazine. I’d love to win!

  46. Oh! I’d love the pattern collection or a year’s subscription! What a generous offer.

  47. Claudine says:

    Thanks for telling us about the mag. I had not been aware of it before. Ooh, I hope it is my lucky day!

  48. MaryjoO says:

    wow — great all around! thanks for the “contest” ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Sharon Amara says:

    Knitcircus looks like it’s going to be a nice option.

  50. Kitty J says:

    All those knitters begging the random numbers generator, why should I be any different. PLEASE, PLEASE pick me. I will do al I can to influence the great random number generator. Oh wonderful Random Numbers generator please make my life complete and pick me. LOL
    OK I will just hope I win.

  51. Allison says:

    Thank you for introducing this magazine to me – I’m on my way to check it out!

  52. Susan Murphy says:

    Am checking it out right now!!!!!

  53. Thanks for the information about the new magazine. I will check it out!

  54. Sounds like a neat magazines
    .-= LittleWit´s last blog ..Sticks N Stitches 2010 =-.

  55. Pvs.Z really cuts into the knitting time, doesn’t it? I can’t stand video games but this one sucks you right in. Plus the music is an earworm. Looking forward to your visit next week, Wendy.

  56. Carolyn R. says:

    That’s a nice magazine and who couldn’t really use some more patterns and ideas!

  57. Maureen says:

    I’d love a subscription or issue. Off to read your article.

  58. Oh my, those little socks are adorable. Please put me in the running!

  59. Sign me up for the drawing.

  60. Pick Me! Pick Me! Knitcircus

  61. This looks pretty interesting! I’ll have to track it down to check it out myself …

  62. What a wonderful magazine and your article is fantastic! Please pick me!

  63. Please count me in!!

  64. Please sign me up for the contest.

    Love the new sock pattern that you designed for the Loopy Lite Sock club.

  65. cdnbull says:

    Ohhh, I would love that. Thanks for sharing such a great site.

  66. I don’t usually like variegated yarn and openwork, but that yarn really suits the pattern.

  67. Please, oh please, pick me!

  68. Melissa says:

    Thanks for posting this, Wendy. I’m going to go check it out right now. I’m all about knitting e-zines. ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. I’d love to win.. Come on Random Number Generator, talk to mama.. {g}
    .-= PlainJane´s last blog ..Meet Max =-.

  70. Oh Great and Mighty Number Generator, please choose me! Very nice magazine.
    .-= Sharen´s last blog .. =-.

  71. Love it. Who doesn’t need new knitting patterns!

  72. I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling during the next few months and need all the patterns I can get:)

  73. I happened to come across Knitcircus last week while clicking around. Glad I found it.

  74. Jane in Puget Sound says:

    Me! Me! Pick me, please!

  75. Kim Wade says:

    I love that magazine. I am going to subscribe even if I don’t win. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  76. Thanks for the link!

  77. Not sure how I missed this one before. Thanks for the heads up!

  78. Knitcircus has very pretty patterns. I can’t knit right now I hurt my hand and I am chomping at the bit to get back at my knitting.

  79. What a lovely offer! I’d love to win one of those!

  80. Sounds like, in the war between knitting and zombies, the zombies may be winning. Oh, pleez, pleez, zombies, release our dear Wendy so she can get back to posting knitting in all its lusciousness everyday!
    .-= KateinIowa´s last blog ..Mary, Mary, quite contrary; How does your garden grow? =-.

  81. Susan D Smith says:

    A very generous offer and the publication looks like something I’d enjoy. Thanks for making these offers available to those of us who are regular readers of your blog!

  82. Me please! And now I’m gonna check out the magazine.

  83. BlackMagicMuffin says:

    Looks good so far, totally in. And you are correct, zombies must die.

  84. Pam Huang says:

    Thanks for introducing me to this website! Of course I’d like a free subscription.

  85. Susan Deeter Murphy says:

    Thank you for letting us know about Knitcircus. Its a brilliant concept. I’d love to be a random personfor either/any prize.
    Thank you fortaking such good care of us, Wendy.

    knitswithrain, WA State

  86. Wendy (too!) says:

    Thanks for the info and the link. Hope the random generator likes me.

  87. Stephanie Miller says:

    Woot Hoot!!! New on-line mag! How fun!

  88. Kristine M. says:

    I really like the blue ones with the ribbon. So cute!

  89. Henrycat says:

    Oh boy, yet another source of cute patterns. Just what I need. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sign me up!

  90. Love that shawlette – would love to win a subscription! Thanks for the contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Laura47 says:

    Oh, it would be just lovely to win this! Me, please, nice random number generator. ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. a wonderful giveaway
    .-= CatieP´s last blog ..Second Weather Related Post in a Row =-.

  93. Thanks for the info on a great new site! Please add me to the list of hopefuls…

  94. Aren’t those the cutest baby socks!

  95. This might encourage me to knit something other than socks!

  96. SamLaTricoteuse says:

    Can I be so lucky ?
    BTW love your second book !!!

  97. Crystal says:

    I love finding (or well, learning from others?) new knitting resources! Thanks for sharing!

  98. oh Random Generator…. please pick me! Would love the patterns…

  99. Ania Bloch says:

    What a lovely opportunity. Thank you for offering it.

  100. Checked out the Knitcircus magazine and immediately added it to my bookmarks! Wow! How neat!