My current work in progress:

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


Fun Stuff

It might not surprise you to hear that I brought yarnie souvenirs back from my trip to Minnesota.

Check this out:

This is Shepherd Sock from Lorna’s Laces in a special colorway called “Minne-Toe-Ta” that I loved immediately when I saw it in Needlework Unlimited. Don’t think it is available anywhere else so of course I had to have it. Isn’t it fun?

And here is a skein of Kauni that was calling out to me the entire time I was there. In order to make it shut up, I had to buy it.

I’m thinking this will make a great shawl.

I got some more stuff, too!

My friend Keri of 3AM Enchantments came down to see me on Sunday and she brought me a Petite KIP Bag:

And inside was this:

Keri is dipping her toe in the colorful waters of handpainting yarn and she did this colorway with me in mind, I bet. I think she has a good idea of my favorite colors. ๐Ÿ˜‰

She brought a few more skeins to show me and because I was lusting over this one, she kindly let it come home with me:

And because she is just an all-round generous person, she also offered me this skein to give away to one of you.

Who wants it? ๐Ÿ™‚

Leave a comment on this post by 4:00pm eastern time this Thursday, May 27 and at that time the Random Number Generator will select a lucky recipient. Unsure how to comment? Check out my tutorial here.

In Work-in-Progress News

I am working on the front of d’Azur now. I’ll wait til tomorrow to share a pic because there’s not a whole lot to see yet.

In Lucy News

Lucy has settled back into the routine of having her Momma home now. In fact, she seemed kind of pleased to walk me to the door and send me off to work this morning.

A girl needs her alone time, you know.


  1. Gorgeous yarns! What great souvenirs:) I hope it wasn’t too cold up there:)

    And…yeah, throw me into that drawing-by-random-number-thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ooooh, pretty blue yarn! You sure got a lot of nice stuff!! As always, thanks for the giveaway! Always fun to have a chance at winning something. As if I need more yarn… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. All the yarn you picked up is gorgeous I can’t wait to see what you make with the Kauni.
    .-= Rae´s last blog ..My New Best Friends… =-.

  4. How nice it would be to win this! Thanks for the offering………

  5. Inlovewithalpaca says:

    That’s wonderful that Keri is dying yarn. I love those colors and I did see that first green one in person and it was beautiful. The other two are wonderful as well and I would love to get my hands on some. If I’m not lucky enough to win please let us know when she will be selling some so I can buy it. I just can’t pass up a great skein of sock yarn.

  6. I think I’m lusting over the one she gave you! ;^) The blue is pretty, too. Guess this is one of the reasons Keri has been so scarce in Plurkville.

  7. lovely yarn! oh, and throw me in the random number generator!
    .-= Tamsie´s last blog ..Moonfleet Lessons =-.

  8. Oh my GOSH! Toss me into that random drawing numbers thing please! That skein is GORGEOUS!

  9. Gorgeous yarn!

  10. Heather says:

    OMG. LOVE those colors! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Paulette says:

    Beautiful yarn — all of them! Love, love the blue—my favorite color!! Must be nice that all these friends of yours love to give you gifts, yarny gifts!!

  12. The yarn is beautiful … and such a cute bag! Must hide the credit cards.

  13. Pretty yarns!

  14. Linda Fleming says:

    Blue is my favorite color and it is beautiful yarn!

  15. Always hopeful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Ohhhhh shinny! Hope I win!

    Sheri from KY

  17. imjustlori says:

    The green and brown is definitely you. And I think that blue with the hint of pink is definitely me. Just pass it this way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Christine (AKA Cheeky) says:

    I’m leaving a random comment!

  19. gorgeous gorgeous yarns.

    RNG…pick me, pick me!

  20. The giveaway yarn is gorgeous, and looks like MY favorite colors! I have a 3AM bag and Keri was very supportive when I mentioned I wanted to try sewing some box bags myself. Yay for supporting cool people!
    .-= DPUTiger´s last blog ..Scylla Socks =-.

  21. Beautiful colors like that need a good home. There’s one in my stash.

  22. Barb Harger says:

    Nice yarns you got up there!! I am a little jealous! LOL

  23. Gorgeous!
    .-= leah´s last blog ..Dropping back in! =-.

  24. I come out of my stalking mode every time you have a contest. I would love to win the pretty blue yarn.

  25. Lovely yarn! Seriously lovely!

  26. Gorgeous yarn. I’d love to have it!

  27. That is gorgeous yarn consider me please!!!

  28. Must have it…to find out what that wonderful splash of red is going to look like…

  29. Ooh shiny

    and blue

    and yarn

    and mine…
    .-= Tiny Tyrant´s last blog ..Someone New Might Stop By =-.

  30. Please, pretty please pick me! I’d give the yarn a good home and make sure it has everything it wants. I promise, really.

  31. knittertoo says:

    pretty, pretty, pretty…now off to pray to the RNG gods again….

  32. That is lovely yarn! The blue reminds me of Lucy’s eyes. I bet it would work really well on my new Addi-turbo needles.
    .-= Leslie McSorley´s last blog ..Are they Kidding? =-.

  33. Windy Brown says:

    Oh that is such a me colorway. Here is hoping that RNG likes my number.

  34. Oh, my goodness! What delicious colors. I can hardly blame you for your yarn lust.
    .-= Desiree´s last blog ..Socks, Socks, Socks! =-.

  35. DharmaPuppy Pinklady says:

    That skein of yarn would love to come to Oregon and help chase the grey skies away!

  36. Too bad you couldn’ta come to fargo while you were up here.
    Please pick me for the new yarn. Please?!

  37. That yarn is perfect for me!

  38. Wow, I’d say the toe-dipping into hand-painting yarn was successful! Beautiful colors ๐Ÿ™‚ (dear random number generator, pick me please! :P)

  39. patricia says:

    What a lovely haul!

    maybe this time will be the one!

  40. What lovely yarn, Wendy! I’d love to be entered in the contest for the free skein! Blue is my favorite color!
    .-= Nathalie´s last blog ..Some Things You Donโ€™t Skimp On =-.

  41. Jen In Ypsi says:

    I would LOVE to give that yarn a good home! Love those colors!

  42. Beautiful yarn! I would be very happy to give it a good home!

  43. BlackMagicMuffin says:

    Loving the colorways, sounds like you had a great time!

  44. Maura van der Linden says:

    I’d love to give the blue yarn a good home. I can see why you were lusting after the brown & green skein too.

  45. Love that blue yarn. Please count me in the drawing.

    Is Lucy getting more beautiful every day? Seems so.

  46. I really like the way she dyed this. It’s very unique. Hope I can get a skein of this if I don’t win!

  47. yarnmule says:

    That blue is unbelievable. This does not look like the work of someone just “dipping her toes in”!

  48. The give away yarn is beautiful.

  49. Maybe it’s my eyes, or the screen on my laptop, but that one skein after the green one makes me think of Lucy’s coloring. Beige/brown/reddish/ with a little blue thrown in.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Pinpoint =-.

  50. Ooo! Random comment me too!
    .-= Sidra Vitale´s last blog ..sidravitale And now for something completely different. =-.

  51. Oh! I love the Minne-Toe-Ta colorway! So beautiful! No wonder you had to have it.

    Actually, all of them are lovely and beautiful!
    .-= Lee´s last blog ..More experimentation =-.

  52. Shannon H. says:

    Oooh… I think the blue yarn wants to come and live with me!

  53. Ooooh, that blue is so pretty! I would love that skein. Love your blog, too, and all your photos of Lucy. She looks so much like my daughter’s kitty, Marshmallow!

  54. Glad to hear you had a good trip and a great yarn haul. I like the colorway you’re keeping – vaguely mallard-ish (I’m sure Lucy approves). But Blue is better for me, so I’ll be happy to give the other skein a good home!

  55. Phyllis says:

    Think of all the different patterns that can be knitted with this beautiful blue!!

  56. Shirley. in PA says:

    Me! I want it. Those are my favorite colors.

  57. Freya in Californeya says:

    I want everything you brought back with you!!

  58. That blue skein is just beautiful!!!! I would LOVE to have it!!!! I’m glad you had such a nice trip with many woolly souvenirs!!!!!!

  59. That blue is gorgeous and you are so kind to offer it to one of your lucky readers.

  60. Beautiful yarns from MN! The yarn-to-win is so striking, too. I had a hard time peeling my eyes away from my monitor when I was looking at it.

  61. alejandro says:

    must have this yarn!! really pretty

  62. You’re just a give-away machine this month! Maybe this time I’ll be the lucky Emily – I kept checking my email yesterday for a half hour hoping that it was just delayed. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..How do you Photoshop leg hair? =-.

  63. Maryanne says:

    I love hand-dyed yarn, especially sock weight! Will Keri be offering this on her website anytime soon?

  64. Phyllis Evans says:

    Yarn? Yarn? I have a birthday on Monday, and more yarn would be great. My color, too.

  65. Cynthia says:

    The colorway is beautiful. My favorite. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  66. joan debolt says:

    Oh my. The mention of Needlework Unlimited brought back a wonderful memory I had a fantastic time there a couple of years ago with my dearest knitting friend Ann. She is now gone but the memory of that trip still makes me smile. We all worked and adding to our stashes…..

  67. Blinkie says:

    Ooh, blue is my favorite color.

  68. constant reader says:

    O god of the random numbers, please pick me. Thanks.

  69. Those yarns are just beautiful. So is Lucy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. That’s truly lovely yarn. All of it. And the blue with the kiss of pink…
    .-= Kathy In Georgia´s last blog ..More knitting, more doggie birthdays =-.

  71. That yarn looks wicked good!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Disappointment =-.

  72. Yarn makes the best souvenir.
    .-= Tall Kate´s last blog ..Vegetarian Fried Rice (also Mark Bittman’s dumplings) =-.

  73. Mimi Fan says:

    Lovely blues! Hope the number generator picks me.

  74. April Stephens says:

    I have never entered a give away before, although I read your blog faithfully. I love blue like you love green, so count me in!

  75. I would love to win the skein of yarn!
    Does Lucy ‘punish’ you for being away? Whenever my husband comes home after being away for the weekend, his personal cat Basil walks out to the living room. Looks at him with her ears half back, then sits facing away from him. She follows him to whatever room he goes to, and repeats until she feels he has been punished enough, i guess.
    .-= Diana Troldahl´s last blog ..Weekend Journey =-.

  76. What gorgeous yarn – thanks for being so kind by giving away a skein. Can’t wait to see what you make with all of it….Lucy looks happy.

  77. Marie-france says:

    I’d love to win that yarn!

  78. The Minne-Toe-Ta colourway is great.
    .-= Silverlotus´s last blog ..Swans and Rosebuds and the Black Lung =-.

  79. Thanks again for the contest!

  80. Michelle says:

    I love that yarn! Thanks so much for offering it in a contest.

  81. Lisa Haynes says:

    Such pretty colors! How nice to give it away.

  82. Cindy Wentworth says:

    I love the colors!

  83. Beautiful yarn!

  84. Ohhhh, the blue is me! Keri was my swap partner for Spring Fling ’09 and I was indeed a very lucky girl that year. It is time for a little more luck.

  85. greens and blues are my favorites!

  86. Ooh! I luv that colorway!!
    .-= JakkiMitch´s last blog ..2010 May Socks =-.

  87. The only reason I don’t hate you at the moment because you have pretty yarn and I don’t, is because you are so nice and giving some away. You are rather lovely you know!

  88. I’m intrigued by that bit of pink peeking out of the surrounding blues! Lovely, lovely yarn!

  89. I love blues!

  90. Shirlucky says:

    I’d love a chance to win Keri’s beautiful yarn! Thanks for the chance!

  91. Wow!! Gorgeous yarns!! Hope I win!!

  92. Kathybowathy says:

    Pretty yarn needs to come to live with me.

  93. Honestly, who wouldn’t want a free skein of lovely yarn? ๐Ÿ˜› Count me in!

  94. Lynda Hitt says:

    Did I get the whole leave a comment thing figured out? I followed the tutorial and everything, so hopefully this will work. If it doesn’t, can you put my comment in for me so I can be registered to win that there hank of yarn?

  95. Ohhh, I love that Petite KIP Bag! I want it! And I’m supposed to be being fiscally responsible. Argh. Birthday not until October!
    .-= ccr in MA´s last blog ..Oh, the weekend goes so much too fast =-.

  96. I’d love it.
    .-= Ida´s last blog ..And We Have Winners =-.

  97. me! me! me!

  98. Kym Hretz says:

    WHo wouldn’t want that amazing skein of yarn? Lots of lovelies you found. Maybe I’ll find a sweet Colorodo skein when I visit my aunt and uncle.

  99. Love the beautiful hand-dyed colors. Please enter me!
    .-= Ariadne´s last blog ..Complete Lack of Blog Fodder =-.

  100. anne marie in philly says:

    “yarn followed me home; can I keep it?” – hee hee!

    ME ME ME for the giveaway yarn!