My current work in progress:

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


Pretty Yarn

You may remember when I went to Minneapolis in May I got to see my friend Keri, who makes the lovely bags at 3AM Enchantments. Keri was starting to do some handpainted yarns and she generously gave me some to give away on my blog.

We got quite an enthusiastic response and Keri was delighted by how much you loved her yarn. So this week she sent me this:

Four skeins of her lovely yarn. They are all superwash merino fingering weight, 400 yards per skein.

Who’d like a skein? πŸ™‚

To enter the raffle to win one of these 4 skeins, leave a comment to this blog post by noon eastern time this Sunday, July 18. Don’t know how to leave a comment? Check out my little tutorial, here.

The great and mighty Random Number Generator will choose four winners from among those comments on Sunday.

You might want to hop on over the Keri’s site if you like her pretty yarn. She is running a fun special on yarn purchased in July.

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my latest shawl. I’m working on the pattern and will have it available soon. I’ve been having a bit of a rough week, so please pardon the blog silence. Hopefully things will settle down soon and the blog will return to normal. Well, what passes for normal for me anyhow. πŸ˜‰

Luy sez:

That’s some pretty yarn! And it was dyed by my boyfriend’s mommy!”


  1. Annette says:

    ooh! So pretty!

  2. I love Keri’s yarn and I would love to win a skein! Have you tried knitting wwith it yet?
    .-= Rose-Marie´s last blog ..Knit- knit- knit =-.

  3. I love them all, so pretty!

  4. Jen In Ypsi says:

    I’d love to give a skein of that yarn a good home!

  5. Ooo, both the blue and the green look awesome! I’d love to try a skein!
    .-= Sidra Vitale´s last blog ..sidravitale Day- n A period of twenty-four hours- mostly misspent – Ambrose Bierce =-.

  6. Thanks to you and Keri for the chance to win pretty yarn. I hope Lucy is taking good care of you. My girls take excellent care of me when life gets rough.
    .-= Rosemary´s last blog ..Tour de Fleece update- but no pictures =-.

  7. I am so sorry you are not feeling up to par! I hope it passes really quickly! {hug}
    .-= Mo´s last blog ..Lace Blocking Virgin =-.

  8. Ooh very pretty! Hope the “bag landing on Wendy pain” is gone soon!

  9. Oooo, I’d like one! Particularly that green πŸ˜€
    .-= Constance´s last blog ..A Revelation =-.

  10. That yarn is lovely! Hope you are feeling better these days –

  11. Susan (LotusHips) says:

    Free yarn?? Sign me up πŸ™‚

  12. I would be happy to find a place in my stash for such pretty yarn.

    I hope all settles down for you soon!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Bet you didnt expect this =-.

  13. Wow, such nice colors! I’d love to try a new yarn!

  14. I would *love* some of that yarn! I hope you heal up quickly (I’m sure Lucy will do all she can to help)!

  15. imjustlori says:

    Ooo! Yes please, Wendy. Send it here.

    And rest and feel better. We’ll wait. And knit. And wait some more.

    Are you better yet?

  16. Wow, that’s sweet! Sign me up. πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re right as rain soon.

  17. oohh that looks very lovely! I am sure to have a fun time….if I am lucky to get one!

  18. How pretty! I love the blue and the green one. =]
    .-= YuLian´s last blog ..FO- Honeycomb Twist Prototype =-.

  19. Beautiful yarn I’d love to have a go with.

    Hope this message sees your week improving!

  20. Gail Crews says:

    The yarn looks so lovely. I really enjoy your blog.

  21. Ooh, pretty yarn! I’d love to win.
    .-= Word Lily´s last blog ..Tour de Fleece report- day 11 =-.

  22. Adrienne S. says:

    ooh! Very pretty yarns!

  23. Oooh, those colors are beautiful! Love handpainted yarns!

  24. Leslie F says:

    O great and mighty Random Number Generator , please let today (or Sunday) be my lucky day to have my number come up!

    Thanks, Keri, for the donations. Those are great colors to fight the summer blahs!

  25. lesley popko says:

    beautiful colors

  26. Yummy, yummy yarn, I hope I am a lucky one :>)

  27. Wow! Keri did send you some serious pretties. Could I win a chance to go visit her instead? We’ll have to plan our car maintenance for next time you’re there so that you, Keri, and I can hang out while the fella gets it serviced πŸ™‚

  28. Pretty indeed, especially the blue and the green. Your two shawlettes are lovely. I hope you feel better soon.

  29. Theresa P. says:

    Ooohhh, yummy! Sign me up please.

  30. The color variation in those looks really good. Hope to win one!

  31. Gorgeous yarn…..yes, please!

  32. I would love a chance. The yarn looks beautiful.

  33. That yarn is lovely! I am jealous of Keri’s multi-crafty talents πŸ™‚

  34. OO OOO OOOOO! I especially likey the green one!

  35. How very, very sweet of Keri. I have one of her bags and just love it. Her yarn looks just as lovely.
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..10 Things You Like About Where You Live =-.

  36. I’d love to win something someday.

  37. I wanna touch it!!!
    I’m new to your blog (over the last month or so) and even though I’ve never been a cat lover, I LOVE all the commentary by Lucy! What a cheerful touch each day! Keep ’em coming!

  38. Mary T. says:

    The yarn looks gorgeous! I love her bags.

  39. Just the kind of yarn I’m into at the moment! I would simply ADORE this yarn and love to have it!!! OH, mighty random generator, pick me!! πŸ™‚

  40. I’m having a love affair with shawls right now and any of those would be beautiful!

  41. gorgeous yarn, Keri is multitalented
    .-= KathyB´s last blog ..Parasites- Up Way Too Close and Personal! =-.

  42. I’m sorry Wendy, I disagree, that is not pretty yarn….that is gorgeous yarn. I especially like the green. I like how it seems the colors are very consistent throughout. Thanks for sharing her webiste.
    .-= Rebekah´s last blog ..Do you have a fork =-.

  43. ellebee says:

    beautiful yarn! i love your blog, especially the deep thoughts mods for your slip stitch gusset socks!!

  44. Count me in!!! And such a beautiful assortment of colors!

  45. Beautiful yarn!

  46. Such pretty yarn. I’d love to be able to have a skein!

  47. The yarn looks beautiful — I’d love to see one of those skeins become a pair of socks.

  48. I’d love some free yarn. Tell me you’re going to keep at least one skein for yourself!

  49. Dr. Jackie says:

    I would, I would! ~~jumps up and down so the RNG will notice me~~ πŸ™‚

  50. Oooh, pretty pretty yarn.

    Pick me, pick me.

    Purdy pleeeeeze

  51. Ooooh! Love the green. That’s great that you support your friends and us small business owners πŸ™‚

  52. Ooooh count me in for the yarn. Hope you feel better soon.

  53. Ooh! Me, please!
    .-= sprite´s last blog ..ten on tuesday- where i live =-.

  54. Lucy has a boyfriend?? Oh my, oh my. And I’d love some of that yarn.

  55. what beautiful colors! Please enter me in the drawing:)

  56. And just who is our precious Lucy’s boyfriend?? I thought she was only interested in her mommy & daddy.
    Love THE Yarn, it is gorgeous!

  57. How did I miss that you were here? Visiting MN? Crazy.
    I would LOVE a skein of 3M! It’s beautiful stuff.
    .-= Kelaine´s last blog ..The Sweet Sixteen – Part 1 =-.

  58. What beautiful yarns! I would love one.

  59. Lovely yarn! Such pretty colours!

  60. Lovely yarn!
    .-= Kimberly´s last blog ..Lazy Days =-.

  61. My kids love to see what Lucy is up to.

  62. Wow I’m loving those colorways! The green is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  63. I have a hole in my stash closet that one of those skeins could fill nicely!

  64. Oh Super PRETTIES! I hope I win…I could really use some stash enhancements right now πŸ™‚

  65. Very pretty! I would love to be included in the drawing!
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..What a wonderful mail day! =-.

  66. I’d love to have a little yarn to go in one of her “kip” bags… love the little bags too!

  67. Pretty yarn!

  68. Love the yarn! It’s yummy! Worthy of Lucy’s affection!! And ours!

  69. Gorgeous! We all need new yarn now and again. πŸ˜‰

  70. Thanks, as always, for the contest!

  71. Christiane says:

    Your blog is one of the highlights of my day! Thank you for the chance to win some new yarn!

  72. Hi Wendy and Lucy,

    Ooh … I’d love a new skein of Keri’s yarn – that looks fabulous for socks! Pick me random number generator.
    .-= Virginia O’Connor´s last blog ..Another seriously cute kitty post =-.

  73. Lucy has a boyfriend, Lucy has a booooooyfriend . . .

    thanks for the contest!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..ive got a bad disease =-.

  74. I’d love to give that pretty yarn a nice home! Thanks for the opportunity!

  75. Gorgeous colors! I’d love to win!

  76. Keri’s yarn is lovely and she’s so generous to give it to you to give away. I’d be happy with any (or all…LOL) of them!
    .-= JaneB´s last blog .. =-.

  77. Ooh, Lucy picked a good mother-in-law there! Beautiful yarn!

  78. Lovely yarns!
    .-= Hepsi´s last blog ..RaitaΓ€ijΓ€sukat – Striped Manly Socks =-.

  79. looks like lovely colors!

  80. Sue Johnson says:

    Count me in on wanting gorgeous yarn!

  81. SO pretty! Will head over to stat!

  82. beautiful yarn. Keri’s doing a great job with the dyeing.

  83. Sherry Coleman says:

    How lovely! Thank you for the chance to win!

  84. Is this a comment?! Am I doing it right?? πŸ˜›

    I kid. But the yarn… Wow is that lovely! πŸ™‚

  85. Aussie Rosemary says:

    Lovely. My stash could squeeze up to make room.

  86. I’d like a skein πŸ™‚ … and eh…hi Lucy ^..^

  87. SweetpeaTX says:

    Beautiful yarn. I’d love to win a skein. I like her WIP bags too!

  88. Oooh, it’s be-gorgeous!

  89. These are all beautiful! I can’t pick a favorite. πŸ™‚

  90. Lovely yarn but is Lucy old enough to have a boyfriend?

  91. Soooooooo pretty!!!

  92. Freya in Californeya says:

    Sorry to hear about your week πŸ™ But, in answer to your question – ME! ME! I want a skein πŸ˜€

  93. crazycrafter says:

    Ooh, Great and Mighty Random Number Generator, pick me!! Over here!

  94. Gorgeous!! Pick me, pick me! Randomly, of course. πŸ˜‰
    .-= KeertanaA´s last blog ..Holiday Weekends Make For Good Knitting =-.

  95. Rebecca says:

    These are just beautiful!

  96. These are beautiful! I’d be thrilled to win!

    Thanks for the opportunity

  97. Willa Jean Dooley says:

    I’d love to have a skein. I’m heading over to her site right now….. to see if she has any left….

  98. heather says:

    absolutly stunning yarn. im in love!

  99. Gorgeous! Please, please, please, random number generator!

  100. Charlotte says:

    Love! Want!