My current work in progress:

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


Going Sideways

Now that the Wispy Cardi is off the needles, I am devoting myself full-time to the to-be-named sideways shawl.

This was previously my commuter knitting, so it didn’t get any attention over the long weekend. But now I am more than halfway done with it.

This baby should be off the needles this weekend.

And look what arrived today.

My upcoming release, Toe-Up Socks in a Box!

I got two early advance copies . . . er . . . boxes.

I’m keeping one, of course, but I’ll give the other one away at random to a commenter. Would you like it? Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 12, 2010 at noon Eastern time. I’ll draw a winner then.

Don’t know how to leave a comment? Read this.

Lucy is screaming with excitement.


  1. socks in a box, what could be better?

  2. your book is on my wishlist for my sock knitting endeavors. my current attempts are rather weak, and i’m waiting on hopefully receiving the book (or box!) to encourage me on my way!

  3. Socks in a box would make an excellent holiday gift for my mom who is learning toe up!

  4. Yay! I’m a little nervous about trying toe-up socks but your patterns seem to make it easy and not stress-inducing. Thanks in advance for that!!
    .-= mzundercover´s last blog ..Great seats! =-.

  5. How exciting!! So nice to see the final product of all your hard work.

    Thanks for the chance to win:)

  6. mememememememe! I wish it had come sooner so I could have seen it this weekend.
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Episode 24 – DC Weekend with Wendy! =-.

  7. Windy Brown says:

    I could use more patterns. One can never have too many patterns just like yarn.

  8. This would be an excellent way for me to bring you along when I’m knitting and waiting to pick up my daughter at one of her school activities. Give Lucy a belly tickle from her Wisconsin fans (Cookie & Spunky aka my crazy cats).

  9. Oh, I would love to have that box! Thanks for sharing with the lucky random winner! (and please let it be me!)

  10. OMG, I love, love, love patterns in box form, so easy to pull and use…and, of course, you already you are favorite of our sock group πŸ™‚ Win or lose, it *will* be mine πŸ™‚

  11. I need to put that on my Amazon wishlist. Just in case the almighty random number generator doesn’t pick me.

  12. Wendy – I am a big fan of yours! I love your knitting techniques. Can’t wait to see the socks in the box. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Socks in a box. What a great way to learn how to make socks!

  14. Socks in a box. So cool I could so use that and would likely make everything in the box. Love your patterns.

  15. What a great “portability” sox in a box- Gotta have it. Pick me!

  16. Jen In Ypsi says:

    I’d love to give that little box a good home!

  17. Knittingvt says:

    Oh random generator…pick me

  18. Who wouldn’t want socks in a box? πŸ™‚

  19. i love your blog! i’m dying to knit some socks. they are next on my things to learn

  20. Hooray for socks in a box! :o)

  21. I admit, I have enjoyed a long and eventful love affair with hating toe up socks. I have resisted right up until last month, when I finally took the plunge. Old dog, new tricks aside, it’s rather nifty to see a sock take shape this way. Now to find some more patterns that catch my eye!

  22. No wonder Lucy is excited, that’s a cool resource.

  23. I’ve never knit toe-up socks but would very much like to do so. Sounds like this “box” would be a great way to learn!

  24. I love that colorway for the shawl. I am not a pink person, but I WANT that yarn so bad!

  25. Ruth in Houston says:

    Boxed sox — yippeee and the best part…. Wendy is the author !!!

  26. What a fabulous idea! I love the book, and it sure would be nice to have sock “recipe cards” for MY commuter knitting! πŸ˜‰

  27. ooh, yes please! the ultimate portable sock patterns! πŸ˜€

  28. oooh – I’m drooling πŸ™‚ I love your patterns and having them on handy cards would be awesome!! Congrats to you πŸ˜€

  29. Ooh, yay! I’d love to win.
    .-= Word Lily´s last blog ..On genre labels- and more =-.

  30. I’d love to win your Toe Up Socks in a Box! Thank you for giving it away πŸ™‚
    .-= rosemary´s last blog ..My Lesson in Colorwork =-.

  31. Very nifty and generous of you!
    .-= Walden´s last blog ..The young rarely do as they are told =-.

  32. That scarf/shawl looks beautiful so far. Can’t wait to see it blocked =)
    .-= Alex Klein´s last blog ..Cordoba =-.

  33. Still loving the sideways shawl…would love to have Toe Up Socks in a Box.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Double Double Dressin’ Trouble =-.

  34. I would love to have this! My knitting “area” is my easy chair and a tiny shelf next to it. I would love to have something like this to help keep me organized! Thank you. πŸ™‚

  35. Ooooh! Come on random number generator – pick me! I’d love to win one!

  36. Ooh, pick me!

  37. Ha ha! Socks in a box. Very Dr. Suess. πŸ™‚

  38. Oh, lovely shawl… And I`d love to receive a copy of your…. ehn… box book! πŸ˜€

  39. Denise in Ohio says:

    Tried like crazy to come up with a cute, Suess-like rhyme here, but my brain will not cooperate. Enter me, please. Come on random number generator……

  40. Oh, yes! I would love to have the box now! Then when it comes out I can give my pre-ordered box to a friend who wants to learn how to knit socks! Yay!
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..Steamers Jams =-.

  41. I just like saying Socks in a Box!

  42. I would love to have an advance copy of the socks in a box! Congratulations!
    .-= Lynn Z´s last blog ..Cracking the Oyster =-.

  43. Socks, socks, socks, socks…. (sung to the tune at the ballpark)

  44. I’ve never seen such an excited cat! Your book/box must be wonderful. Somehow I’m going to get my hands on one.

  45. Oooh, random number generator, pick me, pick me…I love Wendy’s Toe-Up Socks books (own them both!!). πŸ™‚

  46. Aussie Rosemary says:

    Any excuse to increase my addiction to sock knitting.

  47. anne marie in philly says:

    whoa, lucy…I heard you scream all the way up here!

    sox in a box rox…that is all. πŸ˜‰

  48. Possible shawl name: lateral warmth, oblique wrap… both relating to the sideways feature of the design. πŸ™‚

    As for the box… ::waving hand with rabid excitement:: yes, please, at your pleasure…
    .-= Elianastar´s last blog ..Swatch Series – Introduction =-.

  49. Wow. This is a great giveaway because it is a Wendy Knits!

  50. Love that beautiful pink color – and would love the have the toe-up sock box for a gift for my mom!

  51. I would love a box. Would make for good commuter knitting and the patterns would be easier to carry along.

  52. Of course I want it!
    .-= Rose-Marie´s last blog ..Finished objects and free patterns! =-.

  53. I love your books and this box looks AWESOME! Fingers and toes crossed (which is making knitting difficult, so pick quickly!!) πŸ™‚

  54. I am pretty new at knitting socks but would love to win this collection. Thank you.

  55. Shirley. in PA says:

    I would love this amazing sock box. Please add me to the drawing.

  56. Lynda Hitt says:

    Gimmee, gimmee, Gimmee…kthnx

  57. Who wouldn’t like sox in a box? That being said are you going to publish your sideways shawl pattern? I’d pay good money for a pattern like that.

  58. That’s what I say, Lucy!

  59. OMG!!! Socks in a box!!! Please random number picker outer…PICK ME! ☺☺☺☺☺☺

  60. I have a perfect home for this!

  61. I would really love the box of sox! I especially love the card idea – easy to tuck it into my knitting bag!! That sideways shawl is especially pretty!!

  62. I really need (!) no, want, more sock patterns.

  63. Rae Hibner says:

    Love your blog, Esp Lucy’s comments. Have been stuck on the heels of two different sock projects-one top down the other toe up. Need help !

  64. It’s my turn, please.

  65. I’m glad to see this version of the Toe-up socks come out. I really like the the convenience of the size and durability. I’d be knitting more of your designs if this became part of my knitting library. Thanks for sharing a copy.

  66. I would love a box!

  67. Shannon H. says:

    Pick me! I need a box of patterns so I’m not stuck always knitting my vanilla toe-ups (even if they look totally killer knit with handspun yarn).

  68. Patterns that come in a box make for easy traveling projects. I fly frequently and knitting socks has become my favorite small project to carry. So far, I copy the pattern onto an index card but now I would have the page ready to slip into my bag.
    Great idea! Socks in a box.

  69. Jeanette93 says:

    What a great idea! Much of my sock knitting is done while waiting for grandkids to get out of school(2:30-4 pm at three different school) and this would be a much easier way to take a pattern with me than a complete book.

  70. Diane Rizzo says:

    Congrats Wendy! Can’t wait to see this lovely item!

  71. Ooohhh! Can’t wait to get my copy. Socks are my take everywhere knitting and to have patterns that are compact are going to be fantastic.

    Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  72. Aunt Colleen says:

    Oh, I’d love to win a box of socks! Your basic toe-up pattern is my favorite sock pattern.

  73. Oh, how I adore that shawl!

    The box of socks would be a very nice prize, too, so I hope I win!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Possibilities =-.

  74. I love the box of patterns!

  75. Wow! Lucy really is excited – or maybe she’s screaming for tuna
    .-= Valerie´s last blog ..Weekend Wrap-Up – just a little late =-.

  76. Are you kidding? I would LOVE a copy . . . err, I mean box!
    .-= Ruth´s last blog ..A bit of the random =-.

  77. Marie-france says:

    I missed seeing you at KnitNation last month so your socks in a box would be the next best thing!

  78. I would love the Socks in a Box, please!! Thanks for the opportunity to have one:)
    .-= Tabitha´s last blog ..a little bit of a crafty update =-.

  79. Wow. Socks in a box. Sounds very Dr. Seuss!! I’d love a copy.

  80. That is very exciting! You’re just churning them out!
    .-= Corrine´s last blog ..I got it! =-.

  81. I’m in- thanks for the give away!

  82. Yes, please! I would love this. So handy for traveling and knitting socks!

  83. I have been looking and looking at your sock books but I don’t have one. I am scared of “toe-up” socks to tell you the truth. If you can’t teach me to knit toe-up then no one can. LOL Congratulations on the clean eating and weight loss too. Hi Lucy.
    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Stranded Colorwork Socks &amp a Simple Scarf =-.

  84. What great packaging! I’d be delighted to win, of course, but if I don’t this is going on my Christmas list.
    .-= sprite´s last blog ..thwarted! =-.

  85. You are not only a prolific knitter but a very generous one, too. Thank you for sharing!

  86. Yay! Pick me!

  87. Lucy!, i’m screaming with excitement too! Pick me kitty kitty!

  88. Oh I would SO love to have a copy! I only recently began knitting socks and I love it!

  89. Beverly (db81971) says:

    Would LOVE the socks in a box… the pattern would be SO easy to take along in a knitting bag!

  90. Ooh what fun to say! Socks in a box πŸ™‚

  91. You just gotta love Lucy! she know when to turn it on. . . and I would love Socks in a Box — ’cause I always copy patterns and glue them to 6×8 file cards.
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Theyre back! =-.

  92. Got the book, would love the box for portability.

  93. I can’t keep up with all the WendyKnits patterns I already have. However, I would still like to have the box of 20.

  94. The name reminds me of Fox In Socks – please count me in!
    .-= PlainJane´s last blog ..Grandma Who Dances With Crochet Hooks =-.

  95. Whee! Socks in a box!

  96. SweetpeaTX says:

    Sunday’s my anniversary, maybe it’ll be my lucky day and I’ll win Socks in a Box too!

  97. That is so awesome, I can’t wait to see that finished object.

    I wasn’t sure I was interested in the box at first, because I do have the books already, but I think it would be a great study and portable copy. I might just have to look into that.
    .-= Sarah C´s last blog ..I apparently love Wendyknits =-.

  98. It’s amazing how much a cat’s mouth can stretch open! Better to catch the mice…
    I’d love to win the Socks in a Box (typed Sox in a Bocks first) – it would be so convenient to carry just one pattern around in my sock bag.

    Thanks for the fantastic blog!

  99. Who wouldn’t want socks in a box?

    .-= Myriam´s last blog ..Summers End =-.

  100. best idea! count me in