My current work in progress:

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


Winter Knitcircus

The Winter 2010 issue of Knitcircus magazine is live today!

You may note by looking at the masthead that I’ve been “promoted” — I am now a contributing editor. 😀 In this issue you will find my article: “Make It Fit: Adjusting Stitch Patterns for Sock Design.” I hope you enjoy it.

This looks like a lovely issue — after a quick read-through I can see that there are as usual great articles and reviews and of course a lot of wonderful patterns to knit — many of them great for holiday knitting and giving.

As usual, my lovely and generous editor-in-chief Jaala Spiro has authorized me to give away two one-year subscriptions and ten pattern collections from this issue. Want to win one? Leave a comment on this blog post by noon eastern time on Sunday, November 14 to be entered in the drawing.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, the day job is getting in the way of my knitting progress. I tell you, this working for a living nonsense is starting to annoy me. I managed a few rows on the sleeve of the Not-Quite-All-the-Way-So-Much Hawthorn Sweater last night.

Tomorrow is a holiday for us Feds and I have nothing planned for the day, so I’m hoping to spend it relaxing, snuggling with Miss Lucy, and knitting.


  1. Kate Lathrop says:

    I understand about the day job getting in the way! I have a pair of socks for Dad to finish up, a BSJ for niece/nephew due in February, and a bit more of Christmas knitting. Sometime after the New Year will be me knitting 🙂

  2. Theresa Nance says:

    Oooooh, pick me please!

  3. enjoy your day off. i wish i could have a relax with the critters and knit day!

  4. would love to win a subscription. have a good weekend and don’t work too hard
    southparknitter´s last blog post ..Double Double Dressin’ Trouble

  5. I’m hoping to start knitting at my desk again soon to make the day go by faster, I only keep the day job to support my habit 🙂
    Karen´s last blog post ..It’s time to start posting again!!!!

  6. Oh! I would absolutely love a subscription to KnitCircus. Count me in.

  7. Oh wow, how generous of them! 🙂
    ann-marie mackay´s last blog post ..Hi from sunny-not sunny Florida!!

  8. ohh, so many lovely patterns-would love to win either prize! 😀
    wenchfaery´s last blog post ..Im here- I promise!

  9. Lucy looks excited at the prospect.
    sprite´s last blog post ..weekly geeks- readers advisory

  10. I hear you loud and clear! My day job got in the way of quilting, and now my quilting job gets in the way of knitting.

    And I would love, love, love, to have a subscription!
    Cathie Jones´s last blog post ..JazzSea Cruises

  11. A holiday? Wish I had one of those 🙂

    KnitCircus looks great. I’ve gotten very bored with IK and Vogue…please choose me?

  12. Yay, KnitCircus!

    And here’s hoping you have as great of a “day off” tomorrow as I did today!
    DPUTiger´s last blog post ..Herringbone Möbius

  13. I would love to win a subscription; but, I was going to post anyway to mention what a demon woman you are with the information about the Lucchese Boots. 🙂 I am very smitten with a $900 pair. LOL
    Ruth´s last blog post ..No dramas

  14. Aberdonian says:

    It looks like a great issue!

  15. Thought this was a particularly good issue. Thanks!

  16. I hope you enjoy your day off. Wish we were off! (Teacher). Happy knitting!

  17. Oooh! One of my favorite time sponges! Pick *me* magic randomizer!
    kali´s last blog post ..Scents and Song

  18. I can’t wait to start making socks after Christmas. Thus far I have made Fuzzy Feet and I made up a pattern to make socks for my daughter’s Vision Forum doll (like American Girl).

    You inspire me!
    Laura of Harvest Lane´s last blog post ..Holiday Craft Show 9-5 Saturday 13th

  19. I would LOVE this magazine as a birthday present to myself!

  20. Yes! I want it, especially if there are small & quick-knitting gifts within! I’ve several pairs of fingerless mitts done; I need another type of accessory that’ll be just about as quick to knit. Can’t have cowls, as that’s what I gifted last year. Hats might be ok. I’ve got slippers on the needles, but as they’re double-stranded and knit to rather dense gauge, working on them makes my hands hurt. What to do, what to do?
    Ann Devine´s last blog post ..Up in smoke

  21. I’m in for the drawing!
    Alex Klein´s last blog post ..Mondays Musing

  22. memememememe!

  23. When you plan for snuggeling Miss Lucy will have different plans. When you are ready to knit she’ll be ready to snuggel.

  24. I love the mobile version of this magazine!! So easy to look at on my phone! 🙂
    Sally´s last blog post ..In awe

  25. What a fun prize!

  26. I would love to win this. I was just eyeing the orange sweater pattern on the cover today on Ravelry!

  27. Love the boots, Wendy! yeah, I am a bit jealous, too! And, why, yes, I’d love to win a copy of KnitCircus! Thanks!

  28. Enjoy your day off! I’m working tomorrow but had an unofficial day off today due to a sick child. I have to admit that it was nice to get a few things done around home (without too much guilt–he’s not that sick).

    I’d definitely like to be in the drawing!

  29. I think it’s dumb that my day job interferes with my knitting and reading time.
    biomaj5´s last blog post ..I refuse to knit on my citron shawl any longer

  30. I would love to be in the drawing! Enjoy your day off!

  31. Congrats on your promotion! Have a fun day tomorrow.

  32. I’m dying to see this magazine…can’t find it on the news stands. Congrats on the new position as contributing editor!

  33. Enjoy tomorrow and knit, knit, pet Lucy and knit!

  34. Sherry Coleman says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  35. I wanna win!

  36. I would love to win this! Have a great weekend!!

  37. Congratulations on the promotion, and thanks for giving us a chance to win this nice prize.

  38. SweetpeaTX says:

    Think I could use a ‘me’ day too. I hope I win the drawing!

  39. Would love to win a subscription — I have yet to find Knitcircus in bookstores. I’m on the prowl for gift patterns; looks like I might have some luck with this issue!

  40. Oh, it would be wonderful!

  41. Would love to win a subscription since I have never read Knitcircus and am intrigued!

  42. Sounds great!

  43. I would love to win Knitcircus looks awesome!

  44. I was looking through the latest issue of Knitcircus earlier this afternoon, and two sweaters are begging me to knit them. There may be a sock pattern in there, too, if I’m honest with myself.
    Faith´s last blog post ..A Letter to my Daughter- 9 Days

  45. Casting my lot!

  46. Do you have to ask? I’d love to win the Knitcircus — thanks for the opportunity.

  47. Debbie Hammer says:

    Knit magazine! Patterns! Wow!

  48. Tomorrow is a day off for some, but not for others here in Ontario. Those of us who are off, and whose children will still be in school will most certainly enjoy the day. Thanks for the draw. I would love to win.

  49. I’d love to win even one issue!

  50. I know what you mean, my day job is stay at home mom, it really gets in the way of knitting progress. I would like a subscription to Knit Circus though, I like to ogle all the things I don’t have time to knit.

  51. Kathy Rodgers says:

    Would love to win Knit Circus!

  52. Enjoy your day off!

  53. Pick me please! Enjoy your day off 🙂

  54. i would love a subscription!

  55. What a nice prize. Come on RNG!

  56. I would always enjoy a knitting magazine that features information about socks.

  57. Mazel tov on the promotion! I hope I win 🙂

  58. Those darn jobs do get in the way; count me in for the subscription or pattern giveaway. Thanks.

  59. Please enter me in the draw. Thank you! 🙂
    Myriam´s last blog post ..Mama Bear Papa Bear

  60. Congratulations on your promotion! I’d love to win a subscription!

  61. Looks like a wonderful magazine – thank you so much for offering this contest, Wendy! 😉

  62. Holidays are meant for celebrating, whatever a person’s definition of “celebrate!”

  63. Looks quite nice, would love a copy

  64. The Frost fingerless gloves are FANTASTIC! And so many great hats!

  65. I was just flipping through the new Knitcircus and thinking I would buy a copy when I get home this evening. How glad am I that I went through my feed reader first?! Now I have a chance to win it instead! Thank you and the ladies at Knitcircus for being so generous! I especially love the sweaters in this collection, especially the cabled pullover and the colourwork cardigan. Beautiful!

  66. It *is* a great issue – so great I bought it! Have a good day off!

  67. I would LOVE a subscription to knitcircus, but it’s just not in the budget right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Your sock article was great. Thank you.

  69. Would love a gander at that magazine. Anything you do is always quality!

  70. I think we need to see more pictures of Miss Lucy. My kitties like seeing the different areas of where and how she sleeps, but wonder what kind of kitty toys she likes when she is not sleeping – and hopefully she does not require threats of death to stay away from the yarn…
    Oh, and please enter me in your contest! I have never seen that magazine before (things are sparser than I like in the North Woods…)
    Elisa Campbell´s last blog post ..Braindead… But made it to the store

  71. Yes, would love to win! Lucky Lucy get extra mama time tomorrow – wish I could stay home with my kitties. Course I wish that every day I have to leave for work!

  72. Would love to win either prize in the contest. Thanks

  73. How fabulous! Must look it up to read your article!

  74. Me!! Me Me!! Me me me Puuuhhhh-lease? 😀

    In all seriousness, I would love to have more patterns to add to my never ending queue! Cause, ya know, we all need more patterns to work on 😉

  75. Would love to have a subscription. (and would love those boots too!)

  76. i’d love to win! i love the issue, i looked through it this morning. everything looks lovely!
    captainsharmie´s last blog post ..WIP wednesday- command scarf update

  77. That sweater is looking gorgeous. When are you doing another knit along for us friends? Enjoy your day off!!

  78. CatBookMom says:

    I’d love a subscription. I’ve already flipped through the issue and noted a couple of projects I like.

    BTW, did you get a message from Shanti’s Mom? So far she’s received 491 hats!

  79. Linda in TX says:

    I know – work life always gets in the way. But it provides the $$$ we need for yarn. Thanks for your help with the hats for Shanti — I bet we’d get 500 and I was pretty close!

  80. With everything you do when do you find time to sleep? I’d love to win a magazine subscription!

  81. awwww…the day job(s)….the need to earn a living definately gets in the way of life’s pursuits. Hope to be picked for the give-away….

  82. That’s the truth – sometimes I daydream my way through work thinking about what I’m knitting. Thanks for the contest and enjoy your day off. I’m sure Lucy will…:)

  83. I’d love to win a Knitcircus prize – the current issue looks great!

  84. Your Hawthorne is the same color as the Victoria sweater that I started after I saw yours. I have finished the back. Still hoping to finish the sweater before winter is over!

  85. I loved the fall Knitcircus! I made the Bolla bag and plan to make several other items.

  86. I’d love a subscription. Congratulations!
    Liz R´s last blog post ..Edward M Kennedy 1932-2009

  87. Yes please.

    (and more teddy before it’s hibernation season, please)

  88. I just blogged about the same thing today! Stupid “day jobs”…
    Laura´s last blog post ..Cashmere Love

  89. Glad you will be “free” tomorrow. I would appreciate a subscription.

  90. mary mcmahon says:

    What?? Lucy doesn’t get her own subscription?

  91. A day of snuggling with Lucy and knitting sounds awesome.

  92. This publication is new to me…would love a subscription.

  93. Lynda Treen says:

    Congratulations on your new job. Like you don’t have enough already. But you can do it!!! Thanks for all you do to promote knitting. Lynda

  94. Knitcircus! Pick me!

    My kitties would love it if I could spend tomorrow knitting and snuggling with them, but I don’t get the day off…

  95. Congrats on the contributing editor masthead! Maybe someday you’ll be able to give up the day job and work as a knitting designer. To dream…
    Please pick me?

  96. Knitcircus! Would love a subscription.

  97. Robin Diebold says:

    I would love to not have my day job get in the way of my knitting.
    I would love to win. Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. I’d love an issue or more!

  99. Congrats on your new position with the magazine and thanks for the chance!

  100. Pick me!