My current work in progress:

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


Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Anyone remember a song (now I am seriously dating myself) called “Lazy Sunday” by the Small Faces?

I mention this for no reason except that it is Sunday and I’m hoping it will be a lazy Sunday.


We have winners in the Knitcircus giveaway! Gina, Garret, Gerry, Angela, Kate, Anna, Kathom, Jill S, Jane, and Tall Kate have each won a copy of the pattern collection from the Summer 2011 issue of Knitcircus. If you think one of those folks may be you, check your email — I’ve emailed the link to the pattern collection to each of you.

And the two winners of the one-year subscription to KnitCircus are Madonnaearth and Brit. I have sent your email addys to Jaala who will set you up with your subscriptions.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and thanks to Jaala for making it all possible!

Work in Progress

I am now at almost 600 stitches around on my spiral shawl.

Happy Lucy Day

Eight years ago on Mother’s Day, this purring bundle of fur came to live with me.

Happy Lucy Day!


  1. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    Happy Mother’s Day and, to both of you, a very Happy Lucy Day!

  2. Happy Lucy Day!!! What a beautiful babe!! 🙂
    Hope you get your lazy day!!

    Congrats to the winners!!

  3. Happy happy Lucy Day! I hope you both enjoy your day, and congratulations to the winners!
    Jennifer´s last blog post ..Rainy Days

  4. Happy Lucy Day and thank you!!! I actually won! I had to look up the song on grooveshark and I’m sorry to say I do not remember ever hearing it. The music from that time that I remember is limited to the songs that played on the jukebox at the pool all summer. Lemon Tree is one I remember very well.

  5. Big Freddie and the Dreamers fan here!

    Happy Lucyversary

  6. Eight years already?! Happy Lucy/Mothers Day.
    Kristen´s last blog post ..Fiery Bolero

  7. Happy Lucy Day!!

  8. Oh yes I remember that song very well, it still ocassionally plays in my head and now it is playing again just because you mentioned it.

    Love how the spiral shawl is coming along
    Anne Taylor´s last blog post ..Traveling Light

  9. Sheila says:

    Happy Lucy Day! Congratulations to the winners! Happy Mother’s Day to all!

    The Small Faces! Itchycoo Park! How could I forget?

  10. Dorothy says:

    Happy Lucy Day and Happy Mama’s Day to you for adopting such a precious fur baby!!!

  11. Marcia says:

    Don’t know that song, but I know this “Lazy Sunday” from an SNL digitial short with Chris Parnell & Andy Samberg:

  12. Tall Kate says:

    Ooh, I am a winner! Thank you so much.

  13. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “meow, cousin lucy, I hope you brought your momma something nice for mother’s day!”

  14. anne marie in philly says:

    yes, I DO remember “lazy sunday”; it has been a semi-lazy sunday for me. the cat kids spent time with me on the sunporch today; a mommy can’t ask for a better present!

  15. Shirley. in PA says:

    Is it really 8 years? I remember when you got her, she was recovering from the dog bites, and didn’t look as good as she does today. Shows what love can accomplish. Congratulations to you both.

  16. Celestine says:

    Congrats to the winners. You are the best Wendy. Happy Lucy Day.
    I came accross a picture of a black cat on one of your older patterns. Was that one of your kitty’s before Miss Lucy?

  17. Leslie says:

    Happy Lucy Day!

  18. Kristine M. says:

    Happy Lucy Day!

  19. Happy Lucy Day, indeed! Lucky Lucy. Lucky Wendy.

    Lazy Sunday doesn’t ring any bells. And unfortunately my day was more productive than lazy. Bathed cats. Great fun!

    I would hope that I was the Angela who won in the KnitCircus contest, but I didn’t get an e-mail.
    Angeluna´s last blog post ..A Nod to the Ancestors

  20. One of the Small Faces lives in Austin – we see him all around town and I have a picture of myself with him….

  21. Happy Lucy Day!

  22. Debbie says:

    I know the song I know it very well in fact. Ya I really old. Happy Lucy day and Happy Mama day too Enjoy yourself

  23. Thank you Wendy ! ! !
    I am one of the winners and am anxious to get the first project from this collection on my needles. This summer will be packed with great gift projects.
    Gerry´s last blog post ..Strick-ly Socks and 36 Hippos

  24. Kathom says:

    I thought I was one of the winners, but alas, no email. Congratulations to the winners. Thank you, Wendy.

  25. Happy Lucy day Lucy! What a fabulous gift Wendy! Kitties are such sweet friends.

  26. Lestersmama says:

    Happy Lucy Day! My Lester came to me on the Ides of March. Beware, Caesar.

  27. Susan Shelly says:

    That’s neat that you got Lucy on Mom’s Day:o)) Hope it was a good one!

  28. She’s the best blocking kitty of all times!! Happy Lucy Day, we love her!! And congratulations to all the winners. Hope you had a lazy Sunday!

  29. I’m curious – do you have a degree in mathematics? I’m intrigued by your shawl construction the mathematics involved are cool. (sorry – I’m a geek and math things interest me..)
    Rae Gommel´s last blog post ..Maryland Sheep and Wool

  30. shawl is looking good
    KateM´s last blog post ..Talking with Trees

  31. Needed to add an M to my name – I’ve never been around so many Kate’s. LOL

  32. Received the pattern collection today. WOW! What a great collection for summer. Thank you for my prize.

  33. Thanks Wendy!! It was like getting a little burst of sunshine in my inbox. I can’t wait to try some of the patterns out.

    Happy Lucy Day!!
    garret´s last blog post ..A Quick Pic

  34. Gina Power says:

    I am a Gina and was hoping I was the one that won last week. I did not get an email though but have been having difficulty with my address. Hope it was me and you try again 🙂


  35. Remember sunday afternoon by the Kinks?

  36. madonnaearth says:

    Thanks Wendy! Happy Lucy Day!

  37. Lucy is completely awesome. Everyday should be Happy Lucy Day!

  38. Pam from Kansas says:

    Love that Lucy girl.

  39. Congrats, all you winners!!!
    Happy Lucy Day, to both of you Girls! ♥♥♥
    Sandra La KnItalian´s last blog post ..Free Knit Patterns- Help- and Other Stuff Wendyknits

  40. OMG R U KIDDING???? ITCHYCOO PARK!!! I LOVE Small Faces!!!
    Sandra La KnItalian´s last blog post ..Free Knit Patterns- Help- and Other Stuff Wendyknits

  41. Celestine says:

    Did you get to the MD sheep and wool this year? If so did you find anything interesting you can share with us?

  42. Thanks Wendy!! and happy Lucy day!!