My current work in progress:

Pitch by Emily Greene, knit from Elsawool Cormo worsted on a US 6 needle

Love is All Around

Here it is the last day of June. Where did the month go? For that matter, where has the year gone? It seems like it was just January.

My little scarf/shawlette thingie is done, see?

It’s really more of a scarf than a shawlette.

It used about 250 yards of fingering weight yarn.

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Creme de Menthe colorway, to be exact.

I’m very happy with it!

Using the same construction technique and lace edging, I plan to make another one that is more of a shawlette — it’ll have a deeper “body” so it is longer from top to bottom. More about that on Sunday. I’ll offer the two versions together in one pattern.

Gotta love a two-fer.

Other things to love . . .

We Love Lynn Zimmerman

My buddy Lynn Zimmerman is doing her second annual Make A Wish fundraiser — all details are over on her blog. If you donate $5.00 via her donation page (linked to from her blog with detailed instructions), Lynn will send you a copy of Laura Linneman’s beautiful My Wish Shawl Pattern. You have until August 26 to make donations.

But wait, there’s more!

For every $10.00 you donate, you will receive an entry in a drawing for some wonderful prizes! Check out Lynn’s prize blog post for details on what you could win. There are some wonderful prizes!

Actually, I think I am being very altruistic mentioning this because if I didn’t, fewer people would know about it and I would have a better chance of winning one of those amazing prizes. Of course, the fact that the Knitgirllls talked about this on their last podcast means it is already out there. So I’m not being so altruistic after all.

We Love Vogue Knitting

Because they always send me wonderful books to review, and because they authorized me to give away free tickets to the upcoming VK Live market in Los Angeles to two of my readers. These two lucky readers, chosen at random from the comments, are Brenna D. and Cathie Jones. I have emailed you two and have sent your email addys to Vogue Knitting and they will be in touch with you.

We Love Potter Craft

A couple of weeks ago I got two advance-advance copies of my upcoming book (to be published August 23) Wendy Knits Lace from my publisher, Potter Craft. (I get a box of copies next month, but the printer sends a few on early and I always get a couple of those).

I kept one copy of course, and sent the second copy to my awesome tech editor L-B because after all the work she put in on this book, she deserved to be one of the first to have it.

Yesterday Potter Craft told me they are sending me another copy so I can do a blog giveaway now!

Who’d like it?

To be entered in the drawing for this advance-advance copy of Wendy Knits Lace, leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw a winner from among the comments using the Random Number Generator at about 4:00pm EDT next Thursday, July 7, so be sure and have your comment in by then!

Last But Most Certainly Not Least

We love Lucy!


  1. Heather Green says:

    I am fairly new to knitting shawls. You have such beautiful designs. I would love a copy of your new book!

  2. Your shawlette is gorgeous! can’t wait to see the “deeper” version. And yes, I ‘d love to win the book, too. Have a great day! Hi Lucy!

  3. Ruth Porter says:

    Would I just love a copy of the new book? Of course I would!
    Hugs to Lucy.

  4. Jean A. says:

    I’ve got your book on my wish list, but if you want to give me one early, I would not object 🙂 And be sure to tell Lucy that she’s fabulous (not that she needs reminding or anything)…

  5. Love is all around indeed. Heart your blog, Lucy and that up coming book of yours. I heart Lynn Zimm as well.

    Love the shawl, and the color. Can’t wait for it to come out.

  6. Shannon H. says:

    Pick me! I need more shawl patterns to go with all the yarn I’m spinning lately.

  7. Maureen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book. The cover shawl is beautiful.

  8. Kristin Geater says:

    I would love to win a copy of your new book! I am so excited about it! Yay!!!!

  9. I am on such a shawl kick right now. And I love your books. This is a match made in heaven!

  10. Pick me! Pick me! What I love about your books are not only are the patterns amazing but the photography is gorgeous.
    Faith´s last blog post ..WIP Wednesday: Sock Yarn Conundrum

  11. Froggie says:

    I have the book pre-ordered at Amazon but I would LOVE to have it NOW as I LOVE and HAVE TO KNIT most of your patterns! And I just know that if you used Lucy to select the winner, she would pick me!

  12. Oh me! Please, please!!! You do such beautiful work

  13. Heather says:

    Yay, new book! It’s on my Amazon wishlist already!

  14. I am looking forward to your Lace book. I even bugged my local library to order it for their collection. I would love to have a free copy but I know I will be buying it.
    Will it come out on Kindle? I am a new kindle owner and have figured out how to put patterns on it. I would love to have your book in a kindle version.

  15. Here’s hoping I can win your lovely book! I’m really looking forward to it!

  16. Annette says:

    I love your little scarf/shawlette thingie! And I am very excited about your new book!

  17. I love, love, love your patterns, so even if I don’t get chosen for the book, I’ll be buying it in August.

  18. m'ellen says:

    I would love a copy of your new book. The new scarf/shawlette is lovely – can’t wait for the pattern.

  19. I would love to win a copy of this book!

    (And I do love Lucy)
    Maura van der Linden´s last blog post ..Now Set Up to Bid on Projects

  20. Pauline says:

    If I win, will you autograph the book too? I’m looking forward to this book — took a class from you in Va. Beach 3 years ago and now I love sock knitting. I hoping this book makes me love lace just as much!

  21. Khadija says:

    The new book looks great. Congrats! I’d love a copy.

  22. It would be awesome to win.
    … and we love Lucy too!

  23. Oh yes, I’d love a copy of your new book.
    After the lace knit along (which I completed, but still haven’t blocked because I’m a terrible finisher) I feel like I’m ready for more lace projects.

  24. Shirley. in PA says:

    Me me me, I really want your book. Your work is gorgeous!

  25. I am super excited about your new book.

  26. I would love to get an early copy of your new book!

  27. I am so excited for you regarding this book. After knitting the Japanese Garden Shawl and the Summer Mystery Shawlette, I have fallen in love with your lace patterns. I can’t wait to be able to drool over the patterns in this book. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do that sooner rather than later.

  28. I’m super excited about your new book

  29. All so pretty!

  30. It must be so exciting to have another book published! Congratulations and keep up the amazing work! 😀
    Heather N´s last blog post ..Busy, in a good way.

  31. If this book is as nice as your sock books and all of the beautiful shawls I’ve seen on your blog, I’d love to win!
    Deb´s last blog post ..Roxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxanne!

  32. Isabelle says:

    Hand shoots up into the air, “Pick me, please.” I’d love an advance copy of the book. Your designs are fabulous! Scritches to Lucy.

  33. Samantha says:

    I so hope I’m the lucky winner!! The book looks fabulous!

  34. Phyllis Holder says:

    Looks like I really need this book to go with your sock books that I have!! Love to have it.

  35. Congratulations on the book. It’s gorgeous!
    Susan´s last blog post ..Odds and Ends

  36. The book is here! It’s real! Congratulations Wendy. I haven’t found a Wendyknits lace pattern I didn’t like (a few I haven’t knit but that’s a time constraint). I’d love to win the book. Best regards to you, the KOARC, and Lucy for a happy and relaxing long holiday weekend.

  37. I think knitting lace will be the next big thing in knitting. I’d love to receive a copy of your book to stay on top of the trend 🙂

  38. Oh your book looks awesome. I’m working on figuring out how to afford it when it’s officially released (just in case I’m not the lucky winner).

    Your scarf/shaelette is lovely. I adorr the edging and the color. Madeline Tosh is some of my favorite yarn.
    Deinera´s last blog post ..Finishing Projects

  39. I can only hope that the genie that inhabits the random number generator will heed my pleas & pick me!!!! Thanks for offering the chance to win your lace book..
    PlainJane´s last blog post ..Two Months & One Day Later – Hey, I’m Getting Better!

  40. Patricia says:

    ME ME ME! Love all of your shawls. I have made several and have purchased just about all of the patterns on ravelry.

  41. Love the green shawlette – a perfect size for keeping a draft off the back or your neck. And I would LOVE a copy of the new lace book. And Lucy is looking as darling as ever. Happy 4th of July weekend!

  42. I love u and all your knitting. And, I’m so glad I’m not the only one suffering from back issues. I look forward to more of your. Patterns and books.

  43. Shannon says:

    Come on, RNG!

    Love the little scarf/shawlette, beautiful.

  44. It’s official, you are the most generous blogger out there =) You’re new book looks wonderful!

  45. I’d love to get a copy!

  46. Throw my name in. You are one of my regular reads. Fascinated by your ability to design and the speed with which you knit!

  47. Jeanette Zimmerli says:

    I’d love to win the copy of your book. I have preordered it on Amazon and that copy would then go to my daughter.

  48. I have all your books so it would be awesome to win your newest.

  49. Marie-france says:

    Please can I win a copy of your new book, can’t wait to get it!

  50. Let the random number generator pick me!

  51. Love the new scarflette/shawlette!!
    And as for the book: Would love, LOVE a copy of the book!

  52. Yes, please (I’ve already preordered it, though).
    And your Creme de Menthe thingie is lovely. I like the smaller size.

  53. having the book would make it hard to decide which one to start with…

  54. Debbie R. says:

    I love the scarf and look forward to the shawlette version. I would also love to win a copy of your book. 🙂

  55. Sansarya says:

    Thanks for telling us about Lynn Zimmerman’s blog and contest. Very pretty shawlette, too. 🙂

  56. Kathy S says:

    Ooh! Entryposted!!!

    I like the scarf. The shape reminds me of something worn in Colonial times.

  57. Collette says:

    I’ve been stalking the book, checking bi-weekly to see if it’s out yet.

    That either means I’m stalking or I have a really bad memory. Please allow me my delusions! Sad that I’d rather be a stalker. 😉

    I’d love to get my hands on it early.

  58. Mary Katharin says:

    I’m on a lace knitting binge! I’d love a copy

  59. The new scarf is lovely! I might just have to knit one!

    I can’t wait to see the new book – hope you pick me!

  60. I love the little shawlette! And hooray for the book! Maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll get a sneak peek. 🙂
    Ashley W´s last blog post ..June 22 and 23, 2011: Washington Nationals vs Seattle Mariners

  61. The cover looks great! I’m really enjoying knitting a shawlette right now – just enough lace to be fun, and small enough to finish even for an uber slow knitter like myself.

  62. The scarfish thing is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the shawlette version. And I’d love to have a copy of your new book. I love lace, and Lucy, too.
    pdxknitterati/MicheleLB´s last blog post ..Blocking lace

  63. Lois Allen says:

    I would love to have your book. I made the shawl from your knit along and love it. I’m just getting into lace. I have the pattern for your second summer shawl but have not started it yet.

  64. Sunnyknitter says:

    Ooh! Pick me, please, oh mighty random number generator gods!

  65. I would love a chance for an early copy.

  66. Oh boy. I would love a copy of your book!

  67. Nancy Jo C says:

    I love the scarf/shawlette! But then green is my favorite color. Can’t wait to get the pattern. And, yes, we love Lucy, and yes, I would love to win the book!

  68. How wonderful! I would love to own this book…one way or another! 😉

  69. Patricia says:

    I am so excited to see the new book. Must buy a copy! Though it would be really great if I won a copy…. 😉

    We Love Lucy too!!!!

  70. Thank you again for the patterns I won in a recent giveaway, and if its not too cheeky, I’d like to enter this one too!

  71. catspaw says:

    MEMEMEMEMEME! And I love that beautiful green.

  72. Randomly commenting… (Book looks beautiful by the way)

  73. Mary Beth says:

    Love the lace, but we also love Lucy!

  74. That’s a whole lotta lovin!

  75. That book really needs to come to my house! Thanks for the chance of winning it.

  76. me, me, me, me!!

  77. Please pick me! It looks like a great book and I love to knit lace. Congratulations yet again.

  78. MamaSue says:

    I am back into knitting and I love lace! Would be so happy to win a copy of your lovely book!

  79. LOVE the scarf/shawl….can’t wait for the pattern…..going to donate right now!

  80. Yay RNG! Can’t wait to see the new book Wendy!

  81. That book looks so wonderful! Have to try my luck in winning it 🙂
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  82. I am looking forward to your lace book. It would be great to win a copy.

  83. I love lace knitting. I’m glad that I stumbled across your website. I will look for the book if I don’t win it.

  84. Kathy Strand says:

    Can’t wait to see the book!

  85. I’d love an advance copy of your new book! I love both of your sock books, so I can’t wait to see it 🙂

  86. Henrycat says:

    The new scarf is lovely, as is Miss Lucy. 😉 Would also love to win a copy of your new lace book!

  87. Melanie says:

    Love the scarf, shaw être thingie. Lucy is beautiful. Happy 4th of July.

  88. Love the scarf, can’t wait to see it’s larger version. Please enter me in the drawing for your book, too. (Lucy’s so pretty. She’s the original reason I subscribed to the blog 🙂

  89. Hope the RNG doesn’t pick me 😉 because I’m just popping in to say your scarf/shawlette thingy is is so lovely with the lace that looks like dainty paws! I think it could be called Lucy’s Delight, which is what I think of every time I see Lucy sprawled across one of your blocking shawls!

  90. *enters!* *pets Lucy*

  91. linda-kay says:

    Oh random generator – please smile on me!!!!! lol I just hate the thought that we have to wait until August to get this book and would love an advance copy!

  92. Barbara S. says:

    Oh I would love to own a advance-advance copy of Wendy Knits Lace!

  93. Your Mystery Shawl was my first completed attempt at lace – and it turned out BEAUTIFUL!! I know that this book will be phenomenal and I would dearly love to give your copy a good home.
    Thanks for the chance!

  94. I would love an advance copy of your book! I’m not great at waiting. But I will wait for your two-fer shawlette pattern, I love the small one, what a great way to use up sock yarn! thanks!

  95. Susan B. says:

    Love the scarf. Can’t wait for the pattern! And I’d LOVE a copy of the book!

  96. I love your lace patterns and can’t wait to see the book.

  97. I do I do I do! SO BAD!!!! haha 🙂 (Is there are Doctor Who lace pattern in there?)
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  98. I am more in love with your patterns every day! Thanks for offering this give away. What a blessing!

  99. Congratulations on the new book! I am sure it is as amazing as you sock books!

  100. Book love! But first I want to kiss Lucy’s little nose. So cute!