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. After knitting your Japanese Garden shawl pattern, I can’t wait to get my hands on the book! I’m sure it will be a bestseller 🙂

  2. The shawl is beautiful. Please enter me in the drawing for your new book. Thank you!
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  3. Michelle O says:

    I would love a copy of your new book!

  4. AnneCameron says:

    Ooooooooo, me me me me me puuuuleeeeeease!! I would love to have your book! I will buy it anyway, but it would be extra special to have one that was really yours. THANKS!

  5. Winning your book would be awesome but I suspect that whether I win or not, a copy will find it’s way onto my knitting bookshelf in the near future. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for my future knitting!

  6. Michelle says:

    In honor of your new book, I think you should update your about page from “currently obsessed with knitting socks” to obsessed with knitting lace. Your socks and shawls are both beautiful, but I think your shawls have stolen the show lately.

  7. I am deeply in love with nameless little scarf/shawlette thingie! Perfect for summer knitting in hot AZ!!! Waiting for pattern with baited breath! Wendy you rock! Lucy, you know YOU rock!

  8. Melissa says:

    Count me in. It looks like a great book. Congratulations.

  9. I love your lace patterns. I finally finished the summer surprise shawlette and my daughter is eyeing it covetously – which is bad ’cause she’s Buddhist and greed is not a good thing, so I’m going to have to give it to her. So I want more of your wonderful lace patterns! Please?

  10. Bethany says:

    The book cover photo is lovely!

  11. My first shawl was the Summer Mystery Shawl. Loved it and would love a copy of your new book!

  12. Jane Pulley says:

    Hope I win the book but if I don’t I have it on my Wish List at Amazon!!

  13. Lovely lace, lovely Lucy!

  14. Would love a chance to win this book. Thanks!

  15. I discovered you from Lisa at 90% Knitting, when she talked about the “Summer Mystery Shawlette”. That was my first mystery KAL, my first shawl and my first real bit of lace knitting (I’ve done a little bit before, but nothing like this) and I LOVE IT! I would love to win your book, but will likely buy it when the time comes.


  16. bellatulips says:

    I’d love a copy of your lace book! It looks stunning! And I’d love to see the second version of your ‘scarf’ as well! 🙂

  17. I’d love a copy of the book! Can’t wait for the final details on the shawlette, too.

  18. Sabrina says:

    I have pre-ordered the book but winning would be great.

  19. What a great job on the new shawlette/scarf, love it! It sort of reminds me of the Pimpelliese…I made on for my mom not long ago. I’d love to have a copy of your book. When are you going to do another mystery KAL? that was so fun!

  20. Yes, I would like the book! Give Lucy a hug, if that’s what she likes. My cat, the Divine One, likes hugs.

  21. I was never very interested in shawls or lace until I started following you. You have certainly sparked my interest and now I’m obsessed. I would love to be the lucky one who wins your book.

  22. Darlene says:

    Your new book looks great… Please add my entry. Thanks!

  23. Ooh, the book looks lovely! Such a great cover. 🙂

  24. I’m really, really looking forward to seeing this book. I’d love to see it even sooner than in the Fall.

  25. I am on a serious lace kick right now and am also looking at patterns to make my sister a shawl for her wedding next summer. The book would be awesome, but I also think a larger version of what you’ve just posted might do the trick, too… hmmmm.

  26. (Trying again.) I’m really looking forward to seeing this new book in the Fall. Still, I’d love to see it even sooner. Especially since I enjoyed making the Mystery shawlette.

  27. Your scarf/shawlette would be so perfect under the colar of a black winter coat for just a pop of color, maybe to coordinate with a special hat! What a cutie. Lucy, too.

  28. Wendy in Indy says:

    O Great Random Number Generator in the Sky — I’d love to have this book. Choose my number, choose my number…………

  29. Lee Cockrum says:

    I’d love to win your book!! I am saving my “pennies” for a gift for hubby in august, so it would be an extra special treat!!

    I love Lucy too, and I don’t even know her!! But she is so lovely to look at, and seems so sweet:)

  30. Would I like a copy of one of your books? Of course!

  31. I love your blog, love your socks and love your blog!

  32. Kim in Apex says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I love to knit lace.

  33. I love your little mint shawl, I can’t wait to purchase the pattern.

    Besy wishes from the UK 😉

  34. I would love to win a copy of your new book!! However, if I don’t win it, I will still be purchasing it.

  35. I would love to win this book! Thanks!

  36. KatieBug says:

    The book looks and sounds lovely! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, hopefully sooner than later! 🙂 Thanks as always for another awesome giveaway!

  37. There’s nothing like a giveaway to get us lurkers to show our face. Please enter me for the book. I love knitting it.

  38. That book looks fun – I’d love a copy 😉

  39. Beverly (db81971) says:

    Anticipation is killin me! I’d love to see the book!

  40. Liane :) says:

    Would love a chance to win this book!!! Thanks.
    The shawlette is very pretty. 🙂

  41. I’d love to be picked. You’re designs have convinced me to try more things out of my comfort zone.

    Lucy is keeping busy as usual.

    Enjoy you long weekend.

  42. Beverly Shearon says:

    I have really enjoyed your blog and seeing your projects. Wish I could knit that fast. Would love to win your new book!

  43. I can’t wait for the release of your book! I hope you pick me 😀

  44. Oh, me, me, me!! Pick me! I fell in love with lace knitting when I made your Mystery Shawlette recently, and was disappointed to learn I would have to wait until August to buy your book. Now the possibility of winning a copy sooner delights me!
    Also, sending a big “Meow” from my Snowshoe Siamese/Balinese mix kitty Shaq who looks a lot like your beautiful Lucy. If I knew how to post a picture here, I would add his photo.

  45. HelenLR says:

    Wendy! Your new book on lace has been top of my wishlist since I first heard about it. I would love to get an advanced copy.
    My Lucy cat thinks your Lucy cat looks as furry as she is!

  46. dorinda says:

    Love what Wendi Knits!

  47. Courtney says:

    Can’t wait to see your book Wendy! I love the cover!!!

  48. Michelle says:

    My first commenting! You made me knit lace. At first it was hard! But it’s getting better:)

  49. Way Cool book. Enter me please.

  50. I’ve been jonesing for your book! It’s on my wish list on Amazon!

  51. Congradulations on your new Book Wendy!!! I would like to enter for the advanced copy. I always enjoy knitting from your books……=)

  52. Who doesn’t love Lucy? Or lace?

  53. I would love your book.

  54. I’d love to win the book. I’ve just started to venture into knitting lace.
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  55. Wow, that book looks like a must-have. Love the little lace scarf too. Gorgeous. And i agree with you. The last 2 months especially have flown by far too quickly for me. Rewind a few months please.

  56. Your shawls are gorgeous, I’d love to have a chance at the new book. Thanks

  57. Connie G. says:

    Your new book is on my Amazon wishlist, but if I could get one from you now that would be sooooooooooo sweet.

  58. I would LOVE a copy of your new book!

  59. Cindy W. says:

    I love knitting lace. Thanks for a chance to win your book.
    Cindy W.

  60. Dawn E. Anderson says:

    Shilo and I also love Lucy, and would love a copy of your book. Look forward to your blogs, too. Great work.

  61. Martha S says:

    Maddie, my bichon, loves Lucy and i love ALL your work. Can’t wait for the pattern to be released. . . you’re so talented! 😀

  62. I’m really looking forward to the to-fer, but I certainly wouldn’t object to being selected to win your new lace book. Lovely green lace.
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  63. Can’t wait to see your book in person. Would love to win it now, but will enjoy it later if that’s how I get it. Great job by you, publishing great knitting books and keeping up with the best blog ever. Thank you.

  64. Carol S. says:

    I love lace knitting and would love to win a book!

    Have a happy Fourth of July!

  65. Margalioth says:

    I’d love a copy!

  66. That scarf is lovely and I would love a chance to win a book!

  67. Kris (Tanglegirl) says:

    What a treat – a DOUBLE book giveaway! Was this Lucy’s idea?

  68. Another wonderful give away.

  69. Courtney says:

    Your book looks lovely! Here’s hoping!

  70. How nice of Potter Craft! I do love me some Wendy patterns. 😀

  71. I would love to win your book! I have recently started knitting lace. Keeping my fingers crossed you pick me!!
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  72. Patti D says:

    Please include my name in your book give a way. I like your little minty green shawlette scarf.

  73. Well…the book cover has gotten my attention! Me please!
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  74. I, too, would love a copy of the book. All your patterns are so lovely. I am going to make a shawl for my daughter for her birthday, just have to pick a pattern and get started on it.

  75. LaurelB says:

    OOOOH, praying to the RNG gods! I would love a copy. Otherwise I’ll have to wait until my birthday to get a copy 🙁

  76. Thank you for offering the contest for your new book, and congratulations – it looks wonderful!

  77. Oh, yes please! Would love to win this book. It is already on my Amazon wishlist.

  78. Yo quiero el libro!

  79. I would Love a copy of the book – of course will wait to buy if the random # generator doesn’t pick me!

  80. Can’t wait to see your new book.

  81. Brittani says:

    I would a copy of your lace book to add to my Wendy Knit’s collection : )

  82. Not sure which I’m more excited about – this shawlette or the opportunity to win your lace book. I’ve just started knitting lace & am totally obsessed with your Summer Mystery pattern. I’m already working on my 3rd one. Can’t wait for the pattern for this shawlette – I already need a new obsession.

  83. I love seeing your new patterns pop up on the blog.
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  84. Can’t believe Monday is July doing your mystery shawl now..I am loving doing shawls…happy 4th of July

  85. Your creativity astounds me. I love all your patterns, just wish there was more time in my day to knit them all. I love Lucy too.

  86. technikat says:

    I’d love your lace book, Wendy. I have your sock books.
    And Friday is my birthday. It would be a lovely B-day present ;-).

  87. I’d love to be the winner! Your designs are always fun to knit.

  88. Who wouldn’t want the book? Throw me into the drawing too!
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  89. I have Creme de Menthe in the MCN worsted base. I wonder if I can use that to knit a larger shawlette?
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  90. Lots of comments already. But maybe I will still win?

  91. Love the scarflette. Can’t wait to se e book!

  92. I would love to own your beautiful book!

  93. Shoshana says:

    I’m obsessed with shawls right now. They are the absolute perfect thing to be knitting in a sweltering summer with no AC!

  94. We all love Lucy!

    And I love the shawlette-to-be and the scarf!

    And Make-A-Wish, Lynn and LaLa — awesome.

    (And I’d purely love a copy of your book…. of course, I have one on pre-order, but if the RNG picks me, I’ll still get my preorder copy, and share it with a friend!)
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  95. pmack17 says:

    Lace is fun! I’d love to win!

  96. I’ve enjoyed knitting several of your patterns, and look forward to many more. Thanks for such an inspiring blog.

  97. Kristi ~ Ohio says:

    I would love a copy of your new lace book. I’m looking forward to the release of your scarf/shaw être thingy.

  98. jcknits says:

    I’d love a copy. It would be an awesome birthday present!

  99. I’m looking forward to seeing the lace book, and an early copy would be fantastic!
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  100. Would love to recieve a copy of your new book.