My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

More Socks

Been holding out on you, have I. (Talking like Yoda, am I.) For I have a completed pair of DK-weight socks that I’ve not shown you.

This pair of socks is made from Austermann Step 6-ply 75% wool and 25% nylon, with the aloe and jojoba oil treatment like the fingering weight has. I knit this pair for the KOARC’s birthday, which happens to be today. Happy birthday, KOARC!

This is yet another yarn I’ve tried in my quest for the elusive 75/25 composition 6-ply sock yarn. This one was quite worthy — very nice to knit and makes a nice-looking sock.


I have used the Random Number Generator to select the winner of my review copy of Knit Local. The winner is MJ. MJ has been emailed. 🙂

And hey, guess what? I’ve got another book to giveaway.

This is Knit Simple Knitting Workshops, from the editors of Knit Simple magazine. It came out in August, so I’ve actually had it for a little while.

The book consists of workshops that will guide the knitter through different knitting techniques. Everything is presented step-by-step with a lot of nice clear pictures.

There are how-to sections for basic knitting.

Also for some basic crochet as well.

There are also a lot of patterns, many for nice basic items, like hats.

And socks.

There also plenty of cute, very creative items. I love this bouquet of crocheted flowers.

And check out these photos for a mitered square afghan.

This is a great book for a beginner, or for someone who knows the basic techniques and wants to learn more knitting techniques.

Who’d like it? 🙂

To be entered in the drawing to win this book, leave a comment on this post by 11:00am Eastern Time on Sunday, October 30, 2011. I’ll draw a winner at random from the comments shortly thereafter.


I’m knitting the second giant sock for a giant foot.

And I’m still knitting along on both Trillian and Thin Ice. I’ve got 8 more rows to do on Thin Ice, but as each row is over 500 stitches, that will take me a fair amount of time!

And Lucy is just relaxing.

She has a rough life.




  1. Love the book, I would. Share it with a friend who’s learning, I promise!

  2. Hi Wendy! Please enter me in the contest for Knit Simple.
    I love how your big sock is coming along! It makes me think of my familiy’s feet…
    I can’t believe you knitted another pair of socks too. I put everything on hold until I finish my sons Halloween bag (although I think it’s the yarn…)

    Thank you!

  3. A friend just taught me how to knit a few months ago, and I’m hooked!

    I’ve been spending a lot of time browsing through Amazon’s pattern books, looking for great beginner projects, and came across your book on knitting socks from the toe up, and your biography. That lead me to your blog, which I’ve now bookmarked as a favorite, and a new fan is born!

    And, of course, I would love to win the book — to add to my very small, but growing “learn to” books, and my repertoire of patterns I can do.

  4. I love your blog and have learned so much about knitting. I like to see and hear about Lucy too! I would really like to win this book. I need a good knitting reference book.

    Thanks and keep up the good info!

  5. The book would be a great gift for my daughter who is learning how to knit!

  6. Please add me to the drawing. I love books.

  7. Looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    Ruth´s last blog post ..From out of nowhere

  8. jena hyslip says:

    I’d love this book. I’m not abeginning knitter,but the projects look like great gift projects. I hope I win.

  9. Looks like a great book!

  10. Looks like a great book! I’d love to win it. I’ve been knitting like crazy lately.

  11. This book looks great for illustrations and pictures as needed. Would love to have a copy in my reference library.

    Deb from MN and it is chily!

    Thanks for the offer of this book.

  12. Hi Wendy, The book looks great.

  13. Jane Wilson says:

    This looks like a great addition to anyone’s library. Thanks for offering it.

  14. Love your generosity. I would love to received the book if the random number generator picks me. Hi to Lucy.


  15. I would love to with the book! Great pictures!
    Kristen´s last blog post ..Nuts About Alpaca

  16. Jane (aka Scarlettcrafty) says:

    Very sweet of you to give away such a yummmy book… would love to see it up close and personal. It looks to be a delightful read with many ideas! YEA! Hope you & Lucy have a relaxing weekend 🙂

  17. What a nice giveaway. Hope I win.

  18. Love the Austermann socks – would love to win the book!

  19. Poor Lucy, it’s so exhausting for her to be so beautiful.

  20. Thanks for the contest – perfect distraction from attaching sleeves to the body of a sweater and getting one step closer to having to steek

  21. Teaching a young girl at school to knit. Would be a great gift.

  22. dixiestitcher says:

    I would like to thank you for sharing your love & knowledge of knitting!
    I believe I have learned more from your resources than anyother knitting author, besides EZ.

  23. I would love to win the Knit Simple book. Hope you are having a good weekend and not buried under the snow. Looked pretty bad down your way on the weather channel.