My current work in progress:

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


More Rainbow

I am still knitting along on my Rainbow Viajante.


I used up my first skein of yarn (238 grams-worth) and have started a second skein. I’m not sure how big I will make this, but I am thinking another 18 – 20″ in length. I’ve got tons of yarn, so can knit until I’m happy with it.

I’ve got a few new books to review, so I thought I’d do one today.


This is Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves: 20 Ideas * 3 Ways, a Sixth & Spring book. It’s a book of wraps with a twist: each idea is worked in three different ways, so for the 20 ideas you get 60 patterns. Nice, huh?

The idea can be a color, a stitch pattern, a technique, a fiber type — you get the idea. Here’s a couple of pages from the Table of Contents:


This is the selection of patterns for the short row idea:


The patterns all use Classic Elite Yrns (the title gives that away) and they are all clearly written, some with charts, some without. There is nothing terribly complex here, but a lot of very pretty wraps for you money.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in a drawing to receive my copy, leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Random Number Generator will select a winner from among the comments.

Lucy is having her usual Sunday here.



  1. I love the rainbow! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great book…that scarf looks divine!
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  2. Cathie Jones says:

    Please pick me, sweet and precious random number generator!

  3. I would love to win a copy of the book. 🙂
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  4. Always love the pics of Lucy. Thank you for the opportunity to (possibly) win the Scarf book.

  5. Courtney L says:

    Seems like a very cool book! I’m just now getting in to scarves and shawls, so it looks especially awesome. Thanks for holding the giveaway!

  6. Cool thanks

  7. Barbara Brown says:

    Looks like a great tool to have in your library. I’d love to win it!

  8. Me please! So beautiful. I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing ♡

  9. Karen Scheer says:

    Looks like a lovely book. Thanks for doing a drawing.

  10. Marie R. says:

    That book looks interesting, my cats are having the same day as Lucy.

  11. CharlotB says:

    Would love to win the book. Lucy looks very comfortable.

  12. This looks like a lovely book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  13. Making wraps is one of my fine pleasures – the book looks lovely. It’s not as beautiful as Lucy, but then what is?

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. I would love this book! I am a fan of everything Classic Elite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. I would love to win this book. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  16. viajante looking good! Lucy looking even better! would love a copy of shawl/scarf book. Thanks for opportunity. (I’m sorry you didn’t get to see more of colorado, it’s really a beautiful state!) best wishes!

  17. Julie Lovelace says:

    Here’s my comment… in hopes of winning big!

  18. Love to win this book. Thanks

  19. Tiffany Newman says:

    Always nice to have those books in the library…

  20. I would love to have a chance at the shawl and scarf book.

  21. Since I am totally obsessed with shawl knitting right now, this book clearly has my number on it. Thanks for the drawing!

  22. I too am obsessed with knitting lace and shawls – I hope I win – either way, it looks like a great book. Love the rainbow colors.

  23. Fascinated with your rainbow yarn. I have some, but don’t care for the project I started, so am looking for inspiration.
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  24. Hi wendy,
    love the EQ, and love Lucy. Have a great week.

  25. Phyllis Wright says:

    Would love a copy hope I get lucky with the random draw.

  26. That looks like a great book – and the rainbow scarf is really looking good. Poor little Lucy looks all tuckered out.

  27. I’ve been on a shawl binge (still going strong), so would love me to patterns to alter (I can’t be bothered to design my own, I just “fix” other people’s.). Thanks as always for sharing…

  28. Your rainbow looks fantastic!! I’ve been knitting lots of shawls and would love to have this book! Thanks!

  29. patricia says:

    Count me in! Viajante looks great!

  30. I glanced at that book and loved how it gives you ideas for different yarns, would love to win a copy.

    Kauni rainbow is one of my favorites too!

  31. Shirley Gallagher says:

    I want that book, it looks like something I can attack my stash with. Lucy is so pretty when she sleeps/

  32. Me! Me! I want the book. I also want your rainbow. Beautiful!
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  33. Priscilla says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! And I love the picture of Lucy napping. 🙂

  34. What a neat concept! I’d love to give some of those 20 ideas a try.

  35. I’d love to win. Will be a good way to diminish my stash.

  36. Add me in for the book, please!

  37. I would love your review copy of the book!

  38. I love scarves and wraps! Your rainbow confection is lovely too.

  39. Looks like a great book, I would love to win it!

  40. Loved your class at the Fling. Would love a book of wrap patterns!

  41. How do you plan to wear your Viajante?
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  42. I have been randomly not picked for many a time–seems like it ought to be time to get picked!

  43. Sounds like you were busy at Fling! Pretty shawl pattern; pretty Rainbow colorway.

  44. Thank you much for offering this book up. I was just reading about on line the other day.

  45. Fling is gorgeous!! I’d be thrilled to receive this book. What wonderful ideas!!

  46. I love all that Rainbow yarn Its just so pretty. The book looks like a lot of fun I would love to call it mine.

  47. Thanks for the opportunity-looks like a really great book!

  48. Lucy is doing what I’d like to be doing right now. The book looks lovey. I’m a big fan of knitting shawls.

  49. Shawls, wraps and scarves, oh my!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! Your present project is most lovely, & so is the incomparable Lucy! 🙂

  50. Nice to be able to get 60 patterns out of 20

  51. Susan Picciano says:

    What a fun book! Love classic Elites yarns.

  52. Karen Palmer says:

    The book you have spot lighted looks great. Would love to add it to my collection! Hugs!

  53. I’m obsessed with scarves! Pick me! Pick me!

  54. I love the rainbow yarn, it will bring color to a gloomy day. I really would love to get into shawl knitting, the book looks like lots of fun patterns.

  55. i love lucy!

  56. That cat is soooo cute! I wish I could cuddle her a bit, but probably she wouldn’t want to be disturbed during her cat nap 🙂
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  57. Donna from Muskegon,MI says:

    Ooooh my favorite things to make. thanks for the chance to win.

  58. Cyndee Carson says:

    I would certainly put that Classic Elite book to good use. I’ve got my ingers crossed !

  59. Debbie H says:

    I would love to win the book. Thanks!

  60. I have been eyeing that book since it came out. Fingers are crossed.

  61. Maybe this time…..

  62. I can’t wait to see your finished Viajante!

  63. Debbie S says:

    I’d love to win

  64. celestine says:

    Shaws and wraps are my thing. I would LOVE to have this book.

  65. Christel says:

    Have found that I love shawls and scarves more than anything!! Thanks for sharing!! I’d love to have this one!!

  66. me me me!!!!!
    and hello to lucy!

  67. Sandra Kerr says:

    Shawls and wraps are some of my favorite things to make. I’d love a copy!

  68. My daughter & daughter-in-laws would love to have a new shawl for Christmas. I hope I am picked to receive the book!!

  69. Lovely! I’d love to win.

  70. I love love the rainbow! Thanks for the chance to win the book. This is the time of year that I do shawls and scarves.

    Lucy dear, you have the right idea for Sunday afternoons—sleeping!

  71. From Classic Elite? Of course I would love this. Their patterns are very lovely and this looks like a must have. Pick me!

  72. I am loving shawls these days-this book would be great!

  73. Just love all the rainbows! Hope I win the book. 😉

  74. Love the yarn and would love more variations for shawls and such. Would love to be lucky!

  75. I like.the loom of that book. AND on the rainbow yarn. I think k I will have to go rainbow this summer…

  76. I would love a chance to win the book!

  77. Pam Gardner says:

    would love a chance on the book-I checked it out of the library awhile back and really liked it. Your rainbow is bee-u-ti-ful…but way beyond my abilities!

  78. I have quite a bit of that Kauni rainbow yarn. I think I’ll have to dig it out of my stash to make a shawl or scarf. Perhaps one from the book? 🙂

  79. What an amazing looking book!

  80. Judith Comfort says:

    I would love to receive your copy of Shawls, Wraps & Scarves but even more than that, I have to tell you that I look forward to seeing what Lucy is up to. Thanks for so much information and so much enjoyment.

  81. Viajante is looking awesome, can’t wait to see how it works out! I want some of that yarn. 😛

    And that book looks awesome.
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  82. kathleen in wisconsin says:

    Lucy and my 2 kitties have the same idea about how to maximize Sunday afternoon…especially if there is a sunshine puddle involved. That looks like a nice book; thanks for offering it.

  83. Linda Broglan says:

    I’d love to have a copy of the book looks interesting and scarves shawls and stoles are projects I’m working on at the moment.

  84. never actually used this yarn, am intrigued …want to learn more about short rows

  85. Darlene Appleby says:

    Love love love shawls. Pick me.

  86. Marilyn Goodenberger says:

    Love wraps and shawls. I would be so happy to be the winner!

  87. CEY patterns can be clever & interesting. Would love this book!

  88. I would love a copy!!!

  89. Hi Wendy, seems like you did the wingspan shawl out of this yarn as well…hope I win!

  90. I would love a copy of the Classic Elite Shawls book.

  91. Those are such great uses for single skeins…

  92. Lucy is lovely as always. I would not mind winning this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  93. Meredith MC says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. Danielle says:

    Book looks mucho nifty!! Thanks for the random number opportunity to inherit this book!!

  96. I’d love to be in to win, thank you
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  97. That book looks great. Thanks for offering it up!

  98. With a Rav group we are doing Viajante in a kal. I also modify the m1 in the garter sts with kfb. Mine is with Fleece Artist suri blue. I like your raimbow one.

    The classic elite book seem very interesting with what you are showing us. I like short row design

  99. It was so good to meet you at the Fling! I hope I am picked by the all power RNG!

  100. Ann Hedington says:

    Your rainbow is beautiful! I like shawl/scarf patterns — no fitting — so I hope the RNG picks me!