My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

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. Oh! I hope my number is picked, looks like a great book to add to the library!

  2. Oh, I hope my number is picked! A great book for the library!

  3. I have been on a shawl gig lately, so I would love more options to choose from. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great idea for a book. I’d love to win it and explore the patterns.

  5. LN in TX says:

    I too like shawl patterns because I don’t have to worry about them fitting!

  6. Beverly shearon says:

    I would love to win this book. I also love the rainbow scarf. I am going to have to get some of that yarn.

  7. Always enjoy reading your blog. Hopei get lucky with the RNG!

  8. Kathy in Alaska says:

    Loving your rainbow Viajante!

    Thanks for the chance to win the scarves / shawls book.

  9. Love the shawl!

  10. Elaine Stiller says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  11. Kris Peters says:

    Love to make shawls! Please pick me, RNG!

  12. Pam Chamberlain says:

    Love the rainbow colorway! The book looks awesome.

  13. Kristine M. says:

    I’ve been looking forward to that book!

  14. Marmee of two says:

    Would be soooooooo happy if I won this book!!!!!!!!!! Love the rainbow yarn also.

  15. It would be super fun to have all of those cool patterns! Thank you so much for sharing your books with us Wendy!

  16. Wow…looks like a great book! The rainbow is lovely…..

  17. I would love this!

  18. Stephanie says:

    The rainbow looks great! I am looking to do a shall as my next project as I’m waiting for my sock class to be posted at my local yarn shop (my summer project).

  19. Lestersmama says:

    Such an interesting construction. Can’t wait to see you model it.

  20. Would love to review this book too! Thanks for the chance.

  21. would love a copy

  22. Anne Marie B says:

    This book looks great! Thanks!

  23. cecilia david says:

    If there is a chance……..hope the number generator will pick me,cd

  24. Add my name in! And give Lucy a scratch for me!

  25. What a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Lucy is looking marvelous as usual!

  27. the book sounds like an interesting and fun approach to varying patterns. I would love to win, to help my uncreativity!

  28. Cheryl Halstead says:

    I would love the book! I have a Siamese, 9 years old. How old is Lucy? How do you get to review books?

  29. Charlotte says:

    Your colorwork knitting is beautiful, as always. I’d like to win CEY’s newest book. I read the info on their site last month & also saw that they’re also having a knit along from the book, but I knit sooooo slowly, I’d never get done!

  30. I love the idea of multiple ways of working a pattern. Count me in.

  31. Angela E . says:

    I would really really like that book! Pick me Please! PLEAZZZZZZZZZZZZE!

  32. Looks like a wonderful book. Would love to have it!

  33. Mande Kuechenmeister says:

    I would love to win your copy!! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Leslie Schroeder says:

    Love your rainbow colors! How nice of you to share your copy.

  35. Love the rainbow shawl! Hope Lucy had a great power nap;O))

  36. I’ve been wanting that book! I hope I win. Lucy sure knows how to relax.

  37. Pat Emerick says:

    Looks like a great book …. Would love to have it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  38. You can never have too many wraps! Great way to go through the stash.
    You can never have enough books,either.
    Ssk yo, Hannah

  39. cydney yerushalmi says:

    I love classic elite yarn and I actually wear the shawls I knit.

  40. I can use all the inspiration I can get. RNG please pick me.

  41. Your Viajante is lovely. The book sounds like a great idea generator, thanks for offering to share it.
    Barbara´s last blog post ..FO | April Showers

  42. I am moving to cooler climes. Shawls, Wraps & Scarves will be what I’m knitting!

  43. Lauren K. says:

    HI girls,
    I am in a lace trance and would love to win this book. I want to make shawls for all my girl cousins and this would be a wonderful help!
    As usual, you’re knitting up your fantastic patterns and I love them all.

    All our best,
    Lauren, Cassie & Zoe

  44. I’d love to win that book! Thanks for getting all these books for these giveaways.

  45. I’m loving those wraps!

  46. Oh, what a fun looking book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. waiting to see the beautiful rainbow finished!

  48. I’m loving that rainbow, and Lucy and I share similar views on a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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  49. Ruthie A. says:

    What a neat book! I sure would love to win this.

    Also love your latest project…rainbow is one of my favorite colorways.

  50. LaVelle Nott says:

    This sounds like a great book to own. I love making shawls and cowls, for myself and as gifts.

  51. I’d love a copy of this book.

  52. Carole Nelms says:

    It’s about time to start another shawl! I have made for others but would love to win this pattern book! Thank you!

  53. Reviewing Knitting books must be fun. I enjoy sitting and just reading them because of the interesting notes and tips, but especially when the author tells a little story with each pattern. This would be a nice book to own. Count me in.

  54. Megan Zahr says:

    This book would be a perfect gift for a new knitter I am teaching! I love your projects and your blog. Always keeps me inspired and I love reading about the different yarns you use. 🙂

  55. Bobbi Joyner (BJ) says:

    I love how your rainbow is going; just beautiful. I would love to have the book on scarfs and shawls. I use Classic Elite yarn a lot and this book would be perfect.

    Lucy looks like she usually does, resting!

  56. Becki Roberts says:

    Love your scarf and would love to own a copy of the book! Sounds like many great fun choices! BTW Lucy is pretty cute too!

  57. Could I be that lucky to win??
    Thanks for sharing.
    Moz´s last blog post ..My First Design Team Invitation!!

  58. I would love to win the book 🙂

  59. Sharon M2 says:

    Sounds like an interesting book!

  60. Love your rainbow it is very pretty.
    I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

  61. Lee Long says:

    Love the rainbow yarn.

  62. If I win the book I think Christmas presents. The trick is to start now…

  63. This book sounds fun, would love to win it. Your rainbow is looking very pretty.

  64. The three ideas method sounds like a great way to learn and stimulate even more ideas. Thanks for offering your review copy!

  65. I would love to win this book! I like the idea of being able to change the pattern, Thanks, Wendy!
    Lynn Herrin´s last blog post ..Dare #54

  66. I would LOVE this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  67. Please throw my name in the pot!! Thanks for letting us have a chance at this cool book!

  68. I would love copy of this book. I have some new lace yarn I’d like to try.

  69. Wild love to win the book. I’ve just started making shawls (one complete) and enjoyed it a lot.

  70. Yes… Please pick me.

  71. I love your rainbow! I’ve stepped up to lace and would love to win a copy of the book. Thank you

  72. BreannaS says:

    Lovely book. I would love a copy.

  73. I’d love a chance to win, thank you!

  74. hawknitr13 says:

    this looks like a great book to add to my knitting library!! thank you for the opportunity!
    ^)^ linda

  75. Thanks for offering up your review copy. And your rainbow Viajante is lovely!

  76. I would love to win a copy of the book. I’m intrigued by the idea of seeing the same pattern worked in multiple ways 🙂

  77. Alice Moisen says:

    I was actually looking at that book in a store yesterday. It’s on my list. It would be way cool to win it.

  78. Laurie Heeren says:

    I love the color in the rainbow yarn and would like to win the book

  79. That cabled cowl on the cover looks fabulous. Pick me 🙂

  80. Mary Jackson says:

    I love Classic Elite Yarns!! PIck Me Please.

  81. Dear Lucy is simply exhausted. Imagine all those hours waiting and watching the house while you were away. Such a darling! Sleep away sleeping beauty. Wendy I simply love the shawl you designed for the Spring Fling. The short rows on Rainbow viajante look great can’t wait to see the finish. This book looks like something I should look into . I am just starting to look at patterns to start my first shawl. Haven’t decided on the yarn yet any suggestions?

  82. OOhh … count me in 🙂

  83. I am always buying or making scarves and shawls. You never know what the temperature will be in our office!! Here’s hoping Random Number Generator picks me! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Cathy E´s last blog post ..We Interrupt This Program…

  84. oooh, short row wraps! maybe ONE will fit MY shoulders? thanks for the offer.

  85. I’m obsessed with scarfs and shawls and would love to win a copy!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  86. beautiful colors, and a great book too!

    Miss Lucy knows how to enjoy her Sundays XOXOXOXOX
    Sandra´s last blog post ..Chrystal’s Secret Slaw

  87. Once again I am totally amazed by your knitting skill.
    what a fun book!

  88. The book looks like it has some fun patterns. Thank you for sharing it.

  89. Susan D. Smith says:

    Love the Kauni – I’m a big fan of several of the colorways…Hope the Random Number Generator is seeing me kindly! Would love a copy of the CEY book!

  90. Kamilla Mazanec says:

    I’m afraid to make a sweater but love shawls and scarves.

  91. Now that would be a lovely book to add to my collection!! Seeing as I have a huge yarn stash!!

  92. Looks really good! I’m in!
    lawheezer´s last blog post ..More Rainbow

  93. Short rows make fitting so much easier on all types of garments. I hope I receive this book.

  94. Pretty knitting, interesting looking book…

  95. I love the rainbow stripes! Excellent yarn choice.

  96. Cindy Lynne says:

    I love to make scarves, especially lace. Thanks for offering the book.

  97. That rainbow yarn causes me to “lust in my heart”! And seems to be on the way to being your “signature” look — lucky you. I’ve looked at this book, and YES I’d love a copy, thanks so for offering!
    CeltChick´s last blog post ..Blgger fail

  98. Would love the book!
    Love your very colorful shawl!

  99. Amy Mason says:

    Lovely, thanks!

  100. Would love a copy.
    Thanks for doing this.