My current work in progress:

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


Now Available

I forgot to mention in my last blog post that the pattern for my Celtic Cabled Cape is now available in my Ravelry store, here. Get ’em while they’ hot. 🙂

I am knitting along on my lengthened Hitofude. At this point i have well over 500 stitches on the needles so each row takes a very long time to complete. Because the project has gotten too big to easily carry around, I am starting a new project as commuter knitting.

Commuter knitting is a misnomer, as I don’t actually knit on my commute. I do try to knit at lunchtime, but usually don’t have more than 15 or 20 minutes that I can devote to knitting when I am at work. So progress is slow.

And because I am a glutton for punishment, the new project I am beginning starts out with a provisional cast-on of 540 stitches. More about that anon.

In the meantime, lookie here:


This is a booklet from Annie’s Catalog called Cut It, Sew It, Stow It. It’s 56 pages long and contains instructions for 10 sewing projects to make all sorts of organizers. Some examples:

A mail and key tray:


A hanging pocket organizer:


A cute tote:


And an office wall organizer.


There are more photos of the projects on this page — click on “See More Images” to scroll through all the pictures.

Who’d like my review copy?

To enter the giveaway, a leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am eastern time on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Meanwhile, Loki would like to demonstrate his paw floof!



  1. I need this book! And I love Loki.

  2. Junglewife says:

    That book looks amazing. I need to be organized, and I love to sew, so… 🙂

  3. Oh pick ME!

  4. Margaret M says:

    So much paw poof! Thanks for passing along your review copy.

  5. I wasn’t tempted until I saw the office organizer. Now that’s something I could really use! Love the poof!

  6. Nice book! Thanks for the giveaway. Loki – you’re handsome in your floofiness!
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  7. I need organizing And I have a sewing machine! I hope my number shows up in the random number thingy.

  8. MIchelle B. says:

    I so need to get organized.

  9. The book looks great!

  10. Very cute and the results look super useful!

  11. Interesting book.
    Love the paw floof!

  12. love the kitty paw, would love to win the book!

  13. This looks like a good one for my daughter! Johnston4kids on rav

  14. Thanks for the great give away!

  15. Looks like lots of fun!

  16. I think this book would be invaluable for knitters and anyone who wants to be organized! I will have to keep my fingers crossed, I really would like to have this book.

  17. purrfect book and purrfect is that toe floof!

  18. MaryEllen says:

    Right up my alley!! 🙂

  19. I need to be organized – would love to win the book!

  20. might be the thing to get me sewing again! I like the door pocket organizer.

    That much toe fluff should be illegal!

  21. I would love to make a number of the organizational projects in this book!

    Love Loki’s fluff!
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  22. Love that tote!

    Loki is so adorable!

  23. Boy could I use some of these organizers. They also would make great presents.

  24. Nice projects! Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. My daughter would love this booklet – she loves to sew and to organize! The cape is inspiring!

  26. Very nice organizers!
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  27. I love that tote in the book. And the paw floof is very handsome. Such sweet little floofy toes.

  28. I need so much help with organizing everything; this book looks wonderful and would be a great help. Thanks for the give a way offer.

    Your knitting so inspires me; you are amazing!

    Love Loki’s paw floof~!

  29. Mary Bayer says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the sewn organizer book. I could see making several several of the samples.

  30. I would so love to have that book!! I’m retired and would love to be able to make my cousins some of these for Christmas. One sews and is always showing the amazing things she makes. I’d really like to make her something for a change. I have a brand new sewing machine and this would be a great way to break it in!!
    My cats have nothing compared to your Loki. He is definitely the floofiest kitty around!

  31. The paw floof is so cute! My kitties don’t have floof.
    Would love to be in to win the book; looks very handy.
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  32. Looks like a neat book. I love to sew and knit, so this would be perfect. Thanks

  33. I would enjoy the lovely book very much.
    We just got a marvous cat. I wish she and Loki could meet.

  34. I love the tote and office wall organizer. The tote would make a great project bag. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  35. Me me me. So need to be organized!!!!!!,
    Love to loki

  36. This would be great for me! I like to make things for my college kids out of mascot fabric – go Princeton tigers!!

  37. Loki sure has the life. What a lucky boy!

  38. The review copy looks great–it could be the motivation I need to sew! Thanks!

  39. Pam Chamberlain says:

    What an awesome book. Looks like a great way to get organized.

  40. Susan Picciano says:

    Ooh my, would love to review this one! 😉

  41. I’d love to have it!!!!

  42. Precious ragdoll! Neat stuff!

  43. The totes are super cute!
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  44. Looks like some really good projects. Hope I win!

  45. I am always grateful for the chance to win a new book. Sounds like a good and useful one! 🙂

  46. Cute projects. I have a lot of girls here who would love them.

  47. Love, love, love to sew. This book looks great. Thanks for the chance.

  48. That book looks fun, I’ve been doing a lot of sewing lately. Aww, Loki so cute!

  49. This book looks wonderful and I wish it were mine. Loki votes for me!

  50. Linda Newcomb says:

    I really, really need this book! Loki is so adorable, too.

  51. Cindy Lynne says:

    What a great book for all types of organization!

  52. love the new book!

  53. Just bought the pattern! Thank you!!

  54. cathy robillard says:

    Wendy, now that is a book with some great items that are very usable. I would love to win it. Would you pick me please!!! 🙂

  55. I would love the book! I just had my sewing machine in for a cleaning so I’m all ready to go!

  56. Would love this book. I’d make stuff for me and gifts for all my friends.

  57. Alice in Richmond says:

    May the force of the Paw Floof pick me for the giveaway!

  58. Goodness knows I could use more organization, but first I have to be able to actually get to my sewing machine.

  59. The new book looks really useful and full of fun projects. I love to get organized every January and this book would give me some great projects that would help me toward that end.

  60. Ha! That’s one furry paw! I do love crafty organizers, and Annies Attic never fails to deliver! This booklet looks well worth getting!

  61. I’m a sucker for a good organizational book. And I’d love to have that tote! On another note, how in the world does such a floofy set of paws make enough noise to be Thunder Kitty?!?! I don’t know what the dealio is, but ever since the weather changed my two “elderly” kittehs have been running around all nutso, tackling each other, running into folks legs and generally bouncing off the walls–don’t they know its time to hibernate? AnnBan on Ravelry
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  62. Ohhh I’d love a copy of that book! I am planning on getting into more sewing come the new year! Thank you!

  63. Looks like a great book, and heaven knows, I could use some more organization in my life.

  64. Rhonda Hudson says:

    I would love a copy of this book! Thank you!

  65. Well this might help in the reorganizing of the home I hope to do soon!

    Love the flooff.
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  66. Kathode Ray Tube says:

    I need all the help I can get organizing myself. And then I could also use up some of the fabric I have.

  67. Melissa Vink says:

    This book looks awesome! Thank you for the chance!

  68. I sew and knit, and am constantly looking for ways to hold everything – this book is for me!
    Sandra´s last blog post ..bye bye blackberry…

  69. I could use all the hints for organization I can get.

  70. Pratt Betsy says:

    Hi Wendy,
    I’d love to win this book. I could use some new bins & bags!
    Thanks for the opportunity,
    Betsy in the freezing Seattle suburbs

  71. Looks like a great book – I’d love to win it!

  72. Awesome! I would love to win this book! thanks for having these wonderful giveaways! :0)

  73. Thanks for the chance to win! Lovely book.

  74. As a new sewist, this looks great.

  75. Good afternoon. You certainly receive a variety of books to review. How do you get it all done? Please enter me in the drawing for this book. Thank you.

  76. That book looks fabulous! Loki’s floor is very impressive.

  77. Oh, Loki, your floof is so long I’ll bet Mama doesn’t need to vacuum anymore!
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  78. Sarah Perkins says:

    What a cool book!

  79. I’d love this book! I’d buy a sewing machine to use with this book! (Would I need a serger too?)

  80. Sootz says Loki can paw her ANYTIME!
    You are so sweet and generous with your review copies. Hope the evil weather that is coming our way misses you.

  81. Cecilia David says:

    Organization is something I could use more of. Cecilia

  82. It’s been a while since I’ve sewn. I could really use some organizers and can these projects in Loopy Ewe fabrics!

  83. That wall hanging organizer looks cool…

  84. Organizational ideas are great!

  85. Margaret A says:

    that pattern book looks awesome,I’d love it ! (and I love Loki’s paw floofs 😀 )

  86. I didn’t know that you sew, Wendy. Do you? I’d love to have this book. Thanks.

  87. love the paw floof! toss my name in the hat, please and thank you!!!

  88. That book looks very interesting and useful.

  89. Hi Wendy….this book looks awesome and I would love to make some of the projects you show. P.S. My cats lay on my lap while I knit. They have to have one paw on the yarn at all times….even when sleeping!

  90. I love the review and the looks of the giveaway book. I love Loki’s floof…my Raggdoll Ozzie get’s his tickled often…He sends his regards to Loki.
    I can’t wait to see your commuter project and how does one attempt 500+ provisional stitches?? tiggrgirl on Rav.

  91. I would love a copy of that book! I’ve been trying to perfect my sewing skills. 🙂

  92. Eileen Bunn says:

    I would love this book. I actually would make every project…….my organizational skills need help!

  93. I’d love to win a copy of the book! 🙂

    Loki just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

  94. Robin May says:

    I’ve bee trying to organize my studio during this ice storm–I desperately need so organization patterns!!!