My current work in progress:

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


Noro Lace

I have here a review copy of the newly published Noro Lace: 30 Exquisite Knits.


As the title suggests, the book contains 30 patterns from a variety of designers. You can see all the designs on Ravelry, here. All the designs are made with Noro yarns, of course, and there are patterns include ones for hats, cowls, blankets, shawlettes, sweaters, gloves and accessories. A few of my favorites:


Loop Mesh Scarf, designed by Amanda Blair Brown, is knit from Noro Silk Garden Sock. This pattern is very intriguing!


The Tilted Blocks Scarf, designed by Cheryl Murray, is made from Noro Taiyo Aran — looks like it would knit up quickly and make a fabulous gift.


The Cropped Cardi by Anna Davis is knit in Noro Silk Garden. The pattern is fairly easy, with simple lace and bobbles. I’d love this over a plain black dress.


And the very cute Leaf Band Hat by Cheryl Murray is also knit in Noro Silk Garden. I love slouchy hats!

All of the patterns take good advantage of the striking Noro colorways and striping sequences. The book itself is hardcover and beautifully photographed. The patterns look well-written and clear. some of the lace patterns are charted, and some are written out.

Who’d like my review copy? To be entered in the drawing to win my copy, leave a comment on this post by 11:00am Eastern Time, Sunday, February 15 and I’ll draw a winner at random at that time.

Meanwhile, I have finished my Chloe sweater.


And Loki is in a contemplative mood.



  1. Please enter me for the drawing for the book!

  2. I would LOVE to win your review copy!! Looks like an awesome book! Loki and Chloe look awesome too, lol

  3. Your sweater is almost as pretty as your cat

  4. This book looks interesting!
    I have to say I love your taste in colors, this sweater is outstanding.
    Mo´s last blog post ..Rhinebeck 2014

  5. Great patterns in that book, looks like a nice way to use up some Noro stash, Your sweater looks great.

  6. Would love a new knitting book.
    Jennifer´s last blog post ..Grand Illusion – the Modest Version

  7. I’ve fallen in love with lace knitting. Please enter me in the drawing.

  8. I have some Noro in my stash just calling out for this book!
    Lauren´s last blog post ..Ballet Birthday Bash

  9. Janet White says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  10. Love noro colorways and their books are inspiring!

  11. Pretty sweater, and the color will be great on you. Please enter me in the drawing!

  12. I love anything Noro, and I love knitting lace. Put them together and I think I would adore this book!

  13. looks like a fun book. Thank you for offering it in a drawing.

  14. You have really ramped up your knitting! This sweater really is a work of art! I like the hat….Loki is too sweet.
    DelightedHands´s last blog post ..Project Assembly Line

  15. lace!! just my thing. by the way, my lace weight sanquehar cowl is half done.

  16. I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Loki is contemplating dinner. That first pattern, the mesh, is so intriguing!

  18. Monica Cortada says:

    I made my first lace project last summer. I’d like to do another lace project this summer.

  19. I like anything Noro!

  20. Thank you for another great book giveaway!

  21. Noro has such unique yarns and their books are fantastic. Thank you for offering their latest book as a giveaway!

  22. Julie Sall says:

    Love the slouchy hat. How have I never knit one of these before?!

  23. Anna(alcatmom) says:

    Looks like a nice book! Your sweater looks so cozy – perfect for our current weather here in WI!

  24. Jeanne Bringley says:

    I would love a chance to win your review copy. I love Noro yarn and my first attempt at lace was with your book.

  25. Love your sweater! The book looks like one I’d enjoy!

  26. Deborah Gajee says:

    Such beautiful patterns!!!!

  27. Have only knit with Noro once but I loved the colors. Book looks lovely.

  28. I would love to win the book – thanks for the offer!

  29. Please enter me in! I want this book bad! Love that design on the front

  30. Would love that book

  31. Noro is my favorite yarn. I would love a chance to win the book.

  32. TooTwistedDonna says:

    Love the Sweater, Love the book and LOVE Loki!!!!!

  33. Deborah Hartman says:

    as everyone else has said, love the sweater, love the book, and loki!

  34. Love. Love, love noro.

  35. Amy Schulze says:

    Love your sweater! I’d love to win this book.

  36. Pam Chamberlain says:

    What wonderful patterns. I would love to win this book.

  37. Looks like a wonderful book. I would love to win it. Thanks!

  38. Ruth Porter says:

    Lovely sweater, lovely book, adorable kitty.

  39. Your Loki is absolutely precious!!! Of course,your knitting is wonderful……enjoy your blog very much!

  40. Cindy Ferver says:

    I love noro yarns and I love lace.

  41. Kathy Emmons says:

    There are several projects that I would love to knit.

  42. Suzie Picciano says:

    Love me some lacey stuff!

  43. I have SO MUCH NORO in my stash! help a poor knitter out, please! oh yeah, the sweater and the cat are pretty great too LOL 😉

  44. I love Noro. Yes, please I would be thrilled to receive your review copy. When I win my year will be perfect. Thanks.

  45. Susan Ipavec says:

    I would love to win a copy–it looks like an amazing book (I love Noro yarns)

  46. I love the Chloe sweater.

  47. Candyce Loescher says:

    Another generous offer. Looks like a lovely book. And the sweater is beautiful!

  48. Yes, please enter me in the book drawing!

  49. I know what Loki’s thinking….how does Momma make such beautiful sweaters?!?!
    It is a gorgeous sweater and a perfect color.
    I would so love to win that book. I’ve been wanting to knit something from Noro.
    Can’t wait to see your next project!

  50. Susan James says:

    You can’t go wrong with NORO!!!

  51. I have a boatload of Noro just crying out for that book. Pick me!

  52. I like the patterns, but wouldn’t be using Noro; handspun would work well though so please put me in the draw
    Rachelle – Warming Crafts´s last blog post ..1st week of school

  53. Beautiful work on your sweater! Love the book, would love to win!

  54. Kathy in Alaska says:

    Oh, Wendy, your sweater is just gorgeous! and Loki is looking pretty handsome, too.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Best to you and Loki from me and Rocky. 🙂

  55. I would love to win the book. The hat is gorgeous. I love your sweater too. Looks warm and cozy. Loki looks content and cute thanks
    gussek on Ravelry

  56. Wow what a great looking book. I love Noro. Please pick me.

  57. I love Noro and would love to knit the Tilted Blocks shawl! Thanks for your generosity!

  58. Paulette Schirmer says:

    Lovely work and an awesome looking book!

  59. I think Loki is wondering why he doesn’t have a sweater. He’d look good in Noro.

  60. Here is my comment

  61. Love the leaf band hat…
    Your Chloe sweater is gorgeous!

  62. Jackie Bartlett says:

    Pick me!

  63. Hi Wendy, the sweater is beautiful but then again everything you make looks like perfection. Thanks for having another drawing. Loki is pondering over your next project and looking quite handsome as he does so.

  64. Lynne in Florida says:

    Chloe is beautiful – I, too, loves me some cables. Great cap for the Loki pic today – he’s such a fur-baby.

  65. Yes, I must say, I would love a copy of the book, too.

  66. Yes please. I broke two fingers on my right hand and would love to look at the Noro lace book for inspiration and future knitting to come.

  67. alicia grayson says:

    Love noro yarns. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Alikat2004 on

  68. I can see myself in that cardi too. It’s very cute.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  69. I’d love to see lace worked in long color repeats, since I’ve always been told variegation/stripes obscure the laces intricacies.

  70. Midnite Baker says:

    Love your sweater. And, poor Loki is looking so neglected. Your review copy looks interesting. M

  71. Loki seems to be a very entertaining cat who really knows how to take a cat nap. Wonderful patterns in this book, thanks for the chance to have a personal preview opportunity.

  72. I love Noro!!! I’d love the book!

  73. Linda James says:

    Would love to win the book. Your Chloe sweater is fantastic.

  74. Rebekkah Thomas says:

    These designs look amazing! I would love to try them out!

  75. Debra Clanton says:

    Add my name, please. I love the color changes of Noro. Thank you for the opportunity.

  76. Love Noro yarn. Your Chole sweater is beautiful and Loki is lovely as always.

  77. Love the tilted blocks scarf! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Robin V´s last blog post ..Wedding Bells for John and Angela

  78. Leslie in MA says:

    Mr. Loki, would you please write my name on Mama’s magic Random Number Generator for me? Thanks! luv n’ kisses from Tux. ♥

  79. Lord only knows I blew my chance at winning anything ever again when I won the shotgun; this doesn’t keep me from trying. I’m beginning to explore the world of lace and this would be a great guide. Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Several of the patterns look like a lot of fun.

  81. Cool book. Great valentines gift.

  82. That book looks worth it for the hat alone! I love it! Would love to be entered into the drawing, please!

    Gorgeous sweater! It will be very cozy.

    Loki is contemplating his next project!
    MicheleinMaine´s last blog post ..Flower Spray Sweet Potato by ThreeBagsFullStudio

  83. Mary, I have always been a lace lover and this book looks intriguing. Please pick me.

  84. what a sweet kittie kat – he needs the hat 🙂

  85. Loki has such a big personality! And I love the personality of Noro yarns!

  86. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book. Your sweater is just lovely and Loki looks like a wonderful floofy boy.

  87. knittingdancer on Ravelry says:

    Beautiful sweater. I love all the cables. This book looks a great resource for some new patterns. Thank you.

  88. Kathleen Kennedy says:

    I would soooooo love this book!!!

  89. Please enter me in your drawing for the book. I hope I win!

  90. I would love to be entered in the draw for the book. Love Noro and love lace :-).
    Congratulations on finishing Chloe…what’s next? 🙂
    Give Loki a cuddle from me

  91. I love knitted lace. Please enter me in your drawing.

  92. I love Noro and that Square Shrug looks cool
    thanks for the chance ;o)

  93. Oooh, I’d love to have a copy of that book on my shelves and some Noro in my stash! I concur, your sweater is beautiful, but I must add that your taste in colors AND in cats is impeccable.
    Jeanne B.´s last blog post ..RIP Blue Kitty

  94. Love the sweater! Please enter me in the drawing…..Love the book too.

  95. I would love a reason to buy more Noro!

  96. Your finished sweater is gorgeous, Loki looks so sweet…and Yes! Noro…

  97. Please! I love Nori-got my fingers crossed!

  98. I am new to knitting and found your webpage. I would love this book. Looks like fun.

  99. I would love to try my hand at some Noro.

  100. i love Noro and the pattern books. Need this for my book collection.