But who hasn't taken a cue from Wendy now and then? The other day I saw her new sock blockers from The Loopy Ewe and, having recently brought back the Jaywalkers I'd given to my mother unblocked, the were just what I needed.
I'm not sure they show up so well on the mitered blankie, but they are made of oak and have little sheepy silhouettes at the top. [Get yours here!] And since the Loopy Ewe is sock-yark central, I also got one hank of Claudia Hand Painted Yarn in Purple Dot to make some ungendered baby booties. I know four or five pregnant gals, half of whom don't know the baby's sex, and I've heard good things about this yarn, so I wanted to try it.
Although I'm seaming the Wrap Sweater from the summer Vogue Knitting for possible holiday wear, I've spent most of the Thanksgiving holiday stitching at the sewing machine. I moved into this house 15 months ago, and bought fabrics around that time for seven window treatments (three pairs and a single for the window at the top of the stairs). I hurriedly completed one dining-room window's worth a year ago before my mom came here for Thanksgiving, but never finished the pair until now ~ tiebacks and all! Roman shades for the living room are almost installation ready; I'm just sewing in all those pesky rings. Photos when all are done ~ or at least when these downstairs ones are; my bedroom has blinds so it could keep waiting . . .