Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I went to Reno for a week to meet my newest nephews and to visit with family. They are grand nephews, I suppose, the children of my niece. What sweet boys! What a great age! They were two months old, just learning to smile and coo. Precious! Their mom makes it look easy to care for two babies and a two year old. Ah, youth. I sure didn't want to leave.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Denmark Socks

Pattern: Denmark
Knitting on the Road
Nancy Bush
Yarn: Fortissima Socka
Needles: 2.25 mm

A lace cuff was substituted, the stitch count was increased to 64 to accommodate the finer gauge yarn and garter stitch rib kept things neat between the cables.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Friday Harbor Socks

Pattern: Friday Harbor
Knitting on the Road
Nancy Bush
Yarn: ShiBui Sock
Color: Pagoda
Needles: 2.25 mm

I used a lighter weight yarn for this sock than the pattern called for so I increased the stitch count to 61. I also substituted garter stitch rib for the back of the sock because it makes my 2x2 ribbing look better and used a different decrease for the toes. This is great yarn and is now one of my favorites.