Sunday, July 10, 2011

Come Blog Along Pattern 01 Post 02


Knitting on the Road: CanadaCanal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby

The first sock of the first pair from Nancy Bush's book Knitting on the Road is progressing nicely. Today sees the end of the first week of my year of projects and so far I'm right on schedule ... 52 weeks / 17 patterns = about three weeks per pair of socks.

It's a pleasure to knit patterns designed by Nancy Bush, and not just because they are clearly written with thorough explanations and complete charts. Her patterns always include charming details that make the socks really elegant; check out this "clock" pattern that creates a subtle column down the leg to the ankle and around the gusset along the side of the foot. It's a very nice way to dress up an otherwise rather plain leg. Here's hoping I can still say how much I enjoy her designs after 51 more weeks of knitting her patterns!

11 comments:

Dee said...

I think you will. They seem to each have a little challenge in them. No same old, same old for you this year.

Caffeine Girl said...

I cannot believe how quickly and how beautifully you knit! I checked that book out of the library was overwhelmed. The patterns all looked so hard!

WildflowerWool said...

I don't think I have knit one of her patterns. I like the design on this one.

Kim said...

Lovely pattern and yarn choices. Socks are something I have not attempted. I admire everyone who can whip a pair out-those patterns scare me! ;)
*smiles*

Sandy said...

WOW, your socks look fabulous. Well beyond my skills, but maybe if I keep at it.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Yous sock looks wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing more patterns from the book as the challenge progresses

mixedbabygreens said...

I'm in awe of people who can knit socks, good luck! It's looking great.

CraftyClare said...

I'm yet to finish a pair of socks - got several singles waiting for a partner. Yours look great

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Gorgeous sock! :)

thewoolymammoth said...

nancy bush is the next designer on my list after i finish the nicky epstein stuff. I'll be very interested to hear what you think of her stuff.

Sara said...

Pretty pretty! I love grey and red combos. Ohio State fan, hello! :)