Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I love Nancy Bush. These socks were such a joy to knit and like Liz, I'm having a fling with Nancy.

Pattern: Conwys from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids, Burgundy
Needles: US 1s dpn
Notes: No modifications. I loved knitting with this yarn and will knit with it again. I was surprised by the color which I found tended toward a deep rose rather than what I typically think of as burgundy. It is really lovely.

Lace Report
I haven't been completing my required 2 pattern repeats of the Diamond Border Scarf. I'm going to be picking it up much more this week. Although I did buy a pattern for the XRK Yarn-Along Yarn -- Sylvan Spirit. Many thanks to Melanie at The Yarn Lounge for help in picking it out! I thought it appropriate to knit the Leaf Lace Shawl with this yarn due to the name and the color. I won't start for a few more weeks since I want to be really making headway on the Diamond Border Scarf before I start another lace project.

Stash Report
I was in Charlottesville a week and a half ago and picked up these goodies at The Needle Lady.

Koigu and Jitterbug

Yummy. I see more socks and a chevie for me!

Garden Report
Here's how the garden looked at the close of June. Since I snapped this, the black-eyed Susans and purple coneflower have burst into bloom as well as my favorite oriental lilies. Things are so lush and full -- my time is spent mostly in watering, weeding, and deadheading ... oh and knitting on the patio!


Bridget said...

Beautiful socks, but your garden is even more beautiful - you are so lucky to be able to look at that every day!

So you *and* Liz are having a fling with Nancy Bush??? You realize that makes it a threesome, right???

Anonymous said...

this side of the mason-dixon line, the black-eyed susans and coneflowers have yet to bloom in my garden.

we have had some cool days up here. wish it would stay like that all summer!

shout-outs to you and the back bou!

Liz K. said...

Ann, I can share Nancy with you. No matter how kinky certain dirty minds are (coughBridgetcough), there is nothing but wholesome love for Nancy and her socks.

Backyard Boulanger said...

You knaughty knitters ...
You make a BackBou blush!

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful! I need to get better acquainted with Nancy! My time with her have not been enough.

Lolly said...

I love the socks! so pretty! and your garden is gorgeous too.

Another Nancy fan here - in fact... I am going to go to France with her next spring. Wanna come?

Anonymous said...

Pretty socks, pretty garden, pretty stash enhancements. I love the Yarn Lady shop, I went there last summer and will be going there again at the end of the month (there are some very nice rare and used book shops on the same street). Must knit Nancy socks...must.

knitnzu said...

Nice socks! Lovely garden! My black eyed susans (in Maine) are just starting, but the coneflower will be a little while longer.