Juta’s Stockings

“Juta’s Stockings” from Folk Knitting in Estonia (Nancy Bush) in Tess Designer Yarns

Socks for Momma

My mother’s birthday was last month. I didn’t finish her present until this weekend… but that didn’t seem to matter too much. She liked them all the same! Juta’s Stockings Yarn: Tess Designer Yarns Source: Stitches East 2006 (Baltimore) Pattern: [...]

Juta’s Progress

Juta’s Stockings (which I actually changed to more of an anklet…) are coming along quite nicely. Sock one was on the needles for many moons, gestating in my knitting bag for about three months. Once complete, I cast on for [...]

Composition of the Compendium

I have three pairs of socks on the needles right now, and two of the pairs are part of my own personal project, the Nancy Bush Compendium. This is a long-term project that I am combining with this month’s Project [...]

Notes on a Compendium

Nancy Bush’s work has greatly inspired me over my (few) years as a knitter. I greatly admire her meticulous research and methods, as well as her modern adaptations of traditional patterns from Europe.¬† I have collected all of her books,¬†several [...]

Ode to Socks: They Always Fit

***  The beauty of socks: they always fit.  While your tummy and thighs may fluctuate in size, Your feet remain the same.  *** Yeah, there are a few exceptions, but usually, socks fit.  You make them, and as long as you [...]