Friday, October 22, 2010

Taos was lovely

The countryside around Taos was absolutely breathtaking - and we took a lot of pictures.

Our room had a wonderful balcony with two chairs and a small table. We spent as much time as possible out there enjoying the view of the mountains, the trees, and the sky. We ate, read, and knit on that balcony. It was so serene.

Penny and I spent a good bit of Friday afternoon and Saturday morning walking around Bent Street. There was so much to see and do in that tiny bit of town.

(I really liked this truck that was parked on Bent Street!)

While we were there, I worked on this pair of socks, finishing them the day after I returned home. Now they remind me of our time in Taos, New Mexico. A perfect souvenir.

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Monday, October 18, 2010


I love the Curly Purly soaker pattern. Since June I've made seven of these diaper covers in two sizes. They're such a quick, easy, and mindless knit, and small enough to be portable. Yarn used is Elann Peruvian Highland Wool, and I used needles in sizes 3, 5, and 7. I did not use the short rows option, but instead added one inch to the ribbing. The small size took one skein of wool (approximately 109 yards) and the medium size took slightly more than one skein of yarn (possible about 140 yards).

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