Sunday, September 30, 2012

1st visit to Kettle Moraine State Forest

Today Rob & I drove to the Kettle Moraine State Forest (Northern Part).  It was a nice drive, and the fall colors were at their peak!  It was stunning, but instead of me telling you about it, I think I'll just show you the pictures.  This is image heavy, so give it time to load!  If you click on the pictures, you can see them a bit bigger on the screen.

 The following couple of photos were while we were walking the easy trail from the Ice Age Center.

The road driving through the state forest is very scenic.  My dad would love it I think!  Lots of winding roads, and the trees all showing the best color.

About this time in the sequence we were at the Parnell Tower. It's quite the climb.  I can walk over a mile with not much problems, but these are stairs and they are HARD!  I made it to the top though!
Lots of people were at Parnell Tower, we were very lucky to get a parking spot in the lot!

The view from the top of the Parnell Tower was magnificent!

This was the sunset we were treated to as we neared home.

Diamond Swirl Socks :)

Here's my project of the Diamond Swirl Socks that I challenged NH to :)... I've finished mine, but I don't think she's as far...

Here's a picture of my start.

If you remember in the previous post, I showed a video on how to do the Right Twist and Left Twist in row 2 of the pattern.

I completed them a few days ago.

They are a little big .. but they do fit .. so I'm sure I'll be able to wear them! :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Knitting Tutorial

A friend of mine and I are working on a pair of socks. :)  I challenged her to try this pattern, Diamond Swirl Socks,  and I'm working it along with her.  There is a part of the pattern that is called "Interlocking Diamonds" and part of that is a Right Twist and a Left Twist.  They are basically 1/1 cables.  I am providing this video to show how I handle small cables like this without a cable needle.