The socks for my husband (which I toed once and tore entirely out because the size was so off) are 60 stitches around and fit his foot perfectly. Superwash merino fingering weight 45 North.
I just entered the Bridges of Portland Now challenge. So glad the deadline was extended to make it possible.
This is what I wrote about the Steel Bridge:
The Steel Bridge was the first bridge in Portland, but it was rebuilt so it isn’t the oldest. It supports all traffic, trains, cars, pedestrians, bicycles etc but makes no fuss, asks no glory. Among sweeping art nouveau beauties it is a cheerful old Victorian dam wearing black for someone she remembers fondly. It’s my favorite bridge.
I have at least four babies out in the world that I want to make baby quilts for. I was pushing hard to get one done but was stuck in design phase. Some babies are hard to design for. Sometimes changing gears is the best idea. I shifted to a quilt for my Little Sister‘s toddler. It was easy to choose fabric, easy to choose a pattern (Castles in Spain), and with the help of Gimp, easy to mock up a twin quilt for a big boy:
Yes, imperfections. The finished quilt will have some too.