Friday, February 22, 2013

Knitting Magic!

I've been working diligently on my socks and have gotten quite a bit done. Today I got to experience the magic of turning a heel first hand! Turning the heel is knitting the shaping that makes the heel of the sock actually heel-shaped. Logically, I knew how it was done, but apparently I'm a hands on learner cause it didn't click 100% until this afternoon when my socks magically developed heels!

Closer to Sockdom

Also, I have to say that this pattern has the most adorable heel flaps. It starts as 2/2 ribbing and uses six cables over ten rows to make the rib cross and twine then separate back to 2/2 ribbing. Sadly, though, since my yarn is multi-colored the ribbing and cables don't photograph all that well. But still, amazingly cute.

I still have a ways to go - I'm just now shaping the gusset then have the normal foot portion and the toes, but I'm hoping to get these done maybe by the end of the month. Too exciting!

(Also, out of curiosity I have been sort of tracking how much time it takes me to knit these. I say sort of because I'm more tracking what I watch during my knitting instead of the exact minutes, but it still gives me a ballpark figure. And since that current ballpark figure is about nineteen hours, I might regret tracking this. Cause seriously, that's a lot of time.)


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