Every little heel just turns me on! What is it about turning a sock heel that every time seams magical to me? When knitting a sock, I cannot wait to get to the heel. I find every row and every turn exhilarating. To me, all knitting is exciting, but there is a thrill to working a heel that cannot be matched. The only heel method I have used I learned from Priscilla Gibson Roberts. It is a short-row heel using yarn overs, not wraps. And even though my hands work it, and my mind gets it, I think it is magic. There is always a part of me that is surprised and, this will sound odd, filled with an almost child like pride at the sight of my beautifully knitted heel.
Check out another recently completed pair of socks with short-row heels here (scroll down to her 07/06/04 post). The sock you see above is my sock for the Six Sox Knitalong. August 1st is the start date for the next pair, will I be ready in time? Stranger things, and all that.
I have become a bit mad with the search and acquisition of Koigu in all forms. (We wants our Precious! Give us our Precious!) I thought it was more than appropriate to add this to my sidebar.
It seems that putting together an online knitting magazine doesn't keep some people busy enough, so go find some fun button stuff to decorate your sidebar with!
Look for my "finished object" in the next couple of days. It is done and sent. My contract knitting is over for the moment so I am working on Koigu attainment, my Coverleaf Socks (Six Sox Knitalong), Koigu stash enhancement, swatching for the Victoria Tank (Lace Along), Koigu covetting, sewing a blouse (I Can Sew Too, Along), and Koigu lusting. I am also working on an idea for Koigu sharing. You know, those partial balls that were the first or second color on your Charlotte's Web. Woudn't it be great to trade them around to have new colors for second (or third, fourth.....) Charlottes, or any other project that needs some freshening up? Anyone interested?