Saturday, January 17, 2009

it didn't happen ...

the short row heel. i tried. the first time, i lost track of where i was, and had to rip back. the second time, i just decided it was ugly. i'm just not patient enough to search the web for knitting the perfect short row heel. so, i fell back on my old faithful heelflappen.

same old heel

sing praise to the heelflap! it always fits. it's always pretty. it takes a little longer, but it's worth the time. and i love picking up the stitches along the side of the flap !

i sometimes think the heel is my favorite part of the sock. the beginning and end though ... bring on anxiety. yeah. bizarre. i know.

with this cold snap, i have been wearing my hats. today i am wearing my amanda hat, yesterday i wore my cassidy's cap, and the day before i think i was wearing my jacques cousteau hat. of course, all my versions are scattered here in the blog, and in ravelry.

my lastest cast on is from the 2008 holiday issue of VK magazine. it's called the bobbled tam (#31).

new hat

i cannot believe i am knitting bobbles. but, there's something about these bobbles (besides i don't enjoy knitting them) ... they make the hat look like an underwater sea creature. this hat is crazy with texture ... twisted stitch ribbing, lace, and bobbles.

it's a bit of a love/hate thing though. i love the pattern, love the color, hate 16" circs (makes my hands ache), like the yarn (caron's country ... a 75% acrylique 25% merino blend) ... and the color. i LOVE the color. it's peacock blue.

so, i knit. of course i knit. i cannot stop knitting. why would i want to (stop) ?!


shaz said...

Oof, I did my first short row heel and it feels terrible. The heel flap is designed to fit around the heel. A flap. For the heel. What's not to love?!

stringplay said...

I always like all your socks. I'm a heel flap fan, too but I sometimes think it is because sock knitting is my comfort knitting a learning a short row heel would just be plain work. Besides, what's good enough for Nancy Bush is good enough for me! Can't wait to see the bobbly hat.

Stacey said...

I'm with you - heel flaps all the way!

Lisa Randolph said...

Your heelflappen is totally beautiful!

PĂ©itseoga said...

not bizarre at all