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).
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) ?!