I had a lot of knitting time on monday (unfortunately) and I had these cheery colors to keep my spirits up. blood tests, ct scans, waiting rooms? sure! take your time, I have a heel to turn! this yarn, with grumperina’s pattern, was the perfect antidote (get it?! that’s me being witty right there) to some stress*. the colors perk me right up and I couldn’t be happier with the striping, 1-2-1-3 rather than 1-2-3. genius.
2mm needles seem to be perfect for this yarn. the fabric is nice and dense while still being super soft. I didn’t originally plan to knit these toe up, but I wasn’t sure about sizing so good old turkish cast on to the rescue. I got gauge and a perfect fit, go figure. I then decided to follow this jaywalker mod, but I just didn’t have it in me to figure out where to start the gusset increases. short row heel it is, and a cute one at that! I’m sure I dropped some wraps (or a stitch, ooops) but my usual picky self doesn’t mind right now. the yarn must have mysterious powers. so does anyone have better ways to hide the wraps in the heel? I ktbl and ptbl, but something is amiss me thinks, since one side sometimes looks a little wonky compared to the other, not to mention how annoying it is to purl three stitches through the back. I’m thinking it has something to do with how I pick up the wraps. any tips?
anyone care to wager on if the second sock will match?
*thanks for the well wishes!