Monday, November 12, 2007
Here I am ready to start shaping the heels by picking up my stitches from the holders and adding the purl bump from the next stitch to each stitch. I make my heels like the alternative heels in the book Crazy toes and heels.
Here I am starting to pick up and shape the heels.
I did have some problems. One of my stitch holders came open and all the stitches came off. So I tried picking them up again. I am not good at picking up stitches. I hate frogging back because of that too. So I picked them up as best as I could and went on to work in the mess that I have here. It did work out ok and you can't really tell that the mess was there.
I took some closeups so you can see what I did.
Here are the heels all turned. I like doing them this way I think because I have a bit of a fear of losing stitches while trying to get them on different needles to do them separately. As I said I don't pick up stitches very well.
So now I am to the easy part of knitting up the leg of the socks. The experiment was a success and the challenge met. I can do it. But I think I will stick to doing two socks at a time at least until they come up with size 0 or 1 needles with extra long chords. I had to do a lot of scooting to keep the socks from slipping off and I had to do a lot of untangling of the yarn. I will post more pictures as I go to finishing up this project.
Have a great day!!
God Bless You!!