03 December 2009

sock thoughts

I hate turning heels. It is absolutely my least favorite part of knitting socks. I dread it, most of the time. I hate picking up stitches. I started doing short-row heels for a bit, but with my fat feets, I need a gusset. Thankfully, I’ve found a way to do toe-up socks with a gusset and flap that doesn’t require picking up as many stitches as a normal one would, and works the way I always thought a heel should. (It’s from this tutorial, which I highly recommend.) Anyway, I’m only complaining about this because I’m currently in the process of knitting a flap and then will be turning the heel. Frankly, the only reason I’m typing this is because I don’t want to work on the sock. I tell myself all the time that I’m never going to knit another top-down sock, but I end up falling in love with patterns and doing just that. This pair is Clessidra:

Clessidra sock-in-progress Clessidra sock-in-progress

I love them, and can’t wait to wear them. I’ve got one completely done, and yet I’m stalling. I just don’t want to knit this heel. I also need to frog the toe of the first one and add about half an inch to the foot because in my haste to finish them, I made it too short.

Now I’m contemplating churning out some socks for the boyfriend for Christmas. They’ll be toe-up at least, I know that much! And certainly not knee-high.

And if you’re wondering, I haven’t made much progress on my girly Cobblestone.

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