January 1, 2012
Happy new year! I hope this one is better than the last.
Here is a little update on my socks. For some reason I don't seem to be able to concentrate on any one project of late. These have been on the needles for a while, but I find that some projects bother my shoulder more than others and by spacing out several different mediums I have less pain.
Sock number one is done to just past the heel...I still have to do the second heel, but I thought you might like to see it anyway. I am using the Lucy Neatby "Cool Socks Warm Feet" book. This heel is the short row garter stitch with wraps. I absolutely love this heel as it is very cusiony. (sp). My heels bother me when I have to stand for long so this is a good thing. Also with the purl bumps on the outside the stitches aren't as noticeable on the bottom of the foot. I have at times even made the entire foot with the purl bumps on the outside of the foot.
I strictly use double pointed needle's, 5, 4 per sock and one working needle. This means two sets of needles, and no second sock syndrome. LOL
I am very pleased that I still remember how to knit socks! These will be mine all mine, and they FIT!