Monday, February 21, 2011

I have conquered the knitted sock

And no one even had to die in the process.
Here we have the lovely heel flap.

Followed by the Turning of the Heel, which really wasn't as terrifying as I'd been led to believe it would be.
The first fitting. Like a glove!
And the final product. That's a damn fine-looking sock if I do say so myself.

Of course, I did not manage this without help. The book that this sock pattern is found in (Hip to Knit) assumes that you already know how to knit a sock. BUT! We live in the future, and the future contains the Internet, and the Internet has Youtube. And Youtube has this really informative series of six short videos that laid it all out in a way that was extremely easy to understand.  I highly recommend it.

In other news, I figured out a way to warp my rigid heddle loom without having to walk across my entire living room. I attached my broom to a chair with vise grips, and it held really well. Now I can have a warp of whatever length I want. Hooray!!

1 comment:

She said...

Hooray for the Sock! And no holes in the gusset, even! :) I'm working on a lace pattern for the leg for my next pair.
I find picking up the stitches after the heel turn to be the most frustrating, there don't always seem to be exactly as many as the pattern says.......

I shall check out the videos!

I have Hip to Knit,(you might have given it to me!) I'll look for socks in there - I used "Getting Started Knitting Socks" by Ann Budd - which is really good and has all kinds of variations.