Saturday, July 22, 2006

WTF?! This turning the heel bullshit? IS EASY.

Cashmere or cash blend sockyarn, here I fucking come.


Blogger ana said...

Ha! I'm just doin' the little I Told You So dance over here. But tell me the important stuff: which yarn, which pattern?

3:18 AM  
Blogger chicagowench said...

I admit shamelessly. Part of my reticence was a fear of wasting a shitton of time and sock yarn killing myself on tiny needles only to get to the heel and discover I am a total fucking clum.

So I took a look at the toddler sock pattern on the Cherry Tree Hill site, modified it for some leftover worsted weight I had, and banged it out through the heel shenanigans to prove to myself I could do it.

Now I actually have to, you know, make socks. As opposed to one, lone little toddler....bootie....thing.

12:21 PM  
Blogger ana said...

Heh. I was shocked at how easy the heel was on my first sock (I say that like I'm not right now only about to turn the heel on my fifth ever). I actually found getting started and all the goddamn ribbing at the beginning the hardest part, by far.

I totally empathize on why you had teh sock fear; that's a big stitch-count commitment for something you might just totally jack up, y'know? I am surprised at how fast the knitting on the teeny-tiny needles goes after a while, though. Once I hit the right rhythm, I just fly.

I find my desire to actually wear the socks, at this point, puts off the dread SSS.

1:48 PM  
Blogger chicagowench said...

a bunch of jo sharp kid silk is on its way to me at 40% off, for the socks in the jo sharp 2 (home) pattern book.

debbie bliss pure cashmere aran. YOU BITCH.

12:01 PM  

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