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December 05, 2004

The Experiment Is To The Heels

The Grand Experiment is well on its way.  I've made it to the most exciting part, working the heel of each sock.  For the first sock -- call it Classic Sock, you know the one knit from the cuff to the toe -- I'll shape the heel by working a heel flag, turning the heel, picking up stitches, and then shaping the gusset.  For the second sock -- call it Eastern Sock, you know the one knit from the toe to the cuff -- I'll shape the heel using short rows. 

Classic Sock on the left and Eastern Sock on the right. 
Both ready for heel shaping.

Look Mom, nona can model two socks on one foot.
Just don't ask me to walk!

An unexpected finding from this experiment is that nona loves working with the Julia yarn.  I've been eying the cover sweater from the current issue of Interweave Knits (Winter 2004).  That sweater, Colorwork Classic designed by Kristin Nicholas, is knit using Julia (Kristin's line of yarn).  The Colorwork Classic sweater is now doubly on my wishlist, once for the design and a second time for the yarn.  Ah, observant reader, you've noticed that nona used the circle and swirl design from the Colorwork Classic sweater in her footlet socks.  Nona's proud of your discerning eye. 

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Above picture looks postively torturous. v. scary.

Posted by: Patty | Dec 7, 2004 10:16:00 AM

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