Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Magic of a Heel

Last year for Christmas my mother-in-law gave me a set of knitting needles. I quickly became hooked. My first sweater is nearly done (all I have left is to sew the seams together and figure out what language they used to write the collar in.) I'm also busy working on a sweater for my husband for Christmas. Unfortunately right now I don't have a full tutorial to share with you. I have a lot of projects that are half-done, but nothing really ready to share. I want to keep my posting fairly regular so I've decided to share one of my half-done projects.

It's hard to tell, but that is the foot and heel of a sock. I've done one and a half socks before.(Did you know that sock yarn is not always sold with enough yarn for two socks? Apparently there are a lot of one legged knitters out there and the sock companies are considerate enough not to stick them with extra yarn. More yarn should be arriving soon for that pair so pics will be coming.) I just recently completed the first heel. Heels are very magical to me. It seems that you mutter a magic spell containing strange words like slip and knit and with a little hand waving you get this:

If you are interested I'm knitting these socks two at a time using Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks. I love the patterns, but am not in love with circular needles. Hopefully soon I'll be getting some DPNs and will be knitting her socks one at a time without all the extra stuff getting in the way. 

I'm working on lots of handmade Christmas presents right now so keep your eyes peeled, I'll be sharing them as they get done.