(Can you tell I’ve been watching late-night television?)
We continue to bravely sock on. The heel has been turned on the second Pagoda Lace Sock.
(That’s my hand inside the sock, not a deformed foot.)
The heel is poised to be turned on the second Double Eyelet Sock.
I was unable to knit on this on the commute home because the train was packed and the a/c not working. Hence, it was fifty million degrees on the train. Approximately.
Exciting, no? Well, rather then filling you in on my adventures as I attempt to telephone my shoes (Rabbitch, have you found that area code yet?), let’s address some stuff from the comments.
Kristin asked where she could find the double eyelet stitch pattern.
It’s available in a number of places, but the only one I have at hand fer-shure-right-now is the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year calendar. The double eyelet rib is the pattern for June 14 (but I winkled mine just a tad so it’s a little different).
Several of you asked if it was the KOARC who guessed I’d knit 218 pairs of socks. Nope, his guess was much lower, but still outside the realm of reality, methinks. But you never know.
Some heel questions . . .
Do you have a sock pattern recommendation for someone with a small foot. Size 5.5-6? All the single socks I have made have ended up with a huge saggy heel and Im not sure how to adjust it so I was thinking to find a kids pattern? I was thinking for something plain.
If a regular gusseted sock makes a saggy heel, try a pattern with a short row heel — it’s not quite as roomy. Anyone else have any ideas?
And Elizabeth asked:
After two tries knitting toe-up socks and making the foot too long before starting the heel (but not realizing this until the heel was KNIT), I’m now wondering if knitting a short row heel and eliminating the gusset would solve my problem. I figured you’d be the best person to ask! Any opinion?
Well, you could start the heel sooner. 🙂 Sometimes it takes a few tries before you find the exact right length to knit the foot before starting the heel. Or you could do a short-row heel, as it does take up less real estate than a regular gusseted heel.
About That Scaffolding and Those Workers . . .
Nope, I am not taking photos of them. Nope, I haven’t even seen them. The scaffolding is not directly outside the livingroom window, rather it’s in front of the balcony, which is next to the window. The curtains in front of the balcony are firmly closed and I do not wish to expend the effort to actually get up and look.
Besides, Lucy has looked and she says they are nothing special.
I had a notice stuck on my door today that says the work is done on my balcony, so no more scaffolding.
Lucy seems a bit miffed.