I just love creating a slipstitch heel, particularly in handpainted yarn.
Perhaps I am simple, but I love watching the color variations emerge as the heel flap grows.
Yep, I am turning the heel on the first Halcyon sock. Excitement abounds!
By the way, I sent a whole scad of patterns to Sheri last week, so (as I write this) all my current patterns are in stock at The Loopy Ewe. I’m working on my new patterns, so I’ll be sending those to The Loopy Ewe soon, I hope.
I Love Rock and Roll
Again, thanks for all your suggestions for songs to download from iTunes. You have until midnight tonight to make a suggestion in the comments to Monday’s post. I’ll draw a name at random tomorrow, and the winner will receive the WendyKnits sock pattern of his/her choice, plus yarn to knit it.
As I said, the majority of what was suggested I either already have, or don’t like. I’ve got all the Beatles, Who (and Pete Townshend), Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello music that I love. I’ve got a number of random British bands from the ’60s and a lot of American ’60s music, and all the ’80s pop and New Wave and Punk that I like. I’ve got REM and Live (I don’t think anyone mentioned Live) and Graham Parker (and I don’t think anyone mentioned him either). Et cetera, et cetera. And more and more. And so on and so on. I was impressed that a couple of you mentioned King Crimson, by the way.
What I don’t have and won’t have is Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Little Feat, and the Grateful Dead because I don’t like them. Ooh, you know what I need but don’t have? Ian Dury. I wonder if there is any Ian Dury (with or without Blockheads) on iTunes? Must check . . .
But from the 500 comments so far, I’ve made a list of about 60 songs that jumped out at me as ones I need that I don’t have, so you all have been very helpful to me.
Now, back to my sock.
And here is Lucy in what I call her “hen on a nest” pose.