I’ve been holding out on most of you, and it’s about time I came clean.
Those of you who have knit my toe-up sock with slipstitch heel know that after you knit the gusset, you do a few short rows that form the curve of the back of the heel, before you start the heel flap. It looks like this right before you begin the heel flap:
Okay, you know how in my instructions for the heel, there is a point when you are told to knit across and pick up the wraps as you do?
I don’t pick up the wraps.
I knit across, very firmly, and leave the wraps in place. It’s on the bottom of the foot, and you pretty much can’t tell the difference in the completed sock.
I discovered this one day when I was working a heel on the train. I was at the pick-up-the-wraps row and the lights went out. Rather than sit quietly and wait for the lights to come on so I could see the wraps to pick them up, I just let them be. And I’ve never looked back.
There. I feel much better now.
Vote for Your Fave
I’m taking votes for a name for my new sock design.
I picked a few of my faves and made a poll.
You guys came up with some good ideas — thanks for everyone’s suggestions!
Lucy is a Good Girl
Liz R. asked:
How do you keep Lucy from chewing on the cords of the circular needles? My kitties just LOVE those pretty purple cords on the Knit Picks needles.
Lucy is surprisingly uninterested in my yarn and needles. I can leave work in progress lying around and she never touches it. The only time she will touch a skein of yarn is if it has a label or ballband she finds particularly alluring. She has been known to remove the band from a skein of yarn, more than once, in fact.
Notice the new backdrop? I got a new throw and pillows for my couch.
It’s all excitement all the time chez WendyKnits!