Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Yarn Along




A lot of my projects are getting too big to carry around so I wanted to work on my socks. I decided to do a true afterthought heel - just cut the yarn and put a heel in. I followed the YouTube video and started to cut. It promised to be easy. So cut I did. 

They lied. Next thing I knew my stitches on the needle (only two actually) were unraveling. Crap. So after a bit of surgery I started the heel. And now we are moving along. 

So cutting the knitting - not so terrifying. It was easily fixed and I should be starting sock 2 today. 

I finished the Year of Living Danishly and I liked it. Interesting information about other cultures. I'm back to reading "Big Stone Gap" since it's now on DVD. 

What are you knitting and reading?  

Joining Ginny. 


16 comments:

karen said...

you are adventurous in your cutting of knitting. I do heel flaps...always. But then you knit way more socks than I do!! love the colorway!!!

flyingjen said...

I didn't know Big Stone Gap was on DVD. I must watch it. Cutting anything yarn related scares me to death.

elizabeth said...

we are always learning, hey!? looks lovely.

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Ahem, cutting my yarn? Not sure I have enough nerve, but it is only yarn right? Just look at you go, awesome!

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

Oh my goodness! I don't think I would have been brave enough to cut! Lol, it scares me just looking at the pictures! ;-)

mamasmercantile said...

I would have been terrified, you really are amazing!

Janet said...

Love those stripes. I don't know that I could muster the courage for a true afterthought heel.

kathy b said...

Oh Im so sorry. I tried afterthough heels once and never went back to them. Im old fashioned I guess.
Looking for a good read....
just knitting and reading blogs right now

steph said...

i've become sort of a fan of the afterthought heel, although I guess mine isn't really afterthought since I knit in some scrap yarn where I want the heel to be and then cut that. It's always gone smoothly. I'd worry about getting the heel on each sock in the same place if I did it the other way!!!! (I'm pretty clutzy that way!)

Ady Grafovna said...

Oh my stars! I would be a nervous wreck if I thought about cutting my knitting! I am glad it worked out for you though. You are very brave.

Carole Julius said...

I knit socks at a meeting today and it was great - it's been a long time since I've done that. And I finished reading The Tsar of Love and Techno and it was fantastic.

Debbie said...

These remind me of pippi-long stockings, love those bright, bold colors!! I have never made a pair of socks, but they are a great, small project to work on when you are out and about!!

Caroline said...

Oh my goodness you are brave! Great colour combo on those socks :)

Nicky said...

Ooh, I've recently read The Year of Living Danishly and I loved it! Made me want to visit Denmark :) And... I've also just done my first pair of afterthought heels, and it has to be said I'm not terribly keen. I didn't have any unraveling, as such, but it will definitely need surgery to close up the big gusset gaps :( I don't like the heel shape either, so I think I'll be going back to traditional do-it-as-you-go heels next time!

pippasmum said...

I love those bright, cheery colours! You are very brave - I'd never be able to cut my knitting...

Alisa Schenck said...

I tried the after thought heel but did not like the fit....so back to my gusset heels. Your socks are delightful and I am glad you were able to rescue that heel!!!

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