I have finally managed to turn the heel on the Oceanwind sleepy hollow socks I mentioned on Monday. Firstly let me assure you that these socks are going to be fabulous. However, knitting them is not for the faint-hearted! It is certainly not for those who want to knit infront of the TV in the evening! (Or at least turning the heel isn’t!). I did quite a lot of unravelling and then realized that the heel needed 100% of my attention – and once that decision was made, they progressed quite nicely.
I haven’t made socks with this type of heel and gusset before. The gusset involved picking up pearl stitches every second row and then decreasing again row by row into the sole. I guess the proof of the pudding will be in the wearing as at the moment I’m in a real inbetween stage where I love the pattern, love the colour, but am not in a position to judge how the fit will be. The leaf pattern really is particularly nice though.
So watch this space….again…
Have a great day!