Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Short Row Heels - revisited

Thanks to two wonderful ladies, Jennifer and Manda, in my local knitting group I was able to master the short row heel. I was so delighted to finish my first toe up sock. It was not as bad as I thought, but I never would have figured out the "picking up of live stitches" on my own.

The yarn I am using is Koigu KPPPM. It is a wonderfully soft yarn, as with each new sock yarn I try...this is my favorite! I have also been pleased with the color variation. There has not been the irritating pooling that I have had with some of the other varigated sock yarns.

Don't you love my setting....bricks?? I was trying to find good lighting so that the yarn colors would show well. The stack of bricks had the best sunlight. And yes that is a Loopy Ewe bag in the background. I love the way I can see at a glance what project is in the bag.


Anonymous said...

I love the colors of the sock. I have done one toe up sock and the short row heel is tricky. Can't wait to see them on you!! I am going to be at Bakersfield tonight (weather permitting), will you be there?

gina said...

Very nice! With any luck, I'll finish my first pair of socks today. I'm going to do one more top down pattern and then I would like to try toe up. Have you tried knitting socks on circulars? It sounds easier yet the tutorial on Silver's page seems a little hairy.

Elizabeth said...

YAY - they're finished! You go girl!

So tell me, do you prefer doing toe up or top down socks?

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Beautiful socks! The colors are wonderful and Koigu is so wonderful to knit.

Have a wonderful week!

meg said...

Well done on the socks! I'm on the last leg of my first pair of toe-ups & they have been a bit of a challenge :)

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love knitting friends who help you figure things out? I love the sock AND the setting. It also helps the socks look more soft.

I'm sorry about your accident! Don't ya just hate that? Sounds like something I'd do.

I have been trying to e-mail you for a few days but my e-mail program is not cooperating. Hopefully you'll get the one I sent today.