Things were going pretty well, but I got stuck at the heel. I set it aside and took a different project with me when I went out of town last week.
I reviewed a few You Tube videos while I was gone and felt like I could make the heel. So I sat down to try it again last weekend. But, the instructions still didn't make any sense to me. I showed them to my mom when she was over. She's more of a crocheter than a knitter. So I called Kristi, the Fiber Fool.
Kristi is a knit wear designer and instructor based in Northern Colorado.
We met for lunch yesterday and I asked her a few questions. Then, ta da, the heel made sense.
Check that out... it looks like it's going to be a slipper soon!
Since I was feeling pretty good about the heel, I applied two I-cords to the socks to make the side toes.
Being at this point means that I have learned how to do a bunch of stitches and cast on methods.
- Judy's Magic Cast On
- Turkish Cast On
- RLI - right lifted increase
- LLI - left lifted increase
- S2KP - slip two knit pass over
- SSK - slip two knit
- applied I-cord
I have only the center toe, heel to close and the cuff to complete. That doesn't sound like a lot, but I'm only on page 8 of 13. So I hope to be able to show you one finished foot next week.
In the meantime, please head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see all of the Wonder-ful Fibery Goodness that is being shared for today's Fiber Arts Friday.