What I have nicknamed my 'sunset socks' kept going wrong and have been ripped out at least three times. (The third time, I realised I hadn't ripped back far enough, so I had to rip back even further. I don't know if that counts as four times?) It's getting a bit boring now.
|The socks, on leaving Paris|
|The socks taking in the view at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Atlanta (the busiest airport in the world)|
|The socks, coming in to Charleston WV|
|Recovering from jetlag on my first day in the US.|
At this point in knitting, I'm at the heels. I wanted to try a short-row heel, using slipped stitches - as shown by Arne and Carlos in their video here and in the pattern for the Lifestyle Toe-up Socks. I don't like short row heels, as they don't fit my feet too well - so I've done a gusset increase. It could work amazingly, or it could end up a mess. I've put lifelines in, just in case. Past experience says that things are more likely to go wrong without a lifeline, so I'm optimistic.
Whilst I didn't finish the socks by the time I got home, they did get a good view of New York. One of the things on my list of things to do was to find the John Lennon memorial in Central Park. There was a man there with his guitar, so I took half an hour to knit and listen to him singing. Then I walked to Knitty City where I joined a group of ladies who were knitting hats for charity. It was the perfect way of finding balance in the big city. We talked about socks and ways of knitting - and they let on that Mina Philips - aka The Knitting Expat used to visit there, when she lived in New York.
|The Imagine memorial to John Lennon|
|Inside Knitty City - I was very restrained in my purchases!|
I have another pair on the needles - which will also need a lifeline before turning the heel - and once both the current pairs are off the needles, the next pair are queued for cast-on!
On the first Thursday of each month - a group of us all get online and blog about socks. Paula's blog has the explanation - and the link-up of blogs is right here if you want to read more about socks - or would like to join us.