Thursday, January 24, 2013
Afterthought Heel Socks
"Mom, can I pick out the colors?"
He picked out a manly color scheme. For 2 months he has been asking me when I'm going to make his socks. I finally got them done for him. Devin wore them for these pictures and then promptly took them off. He says he'll never wear them again because they're itchy. Uh...bummer.
I could beg and plead and bribe him to wear them. But the truth is I'm not really thrilled with them myself. The yarn is self striping which I love. But I was too lazy to match the stripes. I didn't think it would bother me. Does it? Absolutely!
I did learn how to do an after thought heel. It seems to work up a lot quicker. And I also learned to do Russian Grafting instead of Kitchener which is simply brilliant! So these socks are not a complete loss, I schooled myself on sock knitting.
Russian Grafting video, buh bye kitchener!
Part One Afterthought heel, Part Two