I put each sock on it’s own needle for awhile to finish turning the heels and knit the heel flaps, much easier on my hands that way. Now they are back on the same needle for working on the cuffs.
I have the heel turned on one of these socks and ready for the heel flap so I’ve started turning the heel on the other one. It works well for me to knit socks in sections when on separate needles. My gauge tends to stay the same that way.
This pair needs two more increase rounds on the gussets and then I’ll start to turn the heels.
This pair needs one more increase round for the gussets before I start turning the heels.
I’ve been going through my stash picking out one of a kind skeins of yarn when possible to use up some odds and ends and it appears I have a lot of yarn in shades of blue!
I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl.
I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles.
In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s.
I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.
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