Sunday, October 05, 2008

Knitter, Heel Thyself


I took the Blue Tiger Socks to north Texas to work on while visiting the in-laws. I only got around to them for a little bit this morning, but boy did I do some damage.

First of all, I think the circumference is a bit tight. It looked fine until I started working the short-row heels. I think working these with a short row heel means I'm going to have to increase the number of stitches in the sock's circumference. Which means ripping all the way back to the toe. Might not even be a bad idea to start over.

But worst of all is the heel placement. I guess I got carried away wit the stockinette in the round and just took things a bit to far. Rather than a heel, it looks like I've inserted a pocket for some unnatural growth.

Had a good time in the Metroplex, though. Ate some delicious TexMex and went with the in-laws to the Kimbell Art Museum to see The Impressionists: Master Painting from the Art Institute of Chicago. Go see it if you have a chance.


  1. Hmmm. Your sock foot doesn't even look like stockinette to me!

    I too am struggling with some sock sizing issues. Now I am factoring in your comment about how the foot circumference number needs to go up if using a short row heel. That complicates my next decision even more.

    Hmmmmm.........I would give up and go back to the sweater, but Librarian needs a new Office Sock!

  2. "A pocket for some unnatural growth" is very funny. Good luck with the fix.

  3. That sucks about the heel - I only did short row once and it looked like a very unnatural growth - so I usually stick to a heel flap. Someday I really need to get over that and do it again! Great yarn - love the colors