Thursday, June 05, 2008

Socks on the Run

I swear there's been some knitting in my life but I'm not really coming up with any FOs lately. I've been busy with a bunch of Swiffer covers ...


... and I'm about to block a shawl which I will post about soon.

Life has been a bit crazy and I've been laying low trying (somewhat successfully) to keep my home a peaceful sanctuary from the general decompensating that seems to happen during the Spring/Summer transition. But for now here are some socks as we count down the final days of school (6!) and the days until we leave for Norway (9!).



These are for Nora and she loves the way they look with Luna's golden coat! I knit these basic top down socks with a heel flap and a kitchner toe. I tried to do a short row heel, but found that it seemed to make the "bend" for Nora's foot too small and she couldn't get them on comfortably -- was this due to poor technique? or is there really more room with a heel flap?


This yarn will be great for her sweaty feet since, as most of you know, it's 50% superwash wool, 25% soysilk, 22.5% cotton, and 2.5% chitin -- and naturally anti-bacterial. For knitting up, it was splitty.

I hope to have a shawl to show you soon!

5 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

have a good trip, ann!

of course, we expect pix when you return...

LaurieM said...

Oh yes! There really is more room in a heel flap sock. To make socks with short rows fit on a foot with a deep instep, I add little gussets before and after the heel. Usually I just use about 6 stitches. You can also go deeper with your heel, by short rowing more than 1/3 of your heels stitches. I use both techniques together.

Suzanne said...

Im with you on the sock thing...I have a hard time making short row heels fit--and fit over--my foot. Some have said make the heel deeper; I am unsure. I think my heel must be very pokey-outey for the rest of my foot. (Like my Doctor Who style technical terms? its up there with "jiggery-pokery.")

I make my gussets really long--I pick up every stitch along the flap--for the same reason.

Let me know if you find a solution and have a WONDERFUL time!

tiennie said...

Cute feet!

I know what you mean about busy - especially at this time as school winds to a close - ay yi yi!

Have a great time! How fun!

danielle said...

i definitely prefer the fit of a heel flap sock and i've had more consistent success with that construction...