Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I have knit/frogged this short row heel now more than 7 times. I'm down to two last options- watching it on a how-to DVD and then asking my not-very-friendly LYS to help. (there's a reason why I've never taken my knitting to them in the first place). Well, one last option is calling the local fiber guild and seeing if I can pay someone for a couple of hours of help. And somewhere in between I have to finish my capstone project in under two weeks.

I do fine until I get to the heel base but then it gets... knotty and holey and very ugly. I'm not sure I am yarnovering correctly... the book shows one way and the tutorials show different ways.

Thank goodness for lifelines and thank goodness the yarn is holding up well for all my knitting and unraveling. If it had been a standard heel I would have been finished with both socks by now. Now I am determined to get the hang of this technique just to be able to say I can do it.

I'm probably going to have to contact my pal if my options fail. *sigh*


The Mutant Penguin Herself said...

Oh my... if YOU are having trouble, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to do a basic sock! I'm sticking to my dishcloths. Well, and a shawl that I hope doesn't drive me crazy!

Knitwise Cracker said...

You will NOT fail!