What has happened to Hillary’s hair? I used to offer her as a pattern to my hairdresser – aim for something like that. Now she looks terrible.
I remember this day 60 years ago. I think I’ve said this before. My husband doesn’t – he was 26 at the time, and must have been thinking about art. I don’t remember hearing the news, but I vividly remember (for some reason) leaning forward to the man in front of me in Mr Kennick’s 1:30 philosophy class and asking, “Is it true that the King is dead?” Like that. Not “of
The groundhog may have prudently gone back into hibernation, but the Sky Scarf is definitely getting blue-er! Kristie, I don’t know what I’m going to do with the ends. There they are. I suspect the answer will be (because the easiest) to knot them and cut them neatly to 4” or so and have lots more fringe on one side than on the other.
I should finish the outré socks in another couple of sessions.
If the Sailors’ Society hands out yarn to knitters to knit hats with, maybe they’d like the rest of my Debbie Bliss “Maya” once I’ve knit them a hat? Making a parcel and trudging to the post office is the part I hate – it wouldn’t be any more trouble to put yarn in with the hat.
Clearly, heels are to be a major part of my self-challenging in 2012. Fate has spoken. I have made a page for them in my electronic Filofax.
I’ll start with Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato. I found the video you mention, Catmum, in which she demonstrates it. It’s a bit languid – I kept wanting her to hurry up and get to the point. But when I’m actually engaged with the problem, I may be glad that she takes it slowly. I’ll have my iPad with me on the shores of Loch Fyne where I hope to be attempting it at Easter.
A quick survey of my shelves comes up with Nancy Bush’s “Folk Socks” which has a whole section on heels, one after another. I was a bit surprised to find that the overall books, Vogue and Montse Stanley and Principles of Knitting, don't have sections like that.
I’ve made a note of where to find the “Andersson heel” QueerJoe mentions.
I’ve downloaded and printed the June Sock pattern from Ravelry which you recommend, Daisy.
And I’ve bought from Lucy Neatby and downloaded and printed her “Timberland Toes” pattern which includes the garter stitch heel you mention, Janis. (Hi!) I thought maybe I’d buy her “Cool Socks Warm Feet” book from amazon.co.uk instead, but it costs £43.27 and reckless as I am with money where knitting books are concerned, that’s too much.
I’ve got all of EZ, so somewhere I must have her detachable-and-replaceable heel.
I’m going to have to work some extra socks into the schedule.