Saturday, April 02, 2011

Day six: 2nd April. Something to aspire to.
Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make but can admire the result of those that have.

 I would like to master the art of knitting toe-up socks with a traditional heel turn and heel flap, rather than the short-row heel.  I've tried short rows a couple of times, and never had much success with it.  In addition, I have farm-girl feet, with 'sturdy' ankles and very high insteps, and a short-row heel will almost always cause my socks to slip down into my shoes and bunch up at the ankles.



4 comments:

Moonie said...

Go for it! Casting on for toe-up socks is weird at first, but once you get the hang of it, strangely liberating.

Becky said...

Thanks, Moonie, but the cast-on isn't the problem, it's the goofy short-row heel that I dislike! =) It just does not fit my heel well, plus I love the elegance of a well-knit heel flap and the magic of a Dutch or round heel. I just need to learn how to convert patterns so that I can do toe-ups with the turn-and-flap method.

del said...

I've never done toe-up though I'd like to learn that, too. And short rows are not my favorite thing, though I've had to tackle them a time or two. Wish there was an easier way!

Kepanie said...

Do try! I want to try socks as well. Think of all the possibilities once you get this down :O).