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.