More bits and pieces today.
First I need to remove my foot from my mouth (too common an occurrence if you ask me). I referred to my sister-in-law, Deb, as my favorite and only sister-in-law. Roger reminded me that his brother's wife is my sister-in-law too. Yikes! I guess she is really my sister-in-law by marriage. Whew! I will go as far as saying that she is my favorite (and only) sister-in-law by marriage. Please, if you are also my sister-in-law (heretofore unknown), you are my favorite too. 'Nough said.
Let's get back to knitting. I know I said I was going to knit Roger's Merlin sock next. And, I meant it. Until I remembered the Knitty Gritty episode waiting on my TiVo showing Cat Bordhi and her Coriolis Sock (from her upcoming sock book).
It's not my fault. Really. I couldn't help myself.
(And, while you are waiting, no snippy comments about using double pointed needles on a sock designed by the Queen of Socks on Two Circulars).
About halfway up, you start increasing. The cool trick is that since you are knitting with a double strand (oh, yeah, did I mention that it is knit double stranded at a DK to sport weight?), you can knit into each strand of a single stitch to increase. It looks very odd.
The increases make a shape that forms a heel without a flap or short-rows. There is a bit of a heel turn and incorporating stitches to form the heel.
Pretty cool. And quick. I am at the heel turn of the second sock already.
Speaking of Socks
Darn! Now, I have to knit that wonderful pattern again to get all the appropriate pictures. I sure hope I have something in the stash and I don't have to go shopping at the yarn store. That would be awful!
Bits and Pieces
I am still trying to catch up on my Bloglines. Time sitting at the computer is limited. I have grown to really appreciate blogs in foreign tongues (and they are all foreign to me, a typical American, I only speak English). This one, Luinelenin, is a great example. It is in Finnish. I feel no obligation to read anything, because, well, I can't. It is just fabulous eye candy.
Speaking of Bloglines, my feeds aren't always showing up in a timely manner. I emailed them about it and they gave me a canned answer about posts occurring during upgrades, blah, blah, blah. I must have an uncanny ability to post during upgrades. The problem is worst on the feed that has 95% of my wonderful subscribers. Argh!
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