Wednesday, April 4, 2007

heels turned, smooth sailing now.

I almost had a nervous breakdown, but the heels are finally done on my I-now-hate-them-so-much-I'll-never-want-to-wear-them socks.

Have any of you tried the short row method from SKS/MSKS? I might be missing something here, but isn't it horrible trying to purl three stitches together through their back loops? I ended up not using her method and trying the short row heel technique I linked in the "technique" sidebar...but I don't think I even did that one correctly. They've beat me, though--they're good enough and I'm pressing on. :P I can't wait to get back to my regularly scheduled top-down socks!

As for our KAL button, it's coming soon. DH got distracted with other more pressing killing all the monsters in World of Warcraft.


Tracy said...

I'm so impressed by the two at a time thing. Especially as I just started the second sock of a pair I'm really tired of!

Lori said...

I had the same problem with the short-row toe from SKS. I wasn't sure what kind of toe to use for a toe-up sock, and I started with that one. I was left wondering what kind of a person purls three together through the back loop, and then goes on to suggest that others do the same.

I tried the easy toe, too, but I didn't think it was particularly easy. I ended up using the technique in a 2-socks-on-1-circular tutorial I came across (not the one linked on the sidebar), which was a figure-8 cast-on. That ended up being a whole lot easier than either the short-row toe or easy toe. I'll have to try the technique you linked to when I get to the heel, because I'm not going to be trying the SKS short-row method again.