It was time for the scary jaws music this weekend (or whatever music freaks you out and makes you think something bad is coming).
I’d finished the 6 lace repeats of the monkey sock and now I was in to uncharted territory – heel flaps and turns.
My sock looked like this:
I’d actually got to the heel part thursday night but was just too tired both thursday and friday nights to learn how to do it.
Cookie A’s instructions in the pattern are really straightforward. First the heel flap:
Then turning the heel (sorry about the fuzzy photo)
And then the gusset decreases, which I finished today. I’m now back to the same number of stitches on all needles and I just have to work the length of foot I want.
I was having a bit of a freak-out for a few minutes about having enough yarn, but weighed what I have knitted (38g- weight of dpns) and what I have left and I think the 20g I have left should be enough.
Now I can breathe a sigh of relief because I’ve accomplished the new technique without too much trouble. I did discover that I started the heel flap a few rounds too early (mid pattern repeat), and I also had to do some jiggery-pokery with decreases because I started them two rounds too late. I’m sure it will all look fine in the end.