Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hellacious Heels!!

Yes, it's true, we have heels! It's been an incredible few days...just me, my CSM and the figure skaters of the Vancouver Olympics. In the spirit of the Olympic Games, I'm participating in my own Ravelympics right here at casa knitguyla. I've challenged myself to knit every component of a hand-cranked sock before the Olympics are over and perhaps combine each component into a sock. The use of the word "perhaps" is quite deliberate, this shit is crazy hard!

I remember learning to hand knit socks. It was extraordinary, a miracle when I turned my first heel. "What? Huh? How'd that happen?", "What made it do that?", "How could it change direction like that? I was flabbergasted, I showed it to everyone.

This is better ... go look at it again!


Dave Daniels said...

Hey, congrats on the heel. You're on your way to a whole sock before you know it.
Have you watched any videos on making socks on the cranker? There are some pretty good ones on YouTube.

Krystal said...

BRAVO!!! Just think, you'll have a nice pair of orange socks made for Halloween this year!