Thursday, April 26, 2007

April is Almost Over

April is going to be over soon. I don't think I'm going to get my Socktopia socks finished in time. It's my own fault, since I didn't start them until April 17th.

Here's what I've got so far.

My April STR Club shipment arrived today. When it didn't arrive yesterday, I caved and looked at the spoiler pictures that were showing up in blogland. It is gorgeous and I love it! It will be making an appearance on my needles very soon.

This is a new yarn....Silkie Socks That Rock (81% Merino, 19% Silk). The color is called Walking on the Wild Tide.

Gina asked in the comments about the Eye of Partridge heel flap. Here's how I do mine. Like a traditional heel flap, I work on half the total number of stitches. It is a 4-row repeat. Row 1: Slip 1 (as if to purl), Knit 1, Repeat across and turn. Rows 2 and 4: Slip 1 (as if to purl), Purl across and turn. Row 3: Slip 1 (as if to purl), Knit 2, (Slip 1, Knit 1, repeat to last stitch), Knit 1 and turn. Repeat these rows until heel flap is to your desired length (ending with a purl row). Then turn the heel like you would for a traditional heel flap. Once you have a few rows done, you can see that your slipped stitches are bigger than the rest, so if you lose your place and can't remember if you are supposed to do a Row 1 or a Row 3, you can knit the big stitches and slip the small ones.