Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Still knitting (socks)

Even though I have, as you know, a rather long list of Christmas knits (and Christmas sews, and Christmas baking, and Christmas events that will take up valuable time for the aforementioned Christmas-ings) I seem to be not yet panicked about them.

Evidence A:

Oh, honestly.  Can you blame me?  It's cold out there, and incredibly soft and cuddly over here in the alpaca field.

I am being a cleverboots and using up the more-likely-to-be hardwearing remains of my most recent socks in the form of heel and toe, and I think the colour match is pretty perfect.  Pretty, anyway. 

I can't wait to wear these.  And I swear having them on will make me bake faster.  That's how knitting works, right?


Darlene said...

So what do you do? Cut off above the heel, pick up stitches and then knit the heel and toe? Please tell us.

Mary Keenan said...

Oh, it's super easy Darlene - when it's time to start the heel, you just switch over to a second yarn and knit with that for the heel flap and for turning the heel. When it's time to knit all the way around again you go back to the original yarn. Same for toe time: just switch which yarn you're using, and keep going!