Episode 15: Forethought heel
Welcome to The Ordinary Knitter, a knitting podcast discussing projects, yarns and patterns. This week: putting in a forethought heel (or Ever Wish You Hadn’t Started Something?), replacing broken needles, knitting for animals, and why you should never leave it to the last minute to block a gift. Btw here’s the Feathertail Glider in her knitted pouch.
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Is there a Knit Like a Pirate Day? If so I’m sorted:
I can’t tell you how many times I wished I’d never started this! I was fine til I got to the point where I would normally start the Fleegle heel and then I started to feel a bit insecure, as my sock didn’t look like it usually does. I ploughed on until I realised it was really hard to measure on my husband as the sock didn’t have the usual heel space and I couldn’t tell how far up the leg I was. I was well out of my comfort zone by this point and decided to just put in the heel. As in ‘just give your cat this pill’. What a total nightmare. Suffice to say I don’t understand why anyone would put themselves through all that faffarsing about for what looks to me (so far) to be very little gain. The proof of this particular pudding will be putting the sock on the royal tootsies, but it’s not quite ready for that yet. I’ll report back.
The featured photo at the top of this post shows the lifeline going into the second sock pre-heel yarn. The first sock (on the right) has its first lifeline in place and heel yarn knitted in. The photo here shows that all done and the stitches on stitch holders as i went about things in a very tortuous and garbled manner.
No pod next week as I’ll be gadding about abroad neglecting my maternal and wifely duties.