Still Thrilling

RareSteek's picture

You guys might think I am mad, but there is a thrill for me in turning a sock heel. Not sure why, but I still find it magical the way in which the simple short row gradually makes the heel cup form. I never realised the architecture of an humble article of clothing could be so interesting. :-) As I see the heel emerging I get such a sense of satisfaction. My latest effort. Just a bog standard pattern, but oddly satisfying.


DougLaughlin's picture

I totaly get that thrill! I've made 3 pairs of socks and thats my favorite part. It's amazing now with Cat Bordhi's new book how many ways socks can be constructed. I've so far only done 3 pairs of top down, heel flap socks. I've started a pair of toe up socks the pair being knit together on 2 circs. Socks seem to be perfect summer knitting as well because there isn't the expanse of a sweater or afghan on my lap making me hot! You're color way on this pair displayed is really beautiful....looks like you are a pro!
If you want to see FO's of mine....i'm douglaughlin on Ravelry

MasonM's picture

I feel the same way, I really enjoy doing socks.


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crmartin's picture

Those are beautiful, I love wildly colored socks. I agree with the heal turning phenomenon.



Thinman's picture

I love colorful socks too. Yours are fabulous! I like the way you've used a solid color for the heel and toe. Great job!

RareSteek's picture

The fact is I need to use a solid colour for the heel and toe since I am a big footed guy and there is not enough yarn in the standard 2 50g balls to make anything but 'anklet' socks for me. And I resent buying another 50 g so I often do a solid colour heel and toe, and sometimes cuff as well. :-)


QueerJoe's picture

You made your socks in my very favorite colourway of Kaffe's sock yarn.

I'm working on a sock of my own right now, and I'm loving the heel-turning process as well. There some guy named Andersson who has a knitting blog...can't remember the title at the moment...who published a heel method called...wait for it...the Andersson Heel...I like the look and feel on my foot of the heel and it requires no picking up of stitches.

Crafty Andy's picture

Great job! They look terrific.

ronhuber's picture

I hate to tell you how many socks I have made in how many years (I started when I was 8), and turning a heel and finishing a sock is still a thrill. I guess you could call it a cheap thrill because sock yarn is not that expensive. Yours look lovely. Great knitting.