The Knitty Gritty:
Pattern: Yarn Over Cables from "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch, made with Easy Toe and Short Row Heel
Yarn: "Lucy" colorway by Socks that Rock, mediumweight
Gauge: 7 1/2 sts=1" on US 2's
Mods: None, except to fit my feet! :)
I have to say that after the initial fear of a short row heel, it's actually quite easy. I had some help from Jillian, so thank you lady!
In other sock knitty news, my books came:Both books are quite impressive, but I have to say that I'm a little disappointed with IK and their book. Maybe it's because I'm a beginning sock knitter, but most patterns have fairly small sizes. I do not have a size 7 1/2" circumference. Or an 8". More like 9 1/2". Damn me and my high instep! There are a number of patterns I'd like to knit, but now it's just a matter of adjusting the size. *sigh* I don't think I'm quite ready for that yet.
Oh, btw, Cookie A. was on DIY's Knitty Gritty yesterday and it was a great show. There was a lot of great sock knitting information. So if any of you have a DVR, or TiVo, start taping the show. My show with Scout is being shown early. Early as in April 9th! So check it out.
Onto knitting socks for Shawn...oh boy!