Now that Hurricane Irene has come and gone, I need to focus on turning the heel on these socks. But first… everyone ok after all that rain and wind? Electricity back on? We lost power for only 4½ hours this morning… PPL, you totally rock. Really.
So, I’m working on a sock pattern that I got as a freebie on Ravelry. The Norfolk Ramblers pattern by Emma Haigh is beautiful, a little challenging, and perfectly suited to the yarn I’m using – Alpaca with a Twist’s Socrates. Now granted, I’m not exactly a sock-knitting expert, but the heel instructions are unlike any I’ve tried before. Instead of slipping the first stitch to get your working yarn on the right-hand side, it says to do a YO, then purl the rest of the way across. I’m sure that this works… but I haven’t figured out how yet. I’ve already ripped the heel back once, I really don’t want to do that again, but it’s inevitable, I fear, because… well… why a YO???? Why?????
Anyone have any ideas on this one?