I was really enjoying knitting socks again, especially these socks. That is until I got to the heel and realized it was a heel I had never knit before. Uh oh. After reading through what I was going to have to do I realized I had done similar heels before but the wrap and turn always makes me break into a sweat. I can never seem to see those little wraps when it comes time to pick them up! Luckily I had my knit group on Wednesday and there is always someone there that “has done it before”. Sure enough I got help from Cheryl and Dewey. Cheryl found my wraps for me and pointed them out and Dewey suggested using safety pins to mark my wraps.
What a great idea! So later that day when I did the heel on the second sock I used little safety pin stitch markers to mark my wraps. It took all the fear out of it for me and that second heel was complete in half the time it took to make the first one.
Now both heels are done and I am working my way up the leg. I really like the look of the heel turn and heel flap. It looks like the heel I always use when I make top down socks.
How are your socks coming along?