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Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Spectacularly NOT pooling
My lovely sock done in October's Club colors were NOT pooling. It was so spectacular. I knew the heel might throw a wrench into the deal but I trudged along and decided to do a flap and gusset since it had been a while.
Unfortunately when I picked up the gusset stitches and started to knit around and around, the pooling began. I normally don't mind pooling. I figure if you're going to pool, do it throughout. I can't have a half pooled sock.
I wish I had a good picture of the pooling but I wasn't going to continue row after row just to show the pooling well. So imagine a pooled sock foot here.
I frogged it and started my afterthought heel. Occasionally I get questions about afterthought heels and I thought I'd take a few photos since the camera was out documenting my frogging.You figure out what stitches are the heel stitches and you work in stst with your scrap yarn over those stitches. This will be a free pattern as soon as I get it all written up and will explain the stitches to do the afterthought over. I'll even be showing the yarn in color then!There is one row done in the scrap yarn. Then you go back to where you left off with the regular yarn and knit that over the scrap heel and pretend like that isn't there, you're just continuing on down the foot.
And the sock was ready to continue on down the foot. Sockbug approved. One sock is now done and the other sock is at the stage of needing the afterthought heel. I'll have the pattern available free on Friday. You'll also get to see the real colors of the sock as most club members should have their selections by then. It's a wild one.