Back away from the computer, Missy!
No, not you. Me.
I had to come up for air finally. November passed me by so fast! I couldn’t even see it while working on the new Greenbank Mill beta site. Even looks like WP changed some things in my absence…The interface for uploading pics seems newish…must check out later…
In the meantime, I will be completing my last few projects. They’ve been waiting on me so patiently.
The socks for Sosae Caetano’s group challenge are almost one half complete. Hey, better late than never, lol. The last I saw of this sock was almost the last time I posted about it. I started working on the foot section today. See in the lead photo?
Stop it. I already know what you’re thinking…That’s just a tube. There’s no heel to this. And you’d be right. There isn’t one. I recently saw a post on Simply Notable about Afterthought Heels and I thought I’d give it a try. The first time I read about them was when I first bought the Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook years ago. Not only did the sock workbook inspire with their beautiful handspun yarns, but the methods of knitting handspun socks were wonderful! At that time, if I was already too much of a newb to figure spinning out, I was a bigger punk about trying the afterthought heels! I like my knitting to happen all in one piece, thank you very much. But, I loved the idea that “Mom” got her socks done lickey split, and since I was so behind on these socks, I thought now was the perfect time to give these heels a try.
If you read the post through, you know at the heel there will be some scrap yarn awaiting with stitches to be picked up later on. See that yellow line of stitches (amongst all the other colors there, lol)? That’s where I’ll pick mine back up once the rest of the sock is complete.
So excited!! And you know, it’s really funny I waited so long because I’ve done similar things for thumbs and whatnot…Silly me.
As for my spinning for the mill project. It’s coming along. I’ve got a little bit left to go and I’m just hoping to fit it all on these two bobbins! You know, either I learned how to spin finer than a light fingering overnight, or this may have been more than four ounces…
Look at that! It’s almost right on the edge!
Just like me. ;)