Friday, June 08, 2007

Third time's a charm???

I finished the leg of my Diagonal Cross-Rib socks last night. I centered the heel on the back of the leg and started the heel flap, then I realized I was short one stitch after a few rows. I frogged and started again. I leave myself a little time in the morning to do some knitting so I picked up the sock and knit a few rows. Then I realized I misread the directions and instead of sl 1, p to end I was doing sl 1, p 1 to end on WS rows. Oops! I frogged again and started for the third time, but after a few rows I realized I had dropped a stitch when I frogged. I wasn't really sure how to pick it up with slipped stitches present so I frogged again. I didn't get a chance to pick up the stitch and start again so I stuck a marker in the dropped stitch and went to work. I have only done short row heels so I am a little nervous about picking up stitches, which is why I am doing a practice sock. So far, my ability to knit this heel flap is not helping my confidence level.

Has anyone knit socks with Knit Picks Memories? Any thoughts or opinions on it? It is on sale right now and I like the colorways, so I bought a few skeins.


Rachel P. said...

I hope this gets easier for you! At least you are getting some practice with a new technique. Good Luck.

Kimberly said...

Yikes, that is frustrating! Try not to become intimidated by the heel, heel flaps & gussets are much easier than they seem!