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Old 10-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #22
Working the Gusset
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Charlotte, numbers and I have an arrangement: We agree to stay as far apart from each other as possible. I guess I don't have a high instep. I decided the problem I was having was that I like my socks snug and that can result in them being too tight at the heel turn. I'm going to just go with Liat Gat's method of doing it, work to so many inches (I'll have to check the pattern) and start the increases. I will, maybe, try the formula I found but the only way I'll be able to do it is to commit to working through it step by step and seeing what happens.
My strikes again! I'll wish you luck and happy knitting with Liat Gat's heel method. Please let me know how you like it.

And maybe I should make the same arrangement with numbers that you've made. Caffeine aside, where numbers are concerned, I go from this to this to this in short order. But I'm stubborn and do this several times until I either a)have the answer, or b) have hit the dreaded husband involvement/interference point. Then I do it again when Husband is at work to avoid b).

I've been reading Amy Pearson McPhee and her description of product and process knitters intrigues me. I knit because I love to but I have to finish something eventually to justify all those stitches. The prospect of frogging and starting over is much worse than the actual doing. Meanwhile...I'm going to try a stitch pattern I found for mitts on my socks. It's simple: Row 1: *K1, yo, k2 tog* repeat from * to *; Row 2: Knit all stitches. I'll work it on the top then incorporate it all around for the leg. At least that's my current plan.
Sometimes I think too much emphasis is placed on process vs product as a personality type. I'm an odd knitter that doesn't have a label attached.

I'm the same as you about having to finish something to justify the stitches, but I enjoy knitting so much now that I'm much faster than I used to be that frogging back to correct an error no longer gives me the "oh $%#!" moment. If that makes me process, so be it.

That stitch pattern sounds delightful on a sock - I hope the plan works.


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