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Old 10-25-2013, 12:15 PM   #21
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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.

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.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #22
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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).

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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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This yarn is cursed. I need a dead chicken and a few other things and maybe I can uncurse it. I'm going on to something else...maybe a garter stitch scarf. Maybe I can hire the guy in this link. Maybe I'll give up knitting. Yeah, like that's gonna happen. I'm eyeing some Shetland Chunky from The Stash. It looks so inviting.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:05 AM   #24
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If you like a sock heel that hugs your heel, you really should try this one.

I just BO my faux heel flap sox. Liat's pattern and video are fantastic. I really like how this heel feels. I have AAA heels and everything is too wide for them. I looked at several patterns/formulas and found them all to be so confusing. Too much math, too many places to fill in numbers, too many letters representing the numbers I couldn't figure out in the first place. The Knit Freedom video and pattern didn't require any of that. I will use this heel again, I will use the pattern and video that go with it again.

I might post a FOto. Tonight I don't think I can get one because of lighting. I have the sox on right now (had to see if they fit and was the BO a good one) and haven't even woven in ends yet. As soon as the ends are woven in they're headed for the wash. I'll have to get the picture between drying and wearing them. They feel really, really good!

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If you want to see the heels
Here they are, mistakes and all.
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They look very good to me and I can't see any warts at all. My first pair had more mistakes than correct stitches but they still served the purpose of keeping hubby's feet toasty.
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Thank you, crocee. I really appreciate you saying that. Your hubby also knows they were handmade for his feet. I can't think of much that says, "I love you. You are very important and special to me." the way hand knitted socks do.

My feet don't care that the heel pattern is messed up on one heel. My legs don't care that the rib increases going up to my knees could look better. They are warm and cozy. I know how sick I was while I was working on them. It's a wonder I got them done already.
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