Wednesday, August 28, 2013

QAL & Knitting

DATH socksI finally found my way back to the sewing machine and got another block completed on the FatQuarterShop QAL, Deck-Ade the Halls.  As I was putting them together I was wondering if the heels on the socks I am knitting would be as easy as these were.  Flirt male

Christmas sock progressSo this evening I knit to the heel and started the “flap.”  As this is my first sock heel, I discovered that I am not sure what the pattern is telling me to do.

pattern help
Anyone want to help be decipher this?  Am I supposed to go back and forth on just part of each row?  I stopped right after the 17 stitches on Row 1 and decided I better see if I could get help.

We are having a week of sunshine (really different from the rest of the summer.  Monday I was planning a whole day of sewing but by noon the sun and the open road were calling me.  So DH and I jumped in the car, put the top down, and drove 40 miles for lunch.  Open-mouthed smile

Well, time for sleep to prepare for a morning of running around with my daughter as she deals with insurance men and car repair people (dent in door).  I think I will take my other sock with me to knit on while I wait for her.  Must feel productive even while visiting with special people. 

Have a great week,  Gari


Loulee Heron said...

Yes, that's right, just go back and forth working only the stitches on needle one.
You will come back to the other needles in a few rows and work with them one at a time to build the sides of the heel.
It's fiddley, but you'll get the knack.

Paula, the quilter said...

I concur with Loulee.

Bonnie said...

Yep, little short, fast rows. Good progress.

Quilter Kathy said...

Awesome fabric stockings! I don't know a thing about knitted ones!

Kate said...

Love your fabric stockings. Hope you found some help for those knitted heels.