Ok, so I tried this method of heel for the second sock, as recommended by Trish. I already had this bookmarked from another blog - it seems to be ubiquitous around the blogisphere. It is a fairly easy method, and doesn't leave gaps or holes. But, as you can see, I need to work on the ratio of side to middle stitches.
Why, yes, it is a bit pointy. Oddly enough, it fits pretty well. I had 30 stitches for the heel, and slipped ten on each side, leaving 10 in the middle. Anyway, the plan now is to knit another pair of socks, using this method again for one and the Fleegle for the other and then make my decision. I've Fleegled before, but need to refresh my memory of whether I liked it or not. (Oh crap, when I went to get the url for the Fleegle link, I found another new to me method - the Strong heel. Now I have to try that! Ok, next pair, Strong and Fleegle.) Stay tuned.
One of the first things I finished this year was the Shawl Collared Cowl.
I finally got to Hancock's yesterday to get buttons. I used the suggested Misty Alpaca Hand Paints Chunky. It is soft and obviously will be very warm.
Here's a photo of Amelia's Tiny Cardi, that I mentioned in my last post.
It has a very interesting almost one-piece construction. I think it looks a bit wide (it's size 9 - 12 months,) but since I don't have a baby nearby to try it on, I'm just hoping for the best. It's going to my cousin Gayle's granddaughter, Olivia, who is currently living in Alaska. But I hear that soon she'll be moving with her mom and dad to Louisiana. Good thing this one is cotton!
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