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Sock, Part II February 20, 2010

Filed under: Knitting — thehobbyholic @ 12:27 pm

I did it. I crossed over in knitting world. I turned my first heel of my very first sock!

For those of you that don’t knit, this isn’t a huge deal. But in knitting world, there is cheering and celebration from knitters everywhere.

With a little help from my friend, the EVOO bottle, here are a few pictures.

Starting to take shape...

It is a magical moment.

Just a little bit showing, but that's it. A turned heel!

Something you do, but while doing it, have no idea why or how it is working.

I love the fact the bottom of the heal starts with a new color. Couldn't have planned it better myself.

You have to let all understanding go and just follow where the yarn takes you. And I did it! *Insert happy dance here*

Next, there is something about picking up stitches. A gusset. And joining the heal with the other stitches I had to neglect to get to this occasion. But I think I will wait till Thursday, when I have the help of an expert.


9 Responses to “Sock, Part II”

  1. jen Says:

    as one of your sock coaches, i’m beaming proudly. & kudos for creative usage of an olive oil bottle!

    • jen Says:

      p.s. i still love that yarn. & if you get tired of making the foot long enough for you, I just *might* know someone with a size 7 foot 🙂 just trying to help out any way i can.

  2. Rosie Says:


  3. Sara Says:

    Awesome job!!! I know my mom had problems with heels in the beginning but she’s a sock making machine now. Great use of the olive oil I wasn’t sure what you were thinking till I saw the pictures!!

  4. Sara Lanan Says:

    oops i meant to leave a comment but not a response to someone elses comment…..i’m a bit of a blog dummy!

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