Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Satisfying Action of Turning a Heel

I have always heard that turning a heel of a sock is really satisfying, and until this morning, I had no idea what they were talking about!

Now, I have no idea why it’s so satisfying, but it really was!! It was a little exciting to tell you the truth!! It was so great watch the sock ‘turn’ and to be able to see that it really does become a heel!

As I am currently making my first ever socks (Neale’s Space Invaders Socks) finally reaching the end of the leg part and starting on the heel (a very confusing experience at first!!) I have no successfully turned one heel and am about to do the same with the other!! That way I can go on knitting them 2 at a time on 2 circulars. I still have to pick up the stitches for the gussets, but other than that I am on my way!!

I have decided that I quite like making socks!! I even have picked out some for my dad, sister and aunt!


  1. There is magic in it. I know exactly what you mean. One minute you're on a straight line, and the next, wow, you've turned a corner. Congrats!

  2. that's awfully impressive that your first socks are being knit at the same time. I'm amazed. I'm scared of that technique and you're a newbie doing it! Good work!

  3. I totally agree - I prefer top-down socks for the reason that I love turning heels (rather than knitting short row heels). Please bring your socks to Tuggers SnB tomorrow so I can see them!!