Pam’s socks are driving me out of my mind. I finally got through the most fiddly (but beautiful, nonetheless) heel flap in the history of sock knitting, took a deep breath, and picked up the gusset stitches. You know how you pick up that end column of slipped stitches? Well, my slipped stitches looked pretty normal before I picked them up, but they pulled out much bigger after I picked them up. I guess this is caused by incorrect (loose) tension on the wrong side of the heel flap. Do you see what I mean? It may be a little hard to see because my skin is so pasty white. So now I suppose I rip back the entire flap and try again. Is that my only option here? Any better ideas?
I have been steadfastly ignoring this problem all week. I didn’t knit at all Monday and Tuesday evenings (yes, that bad). Wednesday I went to book group and knit on my work sock. Thursday I cast on for S1’s new felted clogs. I finished the first one today. As always, it is incredibly amusing to have knit a foot covering for a giant. My kids get a big kick out of it, too (haw haw).