Step 1: Knitting the heel flap! A reinforced one to be precise, and what fun it is to slip one knit one for 36 rows!
Step 2: Turning the heel and learning a new skill! Picking up stitches.
I spent the afternoon with Mum today, knitting socks at Karori Flower Shop, learning some new skills…. there is nothing like learning a new skill, it makes me feel awesome. I remember a post by the lovely Penelope about what she calls the Knit Factor, and I totally get it! You can read that post HERE….
I’ve been loving reading your comments about sock knitting, it seems there are a lot of closet sock knitters out there in the world! Thank you for your feedback and kind words! It’s obvious to those of you who have been following my blog for a while now, that I’ve lately been doing more knitting than crochet… I love crochet of course, but now that I have a house full of crochet, I’m feeling compelled to expand my skills in other directions, mostly knitting and felting. I’ve had some comments lately about this, and it makes me wonder which direction Crochet with Raymond is heading in the future… I love blogging, while it does take up an enormous amount of time and energy, the connections with lovely people around the world make it worthwhile. Apart from the odd misplaced comment, I get sooooooooooooo much lovely feedback which keeps me motivated and inspired. As this is turning into a knitting AND crochet blog I’ve been wondering whether to start a different blog with a different name which might reflect where I’m at and what I’m blogging about, but I just don’t think I’m ready for that, I quite like Crochet with Raymond, so for now I’m going to keep on with what I’m doing, which is exploring the world of yarn, and I’m loving it! It seems that people still like coming to visit though, in my first month of blogging (May 2010) I had 313 hits, and in this last month (March 2011) I’ve had 93,000 hits, which just blows my mind, and I hope you’re all enjoying yourself when you visit Raymond and me.
Anyway, enough babbling about my mid-blog crisis, I’ve got socks to knit!
Wishing you a beautiful day!
Love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX