As for my first attempt at socks, I've hit a brick wall I'm afraid.....
I was moving along quite happily until I hit the heel.... and I'm obviously doing something wrong. The stitches are way too tight and there's no way this is going to form a heel - at least I don't think it can anyway. And then the directions totally lost me with all the turns and leftover stitches! Oh my!!!
I told my friend Joanne that I'm going to put it down until a day when she can sit with me and help me interpret the directions and get it going again in the right direction. I've watched a few videos, but it seems everyone has their own favorite way of doing heels, so I still can't tell what I'm supposed to be doing with this particular sock. I was pretty sure I would need help at this point, so I'm not discouraged, just delayed.
I wouldn't want you to think that I am going sockless however!!! Actually, while I was in Gatlinburg I came upon a wonderful Sock store!!! There were socks of all kinds - including quite a few with cats of course. Needless to say, I think I spent more money in this shop than in the quilt shops LOL!!!
Here are a few that I brought home....
|Seahorses!!!!! Do you know how hard it is to find things with Seahorses on them????
My mommy bought these for me =^..^=
|These are really cool with black jeans and a red t-shirt!
|What's not to love about cats on lime green????
|The ones on the left have a pale blue background and look really cool with my black Burks!
I also got a pair of cream/light blue colored patchwork kitties just like the ones on the right.
|Footies!!!! I just loved these! Can you tell I can't resist anything Laurel Burch???
|I wanted these - badly!!!!!
|Yep, I could see me in these too!
|Don't these look like warm, wonderful winter socks? YUM!!!
Be sure to go by and check out what everyone else has on their needles at Judy's Patchwork Times!
Hugs & Blessings!