Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I Seriously forgot?

How on earth could I forget to blog one of the most pivotal moments in a knitter's life? How could I? I mean, if making the analogy between knitting life and real life, what I forgot to blog was comparable to graduating from college, getting married, or maybe even having my first child! What was it I did you ask?

I turned my first heel!
Was it unbelievably difficult? Not exactly. Was it slightly more nerve wracking than knitting a hat or scarf? Yes. Luckily for me, I had my mom there to show me what that heck I was doing during the entire process (Thank you mom!). There were moments when I was spotted saying things like "I have to pick up stitches from where??" and "What do they mean cut yarn?!". Apparently I chose a sock pattern that wasn't exactly ideal for the first timer sock knitter, but with some creative reworking on my mom's part, I ended up not having to "cut yarn" and I did manage to successfully complete my first heel! HUZZAH!

Oh, and here is an updated shot of my mitten. Much love.

7 comments:

yarndude said...

I LOVE knitting socks. Watch out, those things get addictive very quickly. It looks good though!

Catherine said...

Those socks look great! When I was like 11, turning heels was my favorite thing in the world. Then I came to my senses. But hard? Nah, you got it down. They look really good.

amanda said...

congratulations! I've never knit a sock, so I dont know what it's like, but it's definitely a knitterly accomplishment. nice work!!

DPN girl said...

Congratulations, Rachel!! Too bad I won't get to see them, since you won't be at Knit Night tonight. Have a good semester at school. We'll miss you!

Theresa said...

Looks great! Socks are wonderful to knit, like knitting sculpture. May you turn many more. :-)

rachel iufer said...

congratulations on turning your first heel!!! i remember when i turned my first heel i said "wtf!?" a billion times and yelled "shut up" to everyone in earshot because i was focused and determined. after your first one the rest are a piece of cake, and then you look like a master knitter and people on the bus stop to comment about the voodoo magic that your sock-in-progress looks like and you comment with some sly remark like "oh, it's easy" and then...i'll shut up.

nice work.

Julie said...

If that is your first sock, you are amazing. Wow.

I learned a year and a half ago and I love to wear my handknit socks so much. Have fun with yours!