Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Short-Row Heels

I turned the heel on the Koigu Cirque du Socks. They're the best short-row heels I've done so far. On previous socks, I've knitted the wrap and the wrapped stitch together. This time I knitted the wrap and the previous stitch, which closed the hole. Perhaps I was supposed to do that all the long, but I just got it. The heel is a little pointy, but that is because I stopped short-rowing when there were eight stitches left on the needle. I'll leave more stitches on the needle on the second sock.

I think I'm going to knit a chevron pattern on the leg:

Multiple of 11:
Round 1: *K1, YO, K3, K2tog, SSK, K3, YO* Repeat between * * to end of round.
Round 2: K around

Sock Pattern (free): Elann's Sock it to Me toe-Up Chevron Pattern Socks.

Here's a fun meme I discovered on Cara's blog: do a Wikipedia search of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day. Here's what I found for my birthday:

1944 - World War II: The two-year Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
1973 - Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War.
1998 - American First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton appears on the Today Show calling the attacks against her husband part of a vast right-wing conspiracy.
1888 - In Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Society is founded.

1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1859 - Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1941)
1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian dancer 1940 -

Isaac Babel, Ukrainian writer (b. 1894)
1967 - Crew of Apollo 1: Roger Chaffee (b. 1935) ,Virgil "Gus" Grissom (b. 1926) Edward White (b. 1930)
1972 - Mahalia Jackson, American singer (b. 1911)

Bellacara, one of my favorite cosmetics boutiques on King Street in Old Town Alexandria now carries Scott Barnes and Three Custom Color Specialists. Can't wait to get a Scott Barnes makeover. I've challenged every makeup specialists to give me a natural look, using the colors that match my skin tone, but none have really done it. Scott Barnes is known for that natural, neutral look. Can't wait to see what they can do. Three Custom Color Specialists will reproduce shades of discontinued makeup. I have a bunch of lipsticks I'd like reproduced.


  1. The Koigu yarn is really pretty. I used some before to make a pair of socks. Great job on the short rows! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Absolutely stunning short row work! Congratulations from a fellow Cirque-de-Sock-er!

  3. Do you have directions for that short row heel? I am working my first pair of toe-up socks, and my heel turned out not so great.



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