Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jazz Heel

Jazz Heel
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I love turning a heel when I knit a top-down sock. This is a picture of the second Jazz Vanilla Socks just after I turned the heel and picked up the gusset stitches.

After I turned each heel of my first 5 or so pairs of socks, I paused and admired the amazing ability of turning a flat piece of knitting into a heel. Who thought of how to turn a heel? It didn't make sense to me. I simply followed the instructions each time with blind faith.

Still after 7 years of knitting socks I stop and gaze upon a correctly turned heel and smile.

What do you think?


Girl Meets Needle said...

Honestly that's my favorite part of knitting socks - turning a heel. And I have to confess, I do the same thing and just take a minute to examine my nicely turned heels. :D DW's cousin is a weaver, and a talented one, but when I showed her my handknitted socks, she tugged and stretched to try to understand how the "weave" goes two different ways. :D So it's not just amazing to us! ;)

yarmando said...

I love turning heels, and there's so many different ways to accomplish it. At first, I used to dread it, but now the rest of the sock seems so boring by comparison.

Sue said...

I love love loverly turning heels. Yep, I just said loverly. lol

I've had 3 or 4 days from h e double hockey sticks but I am calming down and I am sitting and catching up on all my favorite blogger/vloggers. :)

Cat said...

It's like a miracle to me! I love turning heels! I don't like knitting long cuffs because I want to get on with another pair of socks so I can do more heels!