I worked with the CSM today. I really need to use it more often. Once I remember every step the first time, I will be able to knit a pair....mind you, I did say a pair of socks in about an hour, but not today. I did learn something new though. As I was happily cranking along, I got too confident and forgot to knit the ten rows of the pre-heel. (the transition between the leg portion and the heel). I though phooey, I will just have them a bit different and not sadly, but not happily kept going.
I finished the heel with no problems at all and was sooo proud of myself! Then bingo! On my next pass, I dropped stitches! Wouldntcha know....Yep, that silly sock was trying to get the best of me. That's OK, I decided to start over. One mistake might pass, but a heel with holes.....Not!
Now we are on second try and everything is crankin right along. Guess what I forgot again! Those pesky pre-heel rows. OK, I decided that if I made myself try something I've never done before as the penalty for being a goof ball, maybe I'd always remember those ten rows. Ya think so? We will see.
I wondered if I could un-knit the heel. I tried one stitch at a time. Hummm it is working, but gee it is taking so long. Now how can I speed this up. Well, I learned how to unknit in a better way and voila, I'm back to the end of the leg and now have my ten rows of pre heels knitted. I think there should be fireworks or something for accomplishing this.
Of course this process to as much time or possibly a bit longer than just ripping back to the beginning. But look at all the fun I would have missed. oh sure.....loads of fun.
My back was so tired of sitting, leaning, and being so tense, that after I finished the ten rows, I left the rest of the knitting for tomorrow. I must think clearly ya know, I'm just learning. Can you tell?
All in all, it's been a peaceful day. Tomorrow, I finish that sock then off to the studio to dye and felt. Maybe I'll have some cool photos to share with you, ya think?????