Turning the Heel…Right Into Guilt

December 8, 2017

I was excited today. I got through the heel turn and began the gusset. I even think I figured out what the pattern meant as I re-knit the stitches I’d already knit that round. The round begins at the side of the leg instead of the back of the leg, so I had to bring it back around once I knit the heel flap and turn, but I made it through the short rows, and made it to the gusset. See?

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I think this periscope look is my favorite part;-).

Alas, I was feeling pretty good. With this done and classes finishing up Wednesday, I can likely get this done as a Christmas gift. I’m not even sure when our Christmas family gathering will be, but I need it done in time, just in case. I also plan to take it to my aunt’s the week after finals to work on it there…I’m hoping to reach the toes there, but I will be basting Jessica’s quilt to take with me to quilt when I cannot sleep until three or four in the morning, or when I am up at five a.m. because I went to bed at midnight or 1AM. Switching schedules will not be easy, but it shall be worth it.

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What a periscope looks like from the inside;-).

I’m also excited to soon get back to sock repairs for myself so I can wear more knit socks. I need to pick up some nylon to reinforce some repairs over the next week(read–after payday). But then the guilt stepped in, tonight. I haven’t knit a stitch on a hat that was for a friend’s grandmother. Her grandma passed on, and I wondered if she’d let me knit it for me, but she planned to pay for it and do the right thing, and even after several hints, she decided to gift it to her daughter. I’m hoping she didn’t plan this for a Christmas gift. I didn’t promise it then, but she’s singing my praises about how cheerful I am to my boyfriend at work tonight(I’m not there), and I’m feeling like I should be making a little more progress on this, so it’s going with me to visit my aunt as well.

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Close up of a periscope knit sock inside view…

Alas, shifting from Finals’ stress to holiday stress…when do I just let go. In the meantime, I plan to have a little fun with the holidays and host a Christmas book exchange party next week. That reminds me, I’d better make some edits and give people a better idea what to expect. More info on that next week, as I’ll be full of a new book I’ve never read, or an old favorite to re-read. There will be a hot cocoa bar and treats.

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3 Responses to “Turning the Heel…Right Into Guilt”

  1. AJ Says:

    A Christmas book exchange sounds fun! How does it work?


    • I’m combining two inspirations for mine. I’m using the blind date with a book technique with a white elephant style exchange. Each person brings one book, new, or gently used wrapped in plain brown paper with three facts about the book. No author, no cover, just three things you like about the book. Then I’m going to put each of the wrapped books on the table and pass out numbers. #1 gets to open a book. #2 gets to open a book or steal from number one. #3 gets to open or steal from someone else, until each number has made a choice. Then you go around again, and each person gets to open a book or steal until all books are opened, and or a book has been stolen twice. Once it’s stolen twice, it is frozen and that owner will be it’s new home. Everyone goes home with a new book or an old one they get to read with new eyes. I hope you do one as well, and enjoy.

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