I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.
Here’s the July sock from my CD book, …and a time to knit stockings. This is knit back and forth sideways except for the cuff and toe. The heel shaping is created by working increases on one side and decreases on the other. The tube that forms the leg and foot is joined by working Kitchner stitch.
I plan to celebrate our holiday by hanging wallpaper and trim in my bathroom. The ceiling and a drop down on the wall is navy blue. The wallpaper is textured like white beaded board. I’ve decided not to paint the floor red. I’ll save my pennies and replace the old lenolium someday. Okay, so this is a “love it” or “hate it” design. The blue reflects down on my silver hair and the white fixtures turning everything blue. It is a good thing I don’t wear makeup—only lipstick. The reflection isn’t conducive to doing an accurate makeup job. I decided to do this when I found myself apologizing every time someone asked to use my bathroom. It was looking pretty shoddy.
In the process of trying to keep my home from falling to pieces around my head, I found a rare treasure—a handy lady. She is skilled at all of the things I don’t know how to do and works in a tidy, careful manner. It is a blessing to find someone who does a job then leaves the place cleaner than when she started.
Katherine Misegades said:
I’m so glad you have enjoyed that pattern. Here is a link to two more free patterns that use a similar heel: http://www.atimetoknit.com/d_k_M_SOCK.html
Here are three places where you can order The CD or the Tongue River Farm Sock Collection using a money order. Just give them a call (I’m not set up to sell retail):
C/O Ruth Knight Sybers
P O Box 544
Monticello, WI 53570
6899 Cary Bluff
Pittsville WI 54466
Orders: WEB or 800-968-5648
Technical Advice: 715-884-2799
P.O. Box 58306
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
Questions/comments 801- 581-9812
Orders (toll free) 888.487.9665
The heels on the socks on the CD are mostly peasant heels (replaceable heels). The Gansey pattern is the only one that uses the non-stop heel in that pattern collection. The Tongue River collection all use the non-stop heel. Here is a link to information about that collection: http://www.atimetoknit.com/d_k_TRF.html
Shirley M. Scott said:
HI, I have made your gansey knit socks a few times and just love them. The heel is my favorite of all and I am wondering about your CD that you were talking about. Are the patterns on it with the same heel and are there some that are made with smaller than DK yarn? I have not seen this CD available anywhere I shop. Do you know where I can order it from that would take a money order or can I possibly order it from you. If so how much would it be?