Didn’t manage to finish anything but at least, I made progress. Nephew sweater now has two sleeves! Only the front bands are left. That’s not too much. I’m aiming to have it in the mail Monday. I can make that happen.
Then it’ll be time for Vogue Knitting Live homework. I’m taking Franklin Habits Zipper & Steek class. Both techniques I’m comfortable doing but I’m always happy to add polish. That’s always my goal with classes, little finishing tips that elevate a garment. I suspect Franklin is great for that stuff. He seems like an attention to detail guy. I’m looking forward to everything he has to say. My expectations are high. I have a feeling Franklin is an exceeds expectations kinda guy!
With that in mind, let’s talk about sock details! I’m not a sock knitter so when our yearly knitting group swap rolls around, socks are the obvious answer. This year I got another pair of fun rainbow socks.
The interesting detail here is the Fleegle Heel. It’s a short row heel, touted for leaving no holes. It results in a little triangle shape at the back of the heel, where a heel flap would normally be rectangular.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was how long these socks were. No one wants to criticize a gift before it’s out of the box but they were clearly too long for my feet. I said something like ‘huh, is my foot really this big?’ To which the response was, ‘um, yes. you said it yourself’ Ok, let’s give it a try. To my surprise (and relief), they fit perfect.
I don’t know how to describe the most comfortable sock in the world. Until I put these socks on, I didn’t realize other socks were even lacking. This is the most comfortable heel I’ve ever worn. I’ve never felt like a heel flap was uncomfortable but somehow this heel shape, contours my foot perfectly. I could tell instantly. It’s amazing.
So, all you sock knitters out there, I highly recommend trying out the Fleegle Heel. I’m a convert! If I ever tackle another pair of socks, I’ll give it a go!
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!