Check out the heel...
The pattern continues down the heel, without the cables and then there is that cool looking short row heel turn. Brilliant.
Oh, the pattern is Rib and Cable socks from Interweave Knits Fall 2005.
Now...a reader question...
Hi there -
Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a really big fan of your blog, and love seeing your FO's. As I've watched your progress over quite a number of things over the months, I've often wondered how you manage to balance your time as a mother, crafter and homemaker with all the many tasks that each involves.
As someone who struggles with time management, I'm always eager to learn from the success of others, and I'm wondering if you have any good tips to share regarding this area. In other words, how do you do it all? (Or even, what have you decided ISN'T important to your success?)
Thanks so much,
Ok Alison, here it is.
First. I don't work outside of the home. Well, not now anyway...but I may be back at it sooner than I thought. So imagine all the time you could find if you were at home.
Now, don't get me wrong...I am not sitting down all day knitting and feeding the children through a hole in their bedroom door.
We get up at around 7:30...coffee, breakfast, pack back pack...to the bus stop. In the olden fatty days, I would now have the second cup of coffee and knit a bit...like and hour. No more. Off to the gym. (well, not lately...I've been house organizing and painting...)
Home to shower and make lunch. Pick up at the bus stop and now I may knit while they eat lunch.
Errands...crafty with the kiddies...whatever needs to be done is done now. I keep the house organized, fairly neat and clean. Pick up as I go.
If I have a chance, I will knit an hour at this point. Laundry day is great...cause I knit between folding loads.
Some days there is no time to knit. Like the days I am continually painting the bathroom...we won't get into that.
Make dinner...and maybe knit a couple rows here and there if the project is really intense...while I make dinner.
Serve dinner and GAME ON.
I am off duty...well not really. Grab a spot on couch around kiddies and hubby and knit. Get them in PJ's and ready for bed. (Yes including hubby...he doesn't stay up that late!)
Now the serious knitting. I don't go out...no real social life here...I knit straight from 8 till midnight.
I knit fairly quick and I knit Enlgish style....unless there is fair isle happening then there is some continental action.
Thats it. No tricks.