Based on my title, you might be forgiven if you think that the studies in frustration came from writing or the publishing business. Both can be very very frustrating. However this time it’s about knitting. I’ve been working on socks. Mostly I just have been making up the pattern because everything but the heel is pretty easy. But the heel? OMG. So annoying.
This is the foot of the sock:
This is the heel:
I sense it may be hard to put on. What do you think?
I have not made a lot of socks. This one is an effort to play with stripes and also use some of my stash. I also wanted to try something a little new for me that would give me a less gappy heel than I’ve done before. I found this tutorial, and it looked really doable. I proceeded to do the first half of making the heel cup. That went well. Then I started picking up the gaps to finish it and I got something might fit a heel, if the heel was shaped like an alien yam. Not a good look. So I ripped out (couldn’t tink because frankly, I couldn’t sort out that mess) and now am back to the foot of the sock and a pile of spaghetti yarn in place of a heel. I still want to attempt the heel, but right now, I’m just ready to have a tantrum.
This is my second attempt at this heel, but the first time I wasn’t really concentrating, so I get some slack.
So now I move on to some easier like . . . plotting a novel.
Somebody kill me now.