Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Why was this heel different from all other heels?

I don't know why but the heel on this sock has presented difficulties for me. It's a standard short rows to a near-point then short rows back, there's undoubtedly a name for that but I just know how to do it and not what it's called. I like it because I don't have to do any math, I just make a heel easily and simply. However, this one has been painful. The first time, I had it complete and had started on the first round of the leg, but I dropped the stitch at the corner and all the wraps around the stitches that had been so carefully collected up and bound together were lost. I couldn't recollect them, so I had no choice but to frog back all the way to the beginning of the heel. ACK!

The second time I got about halfway up to the point of the heel and realized it was off center somehow, there were more wraps on one side than the other, so I had to pull it all out again.

This time I am being careful, counting as I do each row (though in general I tend to count more to soothe myself when stressed). I had the right number of wraps on each side and am now almost done working back down the heel again.

Update: I got past the danger point. I tried to take a picture as I went but my iPhone's camera app was busted.

That was the last straw with the iPhone 4.0 beta OS and I spent the past two hours searching for how to downgrade back to 3.1.3 (current stable version). I would like to give a link equity to Mac|Life, whose article, Downgrade from iPhone OS 4.0 Beta, Back to iPhone OS 3.1.3, clearly walked me through the downgrade. F the 4.0 beta, it's DEFINITELY not ready for prime time. And yes, I do know that that's what Beta means. But there are degrees of readiness, ya know?

1 comment:

Angela said...

This is why I knit scarves.... ;) When someone like you has trouble with socks it doesn't give me a whole lot of confidence that I can pull it off! I think you need to have a sleepover knitting night with me and Julianne when you return!