7.25.2017

sock school 2017

yarn: woolberry fiber co. in the pride and prejudice colorway

school supplies: notions pouch/tuft woolens hand balm/wooden sock knitting tools from little skein in the big wool

pattern: pebble socks

My assignment for this year's sock school is to finally tackle the Fish Lips Kiss Heel. I have had this pattern in my Ravelry queue ever since it was published back in 2013. Coming in at 16 pages, it can appear to be pretty intimidating at first glance, with a lot of detailed explanations on how to create a foot pattern as well as an in-depth review of sock architecture. It also has a visual tutorial on the short row technique used for the heel. The actual pattern for the heel is only 5 pages long and includes both toe-up and cuff-down instructions. I found the pattern to be very clear and easy to follow. The heel knits up so much faster than I had anticipated! Much faster than a traditional flap & gusset. But the true test will be how comfortable the fit is. What is your favorite heel to knit and wear?

(I had planned to publish this post yesterday but at around 1:30am Monday morning, we woke up to a tornado alert on our cellphones. We didn't even have time to make it downstairs to our safe spot before the house started shaking from the impact. It happened so terrifyingly fast. Feeling thankful and blessed that my family and loved ones are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to those on the island who lost their homes. Thankfully there were no fatalities)

12 comments:

  1. OMGosh! A tornado. How scary. I didn't know your area would get such weather. I'm glad you're all safe and warm. I love the colorway of this sock. FLK is one I'd like to learn one of these days. I seriously can't tell right now which heel works best for me. I'll have to pay more attention.

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    1. The tornado caught everyone by surprise! It is only the third one in the history of the island (and the strongest). Living by the water, you learn to expect the unexpected when it comes to weather events. In the over 20 years that we have been here, there have been several hurricanes and even an earthquake but this tornado was the scariest of them all because of its force and velocity.

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  2. Goodness, a tornado sounds scary, glad you are safe! How lovely is the yarn you are using for your sock, so pretty. Hope the fit is good!

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  3. So thankful you are OK!

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  4. Good to hear you're sound and safe! Enjoy this candy yarn, it looks lovely!

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  5. Glad You and Yours were safe from the tornado. Your socks are lovely. Sixteen pages of pattern ! My goodness! Though I like the look of the Fish-Lips heel especially when it's on a striped yarn I have to say I'm still a gusset and heel-flap kind of girl. I love the look and construction of it.

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  6. Glad everyone is safe! How frightening. I have the fish lips heel pattern and have not yet used it (I think the 16 pages wore me out - lol).

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  7. Holy cow, glad you are safe! I felt the same way about the FLK - was a little overwhelmed with the overall length of the instructions, til I realized most of it is info/tutorials and the actual knitting part is super easy and fast. Then I felt silly for taking over a year to tackle it! :-) Yours looks great with that yarn and pattern, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on how it wears for your feet!

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  8. Happy to hear you are okay! That is so scary!

    Regarding the knitting. Themed knits are just that much more fun right. Your socks looks wonderful!

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  9. you sock knitting is perfection! love the color and that sweet little sock sizer on the carbine clip :) Glad all is well!! phew!

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  10. I love love this colorway and pattern. You knit gear is super cute and practical. Thank you for sharing your patterns with us. I've been trying to knit w/some more texture in my socks these days. I see why you like it!

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  11. I have totally had the fish lips kiss heel in my queue as well, but the billion pages of pattern held me back. Excited to see your progress with your gorgeous sock!

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