September 27, 2008
Do you remember the BBR Socks that were going terribly wrong? Well, I ripped them back to the leg and got back to work. Sometime during the ripping, some clarifications were posted on the Ravelry project page, which were definitely helpful. I followed them, and got going on the heel. And here’s what I’ve got:
A crooked heel. That’s the whole reason I had the wrong heel on the last one! I had been working the correct one on a train in Europe, noticed that it was crooked, decided I had screwed up, ripped it out, and worked a standard Yarn Harlot “sturdy heel” which got ripped out in the big rip. This time around, I figured I’d try the proper one again. And I get the same dumb crookedness! Argh. I’ve counted rows a few times and I get the same number of rows on each side, so somehow my gauge is screwy. Does anyone have any idea how this can happen?
The heel is fiddly anyways and it’s somehow really hard for me to remember the pattern. (It’s only two rows! But it’s strange!) I’m trusting that there is a good reason for this particular heel, and leaving it this way. I figure that once it’s on my foot, it’ll stretch as needed and the crookedness won’t matter. But if I ever make this pattern again, you can bet that I will be using a different heel!