Craft-wise, I've been obsessed by knitting pretty much exclusively since the year 2000. Occasionally crochet butts in, but my other needlecrafts (dressmaking, cross stitch, needlepoint, tatting) don't get much of a look-in. I'm not even sure I could read a tatting pattern at this point.
The Buffalo Gold #4 retails for £38 a "50 gram" skein at I Knit London (the skein measurements are rather generous. I've yet to find anyone on Ravelry who has had a skein weigh less than 60g, mine are 75g and 65g). I'm using the 75g skein for the socks and I don't want to waste an inch. Ravelry lists it as worsted weight, although my original thought was that it was DK. On 3.5mm needles, I get a soft, dense fabric.
I've only ever made one pair of toe up socks (the Baudelaire socks I
I spent Sunday obsessing about how to turn the heel to create a "flap" on a toe-up pair of socks knitted in worsted-weight yarn. I tried to figure it out from the Baudelaires and couldn't. I stared at them for what felt like hours. Finally, I resorted to a search engine. Six or seven entries down, I found Knot Another Hat's toe-up sock formula. Result!
I haven't got much further than where I was on Sunday night - I'm about 4 rows into the heel, but suddenly I understand how this works. Reading the worksheet was a true light-bulb moment. Thank you, Knot Another Hat.
- Pam (now, if you'll excuse me, I have some knitting to do)