achilles must've been a knitter. interesting, isn't it, how I've knit about 7 heels and have roughly half a sock? I don't know why I'm having such a hard time with this, but I keep messing up! I tried to follow the pattern for the heel, but I kept getting holes. maybe I wasn't doing it right. or maybe I've done something to anger the knitting gods.
I've spent the better part of the morning trying to make the things I've found online for the sherman heel work for me, but I keep losing count or slipping the wrong stitch or just not getting it right and end up having to just rip out the whole thing. maybe I'd do better with some pictures or a video or maybe just a pair of hands that come out of the monitor and just knit this for me. when is someone going to invent that? I bet they'd make a fortune! but, in reality, I am a staunch do-it-myself-er and am so freaking determined to get this right that it's not even funny. in fact, the more times I do it, the less funny it gets. also, I think the yarn is starting to get annoyed. it now has a body wave. leaning towards a jerry curl. if I don't get this right soon, it might just turn into an afro and run off with a pair of platforms and sparkly bell bottoms.
anyway, I just really want sherman and me to be friends. I feel like we'd make a good team, since I anticipate years of sock knitting to come. and if I told people that I know him, I would be instantly cool by association. am I being superficial because the only reason I want this to work out is because I think he's pretty? really, I just want to beat him into submission and make him obey my every command. you know, what every woman wants in a man.
I've also come to realize that there was probably a reason this pattern was written for magic loop (of course! why wouldn't there be?). it's not going to be easy to keep in the lace pattern once I get to the leg if I use dpns. so I guess susan bates and I will be reunited. I gave her a hot bath, but that only seemed to anger her. come on, suzie... show me some love...