Friday, January 20, 2006

heel flaps for dummies, jaywalker style


(My jaywalker, on my ankle, on the bathroom counter because it's the only room with good enough lighting to take decent pictures with my camera phone, because I don't have a digital camera.)
Okay, I'm down to the heel flap, and the directions say k21 on needle 1 (so that's all the sts on needle 1), turn, sl1 and then p41. I was sitting here thinking, "but that will leave me with 1 stitch on needle 4! What should I do? Should I just slip that onto needle 3 to keep it out of the way? That'll be so confusing!"
And then I remembered the slipped stitch BEFORE the p41, which when added to the 41 makes 42 (keep up with me here), which accounts for all stitches on needles 1 and 4 and there is no problem. ...I think I should take a break now because this is clearly too much for me.

5 Comments:

  • Ha. I just e-mailed you to the group e-mail.

    You got it!

    By Blogger Scoutj, at 7:09 PM  

  • BTW- Go YOU! They look great so far!

    By Blogger Scoutj, at 7:48 PM  

  • I'm so glad I'm not the only one hmmm...challenged by heel flaps...happy to report that with a little help from Scout, I think I've got it!!!

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 8:15 PM  

  • I would try to be helpful, but i'm f'ing drunk. so i'll try again tomorrow. They do look very good. I should be doing mine tomorrow. I'm about 1/2 in away from the heel. And I will actually be following the pattern for a change. stupid drunk and can't type the verification.

    By Blogger Beth, at 9:02 PM  

  • Beth! That was hilarious. I can't even type the verification sober, so I'm very impressed that you managed it drunk. I think I'm getting the heel flap concept now... We'll see when it comes to picking up the stitches for the gussets, I guess.
    Scout-thanks! I'm so glad you talked me into joining the KAL, you saleswoman you!

    By Blogger Cari, at 6:01 PM  

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