I'm past the heel flap and heel turn and working the gusset decreases! There were also two hexipuffs created yesterday! I had to get out the hexipuff pattern because I'd totally forgotten how to make a hexipuff, but now the pattern is in the hexipuff box so I can make them anytime! As you can see, I'm playing with adding some muted/pastel color to the original all pale neutral color scheme. Max approves, but he hasn't quite explored the possibilities of the hexipuffs - he was more interested in trying to steal my sock needles this morning. I don't know if you can see it yet or not, but I'm doing the sole of the sock in stockinette and keeping the instep in the original stitch pattern. The stitch pattern has some texture to it and I don't think it would be comfortable to walk on.
On a completely unrelated note, I have a question. This summer Caleb got very excited when we found him a "Save the Narwhal" t-shirt. I had never heard of a narwhal (and had to google the silly thing
to find out if it was even a real animal -it is). Yesterday we went to the middle school (how did this happen?) to get Caleb's schedule and get school stuff. On the front cover of the agenda (designed for the school by one of the students last year) are, among other things, three narwhals. Then, innocently wandering through Ravelry, I find these - Narwhal Mittens
. So for the love of sheep, can someone please explain what is up with all the narwhals? They're everywhere!
Labels: Blanket, hexipuffs, random, socks