We've been arguing for the last two weeks.
Can I make a tube? Yes! Tubes are generally nice and easy. I got the kids to dye up their own yarn and whipped up some little presents for their teachers.
|Zac made the first on the left, Jasmine made the second and Byron the last two.|
And you can turn tubes into socks by adding toes, cuffs and afterthought heels
But as for using the machine to make a heel, I can't seem to do it without stitches dropping off or forgetting one of twenty things, or cranking the wrong way...
|Half a dodgy, holey heel. Then I had to cut it off the machine because it jammed.|
|Two nice neat picot hems! Pity I had to cut them both off just after starting the heels...|
|A heel and a toe! Pity I didn't start at the top...|
There are bits of socks everywhere. I thought I was good at the hems, at least, having started them off so many times. But so many factors (eg a different brand of yarn) make a difference, that today I couldn't even do that much. Felt very much like throwing Bach out the window.
The videos on You Tube make it look so easy. So a big part of my frustration is how ridiculously stupid I feel that I can't do it yet.
Anyway. I cranked another tube. I'm going to take it to work tonight and knit on the toes. :)