But now she is asking me if I’ve ever tried the slip stitch heel in machine knitting... I replied, ‘I don't really know what a slip stitch heel is - is it kind of 1X1 slip on the heel area, only to perhaps thicken or re-enforce the heel? if so, I wouldn't bother - I find the biggest problem where these socks wear out first is in the toe area - just my personal experience... so I save the ribbed cuff and re-knit the entire foot’ (see blog, Happy Feet, Apr 14/09).
Peg confirmed my take on the slip stitch heel and promised she’d get over that too!
Just wanted to add a bit to that – I hang the back of the sock, placing the seam at 0 on the main bed, working out to 18-0-18 ns and then hang the front bed – the time you save on doing the easy part on the main bed makes up for no time saved trying to do the rib bed deal first and at least you know where the end sts on each bed go…
Sidebar – Last week I got my first order to what I think of as the only famous zip code – the only one I know anyway – 90210 – yes, it is Beverley Hills, CA. (Paypal said it was a confirmed address!) When I took the package to the post office in Grand Portage, MN, I pointed it out to Mary, the postmistress - she laughed and said, huh! I thought that was fictional!