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Hey T!

I am so excited about your first sock! I don't know a thing about 'magic loop', but I do know that all sock patterns follow some basic guidelines, and the heel is easy-peasy. The heel is usually half of your stitches knit back and forth like you would on straights for a number of rows or inches. Sometimes it's just stockinette, and others are kind of ribbed for durability. Looks like yours might be stockinette - you can slip the first stitch of each row for easy pick up later. So just knit half of your stitches, and turn around and purl! You can do it!

I finished my toddler-sized socks, and I whipped up a Maple Seed hat. Isn't it pretty? I just happened to have the yarn the pattern called for in my stash under the bed. It was a score at Needles & Pins at half-price at least a year ago. I only picked up one ball, and now I am kicking myself in the butt that I didn't pick up two or three more. This was a quick knit - maybe a couple of hours. I was surprised at how easy the pattern was to memorize - only four rows.

Can you believe that we've been blogging for nearly one whole year? Ah, time flies when one is having fun.

I have a confession to make - I have the hugest crush on Phil Spencer from Location, Location, Location and Relocation, Relocation, and I have been staying up ridiculously late to watch episode after episode on HGTV. He's so dreamy with his British accent and coolio wardrobe. Maybe we could pretend we're looking for a house in Great Britain and a potential studio for our yarny crafts? Sigh.



~RaenWa~ said...

That hat is so cute congrats on almost blogging for a yr Have a Happy New Year

Lindsey said...

I love the hat! I don't think I've seen that pattern before. I made a quick hat for a last minute gift, and remembered that I should knit them more. They're so satisfying--quick and fun!