Can you have such a thing as too many sock knitting books?
Clearly not, as I bought this one on the weekend!
When it first came out, I thought I could probably do without it...but then I had a look through a copy and realised I was wrong! So the instant I saw it at Sew and Tell in Berry (sorry, everyone, last copy...but they'll order more!) I pounced! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
But you know what has just struck me about my sock knitting books? None of them (as far as I can recall, I haven't checked again today) have any instructions about what to do about this:
Yes, that's right, it's a hole! In the heel of the first pair of socks I ever knit! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
I learnt so much from those socks - how to knit with what felt like a porcupine in my hands, the value of negative ease (these socks were knit with 8ply/dk yarn, using 4mm sticks - as per the pattern!), about ladders (which I still get - but which I know how to avoid), about trusting the heel turn instructions (I still remember my confusion and fear, and the valuable advice I read about heel turning: "just do it, it will work!") and the satisfaction which comes from knitting such a practical item which is well-loved by the wearer, husby. I think these are still his favourite socks.
As to the hole...well, lucky I have one of these:
Now I just have to work out how to use it. Any tips or links to tutorials gratefully received!