Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Camping: Making Along the Way

I've just returned from a fantastic camping trip!I love Algonquin Park, and this is the second time I've been up that way. This time it was me, my sister, and my mom. We stayed at Pog Lake, which had sites far from the highway, with great privacy, tall conifers, and extremely gregarious and brave chipmunks. The critter you see in the photo above actually ran up on to my shoulder!

Hiking, cooking, bonfires, and that special sort of camping coffee was had. Beautiful views, interesting flora, and more than a few minutes to knit on some special socks for both my mom and sister.

I can't explain to you my continued pursuit and engagement with procrasti-knitting; as nice as it is, my mom and sister didn't need special camping socks. And I certainly do have loads of other knitting that needs doing! But camping was vacation, and vacation is nothing if without stress-free vacation knitting.

Incidentally, I had been chattering away (probably on the podcast, and general social media) about working my first afterthought heel sock while on this trip. Those didn't happen. I decided to go with my tested and true toe-up, short-row heeled socks.

I did do a brief amount of digging, and it appears that many people are a bit dissatisfied with afterthought heels because they find that they don't fit well.
Have you ever knit afterthought heel socks? Do you find they fit/don't fit? Do you have any tips to share?

1 comment:

Josiphine said...

I love afterthought heels (especially in self striping yarn! It makes a bullseye). Almost every pair of socks I've made have them.

However, I've heard a lot of people don't like them because the arch doesn't fit the way they like. As I do not have arches, this has never been an issue for me. If anything, gussets are always a little floppy on me.