Monday, January 04, 2010

Socks for Minime:
I make a tube 12ish in. long. Then add a heel at 7 inches from the toe. The first time I 'cut' for the heel was nerve racking. I worked and nothing bad happened. I insert 2 needles with 1 row of knitting between them. Cut the middle row in the center of the row, not the ends. Unravel each side, add 2 more needles and knit. The recipe for the heel stitches often varies so I do them one right after the other. The Twisted Sisters Book has 3 ways to do it.
The afterthought heel fits my feet better than the usual 'cuff-leg-heel-foot-toe' version. I can never figure out the foot measurement and always end up with socks that are too big for my size 8 feet.
Going back to school was OK today. It felt good to get back to a routine. Although I could easily hang out and not do much for a very long time. Not good for my new condition. Everyone tells me to walk, walk, walk. So walking it is. I got a wii fit and will try that too.
I told a few people about diabetes today, the nurses...duh, principal....good for some sick days in the future, my reading teacher, and my across the hall friend/teacher.
My numbers were/are good today. In fact they were great. 7am -118, 3pm - 106.
Good, huh? Yeah for me!!!
Thanks to all the well wishes sent through email and here.

2 comments:

Karen said...

You cut your sock??? You cut your sock????? Oh my, you are far braver than I am!! The times I've done an after-thought heel, I've always just knit waste yarn in to unravel later. The though of CUTTING scares me so!!!

Awesome to hear about your great numbers. I got a Wii and Wii Fit Plus for Christmas and I LOVE it. Exercise is always a thorn in my side - I hate it and have trouble sticking with it, but when I do I can see a real difference in my numbers. I'm hoping the fun of Wii Fit will keep my latest exercise craze going!

MollyBeees said...

Great numbers! Way to go! I wear size 6 shoes and I just measure my foot from heel to toe and then knit the foot until it's 1.5 inches less than that and then decrease Seems to work...