As it turned out, my friend had her heel flap stitches picked up perfectly for the start of the sock’s gusset. She’s on her third pair of socks. The question was – which needle to knit with as she knit up the side. She’d been making the sock with two 16” circulars. She’d been picking up the heel flap stitches onto a separate double point needle, thanks to Roxanne Richardson’s method on YouTube. I had to see it to understand what she was asking me.
We’d tried to solve it on the phone, with words. So difficult to visualize.
A month ago she would have popped up to my house and I would have been able to do hands-on help. With social distancing and isolating that wasn’t possible.
I’m in my living room, she’s at her house. She was able to show me what the issue was. And with some camera work and focus help (thanks Jack). we found the solution?
She really would have been okay with what she was doing, just needed the reassurance what she was doing was correct. It came out just fine!
Famous knitter Elizabeth Zimmerman said
“Knit on with confidence and hope through all crises.”
Elizabeth Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes
That’s how I feel – need assurance I’ve started my knitting project right before I put much more time into it … we shall facetime tomorrow for your virtual assistance!
Got to love EZ’s words of wisdom!
What did we do before the “virtual world”? We even had a virtual Seder. Yoni gave Hesh virtual physical therapy!
Sometimes we just need some reassurance from a trusted friend.
During these stressful days, the simplest tasks can befuddle.