It is the middle of May. Students are getting irritable. Either suffering from lack of sleep as project papers come due or anxiety as final exams loom ever nearer. My lack of sleep has more mundane causes. I am nearly finished with the summer top knit in Monticello. One sleeve is more then done. I want to end with an edging. I swatched the edging and it is larger than anticipated so I will rip back the sleeve so that even with the edging it lands at the desired point. I ripped out my swatch of the edging and then cast on four inches of stitches and knit a few rows. I want a pretend sleeve so that I can knit the edging on and see if it will lay flat. This is why I stay up late, just a few more rows.
I have become a bit fascinated with the different types of heels. Having done the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, I decided to go back and try the Sweet Tomato Heel, again. I was not satisfied with my first attempt. I have only completed the first wedge (of three) but this time I don’t see any glaring differences…..
I am always slow on trying new things and am the last person to pick up the latest trend. I have been hearing about the Sweet Tomato Heel by Cat Bordi for quite some time. This week I was knitting a toe up sock and had planned to do a short row heel. Then I remembered the Sweet Tomato Heel. This seemed like a good time to try it out. The Sweet Tomato Heel uses short rows, but the method is different. The heel is created in a wedge and one does three wedges to create the heel. I found the video very easy to follow. The construction of the heel is logical.
I am going to try this again, I am not quite happy with my construction. One side of the heel is smooth (photo above) but the other half is a bit choppy (the half in the photo to the right). I do not know how I managed to make each half so differently.
Click below to see Cat Bordhi demonstrate how to construct the Sweet Tomato Heel.