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Turtletoes Afterthought Heel Socks

Afterthought Heel Socks Yarn: Turtlepurl Yarns Striped Turtle toes (colour: Om) – 1 skein
Needles: 2.25mm circular (40″)
Ravelry: Two-at-a-time Afterthought Heel Socks So… Here are some socks. I have mixed feelings about these socks, there were some ups and some downs in the making of them. But in the end, I have my first pair of totally wearable everyday socks, and it’s whetted my appetite for more! Firstly, I learned a few new techniques while making these: Norwegian Cast-On; Two-at-time Magic Loop, and the afterthought heel. So that’s all good stuff. But there were some challenges!! For some reason (I’ll blame it on sleep deprivation) I just COULDN’T wrap my head around the two-at-a-time Magic Loop. I would watch Youtube videos over and over again to try to get my yarn to do what it was supposed to, and yet, it just would turn into a big twisted mess after the first row. I almost gave up on it, but then one day when Nico was at his playgroup and Louisa was napping, I sat down and b…