Cast on more stitches and knit another version. This time, the heel was still too small. R I P.
A third time around the Dpns, I made a ridiculously long heel flap that gave me an insane amount of extra stitches to be decreased to the original 72 stitches which seems like an awful lot of stitches for a kid in the first place. BUT, I must face the facts. My kids are all bigger and taller than me now. When they wake up in the morning and I look up to ask them if they slept well...it occurs to me they could physically be making their own sandwiches at 6 am...!
Anywho, I kept knitting too far ahead for the toe decreases. Ah! his feet are still boy length (Thank God).
R I P.
Had a beer to unwind and missed a decrease or two.
R I P. Geez Louise!
Ended up leaving more than my usual amount of stitches to be grafted shut at the end since my recipe looks pointy on his slammed-shut-sponge-Bob-square-style feet.
They are done! The colourway has sorta grown on me by now. I do love orange and have a new thing for yellow yarn these days and have always luuurved charcoal so...what to name this project? To me, they look like something Scott Pilgrim would wear and that cracks me up. I am just happy they are done.