Spring Forward Socks 2

For this month’s Year of Stash Socks Challenge, I opted for the Spring Forward Socks, in Keegan Lane Yarns BIG FOOTIES Toasty Sock Yarn (Colorway- The Heat of the Day). I found the toe-up adaptation less than stellar, so I used the original Linda Welch pattern from Knitty.

I also ran across Cat Bordhi’s new Sweet Tomato Heel just as I was about to start the heel, so I gave it a try, to see what all the buzz was about. I have to admit that while it needs almost no memorization – just making sure you have the same number of pairs on each side of the three wedges — I probably will continue to opt for a regular heel going forward. For one thing, this heel uses a full 2/3 of the sock stitches, which meant I only had two pattern repeats on the instep (and this was a pretty enough pattern I would have liked a third). I also think the three center bits (one for each wedge) is a bit much. The big selling point is that you don’t have to wrap stitches. Wrapping stitches has never been an issue for me, and you still have to knit off the stitch and a slipped stitch, so I don’t really see that much of a difference. That said, the heel fits, so I’m not miserable about having tried it.

I found a WIP yesterday while moving some stuff around — the Harika Socks I started back when I was still working as a school aide. (The pic is dated from 2009). I’m thinking of trying to get the other sock of the set done next, but who knows what will happen.


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