Sunday, July 30, 2006
Short Row Heel Sadness
I am making progress on my "Hippie Crunchy" socks. I am not too happy with the shallowness of the heel, however. Short-row heels are not my forte, but I feel that I accomplished this one exactly as written. I followed the very explicit direction to the "T". But, as you can see from the close-ups, along with being very shallow, the stitches look different on each side. I wonder, have I done something wrong? I don't think so. Is this just the way it is?
So far my experience with Short-row heels has not been very positive. I don't know if the shallowness is part of the design of this sock, but I think it will lack in comfort! The picture that came with the pattern is very small, and the wearer has a shoe on, so not a great deal of help there.... Perhaps the STR club KAL site will have some finished socks pictured soon.
I will forge ahead. If the finished product is not to my liking, I can always frog it entirely, and use this yarn for a different pattern. That's an option! We'll see.....