Why yes. Yes I do. (Thanks for the Sock Summit swag, Michelle!)
Yarn: Yarntini Variegated in Pumpkin Spice
Needles: My faithful CP bamboo DPNs, size 0 aka 2.00 mm
Mods: Only four repeats on the leg instead of six. Sherman short-row heel because I wanted to learn. I decreased to 60 stitches for the foot by decreasing 4 stitches on the sole.
I’m just… well… I’m just pretty proud of these socks. This was the best possible outcome – perfect yarn and pattern. If I was a better blogger I’d do an in-depth dye-job comparison between the Yarntini and the Yarn Pirate that I used for my last pair of socks. The Yarntini has much longer color stretches, so it knits up nicely at 60-64 stitches around. The YP has shorter color lengths, so it does the nice variegated thing at 44-48 stitches around.
Ah yes, the heel. I used the Sherman Short-row tutorial over at Mel’s place. I’m still not sold on short row heels for my feet, but I think I like this technique the best. I might try the afterthought heel next, I’m not sure. I don’t have any socks on the needles right now, because I’m working on a dress for Ladybug. (I know, she’ll probably hate it and never wear it. But at least this time it has some red in it.)