It's a shame that I didn't finish these socks sooner. They are fabulous (if I do say so myself)!
I figured with the big goodbye to Magknits, it was time to put the Snickets to bed. The fact that I started them last July was also a factor.
I knit the first one fairly quickly (for me). But the second one lagged. I have noticed that I procrastinate finishing projects when there is something about them that I dread. Oh, have you noticed that too? In any case, with these socks, I was not particularly excited about the short row heel.
This is my first (and probably last, if I can help it) short row heel. Like Opal, I am a heel flap kind of girl. But I figured that I would at least give it a try so I could say I did a short row heel and give myself ample justification for complaining about it. That being said, these are still my newest favorite socks.
The pattern is great (hopefully the designer will offer it through Ravelry or elsewhere); but, the yarn....well, it's out of this world, people. They are nice and cozy...just in time for summer. These socks will probably see the most action after summer (the season that hasn't quite arrived in my corner of the woods yet) wraps up.
So when fall rolls around again, I well be suitably prepared.