Oh happy nerdy day!
The sock that has been torturing me from heel on, a photojournal:
At first I totally understood the joy of the sock (as inspired by harlots of the yarn variety) - it's portable, easy and not so hoggy at the dinner table . I took my sock everywhere with me. At first we were inseparable. The new ebony needles at one with me, my bag, and anything that could break them...I'm knitting on 2.5 needles here.
Eventually the heel came upon me and holes abounded. I've frogged this damned sock at least 7 times. I was ready to give up knitting because clearly if I couldn't read the pattern to turn the heel I was not meant to read any pattern. Until finally Lady Marmalade told me that I was not alone and that "a short row heel" was much more manageable. Thank god. After taking a time out alone to knit on Clapotis. I returned yesterday to give the heel some time...
Look Ma! No holes!
I was so excited about this event that I finished the sock, frogged and restarted a previously finished disappointing sock and got ready to frog it's mate. Oh my friends....so. satisfying. That's what happens when my Partner in Crime has a show and I can sit at home with a CSI fest on...so happy right now.