the agony of defeat
I'm disappointed that I couldn't finish it on time, but I definitely enjoyed myself. I'd never tried anything as detailed as socks before, and I'm excited to finish this pair and start another. I've gotten my sock pal yarn from twoloops on etsy.com, and it should be here in a few days. I've reserved Nancy Bush's vintage socks book from the local library, so I hope I'll be selecting a pattern soon. I might try a short-row heel; if those are what I think they are, I like the look of them better. I dunno - I think I understand the theory of socks, but I haven't ever done short rows. I think I understand how those work too, but I don't want to be trying brand new things on socks that will be worn by someone else.
I was also excited to find some cotton/lycra sock yarn on etsy.com. I'm still frustrated by how difficult it is to find Blue Moon's yarns, so I am looking for alternatives.