Straight-Laced from knitty (of course!) in Knitpicks Memories Rocky Mountain Dusk. I started them about a month ago, but I have certainly not been monogamous.
As I’ve said before, I had a blast with these. I felt totally free to explore new techniques, and maybe mess up, because hey, they’re just socks! I have knit a ton of sweaters, and I didn’t “get” socks, but now I can see the fun. I got frustrated with juggling the two circulars, so I did them both on one needle with Magic Loop. Magic Loop is great! There is pretty significant pooling, and the one on the left above is quite a bit darker, but I don’t really care. I love wacky socks, and these are MY wacky socks.
Also, I absolutely DO NOT believe that Straight-laced is extraspicy. It just wasn’t that hard at all, and I can’t imagine that it is harder than, say, Hedera.
I know that there are many more socks in my future, so I have a question for my sock-knitting friends. I have big feet (US 10-10.5) and I feel like the heel on this sock isn’t really wide enough for my foot. The “seam” where I knit stitches together while turning the heel is on the bottom of my heel, and I am afraid that it might get annoying to step on it. Next time, should I knit across more stitches before turning so the “seam” ends up more at the side? Or should I just try a short-row heel?