I started the second Serpentine Sock yesterday:
Mama Cat had a question about the heel:
I like the serpentine sock – looking at the heel that doesn’t look like one you usually use, am I right? I’ve seen a heel like that before – I call it the “fleegle heel” as fleegle (http://fleeglesblog.blogspot.com) has directions for something that looks like that. I think it’s similar.
What are your thoughts on the various ways to turn a heel? I know your generic pattern uses a short-row heel but I have some of your patterns that use a gusset & flap, and now here’s the fleegle heel. Do you have a favorite?
This is the heel I usually use for sportweight socks.
I simply refer to it as a “gusset heel” and it is indeed quite similar to the one referenced in Mama Cat’s comment — on Fleegle’s Blog, here.
Lately I’ve been using the slipstitch heel for my fingering weight socks — I like that one best, at least visually. But I don’t use it for sportweight socks because the padded heel that results from the slipped stitches makes too thick a heel for my liking in sportweight yarn. Hence the “gusset heel.”
Like most of my original designs, this sock will be available at some point in the future. But not for a while. I need to concentrate on other things right now, so no new patterns for sale for a while.
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Much Better, Thanks
Yes, I am feeling better, thank you. However, I still have some remnants of whatever respiratory crud took hold of me over a week ago. It hung on longer than usual, no doubt due to my post-surgical weakened state. I’m doing half days at work and that’s plenty to make me a weary buckaroo at the end of the day.
So I’m still on a self-imposed reduction of computer time, meaning I’m not available for much in the way of free help and question answering via email. Thanks for understanding.
“As long as she realizes I’m a priority . . . “