Does this look familiar? Y’all might remember how I was going to finish my Golden Dragon socks during the phase of Project Spectrum that included “metallics” last year. And yet, here we are, many months later…”metallics” have rolled around again, and those socks are still in the exact same state as they were:
But this time, I’m going to work on them, for real. Because honestly, the combination of the dragon scale pattern with that gold yarn is just too wonderful to keep hidden in the bottom of my bag of projects. And I’ve figured out why I was so reluctant to knit on them last year. The thing is, I hate the heel. Absolutely loathe it. My short-row heel is pretty darn ugly, but it’s not just that…after having tried on handknit socks knit with short-row heels, I can honestly say I don’t like the way they fit my foot. So this time, I’m going to rip back to the leg stitches, put in a heel flap, and make a pair of socks I’ll actually want to finish and wear. I’m more comfortable with basic sock construction at this point than I was last year, so I’m confident I can do this without doing undue harm to the beauty of the original pattern (which is really very clever). We’ll see if I can finish these before the end of May.
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