I have a problem with socks! No, that's not right--I have a problem with my feet and getting socks to fit them. My feet are long and skinny. I actually had a woman in the YMCA locker room ask, "How does a big girl like you walk on those skinny little feet?" At least she thought something about me was skinny.
Anyway, over the years I have developed a formula that produces socks that fit my feet like they were made for them. Pun intended. I've outlined it a couple times on this site so I will not do it again, except to say that it is a series of casting on for regular sized legs, decreasing at the ankle, knitting a long flap followed by a deep cup heel, and decreasing more for the foot and toe. Fits every time!
This time, when I cast on for the Catherine Socks I decided to try Cat Bordhi's new Sweet Tomato Sock Heel. I love Cat! I follow her on Facebook and I love her sock patterns. Her designs are interesting, sometimes challenging and always beautiful. The Sweet Tomato Heel--not so much!! Not so much for me, I should say. My skinny heel swims in the Sweet Tomato. Then there is the whole short-rowing thing, which I always swear I will not do, need I say more?
So now I have this sock that is half finished and I am about to frog it back in the most inhumane way. I'm going to grab that yarn and pull it all the way back to the design on the leg. Muwhahaha. I have to add the sinister laughter because I've never done this before and I would cry otherwise!