… that is the question.
I’ve reached the “turn the heel” instructions on the Widdershins socks, but I’m afraid the sock is gonna be too short. This is the first time I’ve tried a heel with a flap and it’s scarin’ the bejeebers out of me! I mean, the instructions are clear enough, but I just can’t picture this stretching to cover the entire length of my sole.
Yes, yes, I put it on and compared it with the picture in the pattern, comparing my progress with (what I guessed was) a similar point on the photographed sock-in-progress on the pattern. And yes, yes, it appears to be pretty darned identical in that respect. And yes, yes, it has the right number of stitches.
But, folks, I don’t like not knowing right this very moment if I’ve done it correctly.
The agony of having to do it first to find out if I did it right?
I’ve been making them both simultaneously on a long circular needle, but I don’t want to have to rip back both socks if ripping-out is required. So tonight on my break at work, I’m going to shift one of the socks to a separate needle and let it rest while I figure out if
I’m an incompetent idiot who should have stuck to a heel she’s used to the pattern is going to work as written. Once I get the heel thingy worked out, I’ll put them back on one long needle and work the leg parts in tandem.
No photo, but you can kinda picture it anyway, right?