Last night I did something I've never done before. Something that I've seen in photos but have been too intimidated to try. Something I was sure would be insanely difficult and at which I was destined to fail miserably. I knit a patterned heel.
Heel number one of Riff socks in ONline Supersocke Silk.
Understand that this heel was not achieved painlessly. I was almost late for work because I picked them up to fix a mistake I made at dinner the night before and ended up in a screaming match with the stitches because they would not accommodate the stitch count properly. Evidently it really is possible to fit a thirty stitch chart on twenty-eight stitches. We came to terms with our differences, however, and enjoyed an evening of blissful twisty-ness and VMA mockage (All I wanted was to watch Adele and see the Hunger Games teaser. The rest was miserable).
Luckily I had a stroke of genius in anticipation of my disagreement with the sock and printed out part of the pattern on which to take notes. Normally I try to keep them on my phone or kindle, but I decided that if I was going to be able to make this sock a mate I needed something more permanent.
I also did not want to risk losing my pattern while at D*Con later this week. Priorities, man. Those lines will be miserable without my sock.