Last night I knitted the heel flap and turned the heel on my practice sock. I'm using the Simple Sock pattern from Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. And I've got to say--I'm not enamored of the two circulars technique yet. It could be because I'm using bamboo needles with somewhat sticky, splitty yarn, or it could be that psychologically, this doesn't feel like circular knitting, which bothers me. And on top of that, the heel stitch is ugly, and the turned heel looks ugly and stiff and like it won't fit right.
I've been blindly following the instructions without a wholistic sense of why I'm doing this, which I'm also bothered by, and now I'm supposed to make the gusset, and the instructions aren't making sense at all. I'm going to have to consult a couple of other sock patterns and hope they let me understand what the next step is supposed to be. I'm bugged by Cat Bordhi's cutesy-poo writing style that's obscuring what I need to know--this is a learning pattern and she's a teacher? Sheesh.
OK, rant over. I'll work through it, finish this ugly thing (I really like this yarn despite the complaints), then move on to a nicer sock pattern.
I'm also crabby because I took a slew of pictures of my yarn stash yesterday, only to blow them away in the process of importing. So 40 minutes' worth of shooting down the drain. And I've been trying in vain to create some Web banners, for this site and the static HTML site I've been procrastinating on for years.