Knitting a heel is like riding a bike; you can easily forget the motions if you don't do it regularly.
The yarn is one of my favorites: Yarn Love's Juliet, in the Joy colorway. The yardage is generous (just under 500 yards!) and the colorway says CIRCUS to me. I can't explain it, but that's what I think every time I look at it.
I made Jill an iPod cozy out of this yarn previously (literally, two years ago). Luckily, even after finishing this pair of socks, I've got quite a chunk of yarn left. I'm thinking of making myself a pair of anklets with the leftovers.
I'm a big fan of toe-up socks. While I didn't really use a pattern, I used the slip-stitch formula found in this pattern (pdf link). I used a turkish cast-on, and I used a bind off described by Grumperina:
I was going to use the EZ stretchy bind-off, but Grumperina sold me when she said this was easier to frog.
So, another sock success! There is an itch for another pair to be on the needles; maybe this weekend!
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