I have been really into sock knitting lately. It is easy, portable, and useful. Triple win.
However there does seem to be an art to it that still eludes me. There are a couple of different heel types, lots of needle sizes and types, yarn options to make a person spend way too much and then the whole top down or toe up knitting direction debate.
This pair, with the lovely Opal yarn from my dad, was knit top down on size 1 double pointed needles, one at a time, using Susan's pattern (64 stiches) except for the heel. On the heel I used a short row heel to 10 stitches.
I like this heel just fine, but I like the depth of the heel with a heel flap slightly better. So I will stick with that for my next pair.
The colorway of this yarn may not be coming through the computer well. It is really an awesome yarn. It is a mix of various intensities and shades of denim blue. Most of it has a slight grey undertone, except the white wash. It is like wearing a pair of socks with all the good things about acid washed and white washed denim when it was really cool! These socks match blue jeans perfectly. Pb&chocolate.