Well, Here is my sock... it's twisting a bit but I think that's OK.Here's a close up of my heel. I did it the yo way, like one of my knitting friends who always seems to be knitting great socks. I also ordered the book...but it won't be in for a week or two. It's on sale right now at knitpicks! I figured if it was a short row method that didn't make me cry :-) then I'd buy the book :-) Last time I tried short row socks I had HUGE holes and ripped them out.
They're far from perfect...but it's my best attempt so far. The toe is kindof messy and I think I maybe should have done one more pattern repeat before the heel (hindsight is 20/20 isn't it), but I can get my feet in them...they're just snug...and I'm pretty sure that the recipients feet are significantly smaller than mine....so I'm hoping they'll be OK.
Here's where I'm at now with H's sweater....after starting it over on Saturday night.....
Here's what's left of the first time I started H's sweater...I finally took that same knitting friends advice (from a comment from awhile ago...I've been trying to tink back for quite some time) anyways...I met a place where things were just really messed up..and I couldn't make it look pretty again..so rippy rippy...it's all gone. I think it actually feels better...you wouldn't believe how stressed I made myself...sheesh...knitting is supposed to be enjoyable! I put these balls back in the box...and started with some fresh stuff. I'll probably have to use them in the end, but right now I just wanted to start fresh.