Ahh, the sock. I’m at the heel flap, and have been there for over a week. Bad sock knitter. Bad.
I became obsessed with lace, and the sock simply wouldn’t cut it. The lace is finished now though, and before I cast on for another lace project I’m going to at least get the heel flap finished and the heel turned ready for more round and round stockingette. I’m deviating from the pattern very slightly to use a heel stitch on the heel flap, and it’s great – it’s a bit tighter to knit, but it’s producing a thicker, padded fabric which’ll hopefully extend the life of the socks a little.
The shawlette is blocking, pics will come when it’s good and dry.