I picked the Mock Cable Socks because it would balance out my other current project, the Icarus lace shawl. I went to cast on literally about an hour after I finished the cabled scarf and I just didn't want to mess with a cable needle again for a while. I decided to take the same patten but not cable it, making instead an interesting ribbing.
I liked this pattern too because in the book it used a heel that I've never done before. I think it's called a slip stitch heel. It looks like this:
I love this heel! I love that you don't have to pick up stitches to make the gusset. It's so clean looking! I also really love how the slip stitch pattern works with the stripey yarn like this. Totally cool texture.
And here's the front of the sock:
(please don't adjust your monitor, I really am that white.)
I like how the stripes are falling so far except for that one bit of flashing right there at the base of the leg. It's weird how it worked out, isn't it? Just that ONE spot. But otherwise, these are looking way cool.
So, we come to my dilemma. I do not want any of this yarn left when I finish this pair of socks, meaning each sock has to use 1/2 a skein almost exactly. I don't know any other way to be sure of this except to weigh the sock with a kitchen scale. I don't own a kitchen scale. So this sock is waiting for next pay to continue knitting so that I can acquire the appropriate tool, weigh the sock, and then continue on carefully knitting and weighing until as close to exactly half the skein has been used. Unless my lovely knowledgeable readers know another way? :)