I have decided to stray from the instructions in Sensational Knitted Socks. It's the heel thing. Charlene's instructions for all her socks are fantastic but I just don't like making conventional heels. I don't like stopping my circular knitting rhythmn to work back and forth, knit short rows, pick up stitches, etc. I did knit the heel flap to see if my attitude has changed recently but no success. I ripped out the heel and I am going to stick to the tried and true afterthought heel.
Two ladies in the office, Bridget and Karen, love turning heels. They see it as literally turning the corner on their socks and heading down the back stretch. I just see it as a huge speed bump. That's what is so nice about knitting, to each his own.
You may wonder how I even got as far as the heel so quickly. It's called a staff meeting - 2 1/2 hours of staff meeting. I also had a catalog planning meeting so that was another hour. I spent that time fixing a couple of mistakes in another lady's sock knitting. It was a very knitty day yesterday.