Things are progressing a bit better with the Gentleman’s Socks than they were. The Lion Brand is really shaping up, and I’m very happy to be working with my regular 2.5mm needles. I really need to get a pair of 2.25mm Addi Turbos to bridge the gap between the really wee needles and the somewhat wee needles, if you know what I mean.
The contrasting colour in the heel is some Louet Gems that I had left over after making the Ishbel Beret (pattern by Ysolda Teague) a year or two ago. I’m not sure I like the baggy-ness (is that a word?) of the heel, but since I know that the Husbeast has a hard time with socks fitting in the heel, the extra width might be good – (not that these are going to the Husbeast, of course, but with the men in this family and their foot sizes of “Big” and “Holy crap, those are huge, you walk on those?!?”, I’ll take what I can get.