I finally finished my second sock late last night then got up this morning and bound it off.
I did them just as the pattern said as I had never done a crotchet cast on or whatever kind of heel this was. I like to learn new things.(Also with this heel I learned that 4 inches is not where my heel starts. I started the heel when the foot was at about where my heel starts and the socks are about 2 or 3 inches too long for me. Guess another pair for my DIL.)
I used Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold ( 65% wool, 35% silk one bad thing about this yarn is that it is handwash only, oops.). I used two circs in a #1 and did them, naturally, from the toe up since I did just as the pattern said. I only did about 2 1/2 repeats on the cuff just to get the danged things done. Between the close cables and the size #1 needles I had some really sore fingers!
The pattern wasn't really as bad as I let on. I just started late, could not get into the pattern and had to rush myself to get them done. I have promised myself that for August I am going to start right away and get them done so I don't have to stress at the end of the month.
Thanks, Anni, for making this unique pattern for us. Can't wait until Wednesday to see what is next.