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Jan 10, 2014 15:44:29   #
Bobglory
 
Fresh off the needles. I finally tried the Fish Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel

I love it! The fit is perfect.

I liked it so much that I used this method for the toe as well. I worked the fish kiss on the top (instep) stitches and then used the Kitchener stitch to graft the completed toe to the foot bottom.

As some may recall, my last sock adventure was a foray into an abyss of cut/tied/knotted skeins and variance of yarn weights between skeins, resulting in socks mis-matched in size and striping. The only upside was I found a few delightful new Moscato offerings to sip while I witched.

Always the glutton for punishment, this pair is more of the Ella Rae Seasons yarn, but having learned my lesson, I took one skein, rolled it into two cakes and then knit these two at a time cuff down, magic loop. And they say old dogs can't learn new tricks. Phewy!

Gigi
Both socks.
Both socks....
Closer look at heel.
Closer look at heel....
 
Jan 10, 2014 16:00:18   #
knit_n_frog
 
Your pair are matched so well!
Love the colors in these as well.
Nice workmanship.
Jan 10, 2014 16:19:57   #
Sand101
 
Love them you did a perfect jod they are beautiful
Jan 10, 2014 16:34:31   #
dustbuny
 
A pair of great looking socks.
Jan 10, 2014 17:30:48   #
kiwiannie
 
Awesome socks,fantastic work and colours. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Jan 10, 2014 17:46:41   #
NRoberts (a regular here)
 
I like your socks.

Isn't the Fish Lips Kiss heel great? It is the best fitting of all the heels I have tried this past year.
 
Jan 10, 2014 17:54:06   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
Beautiful socks! :thumbup:
Jan 10, 2014 18:27:08   #
Bobglory
 
NRoberts wrote:
I like your socks.

Isn't the Fish Lips Kiss heel great? It is the best fitting of all the heels I have tried this past year.


I am sold on it. So easy and it fits soooo well.

Gigi
Jan 10, 2014 18:30:24   #
mopgenorth
 
you had me at Moscato! Great pair of socks! Good for you for not giving up - very clever to use FLKH for the toe! It's become my personal favorite heel - so easy you have to try to mess it up! Beautiful yarn too!
Jan 10, 2014 20:17:56   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
beautiful pair of socks!
Jan 11, 2014 00:32:26   #
KnitterNatalie (a regular here)
 
Thanks for sharing!!
 
Jan 11, 2014 06:27:14   #
wjeanc (a regular here)
 
Good job! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Jan 11, 2014 06:40:26   #
sandyj1942
 
Gorgeous socks!!!! I have not made any as of yet. I am not real familiar with the terms you used but I will look on YouTube and learn the heel. Maybe that will give me the courage to try to make a pair.

Thank you for sharing.

sandyj1942
Jan 11, 2014 09:33:19   #
sandyj1942
 
Oh I didn't have to go to YouTube I just printed down your directions from Ravelry and I am so happy to have them.

Thank you so much. Now I will study them and try to make a pair as nice as yours.

sandyj1942
Jan 13, 2014 16:52:56   #
tamarque
 
Those socks are really beautiful. Very well done.

However, I am not having a good time with my first attempt. The heel feels too narrow and has little depth. I can see why the instructions call for another 1" up the leg.

But my biggest problem is the last row where it is supposed to work holelessly with the instep. Not so with mine. Very sloppy looking.

I also had an issue with the width of the heel. It was very narrow and tight to knit.

For those who have done this heel, have you had to add stitches for greater width and/or depth?
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