Someone (which blogger had this idea in the first place?) started going back and giving thoughts on projects after she’d worn them and used them for a while. It’s an awesome idea and I have several in mind.
Since I’m wearing my Jaywalkers today (summary post is here) it seemed fitting that I talk about them.
In general I still love them. The yarn (Tess Super Sock) machine washes and dries perfectly. I do turn them inside out (no different than how I wash most T shirts and washable sweaters) so the RS doesn’t get too beaten up during laundering.
The big change I made to the pattern was using a garter stitch heel. I still think the heel is great. It’s cushy and form-fitting.
As long as I’m wearing mules. When I have shoes with a back the heel stretches and poofs out of the top.
After walking around for a couple minutes things seem to settle in place and relax and the heel looks normal, so it’s definitely something I can live with. I think this problem is caused by the fact that I made this heel deeper than I usually do. This combined with the stretchiness of garter stitch makes for a growing heel.
Next time I’m going to try making the foot a couple rows shorter — probably about a half inch. I am still very happy with the shape of the deeper heel so I don’t want to make it shorter.
To sum it up — I like the heel, it just needs a little tweaking so it’s perfect.