I did finish my son's socks - after the road trip to Kingston, I put in the afterthought heels n an evening, that's how simple they are. Robyn was asking if they are difficult, and really, they are not. Not at all. What's nice about them is how you can custom fit a sock to someone after the fact. What's not so nice, is it's hard to do any patterning, as you have to break into the sock at one point to insert the heel. But you can preplan these as well, and insert a row of wast yarn if you know where the heel is going to be.
Considering my son grew two and a half shoe sizes in 2 months*, I wasn't taking the chance of preplanning where the heel went! He could have outgrown them by the time I finished knitting.
*That shoe growth made me the favourite person at SportMart - new school shoes, new regular shoes, new basketball shoes and new track shoes. The kid working that night made a nice commission off us!
I live just north of Toronto, in a lovely little town. Urban enough, but just the right amount of small town...
Working full time outside the home as a Licensing Cordinator and Analyst, and full time inside the home with a husband and son!