Remember I got that handpainted yarn a couple of weeks back? Well my babette blankie has gone on hold while I make socks (that's okay - I always intended it as an interruptable project). I wanted to make jaywalkers, but wanted them toe-up. Using the universal sock pattern on knitty, and the gauge of the chevron pattern I would up with stocking stitch toes that would be an appropriate fit on Badly Coloured Boy (and his men's size eleven puppy-feet)... I'm not sure how to fix that problem.
So I swapped for Anastasia, simply because I was hitting gauge, they were toe up, I had the right size needles, and it looked nice with variegated yarn.
I personally have never had a problem with turning heels (well, you can see a weird hole in the corner there, but I don't find the process scary/ difficult), it's the getting-socks-to-fit bit that trouble me. Which is why I'm very pleased with how these look. Now I just have to get used to wearing woollen socks. Did I mention they're really not the norm in these deserty climes?
(and about my evening dress - I'll take photos tomorrow night when I'm all dolled up. And wearing my new shoes. I really, really like these new shoes).