Last Friday, in my distress, I went to my most trusted LYS (and source of the yarn for the socks) to ask about the funky short-row heel. They said it was fine. I was happy. I'm not completely satisfied with the heel, I think it could be better, but I'm okay with it. I hope my sockpal doesn't mind...!!!!! I've tried on the sock-in-progress a few times (fortunately for me, my sockpal and I have very similarly sized feet!) and the heel isn't uncomfortable and seems to look just fine.
Sorry, no pictures of the sock because I forgot my camera today, but here's a few pictures of another craft I'd like to learn someday (soon). These are quilted objects made by and displayed in the room of my brother's friend Mel, whose place I stayed at two weekends ago when the hockey team played and stayed in Columbus. I am convinced that Mel is extremely artistic. Do you agree?