You may recall that last weekend I participated in a beta testing of a new knitting software program. Sock Wizard version 2 will be that much better because of me. Well, me and 60 or more other testers. Heh.
Before my test copy expires (I believe that happens today, April 20th) I printed out a copy of a pattern for socks, custom fit for me, in a worsted weight gauge. I decided to give Carol Wulster's "Ultimate Diagonal Heel" a whirl. I'm happy to report it was easy and they fit great.
Gotta love the speed of a pair of worsted weight socks. I estimate that, with the fewer stitches and rows per inch, they knit up in about a quarter of the time it takes to knit a fingering weight pair. I knit the entire leg portion of one of the socks during a guild meeting last night.
These were done in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. It's 100% wool, no nylon, so they may not last as long as the wool/nylon blends. It took the better part of two balls of the blue and somewhere around 1/2 a ball of the red.