Mr C's second pair in this yarn. The first ones were blue and yellow, and these are red and blue. A belated birthday present. Only six weeks late!
I dithered over the heels.
Attempt 1 - heel flap in contrast colour. Didn't like the look of it, without the stripe after finishing the heel flap.
Short rows all looked terrible. I tried my usual way, then the one with yarnovers at the beginnning, rather than wraps and Japanese short rows. I think the yarn is thicker and shows up the wraps a bit too much for me!
Finally decided on an afterthought heel. This way I could see if I had enough yarn left over and knit the heel in the same yarn. And I managed it! It helped that MRC likes very snug narrow socks. Too snug for my fatter legs!