So, I am working on socks for Christmas gifts, and was pondering the heel options. I watched [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRc3309JUyc&feature"]Cat Bordhi's video[/ame] about the Sweet Tomato heel again, and decided to give it a shot. WOW is it ever easy! You don't have to do any increasing or decreasing ... knit the leg of the sock so it'll fit the person, do the heel, then knit the foot ... same number of stitches all the way through. No counting! Even the heel is done 'visually', so you don't have to keep track of any numbers (well, to make the two match you need to write down how many stitches you used for 2/3, if it isn't exact, and how many pairs of stitches you had on each side, but that is IT). You can also do the same thing with the [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXPCmhWb2Yk&feature=channel&list=UL"]padded heel[/ame] (s1, k1) ... I watched that video when I woke up at 5 am today. I love this. I want to do a pair of bulky slipper socks, and I figure if I do the toe up construction (Judy's Magic Cast On with about 8 stitches) then just increase until the foot is "big enough to fit", I can just knit away and not worry! No pattern! Hey Forerunner, if you could wrap those big mitts of yours around tiny needles, you could make socks without having to look at patterns!