Stitch by stitch, row by row. A little bit here, a little bit there. You don't need a marathon knitting session to see forward progress.
Sometimes I have to grab my knitting time in bits and pieces. It was a busy weekend for dyeing. I'll spare you the debate I had with myself over the merits of starting a new knitting project. In the end, the work in progress won out. Whenever I sat down to crunch a few numbers, I also knit a few rows on my current sock project. And it paid off.
I finished the first sock and have a healthy start on the second. In case you're interested, this is Luxor in Paula Violet.
This design calls for a short row heel. Normally I prefer a heel flap but decided to go with the flow on this one. I've been exploring different short row techniques for a while now. My current favorite is the German short row, but I thought this sock would be a good test for the shadow wrap method. I'm not going to reinvent the wheel - follow the link for detailed instructions.
The shadow wrap method is a good exercise in stitch anatomy, and it works like a charm. It's always nice to have another technique in your toolbox. Give it a whirl if you're working with short rows.