Okay. You're Right...
I read all your comments.
I Plurked about it.
Wendy told me to add 1/4 inch to the heel before turning.
The general concensus was: FROG IT.
Here is the patient, pre-surgery, prepped and ready:
And here, the deed is done, the amputation of the heel complete:
I feel like a murderer.
But I won't on down the road. I know it's the best action to take...because you all are right, I would never have been happy with it and the socks would not have been worn. THAT would have been criminal. I waited a long time to find Hot Flash STR and I LOVE the colorway...plus...
A good friend chose this yarn from my stash and wound it for me. (Someone who had never wound sock yarn on a swift and ball winder, someone who has never knit, but someone who is very important to me and took interest in my weirdly fascinating sock-knitting obsession - my words, not my friend's! - long enough to do this...and has continued to ask about the socks and take interest in my trials and tribulations with them!)
I promised to make Wendy's Seaweed Socks to pattern. And I will. With about 3/4 of an inch extra knitted into the sock - you know, I wouldn't have told you I had a longer than normal foot! *wink*
But I don't think I'll do anything more on this sock today. I've got a bit of a "bug" and don't really feel like concentrating on anything more than sleeping.
(And btw, the frogging was easy, the decision to frog was the hard part.)
Oh. And for a reward? I ordered Rowan Magazine 44 from Webs - my treat...wish I had the entire collection of Rowan Magazines, and not just the Fall issues from year 29 and now 30...but I'm NOT made of money, so I won't be surfing ebay for them! There are several patterns that I am thinking I may have to make...one appears to be a "log cabin-style" shawl or blanket made of squares. Now you KNOW that's going to appeal to me, right?
Off for another nap.