Kool-Aid Socks

I kool-aid dyed an 8 oz. skein of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool with very berry and grape just before Christmas. I started a pair of toe-up socks this evening. It’s my second toe-up over. The first ones were with koigu using Cat Brodi’s turned-toe method. These, I’m using the short-row toe by Wendy in the Knitty article. Strangely enough, both pairs have turquoise as the primary color. I think I’m in a rut.

Question. The stitches in the toe box area are alot looser than the body of the sock, because I was working back and forth on 2 needles. Any tips on making this more consistent with the rest of the sock (other than the obvious of knitting tigher)? I’m worried that it won’t wear as well as the rest of the sock. Of course, I plan on using a short row heel too, so that will probably be a little looser too.

So far, my favorite heels have been short row and peasant/after-thought heel. I don’t like the feel extra thickness that a heel flap has in my loafers.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll put up the pictures of my recent kool-aid experiments.