The other day I tried on the farthest along of the Spring Things and realized it won't fit very far up my leg, which must be the result either of the calf-creation exercises my trainer has recently introduced or of my going down a needle size this time, because Spring Forward uses way more stitches than I usually cast on for a sock.
Fortunately, this discovery coincided with my acceptance of the fact that I feel more in control of my driving when I'm wearing closed shoes, and that pretty much means socks, and at this time of year, that definitely means ankle socks.
So I just did one and a half repeats of the chart and got down to work with the heel flaps (some of which I knit while walking places - is there anything nicer in knitting than being able to walk while doing it?)
I have no idea how I managed to throw off the stripes so completely down the back of the heel, unless I accidentally did a few more rounds on one sock - something I'm sure not to discover until I get down to the toes. But I am really enjoying this Damsel colourway from one of the more recent Knitterly Things' sock clubs. Can't wait to see how weird-yet-matchy they look with my new grey dress!