It was not a good idea to begin the short-row heel immediately after completing the last pattern row at the back of the leg. I kept telling myself, "it's okay....it will be okay....just keep going. And so I did keep going. I am about two inches from beginning the toe decreases and I cannot go any further as it is. The patterned part of the leg is down into the shoe. It is not comfortable and it won't work.
I am about to take it all the way back to the leg and knit some more before the heel. If you are going to do a thing, do it right. That is my motto. Anyway, I will be happier with the socks and actually wear them.
Have a wonderful wednesday.