I'm just rotten enough to make up some wonky story about how to do things and see if people fall for it. Once I told someone that I had a very heavy waterbed headboard hung on the wall for shelving - it worked really great - with hot glue and duct tape. I think he thought I was serious. Gullible isn't in the dictionary. I'd not try to really pull that on the person redoing my bathroom floor but I'd probably give a smart a** answer and just make sure they knew I was joking.
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How'd I know what you want to know? I spent many hours of many days of many weeks ferreting out what I wanted and needed to know about sock knitting. I finally decided the experts don't always know all that people seem to think they know. I'm not an expert by any means but I do know that you can do just about whatever you want as long as you can do a toe and heel. The rest is up to you entirely. Will you like what you try? Maybe, maybe not.
You have time to think about which heel you want to do. Short row? Short row with gusset? Fleegle? Faux heel flap? Fish Lips Kiss - for a couple bucks you can get a mega download for a version of short row heels and you might like it. There is the Widdershins version of the faux heel flap heel which is so much like the Fleegle heel, except one works the short rows from the middle and the other works them from the outside of the heel and as I recall Widdershins does both. You can even do a for real heel flap on a toe-up sock but as it involves picking up stitches I've not gone near it and it puts the heel flap on the bottom of your foot so it seems to be more of a sole flap. What's the point of that?