And so now I'm ready to carry on - perhaps tomorrow after we get back from our New Years walk.
Some curiosities I noticed about the Regia pattern compared to others on the web:
- The turning of the heel is worked on three needles rather than one. I can sort-of understand this as it removes the need to count at all, you just keep going until the last-but-one stitch in any direction. It does make purling two stitches together a little tricky (as they're on two different needles) and I found it was easier to slip the stitch off the centre needle and then slip it again to get it onto the left outer needle ready to purl together.
- The turning of the heel starts with a knit row rather than a purl row - I haven't yet worked out if/why this is important :)