I think this pattern is very easy for those that want to learn a simple, yet clever Fair Isle pattern. As you see , I have decided to make the heel red and I will also make the tows red. I have a lot more red than black. This is a sock that will last me for a long time. I am hoping to make a pair of socks a month in my self imposed Sock club. Some of my friends started that, we want to make socks with the yarn we purchased. I think the economy has brought out the utilitarian spender on all of us. I have always been that way, I don't like to have things sitting around that are just for decoration, unless of course is sock yarn, ha ha ha. Thanks for stopping by!