I was knitting happily the usual way I knit Lion Brand socks - 64 stitches cast on, 3k1p ribbing and short-row heel. Just after I started the second sock, I came across this page about Strong-heel Socks by Gerdine Crawford-Strong on Knitter's Magazine 2003Fall. This method of heel knitting sounds interesting ... and it doesn't involve picking up stitches (though I am a lot better with this now). So, I tried it out when knitting the second sock:
This heel fits quite comfortably. But my feeling while knitting was that it took a bit longer to make ... and more yarn too. So, I weighed the 2 socks ... and my suspicion was confirmed. The short-row heel sock weighed 39g while the strong heel one 41g. I have yet to decide which one I like better. For now, I am happy to have tried something new. So, there is no short-row heel Bright Spring sock anymore.