I’m working on the second practice sock and this time while I was doing the short row heel, I didn’t even bother with using a stitch holder. After knitting the first heel, I don’t really understand why people use them for the short row heels. I’m sure they have there reasons, but the stitch markers to mark the half way points were more than adequate for me and it turned out even better than it did on the first sock and was much easier!