I think I could be content to knit the Yarn Harlot's basic sock recipe for every pair of socks in my future and be satisfied. I feel like a knitting goddess - the heel flap is so lovely and the heel turn made me feel like a real smartie pants. Well, I knew what was looming ahead ... the gusset.
Picking up stitches there was really scary - mine were a bit twisted and definitely hard to knit, and I haven't gone far enough to know whether it will be gappy in any way. Potential wonkiness aside, I'm hoping it will be finished in time for her book signing, which is two weeks from now in northern Virginia.
Obligatory progress picture (from last night, pre picking-up stitches for the gusset):
Look at that beautiful heel turn! Sheer magic!
I already know that I won't be making this a pair right off. I'm going to hop into Christmas sock knitting, yessireebob. I've got five pairs to make. By that 10th sock I should be a pro at picking up in the gusset!