The Heel is the worst! All those extra stitches in the gusset,and decreases. And–as soon as its done, I feel like the sock is almost finished.
I don't feel that way yet. The remaining gusset stitches got picked up, and I am now decreasing my way back to the original stitch count—slowly, So SLOWLY! A dozen rows of the gusset done—and a dozen more to do. I do like deep insteps, and long gussets PITA that they are, are a must!
And at the same time, I am working the instep- First 8 rows of the gusset, then 4 rows on the instep, then 4 more on gusset, and 4 more on the instep. It's following along, slightly behind.
By Monday, I should have enough progress made that I can put the socks on to LEGS—and let you see. Right now there isn't enough of a foot(sole) or instep to hold the socks in place at the LEGS heel.