This is my favorite part of knitting a sock. (well, besides finishing it, of course) Where decreasing for the gusset begins. I like that point where I'm halfway across the instep, and all four needles are in full use, and I'm on a 'knit even' row. The scary picking up of the stitches part is over (my least favorite part of sock knitting) The high-concentration heel turning, while exciting, is over. The sock is well and truly underway and it's straight-ahead from here.