Over the last few days my sock knitting has taken a back seat to a couple other projects, but I did manage to get this far.
This is the part where I feel like I'm in a canoe. I finished the heel flap, turned the heel and picked up the gusset stitches. The two gusset sides have extra stitches and create a long, narrow cavity - the canoe. It's a little wobbly and a little off-balance, but it never lasts long. I'll work the decreases and soon enough the sock will be back in the shape of a tube.
If you're in New England and looking for a way to break up the winter, check out the Green Mountain Knitting Retreat and Fiber Festival, March 18 - 20. This fiber getaway is held in White River Junction at the Hotel Coolidge. Wonderful food, a historic venue, knitting by the fireplace . . . all the ingredients for a charming weekend. This event is hosted by the good folks at White River Yarns. See the Facebook page for additional information.