The turning and gusset part of the heel do make up about 2 inches of the foot, and the toe shaping another inch, inch and half.. so the foot is just 6 inches of plain knitting. (vs 9 inches of rarely plain knitting in the cuff & leg)--But also, once the heel has been turned, it begins to look like a sock, (or rather, socks) and I just want to see them done!
It's a very simple heel—the classic flap of heel stitch, a half round turning, and a simple side gusset. The foot is just stocking knit--the kind of sock knitting that takes very little attention.
Already, I am thinking about my next pair—And even though theses sock are (cuff and leg wise) more grey than any other color, I think the next pair is going to be grey, too.
Tentively, they are going to be Garnets in the Granite—done with a near solid grey sock wool (10% in the blend) —with red beading studding the work, as veins of garnets do, in granite.
It's been a while since I've done a reverse shapped gusset—maybe it's time again—or maybe something completely different!
The nearly completed puffy socks reminds me—I have some red fabric that is destined to become a skirt--(and some brown, and some brick, and a piece of plum-ish sort of purple) I have various socks to match all these fabrics (and when the Puffy socks are completed,, another pair to match!) I have things to do! I better get to work!