Short and to the point:
I knit the heels on my socks this morning!
Wanna see a photo of both socks (back on one long circ)?
Sure you do!
One is shown with the top side (i.e., the cabled side) up, the other is positioned to show the sole side.
Next up: figure out how many cables to do across the “back” part of the sock. The pattern only calls for 3 cable sections on each side (front and back), but I’ve enough stitches on the needle now for an additional cable section. I just have to take a few measurements and play around with it a little before I make a final decision.
But not right now.
Right now, I have to sign off and go get up close and sleepy with my amazing waterbed of joy, as tonight (alas!) I must go to work.