Why no, there is no peer pressure when knitters get together. Not a sausage.
I've started in on the heel flap. The stitch here is eye of partridge. I am pleased with the look and texture of the fabric. It takes four rows to make one repeat of the stitch. In the evening I did three repeats, enough to get the effect. In the morning I went and picked up the sock-in-progress just so I could admire the eye of partridge.
|eye of partridge stitch, DyakCraft sock needles|
I like the thickness of the fabric too, compared to the stockinette on the leg. It's meant to stand up to abrasion.