Got mine finished on the last day of the year. Fun pattern. The first sock took me a while figuring out the continental cast-on (which I found out on you-tube is the cast on I always use but didn't know it was called that in English), the vikkel braid and the afterthought heel. The second one I finished in 2 days.
I like this heel a lot better than the short row heel which I just can't knit without getting holes. So I'm very glad you used this one in this design. While knitting the leg and foot I never thought they would fit. But this heel gives a lot of room.
I wish you all a great 2010 with a lot of sock-knitting.