well, i haven't actually *finished* a sock or anything, or even turned the heel, but i have finally mastered the dreaded purl-behind-knit (aka "CL") in yarnharlot's earl grey sock pattern. woo! the trick is that after you purl the second stitch on the left needle,you lift the whole stitch along with the right needle over to the back before moving on to the knit stitch. i am probably not describing it very well; i am just happy it works! and happy there aren't too many of those in the pattern.