OK, after outfitting my family (wife and three kids), I'm just finishing up my 5th pair of socks in the about the past month. This pair is for me :) My current heel of choice is the peasant, or afterthought heel, although I think it's far from an afterthought because it requires a fair amount of forethought. Anyway, I have mastered it and even have my own tricks for avoiding holes in the sides. This pair of socks is knit with #6 needles from Lamb's Pride worsted superwash, which I've enjoyed using. It's rather bulky, so these will be quite toasty and probably won't be worn much until next fall and winter. I plan to move onto some more everyday socks with lighter yarn soon, and maybe I'll try the heel with the gusset (although I like how this one looks better).