I clearly have problems thinking outside the box. Of course you just knit one more stitch from the next needle. That idea didn't really occur to me. I did it however as a desperate measure to continue the sock. I was enjoying the knitting too much to stop. It turned out there was a reason for it. It is in order to center the pattern on the instep. It made perfect sense after I turned the heel.
I did make a slight mistake. I slipped the stitches like I was knitting but not purling. I am going to switch to see what difference it will make, even at the change that the socks will not look identical.
Previously I've only made socks with a short-row heel. This it the first gusset (from thefreedictionary.com gusset is defined as: A triangular insert, as in the seam of a garment, for added strength or expansion.) I've made. I thought it would be difficult but it was just fun!
I'm really enjoying knitting these socks, but just like Janet, I am a little bothered by the knitting in the back of the loop half the time. It slower and harder on my finger (the finger that points, vísifingur).
p.s. there is a simply lovely lace sock knit-a-long, if you're interested.