I'm not quite a sock-knitter, yet, but I did get the heel turned and the gussets picked up. I was very, very silly when it was time to turn the heel. I looked at the instructions and said, no, not possible, they want me to do what? After 2 attempts at translating the instructions into something that made sense, I decided to try that they said. Of course, they worked. Perfectly! Now I can hardly wait to do my next sock - turning the heel is so much fun!
As for Gryffindor...I just wanted to be sure the Sorting Hat hadn't made a mistake the first time -