I am most pleased at the moment. The gusset on the second slipper sock has been started successfully! I was very careful this past week at my knitting lesson to make sure I understood the pattern and could knit from it without anyone around to interpret it for me. The fact that I did this is encouraging. It means that the next pair of socks I make from it will be able to be done on my own.
I will post pictures of the completed slipper in a couple of days.