The socks are finished (completed on 8/31/09), and I must say I am happy with how they turned out.
I am definitely keeping this pair for myself! Although I usually make my socks from the toe-up, I made these from the cuff-down, I don't really know why. I knitted only one at a time since I was using two kinds of yarn (I didn't fell up to juggling four balls at once). The stitch pattern is just something I pulled from way back in my mind, I might have read it somewhere or maybe I just dreamt it. Anyway it is two rows of stockinette in the navy color and two rows of seed stitch in the varigated colorway. The navy yarn is Knit Picks Essential Solid (new name - Stroll sock yarn ) and the varigated one is Crystal Palace Panda Cotton.