Finished the socks yesterday, posted to Ravelry, then vegged out on the couch instead of posting here. Bad knitter; no cookie.
An overhead view:
After I decided that Araucania Multy looks best in stockinette (you can see examples in my Swatches tab), I came up with this pattern to show off the yarn colors, but with traveling stitches that give me something interesting to do on every row.
My charts have scribbles all over them, so I need to edit the pattern and then I’ll cast on the solid-color socks, which I’m going to try out in Crystal Palace Yarns’ Maizy. The elastic content should really help with the fit – all those diagonals make for a lot of bias tightening. This sock was a 72 stitch cast-on, but the next version may well end up being 76 stitches.
I’m guessing it will be at least a month before I’ll be ready to put the pattern up on Ravelry.