i finished one of the previously mentioned socks in class on Wednesday, much to the entertainment of my classmates, who find my dedication to knitting amusing (yet apparently comforting, as evidenced by how many people notice and complain on those nights when i don't do it). it's the Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern, from Knitting Vintage Socks, as mentioned before. my version is somewhat short and dumpy, as, due to the concern over yardage, i reduced the pattern repeats in the leg from 7 1/2 to 3 1/2.
but it looks cute:
and i'm happy with it. that's pretty close to actual color, although the browns stand out more irl. here's a detail of the lozenge pattern, which also runs down the top of the foot:
overall, i'm very pleased with it. hopefully, i'll have the pair finished soon and can start on my self-striping pair.