These socks have been almost a year in the making. My mom bought the skein of Wendy Happy last May for me to knit for her and it literally took earlier this week for me to finish and block them. The poor yarn has had many false starts and missteps, but I finally decided to forgo patterning and knit a fun pair of blinding ankle socks.
I knit these toe-up using Judy's Magic Cast-On and a short row heel. These are the socks that officially made me a short-row toe fan. The toes just turned out too pointy and I don't really like the look of the increases. But Mom loves them and that's really all that matters.
I'm especially partial to this heel because the striping worked out perfectly. Sadly not to be replicated in the second sock but it was still cool!