Some progress at last on the Fleece Artist ones. The one knitted from the inner end of the ball has finally been reknit to the ribbing. I've just frogged the one from the outer end of the ball back to where the calf shaping will start.
In the meantime, let me show you some pictures from along the way. First, the toes (and yes, these were knit from two ends of a single ball):
I'm doing toe-up with a gusset. Since the Fleece Artist skein is somewhat shorter than most, I figured I'd start at the toes and go until I ran out of yarn. The design is basically from More Sensational Knitted Socks (Small Tiles), but I broke the pattern differently at the sides; that got me the precise foot width I wanted, and then I managed to extend the garter along the edge of the heel flap, and also tuck the gusset decreases into it:
They're going to end up longer than I expected. Hence the sudden realization that I needed calf shaping, hence the frogging back, etc. etc.
In other news, I finished the snorkel socks! I love them. I love the stripes. I loved knitting every stitch. With the stripy yarn, plain stockinette was plenty to keep me happy.
Look at the heels! (Afterthought, and just like the toes.)
And look at the toes! I knit these top-town, people! (Of course the dyer should get all the credit for the consistency...)