And the winner is...Tenna! Boy, what a trial! Remind me to never do vanilla socks on size 1 needles and 72 stitches. It took forever!
But they are beautiful. And I present them to you on the green covered sock-stand runway--my dining room chair--for your viewing pleasure.
Here of course, you see the view from the front. Notice the stylish lines of the toe decrease, which have additional shaping for the--wait a second...okay, the notes say "left foot", which follows the model's lovely, lovely toes (yes, they are pedicured underneath those socks), the bump of the oh-so-slight bunion below the Little Piggie that went to Market and the changes across the left side of the toes to accommodate the little piggie that "cried wee-wee-wee all the way home", to end in a nearly flat kitchnered space across 16 stitches which traverse over the first three piggies, giving the toes a snug, perfect fit. Special mention goes to the 2 x 2 ribbing that broke up the odd coloring in the hand-dyed flat feet and never, I repeat, never pooled-on EITHER sock, which was something of a disappointment. The 2 x 2 ribbing follows down the instep just to the point where sock meets the tongue of the tennis shoe and then disappears--vanquished by the plain-jane stockinette that hugs the foot but doesn't cinch. The ribbing helps to hold the sock in place on the leg of our model (me), and is perfectly attuned to the requirements needed, but not so much as to cut off the circulation!
As our model turns the foot, we find a perfectly done short row heel that fits like a glove. If you look closely, you can see how the ribbing follows down the instep, stopping at the top dead center of the arch.
The model tried to get turned around so the view could be seen from the bottom of the foot, but it meant taking a picture from behind--well, no one really wanted to see that, so this is all you get. The runway model put her shoe back on and typed this "fashion show" for your pleasure.
You can clap now. Our model is going to work.