Yes, the Flying Gull socks are finished. And I have to say, I love them! They fit perfectly and are just the right height for me. And they are soft and airy while still being warm and toasty. Yes, I'm definitely pleased.
So now I only have two pairs of socks OTN instead of three. Progress!
Yarn: ShiBui Sock in the Sky colorway
Needles: US size 2 (2.75mm) Crystal Palace 6" bamboo -- these are now my favorite sock needles
Pattern: My basic sock with my own adaptation of the Gull Lace pattern in The Knitter's Almanac. The repeat on the pattern didn't quite fit the stitch count I needed, so I added a set of tw0-stitch twists on either side, which splits at the gusset. The heel is done in the Eye of Peacock stitch and blends really well with the lace.
For a first try at adapting a generic stitch pattern to my standard sock template, I think it came out very, very well.