Pattern deets: Chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, knit on 2.5 mm DPNs, in Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in "Fern"
Confession: halfway through sock no. 2, I noticed that it was a little narrower than sock no. 1. And what I finally figured out was that I had accidentally used 2.5 mm DPNs on sock 1 and 2.25 mm DPNs on sock 2. Duh. (Oh, Knit Picks nickle-plated DPNs , I love you, but I wish you came with sizes tatooed on your shiny selves!) So I frogged sock #2, and started over. Along the way I was fairly crabby about the splitty-ness of the yarn. But as the socks began to take shape and I figured out how to catch/fix the splits, I grew fonder of the yarn, and I will definitely try it again for socks. Making the forethought heel for this project also added to my heel repertoire. Always a good thing.