Oh, baby, there's a whole lotta socks goin' on round here. My Gothsocks Evil Laugh yarn is knitting up beautifully. Those colourful stripes are so poignant they make me sniffle. The hat-heel pattern seems to work aesthetically well with self-striping yarn.
I decided to do a garter-stitch toe with no shaping. I learned this in Cat Bordhi's New Pathways. The difference here is I did them top-down. I'm very pleased with the results.