My daughter wanted a pair of those "sideways socks". Skew isn't really sideways, but that's what she calls it. This necessitated some yarn shopping to get the perfect yarn. And it is perfect! It's just her colours. Even better, I went to buy it and it was 30% off.
I cast on right away. To make them fit her slender foot, I'm knitting the pattern as written, but at a smaller gauge.
These pictures show the sock right before the "origami moment", just ready to kitchener the heel shut.
Off to kitchener.